All roads led to the spacious Eventistry Event Centre on Freedom way in Lekki Phase 1 on Sunday 14th of May, 2017 as a Supreme Court’s Rtd Judge, Justice Olusola Oguntade, threw a classy 80th birthday party for his Mother-In-Law, Mrs Alexandria Motolani Adufe Haastrup, in grand style. The event, which was a baby-pink affair witnessed a huge turnout of prominent Nigerians, society women and CEOs of big firms, who all came out to show love to Mrs Modupe Oguntade. City People’s Assistant Society Editor, ABIOLA ORISILE was at the event to serve you hot gists.
MAMA MOTOLANI, LOOKS HALF HER AGE
At few minutes past 10am on Sunday 14th of May, Mrs Motolani Adufe walked into theBreadfruit Church in Lagos looking regal in a flowing gold-double organza, which was sewed into a simple gown. Mama, who adorned her gold lace with a unique diamond set and a gold flat slippers looked half her age dazzling in her make-up. Many of the church members couldn’t take their eyes off Mrs Adufe as she was shinning as a star with her 2 daughters in attendance. The church thanksgiving lasted for over 2 hours before Mama left the church for the reception. She was centre of attraction as she danced with friends and well wishers. There was no doubt that Mama is a great dancer as she showed many dancing styles to the guests. Most guests couldn’t take their eyes off her while the event lasted, as there was no doubt that Mama is aging gracefully. Her special seat which was placed at the centre of the hall was a point of attraction. Many guests were seen paying homage to her as she sat calmly beside Alhaji Nurudeen Shita-Bey, who is an Uncle to Justice Oguntade’s wife, Modupe.
TEARS OF JOY FOR JUSTICE OGUNTADE`S WIFE, MODUPE
The celebrator’s eldest daughter, Mrs. Modupe Oguntade, couldn’t contain her joy at her Mum`s 80th birthday. Mrs Modupe, who runs one of the biggest International schools in Epe looked so pretty in a green specially designed sequin-double-organza lace, which was sewed into iro and buba with her matching signature Gele, which was almost the same style with that of her mum. Though, she was in a joyous mood, but she couldn’t help it, at a point, she burst into tears while singing, “O seun tuntun laye mi ko dawo duro, anu ni mo ri gba` (God has done new things in my life and he has not stopped His blessings on me). The song, no doubt, has a strong emotional meaning to her as she sang it whole heartedly. She was later joined by her husband, Rtd Justice Oguntade and their sons.
MEET MODUPE OGUNTADE’S ONLY SISTER, OLUSOLA
Do you know that Justice Oguntade`s wife, Modupe, has a look alike sister? Yes, she has a younger sister, whose name is Olusola Haastrup. She joined her younger sister to give their Mother a classy 80th birthday party. Just as her elder sister, Mrs Modupe Oguintade, she is successful in her chosen profession, Olusola Haastrup is also a successful businesswoman in far away Texas in the United States. She was a cynosure of all eyes. Many almost mistook her for her elder sister. She came with many of her friends who flew in with her.
JUSTICE SOLA OGUNTADE, PERFECT CHIEF HOST
Justice Olusola Oguntade was a perfect host no doubt. The highly reserved Retired Justice looked good in a white-flowing Agbada matched with an army-green damask cap. Though, he left immediately after the church thanksgiving to commission a building at Idumota, but he later joined his wife and his guests for the grand reception. Beaming with smile and intermittently thanking guests, he was seen chatting with his friend and close ally, Chief Rasaki Akanni Okoya. As expected, he was fully on ground to give moral and financial support to the woman of his heart.
MAMA’S GRANDCHILDREN DAZZLE
Undoubtedly, Mama Motolani Adufe Hasstrup is blessed. This newest member of the octogenarian club in town was not only supported by her 2 daughters, all her grand children were also in attendance to make sure that their grandma had one of the biggest parties in Lagos. Jimi and Jola Aina looked sweet together, while Foluso and Jennifer were at their best. Ayodele and Wuraola Aina too were fully on ground to support their grandma. They gave a glowing homoge revealing that they hold Grandma Aduke in high esteem.
GOVERNOR AMBODE’S WIFE, BOLANLE CAME
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, couldn’t make the event, but he made sure his pretty wife, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, represented him. The Governor, adores and respects the Oguntades for who they are and what they stand for. She came in during the reception and spent over 2 hours at the event before she left.
CHIEF RASAKI OKOYA STANDS BY HIS BEST FRIEND
One of the early callers at the event was Aare of Lagos, Chief Rasaki Akanni Okoya. The patriarch of Okoya family was fully on ground to show support to his long-time friend. Their friendship dates back to many decades ago even before Juctice Oguntade joined the bench. This was revealed by Aare of Lagos himself in an interview sometime ago. He was in attendance with his wives, Alhaja Kuburat Okoya and Dr. Shade Okoya. He came with sophisticated coolers, which were shared freely to guests.
SHADE OKOYA AND HER UNIQUE NET LACE
Dr. Shade Okoya is a fashion ‘Pro’. She surely knows how to spot one of the most exclusive fabric and lace in town. For the Oguntade’s event, she was a dressed in a white chattily-fresh lace, which was sewed into a fitted blouse and iro, while she matched it with a unique diamond set. Many of the guests couldn’t take their eyes off the unique fabric, which caught attention. She came with a caterer and drink sever, who also served spicy hot food to many of the guests.
ALHAJI BUSURA ALEBIOSU, MARTINS KUYE’S WIVES LOOK YOUNGER
APC’s chieftain, Alhaji Busura Alebiosu’s pretty wife, Alhaja Amudalat, was at the event. The pretty woman in her 70s was spotted sitting beside Alhaja Iyabo Martins Kuye, the wife of an Ijebu politican, Otunba Jubril Martins Kuye. Though, they are both in their 70s, but there was no doubt that they looked many years younger. Mrs Alebiosu came in early to the party, but she was later joined by her husband, Alhaji Busura Alebiosu, while Otunba Martins Kuye couldn’t make the event. Mrs Iyabo Martins Kuye really enjoyed the event as she danced to the sonorous voice of Ebenezer Obey’s music with her friend, Alhaja Amode.
ALHAJA FATIMO ADEGUNWA PARTIES WITH OLOORI SIKIRU ADETONA
Alhaja Fatimo Adegunwa, the pretty wife of Fototek’s boss, didn’t miss the party. The wife of Ijebu Billionaire, Chief Adegunwa, enjoyed the party for many hours with Oloori Kemi Adetona. The pretty wife of Awujale of Ijebu Ode. They had a fun-filled time with Iyalaje of Ijebuland, Alhaja Fausat Korede Alatise, Oloori Adenugba and many others.
OBA TEJUOSO CAME WITH HIS OLOORIS & SON
One of the Royal Fathers of the day was Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, the Osile Okena Egba in Abeokuta. He is one of the In-Laws of the Oguntades as one of Modupe Oguntade`s son, is married to Oba Tejuoso’s daughter. This is one of the reasons he came for the party with his 3 Olooris. A few minutes past 5pm, he left the party and for the first time left his Olooris at the party. It was the first time that Kabiyesi would leave an event without his Olooris.
HOW KINGSHIP HAS CHANGED OBA LATEEF ADAMS
Being a king comes with many responsibilities no doubt, and this is the case of a Lagos King, Oba Lateef Adams,Oba of Itire-Ikateland. He was spotted at Modupe Oguntade Mum`s birthday party last week with his wife and to say they enjoyed every bit of royalty will be an understatement. This socialite turned King has mellowed and changed his antics of rocking Lagos parties to embacking on a more royal way, of doing things. He walked in with grace and only raised his royal horse-whip to greet Ebenezer Obey as he seldom dances at party these days.
LAGOS SOCIETY WOMAN, MONTAI, STEPS UP HER GAME
Taibat Okesanjo fondly called Montai needs little or no introduction in Lagos social scene. She is very popular because she has been rocking the scene for close to 2 decades. This pretty woman, who will turn 50 in the next few months, has changed her fashion sense completely. She now has this unique way of adorning her clothes at events these days. She has also modified her signature headgear, which also suits her baby face. When next you see her at a party, check her out and see the difference from the old Montai.
SOCIETY WOMEN WHO ARE FRIENDS
It was an array of Lagos celebrity friends on Sunday at the Oguntade`s party. Among friends who partied together were Alhaja Mosun Masha and her friend Mrs Rasheedat Okoya, Alhaja Bisi Abiola and her long-time friend, Afusat Oshinusi. They even wore the same clothes. Mami Adeyemi, Wosilat Okoya, jumoke Oyeneyin, Sade Balogun, Emmanuela Essien and Sola Shasaya also partied hard.
AND JUSTICE OGUNTADE’S WIFE BREAKS RECORD
The second appearance of Modupe Oguntade was a few minutes past 4pm when she stepped out in a never-seen-before white outfit with a touch of lemon net lace. This she sewed into fitted blouse and iro. Her designers should be credited for the way she transformed the fabric and endorwed it with feathers. A few minutes to 5pm, she broke her rule, when she stood up to dance to the music of Ebenezer Obey. She danced for several minutes singing along Obey many of his hit songs. Those who know Modupe will tell you that she seldom dances at parties. She is a reserved woman, who guards her name jealously.
ON MAMI ADEYEMI, JUMOKE OYENEYIN’S LOOK
Though, many celebrities’ look caught attention at the event, but guests couldn’t just help, but admire some other celebrities such as Chief Mrs. Wosilat Okoya, the younger sister of Lagos billionaire, Chief Rasak Okoya. We are talking about Mami Adeyemi and Jumoke Oyeneyin, who were beauties to behold at the event. Jumoke, who is known for her unique signature gele made heads to turn to admire her baby-pink-lace matched with a unique jewellery set. So also was Mami Adeyemi, the bestfriend of Lola Adefusika and Maureen Onigbajo. She looked pretty in a black and Bay-pink-sequin lace.
DEMOLA SERIKI PARTIES WITH WOSILAT OKOYA AFTER LONG VACATION
In the last few weeks, Wosilat Okoya has been rocking Lagos social scene without her better half, Senator Demola Seriki and this is because her husband was out of town for a long vacation abroad. She was at the Oyinlola`s wedding and Shade Okoya`s birthday alone, but as you are reading this, her handsome husband is back in town and they both made an appearance together lastweek at Justice Oguntade mother-in-law’s birthday. This celebrity couple sat closely together while the event lasted.
WHO DID WHAT?
The 80th birthday of Mama Morolanbi Hastrup was well planned from conception to execution. The event was planned and decorated by one of the most sought-after event planning company in Lagos Subtle Elegance. Bimbo, the lady behind the company looked sweet in her lovely Iro and Buba. The event’s anchors were TEEA, MC Obama, while Ebenezer Obey was on the bandstand dishing out old school songs to guests. Aristos band also thrilled the guests with many oldies. Food and drinks were in surpluses quantity and it was served by competent hands in the industry.
It was an array of top dignitaries such as Ambassador Fafowora, RTD IG Musiliu Smith, Titi Oseni and husband Gomex, Dr. Wale Babalakin, Iyalode of Lagos, Alhaja Tinubu, Kemi Nelson, Chief Sameul Adedoyin and wife, Toyin, Princess, Mrs Bose Owonu (Justice Oguntade’s First daughter), Hon Jumoke Okoya Thomas, Chief Bukola Okunnowo, Kehinde Smith, , Fmr Ekiti Governor Adebayo, Princess Aderemi, Chief Olu-Falomo, Chief Tajudeen Okoya, Lovet Yembra,Hon Lanre Tejuoso, ex-Alhaja Sinatu OjikutuBiodun Sobanjo, Nkiru Amunudu and Husband, Genral Nwanchukwu, Funke Akinyera, Oba Akinolu Olooris, Mrs Nimota Adeleye, Gladdys Gomex Dunni Oluloya and sister, Hon Folake Teddy shine , Biodun Azeez,Hon Babatunde Adejare, Mrs Teju Philips, Bukky Olapade, Mama Adegbite, Olori Ladun Sijuade, Ms Enitan Akerele, Alhaja Kuburat Okoya, Mrs Abimbola Brawaithe, Yejide Akerele, Chief Lanre Rasak, Madam Taiwo Opoola, Chief S.O Jegede, Mrs Bose Owonu, Pastor Badero, Mrs Molara Otuyelu, former Lagos state Deputy Gocernor, Mrs Akerele Bucknor partied with her daughter, Mrs Atonbara Fidelis, Nini Shoga, Prince Bambo Adesanya, Miss Oniyide, Alhaja Kuburat Akube, Alhaji Abdulai Tyson, Alhaji Rabiu Oluwa, Alhaji Augusto, Alhaji Adeshina, Alhaji Dawudu, Alhaji Magigo, Alhaji Gbajumo, Funmi Amoje, Alhaja Sherifat Olugbode, Oloori Olufunke Onafowora, Mrs Tola Olaye, Funmi Sam-Epele, Bukky Okunbawo, Kehinde Smith, Joko Adeusi, Tope Adebutu, and many others.