Taiwo Awoniyi, a Nigerian soccer player, is father of one with his wife Taiye Jesudun. The two married nearly five years earlier & are going strong ever since.
Taiye has been a supportive partner throughout his career, accompanying him during his various loan spells.
Currently, Awoniyi plays as a forward for the Premier League club Nottingham Forest after his 2020 transfer from Union Berlin for a fee of €20.50 million.
The Nigerian-born played in Imperial Soccer Academy before starting his professional career with Liverpool in 2015. However, he was immediately loaned out to German team FSV Frankfurt.
He has since been on loan to various clubs, including NEC, Mouscron, Gent, Mainz 05, and Union Berlin.
Awoniyi has also represented Nigeria in international competitions, including winning the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and playing in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
The 1.83 m tall right-footed soccer star played for the Nigeria national football team in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, joining Victor Oshimen, Ademola Lookman & Joe Aribo, among others.
However, they were evicted after an away goal loss (1-1) to Ghana.
Taiwo Awoniyi Wife: Who Is Taiye Jesudun?
Taiye Jesudun is the lovable wife of Taiwo Awoniyi & a doting mother of their son Emmanuel.
After dating for many years, the two had an engagement and traditional wedding ceremony on June 15, 2018, in Kabba.
A day later, on June 16, Taiwo and Taiyem married in a white wedding ceremony in Ilorin, Nigeria.
On October 16, 2020, the duo became parents for the first time; they welcomed a son named Emmanuel.
The Nottingham Forest player often shares pictures of his wife & son on his Instagram- be it family gatherings, celebrations, or birthdays.
Nothing much on Awoniyi’s wife is out, except she attended Kwara State Polytechnic in Ilorin, Nigeria. She is active on Instagram (@mrs_taiyeawoniyi) but has switched her account private.
Dating Story: How It All Began?
Many soccer fans know Taiye Jesudun as the loving wife of Taiwo Awoniyi, but little do know that the two met during their school days in Nigeria.
As reported, raised in poverty, Awoniyi used to steal food from Jesudun in school to fill his stomach. Despite that fact, she never complained – that generosity of hers made him fall for her.
However, Taiwo didn’t confess his love immediately as he feared to ask out due to his poverty.
The confession of the soccer player’s feelings came after their secondary education. It was in 2010 when Taiwo returned from London after playing in a Coca-Cola football competition while Taiye was waiting for her University admission.
However, his confession didn’t go as planned; Taiwo Awoniyi bragged about his football achievements which barely impressed Taiye.
Upon learning his behavioral aspect, the Nigerian soccer star recalled all the things from their school days & her generosity.
It would begin their friendship that became a love story & the rest is history!
Family Of Taiwo Awoniyi: Has Five Siblings
Taiwo Micheal Awoniyi is one of six children born to Solomon Adewoye Awoniyi, a retired police officer, and Mary Motunrayo.
Born on August 12, 1997, the Nigerian soccer star is 25 years old as of 2023.
Awoniyi grew up in a Christian household with his two elder brothers: Adebisi & Victor, two elder sisters: Adeola & Oluwafunke, and a twin sister named Kehinde.
While his twin sister runs her women’s wear business Kenntee Collection, his elder brother Victor has a clothing business, Vikkys World.
The soccer star’s elder brother Victor is married & shares a son Osinachi Imisioluwa, with his wife Chioma Charity.
Even though Awoniyi’s father wanted to make him a doctor but he had other plans,i.e. to become a soccer star.
At one time, when his dad gave him money for JAMB (a Nigeran University entrance exam), Taiwo used to enroll in a football academy.
Although there were differences in his family regarding his sports career at first, they later became his supporter.
But the challenge still persisted. As reported, to get a football boot, Taiwo Awoniyi used to work as a bricklayer & at a bakery.
The days of struggle saw the rays of hope after Seyi Olofinjana spotted Awoniyi’s potential at a Coca-Cola football competition in London in 2010.
Later, he got an invitation to join Imperial Soccer Academy (2010-15).
After that, his professional soccer journey kick-started with his transfer to Liverpool & which saw him many loan transfers to many clubs.
In 2022, Taiwo signed with Nottingham Forest, a newly promoted Premier League team, on a five-year deal. As of this writing, in 25 appearances with Nottingham, he has scored eight goals.