The Mother. My Mother.

Tomiwa O
1 min readJul 24, 2014

The person who has most influenced my life would be my Mother, Mrs Tonbara Asake Ogunmodede.

She laid the foundations for the person that I am today with her unequivocal generosity and kindness coupled with her ‘hard-headedness’ and her strength of character.

She’s helped me make wise decisions, stick to my principles, be emotionally strong, keep relationships and simply be happy.

I derive most of my character traits from her and I must say that I consider myself lucky for that.

She still is a great example that I try to follow every day even as I establish my own path in life.

She has been a great mom, friend, colleague, supporter and even a decent ‘wingman’.

Plus, she’s a great cook, and now I’d like to think I am one too!

I’d never want another mother, ever.

Originally published at on July 24, 2014.



Tomiwa O

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