Wendy Osefo Biography
Wendy Osefo (real name – Wendy Onyinye Ozuzu) is a Nigerian-American Public Affairs Academic, Political Commentator, and TV Personality who is best known for starring in the series, “The Real Housewives of Potomac.” She is excited to be part of the reality show.
Osefo is also an entrepreneur, political analyst, and professor. She serves as an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education where she specializes in politics and urban education. Osefo also serves as a contributor for “The Hill,” and as a political analyst on national cable news and runs a candle business.
Additionally, Osefo is the founder and chief executive officer of 1954 Equity. She is looking forward to opening a Nigerian-themed lounge. Osefo has worked for “DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative,” Pres. Obama’s anti-poverty initiative, as the Director of Family and Community Engagement. In the year 2014, Osefo worked for the Masters of Arts in Management Program at Goucher College as the inaugural director.
She has a strong personality and knows how to hold her own and speak her mind when standing up to other women. Her life and upbringing illustrate the ultimate immigrant journey. She has discovered firsthand the value of working hard and never thought of failure as an option. Osefo is now on a quest to achieve and accomplish her insatiable dream to succeed and acquire the American dream.
Osefo is also a philanthropist. She likes giving back to the community by helping the next generation of leaders as the CEO and founder of the 1954 Equity Project. Ther she provides resources, mentorship, and tools to underrepresented minorities to assist them to flourish in higher education. She is an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. During Osefo’s leisure, she likes to travel to exotic destinations and cook.
Wendy Osefo Education
Osefo is a proud graduate of Temple University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is also an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University where she earned a Master of Arts degree in government. Osefo also finished an M.Sc. in public affairs with a focus on community development from Rutgers University–Camden, in the year 2012. After 4 years, she became the 1st Black woman at Rutgers University to obtain a Ph.D. in community and public affairs. Osefo’s dissertation was titled “Engaging low-income parents in schools: beyond the PTA meeting.” Her doctoral advisor was Gloria Bonilla-Santiago.
Wendy Osefo Age
Osefo is 38 years old as of 2022. She was born on May 21, 1984, in Nigeria. She celebrates her birthday on the 21st of May every year.
Wendy Osefo Height
Osefo stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).
Wendy Osefo Family
Osefo was born to her loving parents; Iyom Susan Okuzu (mother), and her father whose names are unknown. She was raised with her single mom. Her father worked at a fast-food restaurant and he one day discovered that he was being promoted to manager. Osefo’s family immigrated from Nigeria to the U.S. when she was 3 years old. They first settled in Durham, North Carolina, and then relocated to Maryland. Osefo was raised alongside her younger brother, Jordan.
Wendy Osefo Husband
Osefo is married to Edward Osefo, an attorney. They tied the knot in August 2011. Information about their wedding is unknown. Their relationship is often showcased on the series RHOP. They first met as teenagers and they were good friends for a couple of years before making it official as “dates” after graduating from college. The couple has been together ever since. They like going on date nights when they are not working.
Wendy Osefo Children
Osefo and her husband Edward Osefo are proud parents to their 3 children; Karter (son – firstborn), Kruz (son), and Kamrynn (daughter – lastborn). Osefo likes spending her spare time with her kids and husband. The family happily lives in Finksburg, Maryland.
Wendy Osefo Net Worth
Osefo has an annual estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.
Wendy Osefo Awards and Honors
Osefo has won several awards and honors. Johns Hopkins University awarded her the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Award and the Distinguished Recent Alumni Award (in 2017). She was named one of 12 Pan African Women to Watch by “Face2Face Africa,” in the year 2017. Osefo also proudly holds the Diversity Recognition Award. She was one of the 25 Women to Watch by The Baltimore Sun. For Osefo’s work in TV and media, she was named a Black Women in Media honoree in the year 2018. Additionally, the Baltimore Business Journal named Osefo the “40 Under 40 class” in 2017.
Wendy Osefo Breast Augmentation
Osefo once revealed that she received a Brazilian Butt Lift and breast augmentation. This was a hot topic on Season 6 of the series, RHOP. On the August 22, 2022 episode of ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac,’ she revealed about feeling body-shamed.
Wendy Osefo Candle Line
Osefo owns a home essentials line (candle line), ONYI Home Essentials, which she established as a result of her penchant for interior design. The line is a collection of luxurious, sophisticated, and timeless home decor essentials for each day person designing on a budget or searching for the most opulent aesthetic. Osefo established it after being inspired by her life experiences and her eye for the most lavish and luxurious aromas, as well as her visit to various parts of the globe. The line brand reflects her authentic self and it is affordable and versatile for the decor enthusiast in everyone and the HGTV fanatics in the world like herself. CLICK HERE for more about the candle line.
Wendy Osefo Book / Author
Osefo is also an author. In September 2022, she released her first book, “Tears of My Mother,” her memoir. The book explores her life – family, ambition, culture, and the immigrant experience, and it was published under the Simon and Schuster imprint.
Wendy Osefo Pull Up In The Sri Lanka
In December 2021, Osefo appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show,” and she was asked whether she is a fan of Nicki Minaj, by Michael Rapaport (guest host). Her response was affirmative and even tried to recite a line from Nicki’s legendary “Monster” verse.
Wendy Osefo House
Osefo revealed her house on the March 10, 2022, episode of RHOP, where she showed “Day 1 of construction” at her house. She however did not reveal the exact renovation plans. Osefo stated that the roof of the home was already being worked on. She also highlighted the chic “white room,” the cozy “office/library,” the family room, the kitchen, and the dining room.
Wendy Osefo The Real Housewives of Potomac (RHOP)
Osefo is one of the main cast members of the series, “The Real Housewives of Potomac” which first premiered on January 17, 2016, on Bravo. She has appeared in the series since its debut. This series has 7 seasons, each having more than 10 episodes. The latest season – season 7, premiered its first episode on October 9, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo, and its latest episode (episode 10) on December 11, 2022, on Bravo.
The franchise “Real Housewives” expands across America, and this edition series, “The Real Housewives of Potomac” is mainly filmed in Potomac, Maryland. Potomac is a community of gated mansions and rolling hills located up the Potomac River from Washington DC. The series follows the personal and professional lives of a number of well-to-do women who are part of the exclusive society.
Below is the list of other cast members featured in the latest season.