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Lara Oshiomhole Biography: Facts You Didn’t Know About Her

The sayings, “No knowledge is ever wasted” and “Knowledge is power” are true. There’s nothing as good as arming oneself with knowledge; which includes current happenings in Nigeria, the biographies of our political leaders and who their spouses are. Apart from being known as the wives of governors or the president, who REALLY are these women?

Well, you are about to know who Lara Oshiomole is. She is the beautiful wife of the ex-governor of Edo state. So, why don’t you get a cup of coffee and let Nigerianfacts reveal all the information you’d like to know about her.

Meet Lara Oshiomhole


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Formerly Lara Fortes, Lara Oshiomole is the beautiful wife of former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole. They tied the nuptial knot at the marriage registry of Etsako West Local Government Council in Edo state on Friday, 15th May 2015.


That was a remarriage by the labour comrade turned governor who lost his first wife, Clara, to the cold hands of death six years ago, as a result of a protracted battle with cancer. Thousands of people, including dignitaries from all parts of Nigeria came to witness the wedding, prominent among whom were the President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Muhammad Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osibajo and his wife Dolapo Osibajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, and many others.

Sources said the governor had been making the relationship a top-secret before the pair got married. The sources also claimed that the age difference between the 61-year-old governor (as at the time of the wedding) and Lara (who was half his age) was initially an issue. But alas, love conquered all obstacles.

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Lara Oshiomole (Nee Fortes)

1). Lara Oshiomole is from a small African country called Cape Verde.

2). Her parents are both from Cape Verde; unlike speculations stating that her father is from Cape Verde Islands, and her mother a Nigerian.

3). She’s in her early 30s

4). She is Creole.

4). 88% of her country’s citizens are of mixed race (mulatto).

5). She once worked for airline giants; Emirates as a flight attendant.

6). She’s one of the most beautiful ladies from the Island country.

7). Former Governor Adams Oshiomole met Iara at the first class cabin while flying with Emirates Airline where she worked as a flight attendant. Insiders said the former governor fell head over heels in love with the supermodel.

8). She’s a lawyer and ex-model.

9). According to her husband, Adams Oshiomole, he boasted that he was the one to disvirgin her. In his words, “ I can boldly say to you all that I was the first man to know her (Lara Fortes) and initiated her into the worldly ways”, he said during their wedding thanksgiving.

10). Cape Verde happens to be one of those African countries with a significant increase in poverty; characterized with features such as

(i) Extreme poverty is dominant in rural areas; although it has found its way to the urban setting.

(ii) Poverty is more likely to occur when the head of the household is a woman.

(iii) Poverty increases with family size.

(iv) Education significantly affects poverty.

(v) The predominantly agricultural islands of Santo Antao and Fogo record the highest rate of poverty.

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(vii) Most households in Cape Verde are ruled by women.

(viii) Agriculture and fisheries workers are more likely to be poor than workers in other sectors. This is as a result of the significant increase in income inequality in the last decade.

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