• SHE IS SEGUN AWOLOWO’S DAUGHTER
Awo’s grandson, Segun Awolowo (Jnr.) and his pretty wife, Bola are in a happy mood right now. This is because, on Easter Monday, 22nd April 2019, their pretty daughter, Oluwaseun will be getting married to her heartthrob, Akintoye Bode-Kayode.
And as you read this, plans are in top gear to make the engagement a grand event. Don’t forget that Oluwaseun is also the granddaughter of respected fashion icon and society matriarch, Hajia Abba Folawiyo. The wedding itself comes up on May 20th, 2019.
A few weeks back, Segun Awolowo sent notifications to friends and well-wishers about the wedding. The letter titled: Our Numero Uno Is Getting Married, reads: “The old cliche “They grow up too fast” suddenly rings true for my dear wife and I.
In a letter inviting family and friends to our daughter Oluwaseun’s naming and christening ceremony on August 24th 1992, I wrote “for me the first sight of her was and will remain an unforgettable and indelible moment of sheer magic. I went on to quote from my favourite book given to me by my late grandfather, Unto Thee I Grant “consider the tenderness of the baby’s sex, the delicacy of her frame, the love and softness that speaketh from her eyes, the maiden sweetness of her birth and be reminded of thine own imperfections”.
“All these words still describe Oluwaseun some decades later”.
“With great joy and ultimate gratitude to God we are writing to inform you of her engagement ceremony on April 22nd 2019 and her wedding on May 20th 2019 to her heartthrob Akintoye Bode-Kayode. Invitations and formal notifications to the private ceremonies will be communicated soon”.
Kindly save these dates for us and commit both Oluwaseun and Akintoye in your prayers.
Best regards, Adebola & Olusegun Awolowo.
For Nigeria’s doyen of fashion & style, Hajia Abba Folawiyo, this wedding will not just be like any other. It will be a payback time for the wife of late Baba Adinni of Nigeria, Alhaji Wahab Iyanda Folawiyo who is also planning big for her granddaughters wedding.
For the strictly invited guests and important personalities that will be gracing the events, preparations are in top gear towards the nuptial which will shake the whole of Lagos social scene to its very root. This is because of the 2 big families involved in the wedding. The parents of the bride days also not leaving any stone unturned, as they are ready to host galaxy of prominent personalities from all walks of life. The Awolowo’s and Folawiyo’s will be playing hosts to the groom’s family in Lagos. We also learnt that they have had the first leg of the wedding which is the Introduction, and wedding bells is ringing loud right away. Hajia Abba Folawiyo has always been the darling of many A-Lists celebrities and she will be playing the grandmothers role in the next few days. She will be leading all the Folawiyos, the Awolowos and the Kayode’s family will follow suit. The wedding hashtag which will trend online is #thelovestory19. The bride, Seun Awolowo is the first child of Segun Awolowo, the grandson of late sage, Obafemi Awolowo. Her love story with her lover, Toye dated few years back and they had their proposal 8 months ago precisely in June, 2018. Even Seun gushed about her proposal on her social media page.
She has been seen doing bridesmaid duties for many of her friends and it is her turn to become the bride. The 27-year-old bride, Seun Awolowo is part of the Management and Strategy team for Real Estate at Goldman Sachs. She holds a degree in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University in the U.K. She is passionate about people living life to the fullest, and she runs a website to that effect. She is a motivational speaker who also runs an NGO called Teach A Girl Nigeria, her NGO is focused on girl education in Nigeria, with 7 other incredible ladies. She is the founder of Leads Africa and founder of 3D Living Moments. On her website, Seun once wrote about what she looks out for when getting married”. This first came up in a chat with my mum about the topic of Marriage. When will you marry Seun? I said to my mum, is it really about WHEN or is it more about WHO? The right person at the right time is the winning formula, as this thought floated through my mind, I heard it again in the context of living your best life by purposefully pursuing your dreams.”. She has now gotten the winning formula and ready to walk down the aisle with her dream man. Toye is another calm guy who is well read. He is the account manager for Smartrail USA, Smart metro and safe rail and also the founder of a lifestyle start-up, Neocove. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Reading. He is a music lover and a lifestyle enthusiast. Seun’s parents are going to be the most happier on the wedding day. Her mother, Bola Awolowo who turned 50 a few years back is also not slowing down on giving her daughter the best wedding. Her father, Segun Awolowo is the amiable ED and CEO of the NEPC (Nigerian Export Promotion Council) and the first grandson of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
This will be the first major party that Hajia Abba Folawiyo will stage in a long time, as this is her first grandchild. She so much loves her son, Segun and if you are close to her, you will notice she dotes on him as her only son and child. She once spoke about her love for her son. “He is the only child I have, so we are very close. He is like my husband, my father. He tells me what to do. Whatever he asks me to do is what I do. He loves me dearly and we interact like he is my father, not like mother and son. Whenever something is bothering me, we sit and talk about it and the same goes for him too. We are very close and he is a lovely son; very kind and caring. He’s very proud of me and I am proud of him also. And my son’s wife is super amazing. She’s the daughter I didn’t have’’.
The Iya Adinni of the Surulere Central Mosque and life Matron of Honour of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria, FADAN is very ready to host over hundreds of celebrity women. We scooped that her very close friends are also preparing big to rally round her on this big one. The very homely, free minded and humility personified woman of class has friends from all age range, both young and adult and all of them will be represented at the party. Aso Ebi is already in circulation and many women are jostling to be on the guests’ list. Hajia Abba has definitely come in contact with some people in her life who are more than friends and her sojourn in the social world has also brought forth many friends to whom has become like a family to her. No wonder, if you are very familiar with latest society gists, this should be one of the gists top celebrities are talking about and one party that will shake Lagos to its roots.
–TAYO FAJORIN OYEDIJI