Zahra Buhari (born December 18, 1994) is the 28-year-old daughter of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha Buhari. She is currently married to businessman Ahmed Indimi with whom she has two children.
Zahra Buhari is easily the most famous among her siblings and President Buhari’s children, and the reason is not far-fetched. Besides being accomplished through her many charitable activities, she is also well known for being very outspoken about political issues on social media. She received some backlash for her constant support of her father through the constant criticism his administration has received. Follow through as we explore everything there is to know about her.
Interesting Facts About Nigeria’s First Daughter, Zahra Buhari
1. Zahra Buhari is 28 Years Old
Zahra Buhari was born on the 26th of December, 1994, and is currently 28 years old. She is the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari and his dear wife, Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria who also happens to be his second wife. Zahra has nine other siblings, five from her father’s previous marriage to first wife Safinutu, and four from his union with her mother.
Zahra is famous and prestigious. Obviously, the young lady inherited her beauty from her mother because both are beauty personified. It is interesting to know that the young lady has given to humanitarian services, though a medical microbiologist by profession.
2. She Is One Of Eight Surviving Children Of Buhari
As earlier mentioned, Zahra has nine siblings. They are Yusuf Buhari, Fatima Buhari, Halima Sherrif Buhari, Amina Buhari, Zulaihat Buhari, Hadiza Buhari, Musa Buhari, Safinatu Lami Buhari, Aisha Buhari. She is the second daughter and second child of her mother and also one of the 8 surviving children in the family. Her biological siblings are Halima, Yusuf, Aisha, and Amina Buhari while her half-siblings are Zulaihat (deceased), Fatima, Musa (deceased), Hadiza, and Safinatu.
3. Zahra Buhari Studied Medical Microbiology at the University of Surrey, UK
Zahra Buhari began her education at Kaduna International School. After there, she headed to the British School in Lome, Togo. She went further and got enrolled at Bellerby’s College, Brighton, England. As she nursed a dream of becoming a microbiologist, she wouldn’t give up until she saw it achieved. This made Zahara proceed to the University of Surrey where she eventually studied Medical Microbiology.
4. She Runs an NGO Named ACE (Assisting, Caring and Empowering)
As a medical microbiologist, you might be expecting to see Zahra Buhari practicing in one of the prominent hospitals in the country but as the daughter of the current president of the Federation of Nigeria, the reverse is the case. She’s a woman who has the interest of the less privileged at heart.
Humble, compassionate, and down to heart, Zahra loves to help people. This motivated her to set up an NGO called ACE (Assisting, Caring and Empowering) which caters to children diseased with sickle cell. She runs the organization by offering the less privileged kids proper education, good health care, and economic empowerment. She’s an inspiration to many wealthy Nigerians.
5. She was Rumoured to be Working at PPPRA
Zahra is a medical microbiologist who dabbles in business but has a heart for the less privileged. This led to the establishment of her foundation, ACE. The foundation is where she dedicates most of her time, energy, and resources to offer the best. Although there had been rumors that she had been appointed as a deputy manager with the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), it was debunked by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, who described the news as false. He rather stated that Zahra can be employed in any organization like every other Nigerian, not necessarily PPPRA. However, she seems not to be bothered by the news as she is a resilient lady, who can achieve anything she’s determined to.
6. Zahra Buhari is Married to Ahmed Indimi
Ahmed Indimi, the husband of Zahra, is a Nigerian-born businessman. He is an indigene of Borno State and is the son of Alhaji Mohammed Indimi. Ahmed attended Global International College, Lagos. He later attended American InterContinental University, Atlanta, USA, where he bagged a degree in Information Technology.
Just when you’re about to ask who the founder of the multi-billionaire company, Oriental Energy is, it’s no other than the father-in-law to Zahra, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi. Mohammed is one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in northeastern Nigeria. Ahmed, who took after his father, also manages the affairs of the company. He gained more popularity after his marriage to Zahra Buhari.
7. They Had a Simple Wedding
On the 16th of December 2016, history was made. This date marked the commencement of the union between Zahra and her lover, Ahmed Indimi. The duo decided to silence the public who thought they wouldn’t take the relationship to the next level.
The occasion was graced by the high and mighty in the society, going by the status of both parents of the couple. Though both families are stinkingly rich, it was indeed a humble celebration. The lovers instead decided to focus on building a successful marriage, rather than lavishing millions all in one day.
After four years of marriage, it seems that the duo are still very much in love, just as it was in the beginning. Recently, Zahra took to her social media page, celebrating their fourth anniversary.
8. She Is A Mother Of Two Children
Zahra Buhari’s marriage to Ahmed Indimi is a blessed union. Her first child is a boy, born on the 9th of July, 2018, in Madrid, Spain. The family recently welcomed a baby girl, increasing the number of people in their household.
9. Zahra Buhari Lives in a Mansion
Where would you expect someone like Zahra Buhari who comes from a wealthy and famous family to live? Nothing less than a massive mansion. The young lady is always seen posting pictures of her home on social media. Her house is one of the most lavish in the country although its exact location is not clear. During her tea party celebration shortly after her wedding, Nigerians got a glimpse of her beautifully decorated mansion.
10. She is Vocal on Political Issues
The president’s daughter, from all indications, is a vocal person when it comes to political issues. You can see her all over the media defending her father’s political decisions.
The most recent instance came during the Covid-19 palliative issue when she took to her Instagram page to address the masses, stating that people could confirm that Buhari distributed enough palliatives nationwide and her father shouldn’t be seen as a bad ruler. Her political involvement has made her a popular figure, gaining both admiration and hatred from the public.