Chief (Mrs) Victoria Awomolo is the wife of one of Nigeria’s most senior lawyers, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo who turns 70 this Tuesday. Both of them have over 60 years of law practice between them and they are both Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN). In this
In the beginning he used to travel a lot, going round the country for cases and I had to be alone with the children. It was very tough then because there was no mobile communication, so we depended on land line.
DT: What are some of his attributes you think the children have picked?
One is discipline. They are not wayward. They look at him and say they also want to be as successful as he is. When they ask him questions on how to go about it, he tells them hard work is the way. DT: What kind of a father is he?
He is a great father; the greatest any child can have. DT: Is a sporty person?
Yes, but he has cut it down to walking. He likes to walk long distances and then he comes back complaining. He is a restless person who doesn’t like to sit in one place. DT: What is his favourite food?
It’s pounded yam with egusi and bitter leaf soup.
DT: What misconception do people have about him will you like to correct?
Some think he is hard and tough because he is a disciplined man. Some also think he is impatient because he doesn’t like people to be lazy around him. DT: What easily gets him upset?
Laziness. DT: What is that one thing you would like to change about him?
I think he has overcome some of those negative things human beings have because he is getting older now. He is more patient and listens more, so there is nothing I will want to change.