Meet Tony Elumelu’s Children and the Family He Shares With His Wife

Tony Elumelu is a Nigerian economist known for being the chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and founder of Transcorp. He is also a very famous philanthropist who has made a lot of impact on the lives of people. Asides from his successful career and business accomplishments, the billionaire is a loving husband and a doting father. He is happily married to his wife Awele Vivian and their marriage is blessed with seven children.

Tony Elumelu’s Wife Vivien Awele is a Doctor

Awele Vivien Elumelu was born in 1964 and is currently 58 years old. Nothing much is known about her background, siblings, and parents. Mrs. Vivien holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Benin, Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria. After graduation, she worked briefly at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital before moving to the UK to work at Grantham and District Hospital.

Dr. Awele Vivien Elumelu’s areas of specialization in the medical field include obstetrics, surgery, pediatrics, and gynecology. She is currently the Chairperson of Avon Healthcare Limited and CEO of Avon Medical Services Limited. She is also an Investment Professional at Heirs Holdings Limited, Nigeria where she oversees healthcare investments.

 

Tony Elumelu and Awele Vivien Have Been Together for Almost Three Decades

The couple fell in love when young Tony was still a mid-career banker with a lot of dreams of becoming a successful businessman. They tied the knot in 1993 after dating for a while. Details of when they met and how long they dated are not made available on the media space. Moreover, the kind of wedding ceremony they had and where it took place is also not known.

Tony and his loving wife have really grown together to become very successful not only in their areas of career but also family-wise. Dr. Awele Vivien Elumelu is an accomplished, hardworking, and beautiful businesswoman. She does everything from her career as a doctor to other businesses, and of course, supporting her husband and caring for their children. Her ability to combine these roles and find a perfect balance between her high-profile career and being a dedicated mother and wife makes her an exceptional woman.

The billionaire entrepreneur does not miss any chance to show and tell the world how much his wife means to him. Meanwhile, Dr. Awele Vivien chooses to operate beneath the hype of lots of media interest surrounding the Elumelu family given their social status. CNN International once mentioned Tony Elumelu’s family as Africa’s power couple and many socialites wanted to exploit this kind of media frenzy to get a lot more information from her. But, she chooses to avoid it and hardly grants media interviews except on rare occasions when she has a very important thing to talk about. She is a very private person that she doesn’t even have active social media accounts.

Tony Elumelu and Wife Share Seven Lovely Children

Tony Elumelu’s marriage to Vivien produced seven lovely children; five females and two males. They have a set of triplets (girls) and a set of twins (boys). It is recorded that while searching for a male child, the power couple continued giving birth until their twin boys arrived. The names of their children are Oge, Ogor, Onyinye, Ugo, and Nneka. The names of the twin boys are not known.

Ogechukwu Elumelu

  • Full Name: Tamara-Marie Ogechukwu Elumelu
  • Birthdate: 29th March
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital status: Single
  • Education: London Business School
  • Occupation: Student

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Ogechukwu is the first child of Tony Elumelu and his doctor wife Vivien Awele. She celebrates her birthday on the 29th of every March but her exact birth year is not known. She studied History and Religious Studies at St Catherine’s Bramley School, UK, and is currently studying Economics at London Business School, United Kingdom.

Oge, as she is fondly called, is a very smart and brilliant girl. She has a very strong bond with her father as she regularly visits him at his office whenever she is in Nigeria. On several occasions, her father invites her to his office where he teaches her the concept of banking as an intern and she is gradually following in his footsteps. With the display of witty prowess and brilliance, Oge is really making her father a proud one.

Ogor Elumelu

  • Full Name: Ogochukwu Elumelu
  • Nickname: Gogo-lee
  • Birthdate: 30th December
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital status: Single
  • Occupation: Student

Ogoo Elumelu is the second daughter of her parents. While her birth year is not disclosed yet, she celebrates her birthday on the 30th of every September. Unlike her sister Oge, Ogor is a very private person and doesn’t share her life on social media. She lives with her parents in Nigeria and is still a student but the name of the school she attends is not known.

Worthy to note is that none of Tony Elumelu’s children has a recognizable active Instagram account. This goes a long way to show how the adorable family is determined to keep a low profile, especially on the media.

Triplet Girls

  • Full Names: Onyinye, Nneka, and Ugo Elumelu
  • Date of birth: 26th November 2006
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Occupation: Students

Tony Elumelu’s set of triplets are in their teens and filled with youthful exuberance. They were born on 26th November 2006. In 2020, Tony Elumelu took to his Instagram to celebrate their 14th birthday. He shared adorable photos of them alongside many goodwill messages and prayers on their behalf. Although nothing much is known about the triplets, it is no surprise to see them growing in brilliance to take after their parents in the future.

Twin Boys

  • Full Names: N/A
  • Date of Birth: 2015
  • Age: 7 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital status: Single
  • Occupation: Students

The exact birth date of Tony Elumelu’s twin boys is not public knowledge but it is widely known that they were born in the US. Dr. Awele did a little or no public appearance during the time she was pregnant with their twins. After delivery, the couple decided to keep the news from the public until after a few months. Tony flew to America to be with them for a few days before returning to the country.

The adorable twins have since been growing in the abundance of their parents’ love. The couple does not share information about their twin boys on media, hence, little or nothing is known about them. However, they are still receiving their primary education and will definitely be doing that in one of the best schools in the country.

Asides from being a successful businessman, Tony Elumelu would definitely highlight his wife and children as beautiful memoirs in his life sojourn. In spite of his tight schedule, he always has time to spend together with his family and play all his fatherly roles. Most significantly, Tony Elumelu’s family has managed to stay out of public scandals that continue to trail some of the high-profile families. This may be the result of their effort in keeping their family affairs out of social media.

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