Mrs. Kafilat Ogbara was born to Alhaji and Alhaja M. Ade. Kasumu’s family in Aiyepe Ogun State. She attended Adrao International School in Victoria Island and Federal Home Science School Ikoyi, Lagos respectively. Her Secondary School Education was at Federal Government Girls College Langtang, Plateau State.
A graduate of English Language and Literature from the University of Lagos, she also acquired her Masters Degree in International Law and Diplomacy and another Masters Degree in Public Administration all from the University of Lagos.
Mrs. Kafilat Ogbara started her career in Property and Facility Management in the Family Business. She had a background in the prints and Electronic Media as a Television Presenter on NTA on the programme ‘Faces and Events’. She was also the Managing Director/ CEO of National Mirror Newspaper and the Publisher of Today’s Prime News.
A thorough bred Politician and Woman Right Activist, she was the House of Representative Candidate (PDP) for Elections in Kosofe Federal Constituency in 2003 and 2007 respectively. She also contested the Gubernatorial Elections in 2011 in Ogun State.
She was a member of different Gubernatorial and Presidential Campaigns in Nigeria. She worked as a special Assistant on Trade and Investment and Technical Aid Corps at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2011-2013.
She has served at different Parastatal as a Member, Board of Directors at the National Centre for Women Development at the Ministry Of Women Affairs, Abuja. She was one of the Board of Directors at Horticultural Research Institute in the Ministry of Agriculture. She was also a Member, Board of Directors of the Nigeria Television Authority Abuja.
Mrs. Kafilat Ogbara’s hobbies are cooking and Networking. She is happily married to Alhaji Luqman Ogbara of the Ogbara family in Ikorodu Lagos State and they are blessed with Children.