•Dazzles In Over N30 Million Diamond Jewellery
•How She Travelled Round The World To Shop
Billionaire oil magnate, Hajia Bola Shagaya has been more than happy in the past few weeks as she swayed into the Diamond club in style. The woman of style turned 60 precisely on the 10th of October, 2019. She had a very loud celebration which started with special prayers at her palatial mansion in Abuja on Thursday, 10th and the grand finale which was more like a birthday dinner was on Saturday, October 12th at the prestigious Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites. It takes only a money bag to stage such event at that grand venue.
It was an event that had all the trappings of the high society. It was a show of class, status, money and affluence as topnotch dignitaries from all walks of life stormed the birthday party.Many of those who are privy of her birthday before the d- day all scampered to get an invitation because it was a strictly by invitation shindig.It was a very classy event which was not short of funds.
It is only Hajia Shagaya that can pull this people together because she has maintained her societal status and has further put herself on a high pedestal by locking down Lagos with her 60th birthday.We can’t forget in a hurry how she has been staging money spilling events back to back. Hajia Bola Shagaya scored another high point for her 60th birthday and so gracefully aged that she made bold statements of all her outfits and accessories. Even from all her photoshoots from Lagos to Abuja to London, you can be sure it must have cost a fortune.Hardly will you see her repeating her most choice accessories, Diamonds and this was put to bear at her birthday. She wore different types of diamonds for different outfits and complemented it with expensive designer shoes from top designers stores across the country. She travelled to many different countries to shop for her glamorous look for her birthday, it was gathered that she went on a shopping spree in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, London, Switzerland and the likes to get all her choiced outfits..Her birthday must have gulped millions of naira and her diamond will not be less than 30million naira owning to its different shapes, sizes and types.
Her birthday brought together a mix of top celebrity women who have not gathered together in one place in recent times, why? because Hajia Bola Shagaya is a lover of most of her friends and supports them at any time. There are also big men who stormed the birthday party to honour Hajia Bola Shagaya. She also has many friends across all geopolitical zones. Hajia Bola Shagaya has been on the social radar for over 30 years and she has remained a formidable force within the corridors of power much more that they conferred on her, Member of the order of Nigeria, MON. Known for her impeccable style, Hajia Bola Shagaya does not do things in half measures. Her love for exquisite fabrics have not withered. she has a huge rich collection of luxury jewelries, especially diamond which is her favourite. What do you expect from her kind of party? class, extreme opulence, extravagance, colour and most of all rich in all ramifications. Hajia Shagaya was elegantly dressed for her birthday rocking custom made dresses from top designers all over the world. Anytime Hajia Bola Shagaya steps out at events, what many people look out for is her neck to know the type of diamond she is wearing. Hardly will you see Hajia Bola Shagaya rerock her diamonds because she knows how she source for them from some countries who deal in high end luxury jewelry. At her birthday, her set of diamonds would have cost over 70 thousand dollars, because coloured diamonds are extremely rare and very expensive more than white diamonds. When someone like her is having an event, you can be sure her friends of her caliber will also storm the party, not only storming the party, they were seen with all luxury diamond pieces on their neck and ear which did most of the talking.
At 60, she has kept everything about herself intact and has proved beyond reasonable doubt that after hard work, Success is just around the corner.
Heralded as one of Nigeria’s richest renowned businesswomen, Hajia Bola Shagaya is pulling all the weight in all her business fronts. This has made her to conveniently run several businesses and succeed in all of them. She never mixes business with social outing, no wonder you don’t see her at all events but selected few where her like minds will gather. The CEO of Practoil, Bolmus International Limited has interests in several sectors, ranging from oil and gas, banking, cash crops export, real estate, fast-moving consumer goods (FCMG) and photography. She has been dubbed many times over as confidant of many Nigeria’s First Ladies and has been a recognizable figure in Nigeria’s corridors of power for decades because of her warm personality.
In a society where the role of women has been restricted traditionally, Hajia Bola Shagaya is a figure blazing the trail for African women in the male-dominated world of business. Her rise to affluence and power is not attributed to parental or marital influence but simply a determination to be different and succeed.
–TAYO FAJORIN OYEDIJI