By: Isaac Oguntoye
The ever-radiant corporate guru, Mary Udoh Bassey Akpobome clocks 50 few days ago. The accomplished banker is the wife of Ali Baba, veteran comedian and entertainment legend.
Akpobome attended Qua Iboe Mission Secondary School, Etinan, Akwa Ibom and proceeded to University of Benin where she studied Theatre Arts graduating in 1991, In 2001, she enrolled at the University of Lagos where she obtained her MBA.
She is also an alumnus of the prestigious INSEAD and INSEAD Business School, Orchestrating Winning Performance (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland and the Lagos Business School (LBS). She is member of the institute of Directors (IOD), a fellow of the institute of Credit Administration (ICA). She is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN).
Akpobome is a director of Heritage Banking Company Limited of Nigeria (HBCL). In a series of post on Instagram, Alibaba shared beautiful pictures of his wife and he appreciated her beauty.
The 53-year-old expressed his love to Mary, appreciating her hard work, strength and perseverance.
“Happy 50th Birthday to @mummymary_ you deserve a huge celebration. You have persevered. You have labored. You worked hard. You sacrificed. You prayed. You hustled. You put in the time. You were bruised. You were discounted… still you rose.
“Above everything you had God. You had friends. You had mentors. You had family. You had guts. You have it all… so happy 50th Birthday my MTO… MaryB… MaBrandi… love you scatter,” he wrote.