Meet the Parents of Arsenal's Starboy Bukayo Saka: Yomi Saka and Adenike Saka

Meet the Parents of Arsenal's Starboy Bukayo Saka: Yomi Saka and Adenike Saka

Felix Yim 03/03/2024
Meet the Parents of Arsenal's Starboy Bukayo Saka: Yomi Saka and Adenike Saka

Bukayo Saka is one of the best football players in the Premier League. His parents have played a crucial role in his success.

Saka was born on September 5, 2001. He has quickly emerged as a football sensation, playing as a right winger for Arsenal and the England national team. Saka has also played as a left back, left midfielder, and left winger. Saka is versatile and has a strong football IQ. 

Renowned as one of the world's best wingers in the world, Saka has spent his entire first-team club career with Arsenal, earning numerous accolades such as an FA Cup and two FA Community Shields. Bukayo Saka was Arsenal's best Player of the Season in the 2020–21 and 2021–22 seasons.

Arsenal's Starboy Origins: Where is Bukayo Saka Originally From?


Bukayo Saka's deep connection to Nigeria is rooted in his parents, Adenike and Yomi Saka, who hail from the Yoruba ethnic group. Economic migrants seeking better opportunities, they moved to Ealing, South London, in the 1990s. Recent images circulating on social media depict Saka's visit to his grandparents in Oro, Kwara State, reflecting his strong ties to his Nigerian roots.

What's the Meaning Behind Bukayo? Understanding Saka's Personality

The name "Bukayo" holds significant meaning, translating to 'adds to happiness' in Yoruba.

Reflecting this meaning, Saka is known for his jolly and friendly personality, endearing him to teammates and fans alike. Despite his fame and wealth, he remains humble, a trait attributed to his strong Christian upbringing.

Faith and Humility: Bukayo Saka's Commitment to Christianity

Raised in a devout Christian family, Saka's parents instilled strong religious values in him.

Attending Edward Betham Church of England Primary School, Saka's commitment to Christianity is evident in his daily reading of the Bible, a cherished gift from his father. In an interview with British GQ, he emphasized the profound impact of his father's inspiration on his football journey.

Adenike Saka: A Professional and Dedicated Mother

Adenike Saka, a chartered accountant, pursued her high school education at Mayflower Secondary School in Lagos before studying veterinary medicine at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

After relocating to London, she obtained a diploma in accounting from the University of West London. Adenike has held roles as a project accountant - SMIP at O2 and contributed to Telefonica’s Smart Metering and Implementation program.

Yomi Saka: A Proud Father & Businessman Inspiring Bukayo's Journey

Bukayo Saka's father, Yomi Saka, maintains a low profile as a businessman with Nigerian roots and Yoruba ethnicity. Residing in Harling, United Kingdom, little is known about him publicly. However, his influence on Saka's football career is evident, serving as a source of inspiration and guidance.

Saka is a Committed Person: Loyal to Arsenal and his Girlfriend

Bukayo has spent his entire career in his boyhood club Arsenal. He took his team to the next level by helping them compete for the Premier League each season.

Arsenal's starboy is not only faithful to Arsenal but also towards his girlfriend. He is not only world-class on the pitch but also off the pitch.

Tolami Benson is the girlfriend of Bukayo Saka. She is an English model and social media influencer.  The pair reportedly started dating in 2020.

Bukayo Saka Has Strong Ties with his Siblings and other Family Members


Saka is the youngest of two siblings, with an older brother, Abayomi Saka, who pursued football at a young age, playing for Watford in his teenage years. Opting for higher education, Abayomi obtained a degree and is currently pursuing a professional career. The Saka family, including parents Adenike and Yomi, remains united in their Christian faith, praying daily for Bukayo's continued success.

Described as committed Christians by neighbors and family friends, Adenike and Yomi Saka's enduring marriage has been a pillar of support for their children. Living in Hertfordshire, London, the family shares a strong bond, with daily prayers for Bukayo's success echoing through their household.

As he continues to win more titles with Arsenal, Saka's journey is not just a testament to his individual prowess but also a reflection of the unwavering support and values instilled by his loving parents.

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Felix Yim

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Felix is the founder of Society of Speed, an automotive journal covering the unique lifestyle of supercar owners. Alongside automotive journalism, Felix recently graduated from university with a finance degree and enjoys helping students and other young founders grow their projects. 

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