Cool, calm, collected and superb party rockers are the best descriptions for the guests of Yemisi Doherty who trooped out to the Yaba LCDA hall on Sunday, May 16, 2021, to celebrate the lives of late Surveyor F.F. and Mrs M.I Doherty who lived a good life and died 21 years ago.
It was not just a gathering of a crowd, but rather, a gathering of top Lagos society women, fabric merchants, politicians and well-meaning Nigerians who came to show love to one of their own. City People’s duo of DAMILARE SALAMI (08155134152) and Photojournalist, Abdulrasheed Sanni were present and here, they bring you some of the gists.
BLUE AND WHITE WAS THE COLOUR OF THE DAY
The auditorium was well lit with sparkling white and a touch of royal blue. The colour of the simply gave all the guests a radiant look in their different outfits. Many of the VIPs also slay in the colour of the day. Let’s quickly tell you that there was an Ankara Aso-Ebi as well. It was specially made for some family and friends and it stood them out among the crowd.
YABA LCDA CHAIRMAN STORMS VENUE IN STYLE
When we told you that some of the top celebrities were at the event, we simply said the truth. One of the public figures that caught our attention was the chairman of Yaba LCDA, Hon Kayode Omiyale. He came with some of his followers and added some glamour to the event. Hon. Omiyale rose steadily through the ranks as a civil servant and soon got to the pinnacle of his career when he was elevated to the position of Director of Education, level 17. He retired in 2017. But he wanted more. He felt there was still a lot he could offer his community. And when the opportunity came, he made himself available for the position of Chairman, Yaba LCDA and contested for the election and by July 26th, 2017, he was sworn in as the Chairman of Yaba LCDA.
THE MUSIC WAS ON POINT
Two things make a Naija Owambe enjoyable. First is the food and second is the music. At Yemisi Doherty’s party, both were in excess. However, the music made more of the talking point. DJ Tiny served it hot. Each of the guests had a taste of their cherished music as DJ Tiny was switching from oldies to current trend just to satisfy his guests.
SCREEN GODDESS, SOLA KOSOKO SLAYED IN THE ASO-EBI
Sola Kosoko is a popular On-Air-Personality with LTV and has been blessing the screen of many Nigerians with her beauty and accent. She was one of the VIPs that graced the occasion. Sola is a stylish celebrity who rarely attends public functions but when you see her at one, she always becomes a talking point at such an event. She nailed this party with her classy outfit and charming smile. She is currently the Director of News and Current Affairs at the Lagos-Owned TV station.
HAJIA APEKE FASHIDA AND HER GANG
Alhaja Fashida Apeke Bangbola is a popular name in the fabric business world. She is the CEO of Roniks Fabrics and the wife of the Honorable Commissioner, Lagos State Local Government Commission, Hon. Akeem Adisa Bamgbola. She is a close friend of Yemisi Doherty. She graced the event with other friends in their circle and they caught the attention of the camera with their classy dance steps.
DIVINE COCKTAILS SERVED IT CHILL
Another talking point at this event was the cocktails that left the guests wanting more. The Divine Cocktails always gets it right and this was not an exception. The CEO, Feyisayo Agbojo was equally present at the event.
YEMISI DOHERTY’S FLOWING GOWN
Talking about a classy outfit that left many tongues wagging, it was that of the woman of the day who was celebrating her late parents, Yemisi Doherty. Hers was a free-flowing gown with a touch of class. It stood out from the rest.
SKs DANCES With Celebrant
City People Publisher, Dr Seye Kehinde was among the top celebrities that graced the event. His entry was quite dramatic. He was accompanied to his seat by the celebrant. Let us quickly inform you that SK was caught dancing on camera. A rare sight to behold. Dr Seye Kehinde rarely dances but when DJ Tiny performed, he danced for a few minutes before retiring to his sit again.
YEMISI DOHERTY’S OLD SCHOOLMATES ALSO CAME
This beautiful educationist also had some of her old schoolmates in attendance. The 1987/88 set of Aje Comprehensive High School; Sabo – Yaba and the 1988/89 set of Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, Maryland – Ikeja were duly represented. It became a mini-reunion for some of these old folks who seized the opportunity to share some sweet memories together. Furthermore, she also had three colleagues from the prestigious Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, in attendance as well.
THE INNER WHEEL CLUB DISTRICT 911 MEMBERS SHOWED FACE
Did we tell you that this pretty woman is also a member of the Inner Wheel Club, District 911? Yes, she is and some of the members of the club equally came to stand by one of their own. The Inner Wheel Club, District 911 is one of the largest women’s service voluntary organizations in the world. It is active in more than 103 countries and has more than 103,000 members worldwide.
ABOUT THE CELEBRANT
Yemisi Doherty is a fun-loving, energetic and enthusiastic lady, a lover of God and a proud mother of two wonderful girls. She studied Physical and Health Education at Adeyemi College of Education. Ondo, and Educational Administration/Planning at National Open University, Victoria Island Lagos. She is an effective educational administrator with vast experience in impacting adequate knowledge in learners and educators to utilize optimum potentials, fashion out creative ways of sustaining productivity, profitability and long term survival in the field of their career. She has taught and worked as a school coordinator in some schools and is presently working as an educational consultant in various schools in Lagos and Ondo.
Present at the event was Hon. Kayode Omiyale, Yaba LCDA Chairman, OAP Sola Kosoko, FeyisolaAgbojo, CEO Divine Cocktails, Lara Ibidunne Asaolu, Unique Impacts Investments, Mr Rasak Bajo, Landlord Care Properties & Homes Ltd., Mrs Jumoke Odunlaja, CEO Goldcard Ventures, Dr Seye Kehinde, Publisher of City People Magazine, Hajia Fashida Apeke, Roniks Fabrics Boss, Mrs Kike Bamgbola, Mrs Abiola Aberuagba, Hon. Sikiru Ayedun, Otunba Soji, Mrs Fadeke Akinbobola, Chief Henry Akinyele, Iyioluwa Rotibi, Alhaji Wasiu Odumadeyin former NAPPS President Lagos among several others.