Frontline society woman, Chief (Mrs.) Kemi Nelson, the South West Women Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) clocked 60 years on earth penultimate Tuesday, February 9, 2016. But instead of throwing a jamboree to celebrate the milestone, the society woman opted for a low-key soiree.
To commemorate the day, the socialite cum politician held a thanksgiving service at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos with arrays of politicians, both young and old coming out to praise the lord with her.
And on February 14 which was Valentine’s Day, the birthday train was moved to Lekki, Big Fish, where she celebrated the day with the less privileged kids. Tagged ‘Glam-Ma @60’, it was a memorable event as she played host to hundreds of children and adults as well.
On why she celebrated her birthday in this manner, the ageless politician was said to have told some friends that she’s tired of parties.
Kemi Nelson is well known in social circle for her low cut hair style, her unique head-gear and her dancing prowess.
Chief (Mrs.) Nelson was born in Lagos 60 years ago to a Lagos born mother and Ijebu father. She had her secondary school education at Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode and her tertiary education at University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, where she trained as a nurse and mid-wife.
Popularly known as Yeye Sewa, the gregarious woman is married to Mr. Adeyemi Nelson, a retired director of Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs. Their love affair started during their secondary school days when she was just in form two at Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode and Adeyemi was in form four at Birch Freeman High School, Surulere, Lagos. They got married in 1987 and had three children two of whom are already parents themselves.
She attended Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, where she had a diploma in law and Masters degree in Business Administration.