Yemi Mobolade is a Nigerian-American politician, entrepreneur, and businessman. He was recently elected mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado in the 2023 election. Yemi is the first black mayor to be elected in the state of Colorado.
In a historic turn of events, Yemi Mobolade will assume the esteemed role of Colorado Springs’ inaugural elected mayor of African descent. Notably, his victory comes after surpassing Republican contender Wayne Williams in a decisive runoff election held on Tuesday.
This groundbreaking achievement holds further significance as Mobolade will be the first non-Republican to hold this esteemed office in the city’s history of mayoral elections. Colorado Springs, the second-largest city in Colorado, is renowned as a conservative stronghold, making this triumph even more remarkable.
Yemi was born on February 12, 1979, in Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up alongside his three siblings, two younger sisters and one older brother. He comes from a very traditional Nigerian family. His parents are of African descent. He has not published his parents’ names online. His mother was a high school student and his father worked in finance at ExxonMobil. In 1996 his family immigrated to the United States and began living in Colorado in 2010.
Yemi completed his college education in the United States. Yemi attended a local high school. He attended Bethel College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and computer information systems. In 2006 he graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Master of Science in Management and Leadership. He later received a Master of Arts in Intellectual Leadership from AW Tozer Theological Seminary in 2015.
Yemi Mobolade Career
Yemi has a degree in leadership and business administration. After moving to Colorado Springs in 2010, he started three small businesses. He founded a church within the Christian and Missionary Alliance and became a pastor and church planter. At first he was a community leader and civil servant. He served as a local missionary. Yemi has also co-founded two restaurants. He started making a decent amount of money in the restaurants.
He initially served as a pastor in the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs. Yemi Mobolade served for three years from 2015 to 2017. He was former CEO and co-founder of COSILoveYou, where he worked from 2015 to 2018. In 2017, he became the vice president of corporate retention at the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. He worked there until 2019. He then served as Small Business Development Manager for Colorado Spring from 2019 to 2022.
Yemi has also worked as a Consultant Business Coach at Niche Coaching and Consulting. He is also a co-founder and co-owner of Good Neighbors Meeting House LLC. In November 2013 he co-founded The Wild Goose Meeting House. Yemi has a successful business career. He has played a large part in the success of several companies. After his success, he became a household name in Colorado Springs.
He tried his luck in politics. In 2022, Yemi announced his candidacy for mayor of Colorado Springs for the 2023 election. Luckily, Yemi won the election and was elected mayor on May 16, 2023. He defeated fellow candidate Wayne W. Williams in the general election campaign. He received 57% of the votes. There were 12 other candidates in the election. He succeeded Mayor John Suthers. Yemi will be the 42nd mayor of Colorado Springs.
Yemi Mobolade Biography
|Real name||Yemi Mobolade|
|birth date||February 12, 1979|
|Age (as of 2023)||44 years|
|Place of birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|University||Bethel University, Indiana Wesleyan University|
|Height||in feet inches – 5 feet 10 inches – in centimeters – 177 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 88kg – in pounds – 194 pounds|
Yemi Mobolade Family
|Who is Yemi Mobolade’s wife?||Mobolade Abbey|
Yemi is married to Abbey Mobolade Gocchenaur. The two married in November 2012. Abbey is a full-time nurse educator. She works at Pikes Peak State College. Previously she was an English teacher.
The couple have three children together. They have a daughter and two sons. The older son is Dawit Blessing Mobolade, who was adopted by the couple in 2017. The younger son is Zion and the daughter is Tumi Mobolade.
Yemi Mobolade net worth
Yemi is a successful businessman who has multiple sources of income. He has accumulated a considerable amount of money, mainly through his businesses. While we don’t currently have exact numbers to give his estimated net worth or net worth, we’ll update them as soon as we get news from reliable sources.