In the world of Nigerian business magnate Femi Otedola, there’s a lesser-known figure who will be a partaker in the family’s legacy, Fewa Otedola, Femi Otedola’s unassuming son. While the Otedola sisters, Olawumi, DJ Cuppy, and Temi, have carved their paths in the spotlight, Fewa prefers to remain in the shadows.
Born on June 2, 2000, Fewa Otedola carries the unique distinction of being the only male heir to his father’s billion-dollar empire. In this article, we delve into the life of Fewa Otedola, exploring some intriguing facets of his existence. Fewa’s story is one of resilience, love, and a future that holds the promise of carrying forward his family’s legacy. Let’s dive in.
He was born with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Otedola’s son, Fewa’s journey in life began with a unique challenge. He was born with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a condition that affects the cognitive, communicative, and interactive abilities of the brain. Autism can present heightened sensitivity to sensory stimulation and often requires significant attention and support from parents, teachers, and siblings to ensure those affected can lead fulfilling lives.
Fewa’s condition came to light in 2004 when his mother gathered her three daughters and delivered the news of Fewa’s special needs. This revelation had a profound impact on the family, particularly on his sisters, who quickly embraced their new roles in supporting and caring for their younger brother. While autism can pose significant challenges, it also brings out the resilience and strength of families, and Fewa’s family has been no exception.
Fewa is the only son of the family
In the Otedola household, Fewa occupies a unique position as the only son among his siblings. While his sisters have ventured into various fields, including entertainment, Fewa’s life has remained relatively private. His role as the family’s only male heir to his Otedola’s vast fortune carries great responsibility, and he will play a crucial part in the future of the Otedola legacy.
His life is being kept away from the social media
Unlike his sisters, who are no strangers to the limelight, due to his autistic condition, he has remained in the shadows, living a life away from the relentless glare of social media.
Temi Otedola described him as a genuine person
In a blog post during World Autism Day on the 2nd of April 2017, Temi Otedola, Otedola’s youngest daughter revealed how the family has coped with Fewa being autistic. She described him as a genuine and caring individual. Despite the challenges he faces due to his condition, his authenticity shines through, touching the hearts of those who know him.
She said “Every day, I see him becoming more independent. Our relationship is becoming less one-sided; I can truly say that we are friends. Fewa doesn’t need anyone’s sympathy. He is the most genuine and caring person I know. This is probably why I have never seen Fewa’s autism as necessarily negative, it is a unique characteristic that adds to the complexity of the person that he is.
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