On Saturday, 7th August 2021, popular socialite. Chief Rotimi Ibidapo, also known as Bassey, gave out her daughter’s hand in marriage. It was a day full of glamour and joy in Lekki, Lagos. For those who have an eye for perfection, there was an overflow of it at the wedding of this billionaire and philanthropist’s daughter, Patience Olawumi, to her heartthrob, Oluwatobiloba Ololade.
The event was nothing short of a cultural spectacle. The beauty of the nuptial ceremony was a sight to behold, as family members, friends, captains of industries, political leaders across party lines were on ground decked in rich apparel.
This one-in-town wedding attracted many dignitaries from all walks of life and had in attendance important personalities and Royal fathers. City People’s Head of TV, SUNDAY ADIGUN and Photojournalist, SUNDAY OYEMADE witnessed the event and bring to you how these dignitaries dazzled at this great event.
LET’S MEET WITH THE BRIDE’S PARENTS FIRST
The father of the bride, Chief Rotimi Ibidapo, popularly known as Bassey, is a known figure. He is a billionaire and a philanthropist per excellence, the Aare Atunluse of Owo Kingdom, Aare Apesin of Akure Kingdom and Chairman, Board of Directors of Pacific International Drilling. He also has chain of businesses to his credit. The mother of the bride is Erelu Remilekun Ibidapo a business tycoon and one of the happening society ladies.
WHAT ABOUT THE VENUE?
Ever since it was opened, Monarch Event Centre has been the choice of many dignitaries and celebrities. Why? Because the event centre is unique and a luxury per excellence. It satisfies the desires of clients as a perfect venue for their events. The centre boasts of state-of-the-art facilities that are perfect for this kind of event. Its hall is tastefully furnished and equipped with air-conditioners, an uninterrupted power supply, adequate security, vast parking lots and a capacity to accommodate over 1000 guests.
GOV AKEREDOLU SUPPORTS ROTIMI IBIDAPO
The very first dignitary who caught our attention is the Governor of Ondo State, His Excellency, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, popularly known as Aketi. He came all the way from Akure to honour the father of the bride, Chief Rotimi Ibidapo.
OLOWO OF OWO ENTOURAGE
The handsome king, Olowo of Owo, the paramount ruler of Owo Kingdom in Ondo State, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ajigbade Gbadegesin Ogunoye, the 32nd traditional ruler of the Owo, also came with a full entourage to honour Chief Rotimi Ibidapo.
HOW ABOUT OONI OF IFE’S TRIUMPHANT ENTRY
One king, who always commands respect at any place he visits or appears at any event, is no other ruler than the Ojaja II, the traditional ruler of Ile Ife, His Royal Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. He was at the party as the Royal father of the day. And his presence added colours to the event.
OLIYERE OF IYERE KINGDOM DAZZLES WITH WIFE
What about one of the most stylish kings, who was at the wedding, the young and popular monarch, Oliyere of Iyere Kingdom in Owo Local Government Area in Ondo state? HRM Oba Omotunde Adako. He was very much on ground with one of his beautiful queens, Olori Oluwaseyi Asake. You need no one to tell you how close the two families are. The Oba really supported the Ibidapo’s family with his presence.
GENESIS PASTOR & WIFE TOO
Another dignitary who caught our attention is the popular Lagos Prophet, Israel Oladele Oladele of Genesis Church (CCC), who walked gracefully with his beautiful wife.
AYINBA GANI ADAMS’S WIFE, SUPPORTS HER FRIEND, ADEGOROYE
Beautiful Mrs Adegoroye, a member of the family members had in attendance on her own section, the most beautiful celebrity lady who brightens up any event whenever she steps in. Among the beautiful women who dazzled at the party is the wife of Aare Onakakanfo, Gani Adams, Ayinba Mojisola Adams. Top businesswoman, Yeye Oge Lanre Batlan was also there with the foremost beautician, the CEO of Eddy Beauty and Spa.
IYALAJE OODUA ADD COLOUR TO THE EVENT
Another beautiful woman, who always dazzles at any party is the new Iyalaje Oodua, Princess Toyin Kolade. She attracted the attention of all as she walked in an opulent white outfit. She moved to the head table to greet Ooni of Ife first before greeting the father of the bride, chief Rotimi Ibidapo.
OVER 500 CELEB LADIES DAZZLE IN ASO EBI
The wedding will for a long time be regarded as one of the colourful party ever staged in Lagos. The presence of many beautiful women added attractive colours to the event hall. Over 500 celebrity ladies wore the expensive Aso-Ebi. Trust the celebrity women; they complemented the outfit with expensive jewellery.
IYALOJA GENERAL SUPPORTS IBIDAPO’S FAMILY
Iyaloja General of Lagos State, Folashade Tinubu Ojo, also made it to the event to support Ibidapo’s family as she was sighted briefly at the party.
KING SUNNY ADE ON THE BANDSTAND
King of Juju music, Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, known professionally as King Sunny Ade, was on the bandstand. Trust his performance; he’s one man who always makes sure that every guest enjoys the party with his scintillating and energetic performance.