Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Businesses, House, Cars, Education & Politics

Seyi Makinde Basic Information

Stage Name: Seyi Makinde
Real Name: Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde
Occupation: Politician, Businessman
Date Of Birth/Age: 25 December 1967 (56) Years Old
Place of Birth: Ibadan, Oyo state
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married to (Tamunominini Makinde)
Education: University of Lagos
Height: –––
Net Worth: N48  billion

Seyi Makinde Biography

Seyi Makinde is a Nigerian politician, businessman, and current governor of Oyo state. He was elected governor of Oyo state for the first time in 2019. Before then, he had sojourned in the business world and established several companies, including Makon Engineering.

Seyi Makinde stands out as much for his affable personality as for his humane spirit, always considering how his policies will affect members of the public and ensuring suffering is mitigated as much as possible.

Given his people-centric policies and exemplary leadership, he is much loved by his subjects in Oyo state and Nigerians generally. And many look at him as a potential presidential candidate.


Seyi Makinde’s family comprises five members – himself, his wife, and their three children (two daughters and a son).

Seyi Makinde, Yours Truly, People, March 3, 2024


Governor Makinde’s wife is Tamunominini Makinde, a lady of Rivers state origin. The couple met during Seyi’s NYSC sojourn. When she turned 50 in 2022, she noted that she was alive and fulfilled.

“I am not just alive but I feel fulfilled. God gave me a loving husband, our own governor, and my sweetheart. I say thank you to you.”

By her admission, Seyi Makinde had told her that posterity would judge her if she failed t marry him.

Seyi Makinde, Yours Truly, People, March 3, 2024Seyi Makinde, Yours Truly, People, March 3, 2024


Seyi Makinde is a father to three children – two girls and a boy (the youngest of his household). The governor has a deep bond with his children. He should, perhaps. After all, by his admission watching his wife give birth drew him closer to God.

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Seyi Makinde was born to Olatubosun Makinde (father) and Abigail Makinde (mother). His father died before he became a governor, but his mother was around to see him become the number one citizen of Oyo. Sadly, she died soon after.

According to Makinde, his father taught him unforgettable lessons in dignity and integrity – lessons that have stayed with him to this day.

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Governor Seyi Makinde is pretty modest compared to other Nigerian politicians in a similar position. His interest is in service, and even at that, he is usually sensitive to the yearnings and aspirations of his people. He is one for family and randomly shares pictures of his.

Net Worth

Governor Seyi Makinde is a wealthy man with a personal fortune of about #48 billion – based on his assets declaration years ago.


Governor Seyi Makinde has several businesses to his name, a list of which is given below – not in order of founding:

  • Makon Engineering and Technical Services Limited.
  • Energy Traders and Technical Services Limited.
  • Makon Oil and Gas Limited.
  • Makon Group Limited.
  • Makon Construction Limited.
  • Makon Power System Limited.

Seyi Makinde, Yours Truly, People, March 3, 2024


Before he became Oyo state governor in 2019, Seyi Makinde lived in Ikoloba GRA in Oyo state. Since becoming governor, though, he has been living in the government house in the capital, according to multiple reports.


When someone becomes a governor, usually, the discussion moves from the cars he used to own to his official vehicles in his new political position. And that’s precisely the case with the incumbent Oyo governor. His official cars include Toyota and Lexus SUVs.

Seyi Makinde, Yours Truly, People, March 3, 2024


Seyi Makinde is of a well-educated Nigerian politician with academic journeys spanning the University of Lagos (where he obtained his first degree), Pan Atlantic University, and Lagos Business School, among others.


Seyi Makinde has often been pointed out as a politician of exemplary leadership. The Oyo state governor believes in service with a human face. He usually makes it a point to assess how his policies or initiatives affect the people, and he tailors them to prevent as much suffering as possible. He is much loved for this.

In fact, because of his leadership style, he is being named on social media as Nigeria’s potential president.

Seyi Makinde, Yours Truly, People, March 3, 2024

Foundation & Scholarships

After they have accomplished what they set out to in life, many people launch avenues to empower other members of society. This empowerment initiative is usually in the form of foundations. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state is one public figure with a foundation to his name.

The Seyi Makinde Foundation was founded years ago and is currently located in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The governor also runs a scholarship scheme that gives disadvantaged students bursary awards.

Seyi Makinde, Yours Truly, People, March 3, 2024

Where did Seyi Makinde come from?

Seyi Makinde is from Ibadan in Oyo state.

Which State is Tamunominini Makinde from?

She is from Rivers state, Nigeria.

What is the age of Seyi Makinde?

Governor Seyi Makinde is currently 55 years. He will be 56 in December 2023.

Who contested against Seyi Makinde?

Several candidates contested against Seyi Makinde, with his closest rival being Adebayo Adelabu of the APC. Others on the ballot include Olufemi Lanlehin, Christopher Alao-Akala, Sarafadeen Abiodun Alli, Akinde Akin S and Saheed Adegboyega Ajadi.

Which university did Seyi Makinde attend?

Seyi Makinde attended the University of Lagos and obtained an engineering degree.

Which political party is Seyi Makinde?

Seyi Makinde is part of the “leading” opposition party, the PDP.

How many times did Seyi Makinde contest?

For the governorship position, Seyi Makinde contested once under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and won. He’s currently seeking re-election on the same platform.

How did Seyi Makinde make his money?

He made his money through several means, including setting up an engineering company called Makon Engineering and investing in bonds and other assets.

When did Seyi Makinde get married?

They got married in the 1990s.

How Seyi Makinde met his wife?

Seyi Makinde was posted to Port Harcourt for his compulsory one-year National Youth Service. He met his wife in the city while serving at the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). They courted for seven years and then got married.

What is Seyi Makinde's net worth?

Based on his asset declaration, Seyi Makinde has a net worth of over N48  billion.

How old is Seyi Makinde's first daughter?

She is currently 24 years. She will be 25 soon.

How much is Seyi Makinde's salary?

It is unclear how much the Oyo state governor currently earns. In 2019, however, he disclosed that his salary was $690,000. Before then, he thought his salary would be between #3 million and #4 million.

How old is Seyi Makinde's son?

It’s unclear how old his son is.

Is Seyi Makinde's wife a Nigerian?

Yes, Seyi Makinde’s wife is a Nigerian of Ijaw descent.

Is Seyi Makinde APC?

Seyi Makinde is not of the APC but the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Who is Seyi Makinde's father?

Seyi Makinde’s father is Olatubosun Makinde. The two shared an incredible bond until the elderly Makinde’s death. He lost his father in 2012.

Who is Seyi Makinde's mother?

Seyi Makinde’s mother is no other than Abigail Makinde. She died in 2020 at the age of 81.

What party is Seyi Makinde?

Makinde is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which led Nigeria for years and then lost to President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.

Seyi Makinde wife is from which state?

Seyi Makinde’s wife, Tamunominini Makinde, is from Rivers state in the southern part of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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