Last year’s Ojude-Oba was a Festival of colour. This is because many society women looked colourful and they stepped up their fashion game at this year’s Ojude-Oba. They looked classy in the eye-catching attires, matched with luxury 18carat Gold. It was held on Tuesday 13th of August 2019 at Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale of Ijebu’s Pavilion. This Year’s Ojude Oba cancelled.
Last year event was one of its kind. It was a memorable one as no age grade wanted to be left out of the glitz and glamour that always follow the event of the day. The Age Grade group popularly known as Regberegbes all came out to steal the show, their guests were not also left out of the Glam look which preceded the colourful event.
As usual, many age grades were dressed in unique beautiful attires while many female celebrity women made fashion statements in their uniformed attire. One thing that stood some of the female Regberegbes out is that many of them rocked matching shoes, matching jewelleries, same make-up and same headgear styles as they all came out to display and dance amidst singing and drumming.
Perhaps we should also let you know that the over 100-year-old festival welcomes over 45,000 visitors every year. They come singing, dancing and drumming to pay homage to the paramount ruler of Ijebu-land, HRH Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Ogbagba 11. Oba Sikiru Adetona.
As early as a few minutes past 10 am, the whole pavilion was filled with beautiful women who set the tone for the event. One of those whose fashion statements wowed many at 2019 Ojude-Oba was Olori Kemi Adetona, the pretty wife of Awujale of Ijebu, Oba Sikiru Adetona. She walked into the entrance a few minutes past 9 am sitting pretty in a cream gold HoH Luxury Lace Adorn With Beautiful 18carat Gold.
While many were busy admiring Olori Kemi Adetona, the CEO of Kroyal, the wife of Ogun State Governor, Her Excellency, Mrs Dapo Abiodun looked pretty in a bottled green lace matched with a well-wrapped aso-oke which she adorned with an exclusive 18carat Gold. There is no doubt that the Wife of Ogun State Governor pays attention to details whenever she steps out.
What about Otunba Laide Fowosere’s wife, Hajia Aminat Fowosere, the Mulato skinned wife who stood out in Lemon monotone HOH lace matched with 18cartat Gold? She enjoyed the event with Mrs. Qudus who was spotted in cream lace.
Did we tell you Hon Adijat Adeleye Oladapo, the former House of Assembly member stole the show with her clique of friends? She sat beside Mrs Femi, that Mulato big babe whose look always makes many heads turn at Lagos Owambe.
Alhaja Fatimo Adegunwa, the wife of Fototek boss, Alhaji Abdul Lateef Adegunwa may look casual in the Ankara rocked by their staff for this Ojude-Oba, but her style and panache can’t be ignored at the event. Of course, she rocked one of her numerous collections of Diamond matched with precious a luxury pair of slippers.
Let us gist you about some popular Iyalodes whose fashion statements made tongues wag at 2019 Ojude-Oba. One of them is Iyalode Folasade Kasali, the Iyalode of Egbe Tobalase Obinrin Obalofin. She stood out in Bottle Green Lace with Emerald green Aso-oke. Her choice of jewellery also complimented her attire. What about Iyalode Bobagunte Akile Ijebu, Iyalode Korede Alatise? She rocked the burnt Gold damask aso-oke matched with 18carat gold. Of course many didn’t expect anything less of standard from her. She is the Iyalaje of Ijebu-land and she is also one of the close friends of Otunba Folasade Adesoye. Did you see Iyalode Arobayo Akile Ijebu, Alhaja Odumosu? Her choice of Orange and blue-black aso-oke picked by their Iya Egbe, Otunba Risikat Folasade Adesoye made her and her group stand out from the crowd. Did you spot Iyalode Yemisi Awe, the fabric merchant in Saudi Eko whose 18carat Gold stood pretty on her neck? Don’t forget her elder sister, Mrs Toyin Aberuagba is also an Iyalode of the Bobameygun Obinrin Regberegbe and they both looked pretty. So also did members of her age group like Otun Iyalode Alhaji Kemi Ganiyu, Iyalaje Gunte Nike Asorona, Yeye Oge Olori Sade Kasali, Princess Sade Alatishe(Secretary), Gunte Ayoka Adenubi, Balogun Bukky Sosanya, Yeyuwa Salawa Abeni, Yeye Meso Taiwo Bello, Yeye Mojirade Sade Ayeni, Yeye Fesogbade Iyabo Balogun , Aderonke Odunsi, Sekinat Otubu, Bisola Badmus to mention few.
Do you know that Keji Atoyegbe is the Iya Egbe Obayori led by Giwa Suraji Lasisi? This pretty society woman dazzled at this year’s Ojude-Oba with her bestfriend, Alhaja Dupe Sanni aka Shineshine. Many couldnt take their eyes off them when they both stepped out in the same handcut Majenta lace matched with 3 tone 18carat Gold. Alhaja Suliat Malo also dazzled an a exclusive lace matched with a purple headgear and white 18carat Gold.
Among other celebrity women who stole the show at 2019 Ojude-Oba were Ronke Akodu, Fatimo Adekunle, Modina Seriki, Atinuke Kola Kuforiji, Jumoke Inyang, Labake Adimola, Bola Osefeko, Ayo Bello, Iyalode Adeyemi Kuforiji, Sola Luba, Zainab Hassan, Sowemimo Adeola, Balo Mujidatu, Kudirat Aregbesola, Mrs Adeyinka Oyekunle, Mrs Ladun Okenla, Alhaja Olayinka Momodu, Olawunmi Adeoye, Timileyin Shodehinde, Adesewa Sanusi, Bisola Onafejo, Jumoke Adesanya, Yinka Adejumo, Ronke Fajin, Fausat Odusanwo, Amuludun Bisola, Bisol Abatan, Abatan Bisola, Yekini Bushurat, Deola Tijani, Biodun Akinlade, Joke Agbabiaka, Kuburat Oritoke, Bukky Oshinyinka, Bukky Oshiyinka, Dupe Shomolu, Kuforiji Olabo, Titi Alayo, Idaya Onifade, Hussein Morunhunfayo, Iyalode Lara Odekun, Alhaja Surat Risikat, Princess Adetutu Okubanjo, Alhaja shakirat Akinsanya, Alhaja Ayinke Hassan, Alhaja Olasodu Ogunlana, Alhaja Adeola Alimi, Alahaj Iyabo Orekoya, Iyalode Toyin Oluwole, Balogun Moji Oduwole, Bolanlle Adeniji, Ajoke Bakare, Titilayo Ajanaku, Ope Alli, Kudirat Yusuf, Kikelomo Olufunmi, Toun Durosimi, Ajoke Ajimati, Princess Adetutu Okubanjo, Alahja Shakirat Akinsanya, Alhaja Ayinke Hassan, Iyabo Orekoya to mention a few.
So, Let’s take you through how the female Regberegbes dazzled at 2019 Ojude Oba. For many of them, it was not just about what they wore, their choice of jewellery also mattered. It took many of them over 10 months to decide on what to wear, where to buy the fabric from, which jewellery to choose and with which shoes to match.
One female group that many haven’t stopped taking about till date is Egbe Bobamayegun Obinrin, They are the age grade between 1974/75/76. Their colour was simply unique with the combination of Champagne Gold Buba and Red Aso-oke. They were led by their Iyalode. It comprises of 100 beautiful women who run good businesses. Their shoes and purse also complimented their attire for the massive event. Do you want to know why they won? They had a traditional attire called “Sanyan and Alari pupa“. This is an ancient way of dressing where the wearer wears headgear and uses Iyun bead as jewellery on the hair, neck, and legs. Among members of their Egbe is Yetunde Dosumu Anifowose(United states), Adeola Mabifa(United States), Yemi Hammed, Seyi Kazeem, Tosin (London) to mention a few.
We haven’t told you about Egbe Bobamayegun Obinrin Aremo Alara Akile Ijebu(1974-1976) They also dazzled at 2019 Ojude-Oba. They were led by Iyalode Kubrat Aregbe and their Iya Egbe Chief Mrs Yetunde Godimowo. Iyalode Kuburat is a top fabric merchant. Egbe Bobamayegun Obinrin Aremo who dazzled were Otun Iyalode Adeyinka Oyekunle, Eta Iyalode Adeperusi, Asiwaju Oredipe Gbemisola, Balogun Olawunmi Okenla, Obede Kuburat, Osisnusi Mosun, Mariam Keshiro, Idowu Raji, Atinuke Idris, Osinawo Bolanle, Bukola Olusanya, Mosun Runsewe, Salewa Sotobi, Princess Dele Bunmi, Bola Kuforiji, Ekundayo Adebola, Fowosere Tawa, Adebiyi Yetunde, Adebamiro Yinka, Tokunbo Osineye, Kareem Seyi and many others.
Iyalode Egbe Tobalase Akile Ijebu(1971-1973), Alhaja Bolanle Adeyemi didn’t leave any stone unturned to make sure her age grade stood out at 2019 Ojude Oba. Their Iya Egbe, Alhaja Tolani Lawal also supported them. Among other members of Egbe Tobalase who dazzled were Alhaja Fausat Saliu, Lase Kemi Yinusa, Basorun Sola, Abolore Odunwole, Olawunmi Abosin, Ronke Benson, Bisola Sanusi, Adenike Teriba, Fatimo Agboola, Bisola Badejo, Jumoke Adesanya, Idayat Raji, Zainab Hassan, Remi Bello, Muyi Olokodana, Kuku Ganiyat, Abey Odushote, Ajoke Fatimo, Olasinbo Modupe, Sola Talabi, Bukky Agboola, Edu Yetunde, Suyi Oduniyi, Tutu Owodunni, Yemisi Okuyelu among others.
Another female celebrity Regberegbes who impressed at 2019 Ojude Oba is Egbe Tobalase Obinrin Obalofin. Don’t forget that their Iya Egbe, Ayimba Yemisi Fasawe is a top fabric merchant in Lagos. It was Iyalode Folasade Kasali that led them into the pavilion. Not only is their attire unique Bottle Green it was matched with Emerald Green, Among many of their members who dazzled are Ronke Akodu, Modinat Adeyemi, Dr. Wunmi Abimbola Okuneye, Balogun Fatimo Adekunle, Jumoke Inyang, Labake Ademola, Sade Kuti, Bola Orefeko, Bimpe Fetuga, Funmi Olagunju, Yemi Ikusedun, Basirat Adelaja, Bolanle Adebayo, Toyin Tolase, Bisi Ola-Dada, Tutu Adeeko, Toyin Pelewura, Bose Ogunowo, Mariam Oseni, Ola Olokodana, Fatimo Olubodun, Deola Adewunmi, AAtinuke Kola, Damilola Omowani, Kemi Aromashodun and many others.
Egbe Tobalase Obinrin Rontex also had a memorable day at the 2019 Ojude Oba. Their Iya Egbe is Otunba Mrs Ronke Carew. Their Iyalode, Iyalode Olayinka Oloworoku also had no hiding place. Wumi Adeoye, Odia Debby Sanusi, Kudirat Adebayo, Timileyin Sodeinde, Odeni Yinka, Fausat Ogunsanwo, Kafayat Buraimoh, Tosin Alawiye, Ibironke Fajimi, Ibitola Olatunji, Jumoke Adesanya, Sakirat Oduwaye, Bukky Rosanwo, Bisoye Oseni, Bosede Adbulsalam, Adekemi Koletowo and others are some of the members.
Just like their name, Egbe Jagunmolu Obinrin Stainless(1965-1967) they looked ever so beautiful at 2019 Ojude Oba. Their Iya Egbe, Alhaja Amudalat Stainless led her age grade who stunned many in their attires too. They were clad in Majenat lace matched with a yellow headgear and a matching yellow purse and shoes. Alhaja Mosun Kay, Alhaja Abukia Akanke, Adeyinka Ajenifuja, Alhaja Fausat Ailere, Alhaja Omowunmi Adebanjo, Abiola Lawal Adetutu, Princess Adetoun Macaulay were among many sighted at this year’s Ojude Oba.
Though this age grade are in their 70s, they know the rudiment of fashion and spared no cost to make sure they were noticed. We are talking about Egbe..Obaleke Obinrin(1944 to 1946). Their Iyalode is Ronke Olowu. Other members are Alhaja Busura Alebiosu, Bewaji Kuku, Bola Owoduni Tinubu, Ronke Olowu Alausa, Sola Adaranjio, Jumoke Yussuf, Doyin Ayanbadejo, Bintu Osibo to mention just a few.
The Iya Egbe Arobayo, Otunba Folasade Adunni Risikiyat may have gone for this year’s Hadji, but she made sure her daughters stood out at 2019 Ojude-oba. Egbe Arobayo dazzled in orange lace matched with Blue-black headgear. It was Iyalode Taiwo Odunmosu who led her age grade. Though they now have new members, they all looked pretty and well prepared for 2019 Ojude Oba. Among those new members sighted were Omolade Akinola, Bakare Tiuti, Bola Alimi, Aderonke Adetutu Adekunle, Peter Omolara, Khadijat Taiwo Oduwole, Rashidat Oduwole, Wunmi Dada, Toyin Kuku, Nike Surakatu, Bukola Sarunmi, Kemi Kuku and others.
If there is any Regberegbe who didn`t let others outshine them, at 2019 Ojude Oba, it is Egbe Gbobaniyi Obinrin. Their cobalt blue aso-oke made them look unique. They also rocked unique eyeglasses that added to their beauty. They had matching shoes, purse, and jewellery too. Ebony pretty Iyalode Adebukola Osinbajo, Olukorede Adeyefa, Funke Olugbile, Woleola Iyabo Amoo, Tope Awosanya, Jumoke Sadiq, Sola Olorungbebe, Rotimi Alakiu Shittu, Olabisi Edu, Basirat Okusi, Kudirat Quadri, Rasheedat Iberu, Toyin Sanni, Bimbola Alatise, Kehinde Yusuf, Bose Obe, Bukola Osifowora, were among many who stole the show at 2019 Ojude Oba.
Can this list be complete without mentioning Egbe Bobagunte Obinrin Akile, Bobangute Oluwa, and Bobangute Gold? Egbe Bobagunte Obinrin Gold which has Iyalode Toyin Aberuaga as their Iya Egbe. Their Iya Egbe is Chief Mrs Bisi Edionseri while they have Baba Ijebu, Chief Kesington as their Baba Egbe. Otun Iyalode Bolanle Bashorun walked with Alhaja Ikeade Adegbesin, Mojibade Yisa, Ronke Kazeem, Jumoke Balogun, Lara Ogunyemi, Tutu Oloko, Adetutu Bolade, Alhaja Muti Ajibade, Laide Balogun, Joke Dosunmu, Sola Ayodele, Alhaja Fausat Lawal, Dayo Aboko, Bolanle Kinoshi, Daramola Olawunmi, Bunmi Haruna, Sidika Balogun, Kudirat Adesanya to mention only a few.
What about Bobagunte Omoba Akile Ijebu headed by Iyalaje General of Ijebu-land, the rich Ijebu businesswoman who is one of the closest allies of Olori Kemi Adetona? Her age-grade made many heads turn 360 degrees. Their choice of traditional Gold damask lace was unique. Iyalode Korede Alatise led the group. Other members who rocked with her were Kemi Ganiyu, Keji Odukoya, Nike Asorona, Alhaja Tutu Oloko, Olori Sade Kasali, Princess Sade Alatise, Yeyeluwa Salawa Abeni, Yetunde Olarenwaju, Alhaja Sade Ayeni, Sade Adejoa, Yinka Dagunduro, Yemi Araba, Iyabo Shofu, Iyabo Balogun, Ayoka Adenubi, Bukky Agoro, Taiwo Bello, Remi Obileye, Iyabo Shittu, Tinu Wahab, Iyabo Olabode, Fusho Hassan, Biodun Hassan, Kemi Soneye, Kudi Jackson, Moji Oriola, Dede Jimoh, Toyin Agbomeji, Kehinde Awojobi, Ronke Odunsi, Korede Salami, Bisola Otubu, Yemisi Abiodun, Bunmi Sojunrin, Funmi Kehinsoro, Bose Fetuga and a host of others.
The Guntes Oluwa were also not left out. They were led by Iyalode Abiola Ogunowo. Olori Olabisi Falodun Koleosho, Tolani Lawal, Bunmi Dada-Balogun, Olayinka Olokodana, Bisiriyu Bunmi, Modinat Shote, Omowunmi Odusanya, Basirat Bakare, Basirat Soyen, Yeye Afolajoye, Oyin Ladega and Yeye Olusola also looked pretty at the pavilion.
Though their ages are between 1953 to 1955 but, Egbe Bobagbimo Obinrin all looked pretty as Iyalode Kikelomo Odutayo led Yinka Adeyemi. Kike Odutayo, Kike Adeyemi, Ronke Ijale, Bolaji Onabule, Ayinke Daddah, Ronke Enilari, Remi Adamson, Keji Salami, Toyin Lawal Agbakeke, Ejide Hassan, Ronke Mosuro, Tutu Alli-Oke, Busura Talabi, Wunmi Adetona, Ganiat Adesanya, Folake Odunlami, Alake Oshun, Doja Adeyemi, Funke Surakatu and many others
Just like the Bobakeyes Okunrins, the Bobakeye Obinrin Double T are also a fashion conscious set of Ijebu women who were fully ready for 2019 Ojude Oba. Their Iyalode, Toyin Oluwole made the best choice for her age grade. Other members are Titilayo Ogunoiki, Mosimo Williams, Ayo Afolabi, Moji Oduwole, Bike Okunuga, Yinka Kuye, Mosurat Seriki, Olufumi Kikelomo, Yinka Olukoyo, Titlayo Adekoya, Folake Abass, Jibola Baruwa, Opeyemi Alli, Atinuke Alakiu, Yetunde Olowu.
Of course there is Bobakeye Surakat Obinrin Akile Ijebu too. It was Keye Omolara Oduewu and Otun Iyalode Tutu Okuboyejo who led them. Rasidat Ogunbadejo, Taiwo Lawal, Bukky Adebayo, Adeyinka Osinkoya and Iyabo Orekoya who wowed many at 2019 Ojude Oba.
Other female egbes who dazzled at 2019 Ojude-oba are Egbe Gbobagbuyi Obinrin(Iyalode Bukky Otukoya) Otun Iyalode Olayinka Adesanya, Egbe Obafuwaji Obinrin (The Grace 1950-1952), Iyalode Busuratu Okeowo, Mrs Adenike Sowolu, Mrs Iyabo Odejayi, Mrs Iyabo Teriba, Egbe Obafuwaji Adedoyin(Iyalode Oluwatoyin Badejo, Mrs Tinuola Adesina, Mrs Kikelomo Quadri), Mrs Kehinde Cole, Mrs Iyabo Adenusi, Alhaja Rotimi Osifeso, Mrs Otufele, Mrs Biodun Aiyeola, Mrs Yetunde Gbodimowo, Alhaja Iyabo Adeniji, Mrs Oluwanisola Awosedo) Alhaja Titi Abimbola, Alhaja Busura Alebiosu, Alhja Ololade Hassan, Olori Agba Yeye Atobatele, Olori Adesye Abosede, Adeola Obafemi, Alhaja Ronke Alimi, Alhaja Modinat Shoda, Bintu Ashabi Thompton, Kemi Adegunwa, Mojisola idris, Obilege Oluwakemi Sidikat, Tope Yinusa, Kemi Ayanlaja, Bola Akinsanya, Abiodun Akinsanya, Salako Adijatu, Sekinatu Adeyemi and Kudirat Boyejo, Bisi Balogun, were also part of the glitz and glamour.
Last on the list of female celebrities who dazzled at 2019 Ojude Oba is Egbe Arobayo Larotex who are those between the age grade of 1968/ 1970. They were in orange buba and multicoloured aso-oke as wrapper. The Iyalode Bisola Abatan was with the Otun Bolanle Basherah Yekeen, Abiodun Akinlabi, Tope Onabule, Adeola Tijani, Islamiyat Fasina, Joke Adesnaya, Adijat Ogundana, Fareedah Ayomide and many others.