Biography of Mr Godwin Obaseki: Age, Political Career, Personal Life & more

Godwin Obaseki biography

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Profile Summary

Full Name:        Mr Godwin Obaseki

D.O.B:         July 1st , 1957

Nationality:        Nigeria

State of Origin:    Edo State

Marital Status:    Married

Political Status:    Governor of Edo State (2016-2023)

Early Life and Educational Background

Mr Godwin Obaseki was born on the 1st of July, 1957 in Edo State Nigeria. He was born to La Pa Roland Obaseki and Stella Osarhiere. Mr Godwin attended St Matthew’s primary and completed his secondary education at Eghosa Anglican Grammar School. After completing his primary and secondary school education he proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he graduated with BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Classics. After completion of the National Youth and Service Corps (NYSC) program, he moved to Columbia and America where he attended Columbia University and Pace University respectively. Mr Godwin Obaseki is a Master Degree holder in Finance and International Business.

Mr Godwin Obaseki


Mr Godwin Obaseki has a pretty impressive career spanning over the last three decades. He began as a stock brocker for Capital Trust Brockers Limited Lagos in the year 1983, he was later involved in Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Trading and the Public Sector both locally and Internationally.

Mr Godwin Obaseki is the founder of Afrinvest West Africa Limited in 1995 and is also the pioneer managing director. Afrinvest is an advisory firm in the domestic corporate finance market (formerly called Securities Transaction and Trust Company Limited “SecTrust”). This is one of Nigeria’s most reputable investment banking and management firms.

Obaseki stepped down as Afrinvest Chairman in 2016 to contest for Edo state gubernatorial election under the political party APC (All Progressive Congress). He defeated his political counter-part Osagie Ize-Iyamu who was the People’s Democratic party candidate. He was sworn in as the governor of Edo state on the 16th of September 2016. After completing his first tenure, Mr Godwin Obaseki was re-elected as Governor of Edo state this time under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeating his rival Osagie Ize-Iyamu who was the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate. He was re-elected on September 20, 2020.

Personal Life

Mr Godwin Obaseki is happily married to Mrs Betsy Bene Obaseki. She is a financial expert with BSc and MSc in Accounting from the University of Lagos.

Social Media

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Facebook:    Governor Godwin Obaseki


Twitter:    @GovernorObaseki

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