Wendy Osefo (The Real Housewives of Potomac) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Shows, House, and Candle Line

Wendy Osefo Biography

Wendy Osefo (born Wendy Onyinye Osefo) is a Nigerian-American TV Personality, Public Affairs Academic, Political Commentator, and Author, well-known for starring in several shows such as “The Real Housewives of Potomac”. She is also famous for appearing in “Sky World News”, “America Reports”, and “Symone”. She serves at Johns Hopkins School of Education as an assistant professor, specializing in politics and urban education.

Wendy Osefo Age

Osefo was born on May 21, 1984, in Nigeria. She is therefore 39 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on the 21st of May every year.

Wendy Osefo Height

Osefo stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 5 inches.

Wendy Osefo Family

Osefo was born to Iyom Susan Okuzu (mother) and her father whose name is unknown. Her mom has worked at a major metropolitan hospital as a director of nursing and at a fast-food restaurant. She was raised by a single mother, alongside her 2 siblings, Yvonne Umezurike (older sister) and Jordan (younger brother). She and her mother immigrated to the U.S. when she was 3 years old, and they first settled in Durham, North Carolina, before moving to Maryland.

Wendy Osefo Husband / Children

Osefo is a married woman and her husband is Edward Osefo, an attorney. They tied the knot in August 2011. The duo first met when they were teenagers, and they became friends until they graduated from college, when they started dating. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 3 children; Kamryn Kapri Osefo (daughter), Karter Osefo (son – firstborn), and Kruz Osefo (son). The family lives happily in Finksburg, Maryland. The family is often featured in the show “The Real Housewives of Potomac”.

Wendy Osefo Net Worth

Osefo has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a TV Personality, Public Affairs Academic, Political Commentator, and Author.

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Wendy Osefo Salary

Osefo earns an average annual (per season) salary of $400K, for starring in “The Real Housewives of Potomac”.

Wendy Osefo Education

Osefo is a proud alumnus of Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in government. She is also a graduate of Temple University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in political science. Additionally, Osefo is an alumnus of Rutgers University–Camden, where she graduated with a Master of Science Degree and PhD in public affairs, and an emphasis on community development. In the year 2016, she made history as the 1st Black woman to get a Ph.D. in that field of study at the university. Osefo’s dissertation, guided by Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, is called “Engaging Low-income Parents in Schools: Beyond the PTA Meeting.”

Wendy Osefo Career

Osefo is like a modern-day Renaissance lady – she’s an entrepreneur, a political analyst, and a professor. She’s strong-willed and knows how to express herself, especially when dealing with other women. Osefo’s life story is the classic immigrant journey. Raised by a single mother, she learned the importance of hard work and never considered making excuses or giving up. Now, she’s on a mission to achieve her ambitious goals and live the American dream.

Osefo runs 1954 Equity and writes for The Hill. In the year 2014, she started Goucher College’s Masters of Arts in Management Program. She’s on the board for The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Schools, Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore, and Congressman Elijah Cummings’ Youth to Israel Program. Osefo is also actively involved in the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Osefo is also passionate about helping people (a dedicated philanthropist). She started the 1954 Equity Project to support young leaders. In this project, she gives resources, mentorship, and tools to underrepresented minorities so they can do well in higher education. Before working at Johns Hopkins University, Osefo was in charge of Family and Community Engagement for a program by Pres. Obama called DC Promise Neighborhood, which aimed to reduce poverty.

Wendy Osefo Awards and Honors

Osefo has received several notable awards and honors for her outstanding contributions. In the year 2018, she was recognized as a Black Women in Media honoree for her impactful work in TV and media. Her alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, awarded her the Outstanding Graduate Award in the year 2017.

Osefo was also named among the 12 Pan African Women to Watch by Face2Face Africa in the same year. Adding to her accolades, The Johns Hopkins University has honored Osefo with the Distinguished Recent Alumni Award, and she was included in the 2017 40 Under 40 class by the Baltimore Business Journal. Osefo also proudly holds the Diversity Recognition Award, and The Baltimore Sun acknowledged her as among the 25 Women to Watch.

Wendy Osefo The Real Housewives of Potomac Sn 8

Osefo is one of the main cast members of the 8th season of the reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Potomac”. The season premiered on November 5, 2023, on Bravo TV. She has been with the show as a main cast member since season 5.

This season, Osefo is starting something new that brings together her interests in mental health, politics, and interesting conversations. However, things are a bit tough because she’s not getting along with Robyn Dixon and Gizelle Bryant. To make it more challenging, a new housewife named Nneka Ihim is not getting on well with her. The show “The Real Housewives of Potomac” follows a group of rich women who are part of an exclusive society.

Below is the list of the other cast members who appear in the 8th season of “RHOP”;

  1. Gizelle Bryant
  2. Karen Huger
  3. Ashley Darby
  4. Robyn Dixon
  5. Candiace Dillard Bassett
  6. Mia Thornton
  7. Nneka Ihim
  8. Charrisse Jackson-Jordan – recurring “friend”
  9. Jacqueline Blake – recurring guest
  10. Keiana Stewart – recurring “friend”

Wendy Osefo Book

As an author, Osefo has written a book titled “Tears of My Mother”. The book was published in the year 2022 by the Simon and Schuster imprint. “Tears of My Mother” talks about Osefo’s mother’s culture, immigrant experience, ambition, and ambition.

Wendy Osefo Candle Line

Osefo really likes interior design, and that passion led her to create her own line of home essentials called “ONYI Home Essentials”. There she also sells luxury candles.

Wendy Osefo Plastic Surgery

In the year 2021, during season 6 of “The Real Housewives of Potomac”, Osefo revealed to the public that she had undergone only 2 procedures on her body. These procedures are breast augmentation (boob job) and a Brazilian butt lift. However, there are rumors that she also underwent the nose job procedure.

Wendy Osefo Feud

On the show, RHOP, Osefo has had a feud with her fellow cast, Mia Thornton. They had a big fight in their 1st episode with the show (season 6 episode 1). Their feud has kept getting worse — in season 7, Thornton threw a whole martini glass into Osefo’s face.

Wendy Osefo House

Osefo once showcased her house to her RHOP fans. Click HERE to watch a video of her showing her home.

Wendy Osefo Website

Osefo owns a website, where she updates her portfolio and sells her “ONYI Home Essentials” products. To crawl through the website, click HERE.

Wendy Osefo Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 644K followers on Instagram.

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