Details Of Her Eko Hotel Party
On Sunday, August 6th, foremost billionaire, Lt Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, threw a classy 65th birthday for his wife, Senator Daisy Danjuma. The party witnessed a high influx of governors, celebrities, corporate titans and Military chiefs in the society. It was one party that threw the whole of Victoria Island and its environs into a happy mood to reflect the goodwill of Daisy Danjuma and her husband among the people. Well wishers flew in from different walks of life to celebrate the glorious life of the birthday girl, who is aging gracefully. The party also served as a payback time because of her goodwill. The classy shindig was held at the prestigious Eko Hotel convention centre, Victoria Island. City People’s Society Editor, TAYO FAJORIN OYEDIJI, was there and brings you gists from the party.
ABOUT THE CELEBRANT
Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma, the amiable wife of the foremost general, TY Danjuma, turned 65 and she never looked it. She opted for a simple, but expensive French tulle lace dress in emerald green and paired it up with her usual diamond chandelier-shaped earrings and rings. Married to Gen TY Danjuma for over 15 years, they both have a daughter together called Saraya. Daisy is a law graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with over 35 years of post-call to the Bar experience.
BEHOLD THE GENERAL OF ALL GENERALS
Gen TY Danjuma rarely throws parties, but when it comes to his delectable wife, he drops everything and gives her the best that she wants. Gen TY Danjuma is known to always dote on Sen Daisy Danjuma and never jokes with her. There is virtually no year, he does not celebrate her on account of her birthday and has flown her to choice destinations, most especially their second home, Mardilla in Spain to celebrate her.This 65th was also a grand one as he threw his heavy weight behind his wife and made sure she had a good time. He was at the party all through, eulogized and prayed for his wife. One of the side attractions at the party was that we never knew Gen TY Danjuma is a great dancer, he declared the party opened with couple’s dance where he had a special dance with his wife for many minutes.
GUESTS WHO SAT ON THE VVIP TABLE
At the party was a specially made table, which befits the kings and the queens, it was the very VVIP table where the host and her husband sat. They were joined by important personalities. Sighted at the table were: Gov of Ogun State, Sen Ibikunle Amosun and wife, Olufunsho, Dr Osagie Ehanire,representative of Nigerias first lady, Mrs Joy Mune, Fmr Gov Olusegun Osoba and wife Derin, Prof Akinkugbe, Forte Oil Petroleum boss, Femi Otedola,Oba Otudeko ,Tony Elumelu among others.
ABOUT SENATOR DAISY DANJUMA’S SIBLINGS
Daisy Danjuma has many siblings, who are doing great in their respective careers. They were also in support and stood by their sister all through her party, The siblings were led by Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of state for Health, who is the scion of the family, her other siblings are Iyayi, Edugie ,Andy, Yuwa and Isaiah with the in-laws: Eleanor, Ven. Falope, Mr Abebe, Gen Ty Danjuma, Dame Benedicta and Alh, Usman-Sami and many of their children.
FEMI OTEDOLA,SEGUN ONIRU AND MIKE INEGBESE PARTY TOGETHER
The trio of Forte Oil petroleum’s boss, Femi Otedola, Fmr Lagos Commissioner and Real Estate guru, Segun Oniru and Ineh Mic Motors’ boss, Mike Inegbese, were spotted together at the party. They enjoyed themselves from start to finish and display some dancing steps as well.
DO YOU KNOW TUNDE AYENI IS VERY CLOSE TO THE DANJUMAS?
Seeing Lagos billionaire,Tunde Ayeni, at the party was not a surprise because he shares a close friendship with the Danjuma families. Infact, so close is he to Gen TY Danjuma that Tunde was the one who stood in for him at the launch of Erelu Abiola Dosunmu’s books at her birthday recently and Tunde referred to Gen TY as his Chairman. He was at the party and pulled along other big boys too. He was, at a point, in a tete-a-tete with his friend of many years, an Abuja super rich big boy, Terry Waya. Danjuma is the Chairman of his telecoms company Ntel.
GOVS AMOSUN, AJIMOBI HONOUR THE DANJUMAS
His excellency,Ogun State governor,Sen Ibikunle Amosun stormed the party with his amiable wife, Olufunsho Amosun.The governor looked dapper in a navy blue outfit and his usual cap. He was there to support the celebrator and her husband whom they enjoy a close relationship with and also delivered a goodwill speech about the celebrator.Gov Ajimobi also sent his goodwill messages.
SEN ITA GIWA, SEN MAMORA AND CO EULOGISE DAISY
At the party were other important personalities who became to honour the celebrator. They also took turns to speak about what the host means to them. On the list was Sen Ita Giwa, who represented the women senators of the country. She gave a good account of Daisy and their friendship so far. Also was Sen Olorunnimbe Mamora and Sen Musa Adede of over many years, Prof Akinkugbe came all the way from Ibadan with his wife, also Oloori Ladun Sijuwade spoke on behalf of all the in-laws among others.
ERELU DOSUNMU IN PAY BACK VISIT
A fortnight ago, there was a high octane 70th birthday celebration of Erelu Abiola Dosunmu and not only was Daisy Danjuma at the party, her husband played a significant role role there too. She was part of the dignitaries, who launched Erelu.’s book, so the same goes for Daisy as well, Erelu stormed the party on time and made sure she had a nice time.
WE ALL THOUGHT OBA AKIOLU DOESN”T DANCE AT PARTIES
It surprised many at the party when Oba of a Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, stormed the dance floor and requested to dance with Sen Daisy Danjuma. Infact, guests almost did not believe what they saw when the Oba showed his very social side and displayed some serious danceable steps with the celebrator. He rocked the dance floor for many minutes.
AISHA BUHARI, HONOURS DAISY
There seems to be an existing relationship between the first lady of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari, and Sen Daisy Danjuma. One could not wish away the fact that they are both pretty wives of foremost generals. At the party, the First Lady was represented by one of her special assistants, Mrs Joy Mune, who sent in the first lady’s wishes and also told guests about the lovely cake the first lady presented the host through the Ogun First Lady, Funsho Amosun. In Mrs Aisha Buhari’s words “Pls tell everyone how sweet Aunty Daisy has been to me and my family, she is a special being and I love her so much”
DR OSAGIE EHANIRE STANDS BY HIS SISTER
The scion of the Ehanire family, Dr Osagie, stood by his sister. .He is the 1st son of the Ehanire family and performed the duties of a father to his sister, Sen Daisy Danjuma. He was among the dignitaries, who extolled the virtues of Daisy and was seen with his wife, Eleanor, attending to important personalities, making sure they were all comfortable.
ARMY GENERALS IN THE HOUSE
There were MANY Army Generals in the house both serving and retired. The military chiefs came to support their boss, TY Danjuma and also to felicitate with Daisy Danjuma on her special day.
GRACE EGBAGBE-A FRIEND INDEED
You will not see Grace Egbagbe attending many events because she chooses her parties. She loves to attend A-class functions and mostly in the midst of her friend. Not too many people know that she is obviously the closest to Senator Daisy Danjuma. They are always together at parties. They are childhood friends and have always been there for each other.
OGUN 1ST LADY, FUNSHO AMOSUN, Stands OUT
The serving first lady of Ogun State, Funsho Amosun, has been dazzling at parties back to back since her lovely daughter, Ayomide, got married exactly a month ago, which shook the whole of Abeokuta. She was seen in Lagos attending 2 major iconic parties, Erelu Abiola Dosumu’s 70th birthday and Sen. Daisy Danjuma’s 65th birthday. Popularly called FA, she regularly represents the style department pretty well alongside her simplicity. She was seen wearing a peach outfit at the party and was the one, who arranged the cake sent in by the first lady of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari. She also played a huge role by toasting a long life to the host.
DAISY DANJUMA’S LOVE FOR DIAMONDS
It has become a norm for Daisy Danjuma to stand out among her peers and she does this with no airs around her. The stylish woman is a lover of diamond, and sure the diamond doesn’t come cheap. She loves to play down her jewellery, but when she adorns her body with any, it makes a statement. She wore a beautiful white diamond with a emerald green stone at her birthday to complement her teal green French lace, which sat well on her and she looked very simple, but radiant. Her collection of De Beers diamonds is record breaking. As a collector, she doesn’t wear most of her acquisitions, Tiffany, Piaget, and so on. She has it all in abundance, but it’s in her Mikimoto acquisition that she stood out. For the benefit of those who don’t know, Kokichi Mikimoto is the legendary Japanese jeweller, who started the cultivation of fresh water pearls and single-handed convinced the world to fall in love with cultivated pearls. A lover of pearls, Daisy buys the most exotic pearl bling ever. Mikimoto pearls sell for thousands of forex and even millions of dollars, depending on its grade. She loves dainty pieces and less complicated look. Hardly would you spot Daisy with intricately woven set, but in simply timeless pieces.
OBA OTUDEKO’S VISIBLE PRESENCE
Chairman of Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko, was also at the party. The man, who is highly revered in Nigeria’s business sector, was seen exchanging ideas with some of the important dignitaries at the party and many exchanged pleasantries with him at the point of entry.
AND CHAMPAGNE FLOWED…
If the party was called a champagne party, it won’t be wrong to say so, because Champagne flowed ceaselessly. There was no table that does not have bottles of champagne and it was like a bottle to one person. Everyone enjoyed him/herself with other exotic drinks, which were served till the end of the party. The party was a buffet setting, so everyone had it to the fullest.
UNVEILING DANJUMA’S CHILDREN
Not many people know about Daisy’s immediate family members because she likes to keep her private life simply private. She prefers to let her success fly before her rather than flaunt her family members in public. Behind the pretty Daisy we see at all times are beautiful and handsome 5 children. They are successful in their respective fields. They are Osagie, Isirame, Yuki, Ivie and Saraya. Some of them are graduates with master’s degrees from UK and US universities. Among them are: as Doctors, Lawyers, Scientists and Economists. She gave her children a solid background as her parents were all educated. Her children are all in high places and have made a success of their careers. The children were at her birthday and they also joined in making their mother’s day a beautiful one.
OTHER VIPS PRESENT
Former Gov of Ondo State, Niyi Adebayo and his pretty wife, Angela,Vanguard’s Publisher, Sam Amuka Pemu, ThisDay’s Boss, Nduka Obaigbena, Ovation’s boss, Dele momodu, The Bishop of Lagos Anglican Diocese, Bishop Pele Johnson, Ex Gov Segun Osoba and wife, Derin, Prof Akinkugbe, Newton and David’s boss, Uche Majekodunmi, the daughter of Toyota Elizade Motors, Chief Adeojo and boss of House of Deola, Deola Sagoe, were also spotted. MD of Shell Petroleum Development, Osagie Okubor, Barr Dumo Lulu Brigg, Gen. Danjuma’s younger brother, Musa Danjuma, Prince Bisi Olatilo, Chief Chris Ogunbayo, Justice Sola Oguntade and many others.
AN ARRAY OF NAIJA CELEBRITY WOMEN
It will be absurd not to see many celebrity women at Sen Daisy Danjuma’s 65th birthday because she is a lover of many of her friends, whom she parties with all the time. She is a regular face at their parties and her birthday gig served as a payback time for her. Among numerous celebrity women at the party were: Hajia Bola Shagaya, Hajia Abba Folawiyo, Dupe Oguntade, Uche Majekodunmi, Awele Elumelu, Mary Inegbese, Ladun Sijuwade, Senator Florence Ita Giwa, Deola Sagoe, Mrs Akinkugbe, Mrs Joy Mune, Angela Adebayo, Funsho Amosun, Ruth Osime and many others.