•Details Of The Celebrity Studded Party In IDOANI
It was indeed the celebration of a life well spent, as Akinola Ojo, a Senior Staff of Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd, the authorised bottler of Coca-Cola products, recently buried his late mother, Mrs. Christiana Ojo in grand style. Mama died at the ripe age of 86. She is survived by lovely children who are all doing wonderfully well for themselves in their various chosen fields and adorable grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Rolake Oluwadare; Late (Mrs) Monisola Kazeem-Allahdey; Mrs Janet Daramola; Mr. Ojo Olushola; Mr. Ojo Adebola; Mrs Ojo-Dorcas Moyinoluwa; Pastor (Mrs.) Aro Aina Stella; Mr Akinola Steve Ojo and Ms Ojo-Olayinka Rodah.
The burial ceremony, which took place in Idoani, Ondo State, attracted several high flying personalities, prominent traditional rulers, as well as popular movie practitioners to the town. In case you don’t know, Idoani is a suburb town under Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Church Service was at Methodist Church, Idoani, after which the friends and associates of the family were hosted into a grand reception, at the Apostolic Primary School Field, Iyayu Quarter, Idoani, Ondo State.
Akinola Ojo and his siblings made sure their late mom was given a befitting burial. It was a glamorous and colourful party. The party shook the town to its veey foundation. Best party vendors around were engaged for the party. There were more than enough food, both local and continental dishes, at the party. There was also a tree flow of choice drinks.
Of course, the massive turnout at the party was not unexpected. Akinola Ojo is well-loved and respected not only in his community but also by his colleagues, friends and associates. He’s been described by many as a man of honour and integrity. Little wonder he was recently recognised with the Special Recognition Award, at the City People Ibadan Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2021. The award, according to the organisers, was a result of his immense supports for Events, Entrepreneurs & Retail Business in Oyo State. That is Akinola Ojo for you, he’s a very hardworking man and always ready to help.
So, the party was a kind of payback time for Akinola from his friends and associates from Ibadan and beyond. Interestingly, some of the above mentioned lovable characters were said to have been inherited by Akinola Ojo from his late mother, Mrs. Christina Ojo.
Mama Christiana Ojo has been described by many as a woman with a heart of gold in her lifetime. She was said to be a warm, kind and wonderful mother, not only to her biological children but those whose path ever crossed hers. She was also a dedicated Christian in God’s vineyard. That explained why elders from her Church, leaders in Idoani town and many others came in their large number to pay their last respect.
Some of the dignitaries at both Church Service and reception include HRH Oba Afolabi Makanjuola, Onilaje of Ilaje Ijesaland; HRH Oba Agunbiade Olaniyi, the Onimo of Imo Ijesaland; Revd. Father Augustine Ikwu; Revd. Father Leo Aregbesola; Chief & Mrs. Pius Ezekwere of St. Luis Church, Akure; Mr. & Mrs. Tale Aro; Mrs. Funmi Fatade; Mrs. Daramola F.; Mrs. Oluwadare R.; Mrs. Eromosily; Mrs. Obada; Miss Daramola Damilola; Mrs. Aladejana Adenike; Mrs. Titilayo; Mrs. Eyitayo Ojo; Mrs. Akinbosade; Engr. & Mrs. Fadakini; Mr. Olayato Aribo, Chairman, Micmakin Nigeria Ltd; Mr. & Mrs. Musa Lawal; Mr. & Mrs. R.O Bada; Ricardo Agboh; Muyiwa Adegoke (Londoner); Dupe Jayesinmi; Samson Eluwole (Jinadu Ewele); Mr. & Mrs. Babatunde Kareem; Mrs. Rolake Oluwadare and Mr. Femi Akinbola, Chief Operating Officer of TSL Ltd.
Also on the list are Adewumi Adeniyi, Chairman, Raphtech Nigeria Ltd; Oloye Fasuyi from Canada; Mr. Tunde Femi from USA; Henry Okunzuwa, Logistics Optimisation Manager of NBC Ltd; Mr Olaolu Adebiyi, Transportation Manager, NBC Ltd Asejire; Ifeanyi Benjamin, Regional Sales Director West, NBC Ltd; Chris Nwanchukwu; Olayinka Abdulsalam; Yetunde Bashirat, Commercial Manager, NBC Ltd; Reverend Father Victor Akinwale and Reverend Father Lawrence, both of St Loius Catholic Church Akure; Management and Staff of Sunview Hotels, Akure and a whole lot of other prominent guests who are too numerous to mention.
The duo of popular actors, Muyiwa Adegoke, popularly known as ‘Londoner’ and Mr. Biodun Kayode anchored the party as MCs. Psquare Events set up the gigantic Marquee, while EFTINS Events served as the official planner for the whole event.