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Annually, the Olorunwo Cathedral Church of Cherubim & Seraphim usually holds a star-studded Christmas Carol & Service of 9 Lessons at its Cathedral Auditorium on Bakare Dawodu Street, Gbagada in Lagos. It has done this over the past 35 years.
This years Xmas Carol was held on Sunday, 13th December, 2020. It was colourful as Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo (CFR) the Alake of Egbaland attended the Carol Service with his adorable wife. Former Ogun 1st Lady, Chief Mrs. Olufunso Amosun who is also the Moremi of Yorubaland was in attendance looking ever glamorous. Former Ogun Deputy Governor, Chief Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga also attended. Primate Olorunwo calls her Fine woman.
The Chief Host was Primate Omolaja Aremu Olorunwo, who is also the Ba’adura of Egbaland. 9 lessons were read. The first lesson was read by Mrs. Yinka Agbaje from the Choir. The 2nd lesson was from Dr. (Mrs.) Funmilola Omotayo, the 3rd was read by Prince (SP) Olumuyiwa Adejobi, PPRO Lagos Police Command. The 4th Lesson was read by former Ogun AG, Pastor Wemimo Ogunde (SAN). The 5th Lesson was read by Surveyor (Dr.) Onososen, the Surveyor General of Ogun State. The 6th Lesson was read by Prof. Iyiola Oni, Professor of Transport Geography at UNILAG. The 7th Lesson came from Prof. Eddy Omoleyinwa, Prof. Of Accounting UNILAG. The 8th Lesson was delivered by Chief Architect Tokunbo Omisire, former President, African Union of Architect. The 9th Lesson was by Chief Dr. Mrs. Olufunso Amosun.
It was a colourful event hosted by His Eminence, Primate Dr. Emmanuel Omolaja Olorunwo, the Primate of the Cathedral Church of C&S of Nigeria (Inc), Gbagada Lagos. Annually, the Carol service is usually well attended by dignitaries. Former head of state, President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo (GCFR) attended the previous Carol. Former Ogun Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has attended the Christmas Carol before. It is because of the galaxy of stars that usually attend that attract others.
Part of what made this years Carol exciting was the attendance by AIG Alhaji Ahmed Iliyasu AIG Zone 2. Also Real Estate King Chief Yemi Lawal & his wife, Ayotunde. She danced and danced to all the songs by the Choir. She is into music too. Iliyasu was the former CP in Ogun State and during his tenure Ogun was the safest state in Nigeria. He started policing community relations.
Wemimo Ogunde (SAN), the Lawyer son of late Hubert Ogunde added colour to the Carol, when he sang one of his dads songs. He is not only, a split image of his dad, his voice is like his dad’s voice. He told the guests that many don’t know that the late Ogunde worshipped at Rev. Ositelu’s Church near their home in Ebute Metta. That is where he met Primate Olorunwo while growing up.
That Sunday marked the birthday of Primate Olorunwo’s wife Snr. Rev. Apostolic Mother Prophetess K.B. Olorunwo and one of their sons Venerable Barrister O.J Olorunwo who is abroad now and so couldn’t attend. Mama adorned a lovely Gold Hat. Primate Olorunwo says they have been married for over 50 years. He thanked her for tolerating him. Chief Tokunbo Omisore was very visible at the Xmas Carol because he is not only close to Primate Olorunwo, he is the Baba Egbe Akorin.
Mr. Ben Omotayo & his beautiful wife Dr. (Mrs.) Funmilola Omotayo have been attending the Carols annually. Hon. Kayode Adeolu Akinolu of the Federal House of Reps. came. The Alake, who is 77, danced and thrilled guests. His wife Olori Tolu Gbadebo looked sweet in white Iro & Buba. The Alake revealed that he and the Olori have been married for 50 years and she has been tolerating him. He has been Alake for 15 years. It was a galaxy of men of God. His Grace Archbishop Odufunwa, came from the Ibadan diocese. Lagos lawyer Barrister Abayomi Akin Omoyinmi attended.
Former Ogun 1st Lady was the centre of attraction. She has remained as beautiful as she was over the years and her sonorous voice made many listen to her. She was in Gold Iro & Buba with Brown gele to match.
Primate Olorunwo prayed specially for all the dignitaries from Senator Ibikunle Amosun (FCA) who couldn’t make it to the event to his wife, the Alake & wife and AIG Iliyasu, Papa Olorunwo prayed for Iliyasu that he will get to the promised land. The Alake commended Primate Olorunwo for the efficacy of his prayers. The Alake revealed how Primate Olorunwo prayed for him to be King when he was contesting.