Adeoye Owolewa Becomes First Person Of Nigerian Descent Elected To US Congress

Adeoye Owolewa is an American politician, pharmacist, and a member of the Democratic Party, according to his Wikipedia page.

On November 3rd he was elected as the shadow member of the United States House of Representatives from the District of Columbia and became the first Nigerian-American to be elected into the U.S Congress.

Adeoye Owolewa is the grandson of Phoebe Ajayi-Obe, a late senior advocate of Nigeria. His father hails from Omu Aran in Kwara State and his mother is from Ibadan in Oyo State.

Oye was born and raised in Boston, the fourth in a family of five children. He attended Boston Latin School and graduated in 2008[3]. In 2014 He earns a PhD in Pharmacy from Northeastern University and thereafter moved to Washington to practice pharmacy.

In 2018 he became an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner of District 8E01[5]