On Saturday 27th January, celebrities stormed Ado Ekiti for the 70th Birthday celebration of Mrs. Ebunolorun Elizabeth Badmos, mother of a Lagos socialite, Olori Joke Ojo and the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmus, at the ACC Hall, Oke Oniyo Ekiti. City People’s Adeola Shittu was there to bring you the full gist. Enjoy.
HOW P-SQUARE EVENT PLANNER TRANSFORMED ACC HALL
The venue of the 70th birthday of Mrs Ebunolorun Elizabeth Badmos was the newly commissioned event center at Oke-Oniyo, Ado Ekiti and give it to Akure fast-rising event planner, P-Square Event Planner, owned by Mr Olayinka Michael, she transformed the hall with white, silver and fuchsia- pink decor, while gold was used to write 70th at the celebrator’s special stage. The fact that the celebrator was an event planner and a decorator added more aesthetics to the decor.
THE CELEBRATOR’S YOUTHFUL LOOK
Talk of one top socialite in the social and political circles in Ado Ekiti, the celebrator’s name will be mentioned. Give it to the makeup that transformed the celebrator’s look as Mrs Ebunolorun Elizabeth Badmos was not looking 70 in her white lace Iro and Buba before she changed into a long colour dress. She attributed the secret of her beauty to God and her late husband, Hon. Oluwole Badmos. She said she would have been more happy if her late husband was to be alive to witness the birthday gig. But in all, she gave God all the glory. She was ushered into the venue by her 2 sons, Mr. Martins Oluwole Badmos and LT. Deji Badmos.
5 MINUTES PRAISE/ WORSHIP OF GOD
The event which kicked off at 1pm, saw Lady Evangelist Jegede, who led the 5 minutes praise and worship service to celebrate God in the life of Mrs. Ebunolorun Elizabeth Badmos, while the Rev. Father Odeyemi led the opening prayer.
CELEBRATOR’S FRIENDS CAME IN LARGE NUMBER
The celebrator was overwhelmed by the presence of her friends, who came to grace the occasion. Most of her childhood friends present included: Chief (Mrs) Grace Arabisala, Chief (Mrs) Monisola Adeniran, Chief (Mrs) Modupe Orubuloye, Chief (Mrs.) Bisi Fadairo, the Yeye Bobajiro of Efon Alaye, Chief (Mrs). Wuraola Owolabi, Chief (Mrs.) Funke Odunlade, Alhaja Olaseyi, Mrs Ogundare, Mrs Ola Osundare, Alhaja Olatunji, Hon Justice and Mrs. Olusegun Ogunyemi, Mrs. Moji OLarinmoye, Chief (Mrs.) Adeniran, Mrs. Oso, Mrs Arogunade, Mrs. Dorcas Omoniyi, Mrs Akawamide, Mrs. Folake Faleye, among others.
NO FEWER THAN 20 CELEBRITY POLICE PERSONNEL CAME
The celebrator’s 2nd daughter is the PPRO of Lagos State and that influenced a large presence of many policewomen,who stormed Ado Ekiti for the birthday celebration of Mrs Ebunolorun Badmos. They include SP. Tokunbo, SP Margaret Ayodele Cole (A/O CP X Squad Lagos State Police Command), Kemi Adewoyin, SP Vicky Mulero (SOS Lagos state), ASP Omolola Opeifa (PA to CP) a host of others.
NOLLYWOOD STARS STORM EKITI
The report on the 70th birthday bash of Mrs. Ebunolorun Elizabeth Badmos would not be complete without mentioning the presence of Nollywood stars such as Funke Akindele-Bello, who dazzeled her fans at the party. Others are pretty Bimbo Thomas, Adewale Esho, Mr Lanre Balogun and Mr. Thompson, while Yomi Fabiyi anchored the event.
MAMA’S SIBLINGS AND IN-LAW HONOUR HER
The family of Ibitoso from Osun Ekiti and the Badmos from Ado Ekiti all gathered to celebrate an Icon at 70th. Present were Mrs. Emiola Apeke Oluwole, Oloori Adebimpe, Mrs Ibitoso-Ayo, Chief and Chief (Mrs.) Bosede and Banji Ojo and Alhaji Olaoseni among others.
Mama’s sons in-law led by Engr. Funso Ojo, SP. Abdul Abubakar, Capt. Saidi Ajose and Prince Kunle Aladejana were all present and supportive to ensure that Mama’s birthday was a success. Abimbola Badmus, Mama’s daughter in-law was also supportive.
DOLAPO, HER SIBLINGS ARE PERFECT HOSTS
Dolapo, who was the chief host at her Mum’s 70th birthday, arrived late to the venue, but before her arrival, her siblings had taken charge, serving guests, but immediately she came, she took over to ensure everyone was well catered for.
LAGOS BIG BOYS STORM ADO EKITI
No fewer than 50 Lagos big boys led by the Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. SOS Agunbiade, Engr. Omotoso, Babatunde Borokini, Major Akinpelu ( Publisher Global Excellent), Lukaman Fowotade, Adisa Oris, Biodun Ejigbadero, Biodun Tolani, Alhaji Lukman (CEO L&k group), Otunba Femi Falade, Alhaji Olanrewaju Mohammed, Hon Dipo Okeyomi aka Carry go ( Security consultant to the Governor of State of Osun), Hon Kazeem Ogunsakin, Chief Kayode Ojo (Ekiti APC’s aspirant) among others. Also present are members of Abe Anu led by Mr. Wale Balogun, Mr. Tunde Owotade, Mr Banji and Mr. Kayode Olutan.
DOLAPO’S FRIENDS FLY IN FROM THE UK
This Lagos big babe, the PPRO of Police Lagos Command, needs no introduction among Lagos socialites and despite the distance, some Lagos celebrities made it to Ekiti. Among them was Ebony Queen, who flew in from UK, Chief (Mrs) Ranti Koiki, Mrs. Yetunde Fuwa, Mrs. Yinka Babayale-Jaji. Others were: Mrs. Oke Folashade Olanike, Mrs. Alayerogun Kehinde, Mrs. Tolu Ogidan, Mrs. Prica V. Maurice, Bukola Akingbade, Mrs. Adetola Onamade, Mrs Bunmi Yusuf and Mrs. Durojiaye Olamide.
CRIME EDITORS NOT LEFT OUT
Despite that it was a police personnel’s party, no fewer that 20 editors both of print and electronic media came to celebrate with Dolapo as her mum marked 70 years on earth. They also presented gift to the celebrator before they left.
LAGOS-BASED TV, MURHI INTERNATIONAL GROUP TOO
Other media gurus who witnessed the 70th birthday of Mrs Ebunolorun Elizabeth Badmos, was the MITV topshots led by Alhaji Adekunle Gbadeyanka, Executive Director Murhi International group, Alhaji Tunde Okunola, G.M. MITV and Alhaji Issa Busari, CEO Advanced Electrical Coy Ltd.
EKITI CELEBRITIES CAME TO HONOUR MAMA
The Celebrator, who is a teacher, business woman, community leader and socilite in and outside Ekiti played host to many politicians from the PDP and APC who were in attendance. Her Excellency, Yeye Oba Bolatito Alabi, wife of Ekiti State former deputy governor and President, National Council (NCWS) Ekiti State Chapter, Regent Omotunde Adelabu, Mr. Gbenga, Chief Securiy Officer to Gov. Ayodele Fayose, Hon (Mrs) Funmilayo Oguns, Ekiti State Commissioner for Works and Transports, Hon (Mrs Eniola Ajayi,) former commissioner and ambassadorial nomine came with her husband, Sir and Erelu Yomi Longe, Mr and Mrs Remi Ajidahnn, Mrs. Funso Aduloju, Chief (Mrs) Yemi Afolabi, PDP Ekiti State woman leader, Hon. Musa Arogundade, Ekiti lawmaker, Prince Bolarinwa, Vice Chairman, Ado Local Government Area, among others.
MEET THE CELEBRATOR’s 6 CHILDREN
Mrs. Ebunolorun Elizabeth Badmos, marriage is blessed with 6 successful children led by the Olori Ebi, Oloori Joke Ojo, who is married to Engr. Prince Funso Ojo, followed by the PPRO Lagos Command, Dolapo Opeyemi Abubakar Giwa, who is married to officer Abdulkarim Abubakar, Mrs Lara Ajose is married to Capt. Saidi Ajose, Oloori (Barr. ) Eniola Aladejana married to Prince Adekunle Aladejana from Iworoko Ekiti, while the first son, Martin Oluwole Badmos, is married to Abimbola and the baby of the house is LT. Deji Badmos.
BETWEEN DOLAPO AND DEJI BADMOS
For those who don’t know, Lagos PPRO, Dolapo Badmos, is not the only officer in her family, the baby of the house, Lt. Deji Badmos is also an Army officer. They poured encomia on their mummy as both paid her, official compliment.
OBA ALAWOROKO EKITI REPRESENTED
Oba Babatola Aladejana, Alaworoko of Iworoko Ekiti, is one of the celebrator’s in-law, but Kabiyesi could not make it to the venue, but was ably represented by his Oloori, Victoria Adefunke Aladejana, who came with two other Olooris who are Oloori, Obanla of Ijesha Isu Ekiti and Oloori Ajagun of Ilu Omoba, Ekiti.
WHO DOES WHAT
The well-organised and planned 70th birthday of Mrs. Ebunolorun Badmos saw a popular musician, St. Janet, on the bandstand. P-square event planner provided Small Chop, cocktail, desert by Chapman and the VIP food. Other caterers were; TK catering service and Top Chef Restruant, own by Mrs Dieko Adetosoye, that were in charge of Amala