The wife of the Nigerian president, Aisha Buhari, has never failed to wow Nigerians with her beauty and charisma. The cosmetologist and beauty therapist is considered to be the mother of the nation even though the office of the First Lady is not functioning for some reasons.
Aisha Buhari with Zahra, her daughter, on her wedding day.
Aisha Buhari is known as many things to people across the nation and outside it; she is the president’s wife, a mother, humanitarian, beautician and a member of the UK Vocational Training and Charitable Trust and International Health and Beauty Council.
Having bagged a Bachelor of arts degree in public administration from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University and a master’s degree in international affairs and strategic studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy in kaduna, Aisha Buhari can be regarded as a complete package.
Aisha Buhari, wife of the Nigerian president.
The beautiful wife of the Nigerian leader has a diploma in beauty therapy with a specialty in permanent makeup, micro-dermabrasion and mesotherapy. She also has a post-graduate diploma in cosmetology and beauty from a reputable institute in France.
Mrs Buhari is the founder and managing director of Hanzy spa and the principal of Hanzy Beauty Institute in Kaduna and Abuja. She closed her beauty salon when her husband became the president of Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari and wife, Aisha. at a function.
She is resource person on beauty therapy and cosmetology to the National Basic Technical Education (NBTE). Aisha Buhari is the author of the book ‘Essentials of Beauty Therapy: A complete Guide for Beauty Specialists.’ This book is a recommended text for the NBTE curriculum.
Check out some of the unique and mind-blowing facts you need to know about Aisha Buhari:
1. She was born in Adamawa state
Aisha Buhari was born and raised in Adamawa state where she had her primary and secondary education. She grew up with her siblings and nieces.
2. Aisha Buhari is the grand-daughter of the first Nigerian minister of defence
Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu, the first minister of defence in Nigeria, was Aisha Buhari’s grandfather. Her father was a civil engineer while her mother stemmed from a family known to be farmers and textile giants.
3. Fulani inclinations
The wife of the Nigerian president was educated in a school where Fulani traditions and culture were observed and guided.
4. Fluency in English and Arabic
While many hold the opinion that many Hausas do not know how to speak English, Aisha Buhari is very fluent when it comes to speaking English and Arabic languages.
5. She is the second wife of President Buhari
Aisha Buhari got married to her husband on December 2, 1989. As at that time, President Buhari had been married to Safinatu Yusuf who bore him five children. President Buhari divorced his first wife in 1988; and got married to Aisha a year after.
Safinatu Buhari died from complications arising from diabetes in 2006. Aisha is the current and only wife of the Nigerian president at the moment. She is no doubt a stunner.
6. President Buhari impregnated Aisha when she was a teenager
Aisha Buhari was said to have been impregnated by President Buhari when she was young, she eventually got married to him when she was 18.
7. She is a creative person
The sassy, classy and fashion conscious woman we all know as President Buhari’s wife is a talented person. She is highly creative and uses her skills to promote her brand. She is a successful entrepreneur.
8. She is a women’s rights activists
Aisha Buhari believes strongly in women empowerment and does everything she could to support that gender. She is also a child righnt advocate.
The wife of the Nigerian leader is against the girl-child marriage and openly criticizes all forms of abuse on the girl child.
This was a point she dwelt on during her husband’s election in 2015. Aisha stressed the need for young girls to be educated before getting married as she said girls should not be allowed to get married before age 17. She said there is a need for a law to be passed against early marriage.
10. She is a devoted Nigerian
Aisha Buhari met with some members of the abducted Chibok girls in 2015; she had alwayss shown interest in meeting them. As her own way of supporting them, she donated the proceeds from the sales of her book to the parents of the Chibok girls and the children suffering from malnutrition.
She stated that she would not support her husband in the next election if does not get a grip of his government. It was at that time the president said she belonged to his kitchen, living room and the other room. An issue that became a national joke.
11. Buhari’s wife is a fashionista
She also carried some expensive bag that made people question the declaration of asset launched by her husband, the president. The mother of five keeps glowing with each passing day and it is not surprising to see that her daughters are beautiful too.