•Details Of The Classy Wedding In ABEOKUTA
It was fun and merriment on the 31st March 2018 when Olamilekan and Olawunmi tied the nuptial knot in Abeokuta. The wedding took place at St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Obantoko, Abeokuta, before the newlywed and guests converged at the Providence Event Center for the wedding reception. The crème de la crème of the society, engineers, royal fathers and many important personalities attended the glamorous event.
City People’s Reporter, FEMI FABUNMI, attended and now reports.
WHITE WEDDING AT ST MICHAEL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
The solemnization of Holy Matrimony between Olawunmi Abike and Olalekan Olaniyi was held at the St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Obantoko, Abeokuta. The officiating minister Rt. Rev. E.O. Fakunle advised the couple to be eachother’s friend and not to allow third party interference. After the sermon, the couple and both parents proceeded to sign the marriage register after which certificates were presented to the couple.
ABOUT PROVIDENCE EVENT CENTER
Newly built 1250-sitting capacity Providence Event Center is one of the biggest event centers in Abeokuta.The decoration , sitting arrangements and lighting were top notch, guests had a field day winning and dinning at Olawunmi and Lekan’s wedding reception party.
MC NDA OPENED THE FLOOR
As soon as guests started arriving the Providence Event Center after the white wedding at St Michael’s Anglican church, popular Ogun State based Masters of Ceremonies and television presenter Nurudeen Adekunle MC NDA opened the floor with rib cracking jokes, he put guests in the mood for the wedding party reception.
COUPLE’S GRAND ENTRY
The fireworks and choice of music that preceded, Olawunmi and Olamilekan’s entry was simply mind boggling. Their superlative dance steps earned them applause and standing ovation from invited guests who cheered on as the couple approached their corner.
COLOUR GREEN &WHITE ALL THE WAY
The entire providence event center looked so colourful, beautiful and greenish, women rocked Olawunmi and Olalekan’s wedding reception with green lace and green head gear, whilst men rocked white attire with green cap to match.
THE OJORAS MADE IT IN TIME
Otunba Adekunle Ojora and his lovable wife Erelu Ojuolape came in just in time for the ceremony. The business mogul was one of the early callers at church. Other members of the Ojora family Prince & Mrs. Peju Ojora and other members of the family were also present.
ALHAJI WASIU MAJEKODUNMI SHOWED LOVE
Majek Kembo and his amiable wife the proprietress of pear tree group of schools also attended church service. They were also present at Providence Event Center for the wedding reception.
MEET BRIDE’S PARENT
Ogun State based contractor and socialite Chief Afolabi Sodunke rocked white agbada with black cap and he was looking dashing in it. His wife Lady Evangelist Abiola Sodunke wore skye blue iro and buba and she looked good and beautiful.
BRIDE’S MUM WAS UP AND RUNNING
If one didn’t look well she would have passed for bride’s aunt. Lady Evangelist Abiola Sodunke was moving from one table to another ensuring that invited guests were properly taken care of.
MEET GROOM’S PARENT CHIEF
Chief Josiah and lady Evangelist Bolanle Oke are Olalakan’s parent, Lady Evangelist Bolanle Oke rocked green iro and buba whilst Chief Josiah rocked white lace.
WITTY JAMES ENVOGUE PLANNED
Ogun State based event planning outfit witty Jammes Envogue did a yeoman’s job as the wedding party was close to being perfect. The wedding party was properly packaged, the logistics and planning put forward was really top notch. CEO of Witty Jammes Envogue, Wole Akinpelu was on ground since the day of the traditional wedding to ensure that event logistics was properly handled.
ZION BABES OUTFIT HANDLED EVENT USHERING
Abeokuta based Zion Babes Ushering outfit brought beautiful damsels and they performed fantastically well. The ladies ushered guests to their seats and moved from one table to another ensuring that everyone was properly taken care of CEO of Zion Babes Damilola Jacob was also on ground to supervise and dish out instructions to her girls.
ABOUT THE CHAIRMAN’S SPEECH
Professor Kunle Oloyede was the chairman of the day and he addressed the newly wed. In his speech; he advised the couple to be united in whatever they would be doing together. He urged them to always settle their differences under 24 hours and not to allow 3rd party interference in settling their differences.
FATHER AND DAUGHTER DANCED
Chief Afolabi Sodunke and his daughter, the bride Olawunmi jumped on the dance floor and it for few minutes. Bride’s father showed the stuff he is made of as he gave a good account of himself.His steps were mixture of old and new movement, meanwhile the bride also wowed guests.
MOTHER AND SON TOO
Just as father and daughter’s dance was over MC NDA beckoned on the groom and the mum and they also gave a good account of themselves.
BALOGUN OF EGBALAND SHOWED LOVE
The Balogun of Egbaland, Alhaji Sikirulai Atobatele who is a business partner of bride’s father Chief Sodunke graced the occasion in company of wife Chief Veronica Atobatele. He was seen dancing and spraying crispy notes to the newly wedded couple.
SSP AND WIFE SAMMY GRACED THE TWO EVENTS
When Sir Shina Peters was sighted at the events everyone thought he came to serenade invited guests. Events that unfolded much later at the events showed that Shina Peters is chief Sodunke’s cousin brother and he came to felicitate with him. He and wife Sammy attended both the traditional and white wedding. SSP was seen moving from one end of the hall to another all in a bid to ensure all was well.
ALHAJA ADENRELE ADESINA TOO
Chief Sodunke’s immediate younger sister Alhaja Adenrele Adesina came in company of friends, Alhaji Lamina and wife Tawa Ojugbele, Adetutu Omidele, Egbe Aduke Peters, Sheri Olarenwaju (chicago) Alhaja Toyosi and Sheri Martins they all made their presence felt at the occasion. Alhaji Rilwan, Adeyinka Layode, Mrs. Idera Oshunusi and Mrs. Shakirat Tiamiyu from Badagry also showed up.
CASH MADAM SON MT SHONE LIKE A MILLION STARS
One of the sons of society woman cash madam, Mutiu Adebowale Road Construction Engineer, immediate past President of Abeokuta Sports Club and Chief Sodunke’s business associate was on ground and he rendered the opening praying at the wedding reception. He sprayed crispy naira notes to the newly wed and also offered pieces of advice to the couple.
THE OLUKOTUNS WAS PRESENT TOO
The Olukotun family from Owu where the bride’s mother is from, came in large numbers to felicitate. Elder Sunday Olukotun, his beautiful wife, Bose and eldest son Oluwarotimi also graced the occasion. Mrs. Fawole and her United States based son Jide Fawole flew in from America for the purpose of the wedding, while Pastor Layiwola Olukotun came in from UK. Mrs. Funmilayo Sodiya and husband Bode Sodiya were present.
MOSHOOD AKINYELE FLEW IN FROM THE STATE
Alhaji Akinye popularly known as AMERICO flew in from America for the wedding. He is a long time friend of the bride’s father Chief Sodunke. The friendship which have spanned over 55 years started way back in primary school. Alhaji Akinyele came in company of wife and they were big pillar of support to the Sodunke family.
T’DREAM SERVED DELICACIES
T’Dream Catering Services was on ground with hardworking servers and they did wonderfully well. Varieties of intercontinental and local delicacies were served to guests on request. Report has it that all the meal served at the party were tasty.
MEGABYTE SERVED AMALA
Ogun State catering outlet Megabyte foods served delicious Amala with ewedu and gbegiri soup. Some guests specifically demanded for Amala and megabyte did them the honours. Meanwhile Iyalati Olofada from Itoko was available and she dished out quality ofada rice to guests on requests too.
HALAGA CATERING SERVICE TOO
Ogun State based Catering Service and Official Caterer of Egba Chiefs Halaga Catering Outfit was on ground and did the needful. The CEO Mrs. Adewole Balikis supervised her staffers and ensured no stone was left unturned in service delivery.
YEMSITE CATERING SERVICE DISHED OUT CHINESE MENU
Lagos based Catering Company, Yemsite Catering Service dished out varieties of chinese food at the event. Many invited guests requested for foreign food and they were at their service. The CEO Yemisi Moiett supervised.
ANGLE’S CHOPS BROUGHT FRESH FRUITS
In order to ensure guests had a fantastic time, Angle’s chops also served fresh fruits. Guests were made to eat varieties of fruits just after food were served.
EBENEZER OBEY THRILLED GUESTS
Known for his expertise on the musical lane, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey thrilled guests with his melodious tunes. He sang for many hours at the reception creating a big impression that he can still deliver even at the ripe age of 76. The MC jokingly announced that Ebenezer Obey was 2 days away from his 76th birthday celebration and that he gave the couple and guests birthday gift because of his top notch delivery of songs. Not many know that the brides’s father is a big fan of Ebenezer Obey.
DOUBLE DISC JOCKEYS
Two disk jockeys were on ground to compliment Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey’s songs. Their choice of songs and delivery level were top notch.
Cornerstone Bouncers Added Swag To Security
These bouncers did not only show face fully kitted up, they came with well fed robust sniffer dogs. It was a one bouncer per dog affair and they maintained strategic positions at the event and coordinated it well. Gate crashers and touts were kept far off because of the presence of heavily built bouncers and sniffer dogs.The whole arrangement was well coordinated by Hon. Shina Aronyehu, latest security consultant in town.
A lot of Egba high chiefs attended the wedding. Some of them include, Chief Ayinde Maxwel Ayinla, Chief & Mrs. Seriki Tosin Fadare, Chief Mrs. Ashabi Adewale, Adesina Apagun Samsondeen Awopeju and Co. Chief Alani Opaleye, Chief Kayode Amusan, Baba Adinni Tunji Ishola, Chief Niyi Adegbenro, Chief Alani Opaleye Sarafa Tunji Sola. Sikirulai Olatunde, Chief Deji Shoyebi, Olori Funmi Daramola Oniru were there. Also in attendance was Mr. & Mrs. Segun Okeowo, Mr Gboyega Okegbenro, Alhaja Gani Danjuma, Alhaja Supo, Otunba Peter Obafemi, Sheri Olanrewaju (Chicago), Demiji Falemi, Captain Wale Otunbanjo, Chief Duro Aikulola, Alhaji Supo & Mrs. Funmilayo Sowemimo, Chief Jide Odekunle, Mrs Foluwake Adeniyi Jones, Mrs. Ayo Julius, Barirster Bukola Fafowora, Princess Nike Opalemo, Seyi Ajose, Mrs. Victoria. Prof Hakeem Fahm Hon. Comm Lagos State, Bola Fahm (Assistant Comprtoller General of Custom) Mrs. Mercy Osegenwume.Ambassador Toyo Okanlawon, Lekan Olofinjana, Price Tunde Akanmo, Laja Awodele, Nusi, Alhaja Mufuli, Alhasan Soliu, Mrs. Olaitan Oshodi, Mrs. Stella Akerele, Andreas Soares, Titi Babatunde, Toyin Teslim, Mr. Kunle Abeshinbioke, Mrs. Idera Oshinusi, Hon. Comm. Bashorun Adebola, Yeye Tayelolu Adeife, Hon. Comm Afolabi Afuape.