Joe Okei-Odumakin Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Joe Okei-Odumakin Biography

Josephine Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin popularly known as Joe Okei-Odumakin is a Nigerian human right activist. She is the president of Women Arise for Change Initiative and the Campaign for Democracy. Joe Okei-Odumakin was born on July 4, 1966 in Zaria, Kaduna.

Joe Okei-Odumakin Profile


Joe Okei-Odumakin

Real Name

Josephine Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin

Date of Birth

July 4, 1966


54 Years (2020)



State of Origin






Yinka Odumakin

Net Worth


Educational Background

In 1987, Joe Okei-Odumakin obtained a Bachelors degree in English Education from the University of Ilorin. She also holds a masters degree in Guidance and Counseling and doctorate in History and Policy of Education from the University of Ilorin.


Joe Okei-Odumakin career and education

Joe Okei-Odumakin is an activist who have have always spoken against government ills especially during the regime of Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha.

She was arrested and detained 17 times during the Ibrahim Babangida regime.

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Joe Okei-Odumakin have always spoken for and have defended the rights of women in Nigeria. She is the president of Women Arise for Change Initiative and the Campaign for Democracy.

She was involved in over 2000 cases against women rights and extrajudicial killing of women or their husbands by the police.

In 2013, the United States Department of State awarded Joe Okei- Odumakin the International Women of Courage Award.

Joe Okei- Odumakin and her husband were the only couple among the 492-member 2014 National Conference which was held in Abuja, Nigeria.

In 2019, she facilitated the training of the participants of the 10th Civil Society Organisation Professionalism, Effectiveness and Therapy (CSO-CPET) Workshop themed Mobilising Women for Change.

Personal Life

Joe Okei-Odumakin husband

Joe Okei-Odumakin got married to her husband Yinka Odumakin in 1997. She is a catholic


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