She died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan on Tuesday. She was aged 73.

The cause of death has not been revealed by the family. But reports suggest she may have suffered a brief illness.

Omowunmi and Bisi Akande got married 51 years ago and their marriage was blessed with several children.

She will be buried in Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Wednesday, July 12.

Speaking about his wife in January 2014, Mr Akande described her as a priceless jewel and a blessing to their generation.

"For about 48 years now that I have gotten married, I am still with my wife.

"In our marriage we agreed to live together no matter what the condition is. Except for when I was in the prison, we have always been together and we will always be. 

"What has kept us this far is that from the beginning, we take ourselves not just as husband and wife but also as brother and sister. We do everything together; we love each other, take care of the children together and spend money together," he said.