Her name may not immediately ring a bell in the political circle at the national level, but at the grassroots, the name Queen Bunmi Ajibade aka Mama Miliki, is sure a household name, particularly in Lagos/Ogun state. This is where she has held sway as a grassroots politician and a staunch supporter of the national leader and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Queen Bunmi Ajibade is a remarkable woman of many parts. She is a retired sportswoman and a hugely talented female musician who in her time as a renowned Juju musician, played on the biggest stages in London and the US and shared the stage with the likes of Chief Ebenezer Obey, under whom she learnt juju music. She also got tutelage from great Icons such as King Sunny Ade, Ade Love, Art Alade, Bode Ogundimu aka Swing Pawpaw, etc. After one of her biggest performances in the UK, Mama Miliki was recognized by the late Queen Elizabeth of England.
Today, Queen Bunmi Ajibade is making waves, not as a successful musician, but as a grassroots politician of note. And she is a member of the ruling party, the APC, and an unapologetic follower of Bola Tinubu. She is organising Special Prayers for the presidential flagbearer of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu under the aegis of a political group she founded called Emilokan Entertainment. It is a pro-Bola Tinubu political group conceived and created to offer massive support base to the cause and aspirations of Asiwaju/Shettima in his quest to become the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2023.
Mama Miliki didn’t just wake up one morning to put the group together to join the bandwagon. She has been an ardent follower and supporter of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tibubu for many years, since his days as the governor of Lagos State.
“I have always loved and admired the leadership qualities of our great leader, the Jagaban of Borgu, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. While he was governor of Lagos State, he impressed me with his brilliance, his compassion for the less privileged and the masses and his overall superlative performance which transformed Lagos from one of the most unattractive cities in the world into what it is today. How can we forget how he increased the IGR of Lagos from a mere N600m per month to over N8b per month. And you say that kind of person will not turn Nigeria’s economy around if given a chance?” she asked.
And Mama Miliki added: “This is why I have convened this special event to be organized by my group, Emilokan Entertainment coming up on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2022. It is a Special Prayer organised for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his able running mate, Senator Kassim Shettima, for the success of the presidential elections coming up next year. The country is in a bad shape right now. Only the combination of Asiwaju/Shettima can solve the problems of insecurity, kidnapping, terrorism, banditry, inflation, failing economy, etc. Take it or leave it, it is only Asiwaju /Shettima ticket that can perform the needed magic Nigerians are waiting for and take us to the promised land,” she concluded.
The Special Prayer for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Shettima, will hold in two different locations in two days. The first one will hold on the 1st of October in Surulere, Lagos, while the second one will hold in the United States on the 2nd of October next month.
This die-hard supporter of Asiwaju has assured everyone that she will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the prayer programme turns out a huge success. The idea is to use the Emilokan Entertainment political group, just like other pro-Asiwaju support groups, to enlighten the electorates on the Sterling qualities of the distinctive personality and politician called Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Mama Miliki has vowed to use the group to also gather millions of supporters both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora to secure millions of votes for Asiwaju in the 2023 presidential election. This grounded politician is leaving no stone unturned to make sure this happens, and she is actualising her dream by taking off with the Special Prayers for Asiwaju and Shettima. For Mama Miliki, there is no going back, there is no compromise, it is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for President.
This great achiever was born into the ABODERIN and GBOLARUMI Family in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She was brought up by her Grandmother, Madam OTOLORIN ABEKE OLOWU (Nee Layode). Grandma was a Sewing mistress and Woman Leader for the defunct ACTION GROUP (AG) in Ibadan, Western region. Elizabeth was the name given to her by Grandma, she was nicknamed Queen by the then Western Region leader, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and afterwards, people started calling her OBA ILU EBO. Her father and mother were accountants by profession with UAC, sadly, they are both late. The late Justices Atinuke Ige was also her godmother who supported her political career