British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Appoints a Nigerian-born Olukemi as children and families Minister
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, a Nigerian as children and Families Minister as part of his government reshuffle.
Badenoch is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden.
The 39-year-old Adegoke was born in Wimbledon, London to parents of Nigerian origin.
Her childhood was spent in Lagos, Nigeria and the United States, before moving to the United Kingdom at the age of sixteen.
She once told MPs in Parliament about her own experiences of poverty and how she used to do her homework by candlelight.