The matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, is dead.
Mama, as she is fondly called by many, died on Saturday.
She was 99.
She would have turned 100 on November 25 this year.
First Weekly is reporting that Awolowo died shortly after a meeting on Saturday with her family members.
Yeye Oodua, as she is also popularly known, was said to have been a part of the meeting for the planning of her 100th birthday.
She was until her death the chairman of Nigeria’s foremost newspaper, Nigerian Tribune.