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Abike Kafayat Oluwatoyin Dabiri-Erewa was born on October 10, 1962, in Jos, Plateau State, but she is a native of Ikorodu, Lagos in the family of late Alh. Sule Erogbogbo of Adegorunsen Compound (Grandfather), Ajina square, Ita – Agbodo, Ikorodu.
Abike got married to Segun Erewa in 2007 after the couple met two years earlier.

Dabiri-Erewa started her primary school education at Maryland Private School, Maryland, Ikeja and for her secondary education St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan. After her O’level, she obtained her first degree in the English Language from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) Ile – Ife. She obtained a post-graduate diploma (PGD) in mass communication and also a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Lagos, Akoka. She also studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa worked for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for fifteen years, She was anchoring the weekly NTA Newsline program and taking a particular interest in poverty and social justice issues. She retired from her position at Nigerian Television Authority to stand for election in the House of Representatives, winning with a substantial majority.

While in this role, she stood against the third term bid of former President Olusegun Obasanjo

She was the Chairman of the House Committee on Media & Publicity.
She was also the former Chair of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs.
Furthermore, she was elected for the first time in 2003 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011
She was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora IN 2015.

She was the Chairman of the House Committee on Media & Publicity.
She was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora IN 2015.
Awards

She has received several awards from different organizations including Congressman Donald M. Payne (US House of Reps) Award and Certificate of special congressional recognition for her unwavering commitment to humanity and serving as Chairwoman for Nigeria House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs; Nigerian In Diaspora Organization Globe Awards F.R.N people’s choice Awards; This Day 50 Women At 50 Achievers Award; Award of Excellence in the Pursuit of Social Justice for all; OAU @ 50 Ife; Merit Award for Excellence in recognition of her Immense Contribution to Political & Economic Development of the Nation.


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