I feel younger at 61 – Angela Emuwa

Angela Emuwa

Chairman of Punch newspapers, Angela Emuwa, has declared that she feels “even younger” at 61.

Mrs. Emuwa made the declaration in a Facebook post on Wednesday to celebrate her new age.

“Those who know me know that I don’t typically make a big deal of my birthdays, but for some reason, this year seems a little bit different. I thank God for his mercies. I feel even younger, and I’m not doing badly at all even if I say so myself,” she said.

The oldest surviving child of Punch founder, Olu Aboderin, also acknowledged goodwill messages sent to mark her birthday.

Her words: “I’ve had a lovely birthday so far – thank you for all my messages, cards, and gifts but most of all thanks for being my friends and family.”

Among those who wished her a happy birthday is her younger sister, Wunmi Obe.

Writing on social media, Mrs. Obe said: They say she’s Nigeria’s most powerful woman in journalism. I say she’s my sister. Our Olórí ebí OmoOluAbod…our matriarch…our pillar and pride.”

Emuwa was appointed Punch chairman in May 2018, taking over from her older brother, Wale Aboderin, who died a month earlier.

She was listed number 25 on the list of 25 most powerful women in journalism in Nigeria released in May 2020 by the Women in Journalism Africa (WIJA).

The dance fitness enthusiast is the president of Autism Parents Association International (APAI).