Below is a picture showing late Kudirat Abiola’s children, grandchildren and also her in-laws.
The picture was shared by Nigerian civil rights and democracy activist, Hafsat Abiola-Constello, to celebrate their mother Kudirat Abiola, the slain wife of late politician and philanthropist, MKO Abiola.
Taking to Facebook, she wrote:
“My mum was killed in June 1996, three months shy of her 45th birthday.
I am 45 today. This year, more than ever, I am conscious of the gift of time.
I am thankful for –
My larger-than-life father, MKO, who taught me the importance of being African, to recognize that my humanity is connected to yours.
My mother, who always said I should do ‘shuku,’ a traditional hairstyle that I later discovered is favoured by Yoruba queens. It was just one of the many ways my dearest mother nurtured the queen within me.
My siblings. All of them.
My husband and gentle angel children.
My elders, friends and aburos (people younger than me).
All shape the person I have been, am and will be.
May my use of what time remains honour the deposits made into my life.