Mike Ozekhome Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Career And Net Worth

August 04, 2022

Mike Ozekhome

Chief Mike Ozekhome is a popular Nigerian lawyer, human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner.

In 1983, he started his professional career as a junior counsel in the Chambers of Chief Gani Fawehinmi, after bagging his LL.M, later became a senior counsel and finally the Deputy Head of Chambers by 1985.
We'd be seeing Mike Ozekhome's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, education, career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and more.

Mike Ozekhome Profile

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Full names: Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome
Date of birth: 15th October 1957
Age: 65 years (2022)
Nationality: Nigerian
Parents: Chief Abu Ozekhome, Madam Alimoh Abu Ozekhom
Residence: Lagos State
Spouse(s): Josephine Ozekhome
Children: Oshoze, Esizaze, Oshoma, Osilama, Iseoghana
Education: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
Occupation: Lawyer
Religion: Christianity
Net worth:

Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome Biography and Educational Background

Mike Ozekhome was born on the 15th of October, 1957 in Iviukwe, Agenebode in Edo State, Nigeria. His parents, Chief Abu Ozekhome and Madam Alimoh Abu Ozekhome were respected Chiefs and notable Community leaders.

Mike had his primary education at St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Iviukwe, after which he enrolled at St. Peter’s College, Agenebode. upon obtaining his WASC, he enrolled at Baptist Academy, Lagos, for his Higher School Certificate (HSC).

He thereafter, secured admission to study English Language at the University of Ife, later switching to the faculty of Law. While in the university, he served as an acting Speaker of the student parliament, the Student Representative Council (SRC). He graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and became a Barrister at Law in 1981 after graduating from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.


High Chief (Dr) Mike A. A. Ozekhome, SAN started his professional legal practice as a Youth Corper posted to Yola, the capital city of the then Gongola State (now Adamawa and Taraba States) but got redeployed to the Federal Ministry of Justice, Lagos

In 1983, he joined the Chambers of Chief Gani Fawehinmi as a junior counsel, rising to a senior counsel and finally the Deputy Head of Chambers by 1985.

In 1982, he returned back to pursue his master’s degree programme at the University of Ife. He lectured simultaneously in the Faculty of Law as he pursued his master’s degree programme.

In 1986, Dr Ozekhome founded his own multi-office firm, Mike Ozekhome's Chambers. He has offices of his chambers in Lagos, Agenebode, Abuja and, Benin City. 

In 2010, he was one of 19 senior legal practitioners conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

High Chief (Dr) Mike A. A. Ozekhome, SAN is happily married to Josephine Ozekhome and the union is blessed with children.

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