Kemi Badenoch Bio: Age, Personal Life, Career Explored

Kemi Badenoch was born Kemi Olufunto Adegoke in Wimbledon, London, on 2 January 1980. Kemi Badenoch moved around a lot when she was growing up. She went from England to Nigeria to the US. Badenoch’s family lived under General Ibrahim Babangida’s dictatorship in Lagos, Nigeria.

Her parents are Femi and Deyi Adegoke. Her father is a doctor and her mother is a professor. Her mother’s job has made the family move to different countries many times. Badenoch has two younger siblings, Lola and Fola.

She moved back to England at the age of 16 to finish her schooling, and she spent the rest of her teenage years in London. She attended Sussex University, where she studied engineering.

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Kemi Badenoch married Hamish Badenoch, who is currently the global head of future of work and real estate transformation at Deutsche Bank, in 2012. The couple met three years earlier at a Conservative Club in London.

Badenoch spends her time between her constituency home in Essex and Westminster. On Monday through Thursday, she is in Wimbledon. Then, on Friday through Sunday, she is back in Essex.

She has three children, two daughters and a son. According to The Sun, their first child, a daughter, was born in 2013 while their second child was born in 2017, and their third child was born in September 2019.

Race for PM role

The race for which Conservative MP would assume leadership began when Boris Johnson resigned in the first week of July. There are currently five MPs who are running for office. They are Kemi Badenoch, Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, and Tom Tugendhat.

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