Meet Nigerian identical twin sisters who are both pastors.

Two sisters Florence Taiwo Olawoyin and Eunice Kehinde Adeniran are 55 year olds who share much more than being born as identical twins. Just like any other identical twins, they left no stone unturned to live their lives,

some of their identical life indicates that they share almost everything together. They reportedly got married on the same day, gave birth on the same day and founded a church, where they and their husbands are all pastors.

They have been inseparable from birth and currently live in the same compound with their respective families in Ibadan in south-western Nigeria.

We had lots of disagreements growing up, especially on house chores, but we didn’t allow a third party to settle our disputes, not even our parents,” said Ms Olawoyin, the older of the two.

In Yoruba culture, twins are always named Taiwo, which means “first”, and Kehinde, which means “last”.

However, although Kehinde was the second to be born, she is considered the older, or more senior, of the two.

This is because the Yoruba believe the first born is always sent into the world first as a scout – to make sure it’s safe for the second twin to follow.

“While in high school, whenever each of us was to be punished for an offence, we shared the strokes of cane equally,” said Ms Adeniran with a twinkle in her eye.

Sharing strokes of the cane was not the only mischief the identical twins engaged in, as they also wrote class tests for each other without their teachers noticing.

Taiwo and Kehinde on their wedding day
Their husbands say there was a consensus that both families to live together

Though they won’t say whether it was planned, they both gave birth on the same day, in the same hospital. Ms Olawoyin to a boy, Ms Adeniran to a girl.

Of course, the children were christened on the same day.

“Whenever either of us was not at home, the other breastfed both babies,” Ms Olawoyin said.

The children, Adeniran Adesola and David Olawoyin – now adults, told the BBC that they still mistook their mothers, especially when they spoke over the phone.

source: BBC

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