It was a purple affairs event on Sunday 6th of September, 2020 at Oniru Palace, Victoria Island, Lagos, as Oba Omogbolahan Lawal, the 15th Oniru of Iru Kingdom, holds classy coronation party at his palace.
As expected, the event paraded who-is-who in the corridor of power, politicians of notes and society men and women of style came out en masse to honour the Lawal’s family.
Don’t forget that the Lawals has always been very powerful even before Oba Gbolahan Lawal became the king in Iruland.
Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan has always been very popular, relevant and highly influential. He was former APC Chieftain Asiwaju Jagaban ADC, he was former Commissioner for Housing and also Commissioner for Agriculture before he was asked to vie for Oniru Obaship
With strict Covid-19 restriction and measures, the Onirus shut down the Lagos social scene, as many celebrity women dazzle at the event, using the face shields, air doctors and nose masks. Of course, Eko for Show, as it is fondly called. Many of the face shields were not the regular ones, many of them also used the various fabrics to decorate their face shields.
Eko For Show you may say, Lagos society women surely have a way of adding glamour to any social gathering. They always start preparation early as soon as the invitation gets to them. The choice of shoes always complements fabrics.
Do you think looking good comes easily? “We plan ahead to stand out and make a fashion statement at owambe. Don’t also forget it is our first major come back to the social scene since the Covid-19 pandemic started, a popular Lagos socialite revealed.
Who are the celebrities who stole the show at Oniru’s party?
First on the list is the Oloori herself. She didn’t allow anyone steal the show at her party.
This pretty woman, engaged the service of top Nigeria celebrity to handle her look. She didn’t only step out as Oba Omogbolahan wife of over 20 years, she took charge as a Queen she is. Why won’t she? She’s been the rave of the moment since she became the Queen. Oloori Maryam looks at her party, will surely not be forgotten in a hurry.
What about Queen Aramide Sekinat Elegushi, fondly called “Queen Gushi”? This Lagos stylish queen has never been found wanting when it comes to rocking the best luxury collection. As expected, her choice of fabric was an exclusive HOH lace from Elsie fabrics in Lekki. She walked in majestically at a few minutes past 3 pm with her clique of friends who all rocked HOH, too.
Her choice of diamond was a purple and white rare stones.
One friend of Oloori Aramide who always made statement is Hajia Jumoke Animashaun, the daughter-in-law of Epe Prince. She was spotted rocking a limited edition of HOH purple velvet, mixed with gold. She complements it with 18-carat gold.
What about Haija Airat Ajibona who runs a lingerie store in Lagos? She also plays big in automobiles.
Mrs. Jumoke Odofin, Mrs. Biola Dada also had no hidden place, as they all dazzled throughout the event.
When it comes to making head turns at any Owambe, Dr. Folasade Noimot Okoya, the wife of Aare of Lagos surely got a pass mark. Her well-built body and her lovely shape, always make people admire her.
For the Oniru’s coronation, her luxury purple damask attire was beautifully transformed to fit her body frame. Her choice of diamond was a rare collection of white and purple diamonds, matched with a limited edition of Tom-Ford purple purse.
Have you seen Lagos First Lady, Dr. Joke Sanwo-Olu of late? She has not only added a bit of flesh, she has also stepped up her fashion game. She was the cynosure of all eyes at the Oniru’s party.
So also is Erelu Abiola Dosumu. Her love for luxury white full regalia is always the talk of the town. Her traditional “Iyun bead” complement her white peep-toe luxury shoes.
Give it to Mrs. Doyin Ojora. Despite being so young, she has carved a niche for herself when it comes to looking gorgeous at any owambe. She has top young celebrities at her table as a guest. Bisola Adejumo, the pretty daughter of Alhaja Wosilat Okoya was among many sighted at her table.
When Princess Dr. Toyin Kolade walked in, looking regal in whites, many couldn’t help but admire her choice of white fabrics, and white headgear mixed with coral bead and 18-carat gold. Her silver shoe matched her purse. She sources for best white lace from Kubis fabrics, while “Tolito” designed it into iro & blouse.
This gist isn’t complete until we tell you about Hajia Yetunde Balogun, Nikkycoverings, Lores Couture, Latifah of Tiffany Fabrics. Their table was a point of attraction to many super-rich big babes.
While many watched their fabrics, some couldn’t but love their choice of 18-carat gold.
When Oloori Folany Animashaun, Oloori Barakat, Akamo, Oloori Mosunmola Gbobi-Sabe, Yeye Asabi Saranda, Alhaja Kuburat Akube, Bisola Munis, Mrs. Tayo Fakorede, Mrs. Masidat Kassim, Mrs. Akerele APC Chieftain, Hon. Jumoke Molade-Okoya, Bimbo Ipaye stepped into the hall, they all made many tongues wag. They are known to have a high fashion sense and for the Oniru’s event, they didn’t disappoint many with their fashion statements among many others.
– Abiola Orisile