Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun is the daughter of late Bimbo Odukoya, televangelist and deceased wife of founder of the Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya, who died in the ill-fated Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 on 10 December 2005.
Like her late mother, Tolu is into relationship counselling. But not everyone is comfortable with her decision to thread the same path her mom did.
Tolu however explained in an interview she granted Daily Sun that she was long prepared for the job .
She said, “I got a backlash on Facebook recently where people said I’m not my mother, so why do I feel I can talk about relationships? And it’s almost inevitable. I grew up in a family where my parents were very into relationships. My father would always counsel married couples. So would my mum. And you saw her on TV with her show, Single and Married. So, I have lived in that environment. Now that I’m married, it finally makes sense to me…But one thing I’m learning, I’m very practical, and what people will see on my relationship blog is that I am very straightforward. I don’t really hide under the umbrella of spirituality, but I try to relate things practically to life. So, I understand it better and then I can actually do what it’s asking me to do. So, what I try to do is bring it down to our level, explain it in our own language and get them to understand; and try to make everybody happy.
“My mum was called to a season and to a certain people. She also told me that, people she speaks to; I can never speak to. But people I would speak to, she would never speak to. At that time, I didn’t understand what she was saying. But now I get it.”