There are few women who can match the luxuriant lifestyle of Daisy, the former lawmaker who is married to one of Nigeria’s power brokers, Gen. T.Y. Danjuma (retd). For many who have admired the General’s wife for years, her life is akin to a fairytale. A trained lawyer, Mrs. Danjuma has it all. She is reputed to have one of the finest jewelry collections among Nigeria’s aristocrats.
She had an enviable career in the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). Her post-service life has even been glitzier. After a period of doing big business, Mrs. Danjuma got into politics on a high note, serving her people in the Senate for a term. Despite her failure to return in 2011, Uptown can reveal that her single term in the Senate was enough to trigger the ambitions of other highly placed women who have taken more than a passing interest in politics.
This lady whose glowing skin elicits positive remarks at events has her children to thank for her youthfulness. Above all, she has the love and undivided attention of a wealthy, revered and highly respected man like Gen. Danjuma. He publicly declared his love for his sweetheart on her birthday.
Not a few people were moved by his vow to love his wife today, tomorrow and forever, even after decades of marriage. Gen. Danjuma’s paid advert in a national daily where he pronounced that he will love his darling wife till the end has been the topic of discussion among wives of the high and mighty despite the fact that it was published months back. It’s common knowledge that people love to hate successful women like Daisy but not a few will tell you that though they don’t have the courage to speak with the grand dame of the Nigerian high society, those who have, reported back that she is down to earth.
Her patrician carriage at events notwithstanding, Daisy has a heart of gold. She is not the cold, uncaring individual most of the folks in her class tend to be. She gives to people around her without making a fuss. Those in the know also said that she has been supportive of the T.Y. Danjuma Foundation established by her husband. She also runs her own cancer foundation. Her sense of philanthropy has made her one of the beloved daughters of Edo. Her people are quick to boast of her strides in community development at the slightest opportunity.