Ikeja, the capital of Lagos was totally locked down as Mrs. Funmilayo Banire rolled out the drums on the occasion of her 50th birthday celebrations few days ago.
Family, friends and well wishers all came to jollificate with the celebrant on her Golden Jubilee achievement.
City People’s Reporter, FEMI FABUNMI, attended the classy event and now brings you exclusive gist.
Family, friends and well wishers besieged the Ikeja GRA home of the Banire’s on Friday May 12th to join the celebrant in praising and praying to God for sparing the life of an engma at 50 Muslim clerics were on ground to offer prayers and word of encouragements to the celebrant.
Guests were treated to sumptous meals and assorted drinks.
The pre-birthday event could possibly pass as the real event because a lot of planning went into it.
RECEPTION TOOK PLACE AT RENNAISANCE HOTEL THE FOLLOWING DAY
The event hall inside the beautiful Rennaisance Hotel GRA, Ikeja was filled to capacity as the creme de la creme of the society came to jollificate with Mrs. Funmilayo Banire on her Golden Jubilee occasion.
CELEBRANT’S GRAND ENTRY
At exactly 7:30pm the celebrant who was clad in a beautiful green gown and a black shoe to match came in the company of her lawyer husband and they danced beautifully well from one table to another exchanging pleasantries with guests.
PS-100 PLANNED THE EVENT
Mrs. Funmilayo Banire’s birthday party was very well packaged and planned, courtesy of PS-100 event planning company. Logistics, gifts and food were on point.
…AND THE ANCHOR WAS TEE A
Popular stand-up comedian, Tunde Adewale famously known as Tee-A anchored the classy event and he did deliver very well.
His usage of sarcasm to pass message across and stage management was highly commendable.
OGUN GOVERNOR IBIKUNLE AMOSUN ABLY REPRESENTED
Although Governor Ibikunle Amosun had other engagements hence he delegated his Deputy, Mrs. Yemi Onanuga to represent him.
ONDO STATE GOVERNOR SHOWED LOVE
Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State does not attend functions all the time, but he spared out hours out of tight schedule to celebrate with the Banires. He came in company of his beautiful wife Ibironke.
ALHAJI ADEGUNWA TOO
Popular Lagos industrialist, Alhaji Adegunwa was one of the early callers at the event. He stayed till the end of it.
TOYIN OKEOWO CHAIRED THE EVENT
The CEO of Metropolitan Motors, Chief Toyin Okeowo was the event Chairman and he delivered a wonderful speech. He also supervised the cutting of the cake.
NGO BENEFICIARIES SHARE GREAT TESTIMONIES
In case you don’t know the celebrant Funmilayo Jemilat Banire runs an NGO Rhesus solution initiative and what they do is create healthcare awareness and also help proffer solutions to matters that concern pregnant and nursing mothers.
Both male and female beneficiaries of this scheme were projected on a big screen saying how they have benefitted immensely from it one way or the other.
NO UNIFORM ASO-EBI
The celebrant did well not to impose a particular material on guest as everyone wore what looked good on them.
…AND GREEN IS THE COLOUR
The celebrant didn’t impose any particular material on the guest but chose the green as the preferable colour. Almost every guest wore green and this made the event centre look so colourful.
AND SENATOR MUSILIU OBANIKORO SHOWED UP
Former Lagos State PDP Governorship aspirant and APC new convert Musiliu Obanikoro attended the event.
He said he now feels free to relate with APC and any event that concerns them as the party’s newest member.
JUNIOR BANIRE’S TRIBUTE TO MUM
Dr. Muiz Banire’s look alike first son, Junior Banire flew down from abroad just to be a part of his mum’s birthday celebration. He had lofty things to say about his mum.
…CELEBRANT’S HUBBY TOO
Dr. Muiz Banire was full of praises for his wife. He said she has been very supportive from day one that they got married. He posited that his wife’s prayers and words of encouragement has continued to push him to greater heights.
ABOUT GOVERNOR AJIMOBI’S JOKES
He brisked in very late to the event and attributed his presence to his wife who mandated him to attend.
As soon as he was introduced he grabbed the microphone and cracked jokes that got everyone laughing inclcuding the comedian MC who anchored the event.
GUEST SERVED THEMSELVES
Guests were treated to a buffet at Mrs. Funmilayo Banire’s birthday party. All kinds of food, confectioneries chocolate and assorted fruits and drinks were strategically placed on tables at the corridor of the Rennaisance event hall. Guests queued in an orderly manner to get a feel of the meal.
Yemi Onanuga, Musiliu Obanikoro, Toba Okenla, Senator Ajimobi, Ibironke Ajimobi, Madam Banke, Otunba Toba Okenla, Alhaji Owoyemi, Dr. Leke Pitan, Barrister Taiwo, Chief Toyin Okeowo, Alhaja Hadija, Kunle Adegoke, Dr. Muhammad Saheed, Alhaji Lukman Bamigbade Akeem Kosoko.