Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed: Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Children, Tribe, Net Worth, Education, House & Cars

Lai Mohammed Basic Information

Stage Name: ‘Lai’ Mohammed
Real Name: Olayiwola Mohammed
Occupation: Lawyer and Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 6 December 1951 (71) Years Old
Place of Birth: Oro, Kwara State
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married
  • Native Authority School, Igbaja, Baboko Ilorin
  • Government College, Keffi
  • Government Secondary School, Okene.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University Of Lagos
  • Nigerian Law School
Net Worth: $6 Million

Lai Mohammed Biography

In 1952, he was welcomed into the family of Alhaji Mohammed Adekeye. It is reported that he hails from Irepodun local government area in Kwara state. However, he was born and raised in Oro, Kwara State.

He received primary and secondary education at Native Authority School, Igbaja, Baboko Ilorin, and Government College, Keffi. He also attended Government Secondary School, Okene.

In 1975, he graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a bachelor’s degree in French. Later, in 1986, he graduated with a law degree from Nigerian Law School after earning one from the University of Lagos. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, a practicing attorney, was a senior partner in the 1989 co-founding of the law firm Edu & Mohammed.Lai Mohammed, Yours Truly, People, March 22, 2023


Alhaji Lai Mohammed also runs his own business. He assumed the position of chairman of Optmedia Limited on the 18th of December, 2008. Optmedia Limited is Afromedia Plc’s subsidiary. He was later named Director of Afromedia Plc in May 2011.

Additionally, a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), he worked for the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for ten years as its public relations officer.

However, most of his life’s exploits have come under political service to his nation.

Net Worth

The politician’s net worth is reportedly $6 million


He was born into the family of Alhaji Mohammed Adekeye in 1952. Unfortunately, details about his family are not readily available as much isn’t said about his early years.

He is blessed with a wife and Four children, though.

Lai Mohammed, Yours Truly, People, March 22, 2023


Alhaji Lai Muhammed and Alhaja Kudirat Adeoti Muhammed have been wed for 42 years. After almost three years of romance, the couple married in 1979. Their marriage is blessed with four successful children and several grandchildren.

Lai Mohammed, Yours Truly, People, March 22, 2023


Jubril Folajimi, Yeside Laguda, Aishat Taiwo, and Adedotun Mohammed are his four children. However, the most well-known among his children is undoubtedly Jubril Folajimi, his only son.

He was born on the 1st of August 1980 and served as a legislator for Lagos State. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom with first- and second degrees in law. He then went to Fordham Law School for his master’s, and in 2002, he was admitted to the bar. He was chosen by the house to head the energy and mineral resources committee for the eighth legislative assembly while representing Lagos’ Ikeja 1 constituency.

Lai Mohammed, Yours Truly, People, March 22, 2023

Previously, Jubril Folajimi Mohammed held the position of Managing Director of Knightsbridge Dredging Limited (one of the controversial Dredging companies owned by Tinubu). His wife, Pretty Idowu, is a well-known socialite and the daughter of the late chief Solomon Ayoku, who owned the Golden Gate restaurant. Their union has two children.

Lai Mohammed, Yours Truly, People, March 22, 2023

Yeside Laguda, the first daughter of Lai Mohammed, is a fashion designer. She founded and served as CEO of the fashion design firm My Q Lifestyle. She earned her MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Wales and her degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Reading. On the 22nd of August, 2009, she wed Ajibola Laguda, and their union was blessed with three children.

Lai Mohammed, Yours Truly, People, March 22, 2023

The second of Lai Mohammad’s daughters is Aishat. On Sunday, the 22nd of December, 2013, she wed Boonyamin Taiwo at the All Seasons Plaza in Agidingbi, Ikeja. The youngest child and daughter of Lai Mohammed is Adetoun.

Lai Mohammed, Yours Truly, People, March 22, 2023

Political Career

Alhaji Lai Mohammed ran for governor in the April 2003 Kwara State elections under the Alliance for Democracy banner in October 2002. During a celebration, he was assaulted in front of Senator Suleiman Ajadi’s campaign headquarters at Oke-Onigbin, and five vehicles in his convoy damaged their windows. During the first year of Governor Tinubu’s administration, he was the chief of staff.

Mohammed is an active politician who served as the All Progressive Congress (APC) of Nigeria’s national publicity secretary. He was appointed and given the green light by the Nigerian Senate to serve as Minister of Information and Culture. President Muhammadu Buhari swore him in on the 11th of November, 2015. President Muhammadu Buhari re-swore him as Minister of Information and Culture on the 21st of August, 2019.

Some local and foreign news outlets have accused him of providing conflicting views of events in his nation and spreading fake information. His #EndSARS accounts, which initially differed from those made by the Nigerian Army and the government of Lagos State, are proof of this. Tim Sebastian criticized him for being “out of the loop” in his nation’s politics during his appearance with DW TV.
After the world media released many videos to show the slaughter of the demonstrators at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos, Nigeria, he had called CNN “desperate.” He claimed that they were “trying to prove it.” However, CNN demanded strong evidence to support his claims that the media outlet had reported “Fake news.”

President Muhammadu Buhari gave him the title of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in October 2022.

Tribe & Religion

He is a practicing Yoruba Muslim.

Popular Questions

Lai Mohammed is from which state?

Kwara State

How old is Lai Mohammed?

He is 71 years Old

Is Lai Mohammed still alive?

Yes. He is the current minister for information and communication in Nigeria

Is Lai Mohammed a Yoruba?

Yes. He is a native of Oro, Kwara state.

Is Lai Mohammed a lawyer?

Yes, He is.

Who is Lai Mohammed's son?

Jubril Folajimi is a Lagos House of Representatives member representing the Ikeja 1 constituency.

Lai Mohammed is from which town in Kwara state?

Oro, in Irepodun LGA of Kwara State

What tribe is Lai Mohammed?

He is a Yoruba Man

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