•Details Of Their Classy Chieftaincy Ceremony In ABEOKUTA
On Saturday, 21st November 2020, family, friends and well-wishers of popular Real Estate guru, Otunba Saheed Yemi Lawal stormed the ancient city of Abeokuta to celebrate with him and his amiable wife, at the conferment of Egba Chieftaincy titles in commemoration of the 15th Coronation Anniversary of His Royal Majesty Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Okukenu IV, The Alake & Paramount ruler of Egbaland.
On this glorious day Otunba Saheed Yemi Lawal was installed the Osi Bobagunwa of Egbaland, while his wife, Chief Mrs Olasumbo Lawal became Erelu Osi Bobagunwa of Egbaland,
The conferment took place at the At Ake Palace, Abeokuta and it was an event attended by first class monarchs, important personalities and celebrity big boys and babes. City PeopleTv team led by SUNDAY ADIGUN covered the party, and brings you exclusive gist of how the party unfolded.
IT ALL STARTED FROM ALAKE’S PALACE
It was a beautiful Saturday morning at the palace of Alake of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Okukenu IV, The Alake & Paramount ruler of Egbaland. The beating of traditional drums, accompanied by beautiful songs and different performances to welcome the guests to the palace were top-notch. Everywhere was beautifully decorated, and the individual banners of chiefs to-be were hung both outside and inside of the palace. The police, security agencies and Palace guards were all on standby. Though every road that led to the palace on the day of the event was busy, yet many of the chiefs were already seated in the hall, waiting for the arrival of the King and for the event to commence properly.
BEHOLD THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY OF THE CELEBRANTS
When Otunba Saheed Yemi Lawal and his amiable wife, Olasumbo came down from their car, it was one moment most people were waiting for. The ever-stylish Yemi Lawal and his beautiful wife did not disappoint, they looked so gorgeous in their outfit, and became the cynosure of all eyes as they walked in majestically into the palace; serenades by local drummers who also couldn’t wait to see the man called Otunba Yemi Lawal.
AND ALAKE OF EGBA ARRIVED
Intense beating of the Local drums announced the presence of His Royal Majesty Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Okukenu IV, The Alake & Paramount ruler of Egbaland, flanked by the popular Egba socialite woman, Madam cash and some of the notable chiefs. It was a standing ovation for the king until he got to his seat, and individual groups started coming out to pay their homage before the commencement of the conferment.
AND IT WAS OTUNBA YEMI AND HIS WIFE’S TURN
The conferment of Chieftaincy was turn by turn, considering the numbers of chiefs to be install, and when it was Otunba Yemi Lawal and his wife’s turn, they were invited to the podium where Kabiyesi with other dignitaries were seated for the proper conferment. After the prayer from the King and other notable chiefs, Otunba Yemi Lawal was finally decorated with befitting beads and titled cap, and was pronounced Osi Bobagunwa of Egba. The same process was done for the wife and she was also pronounced Erelu Osi Bobagunwa of Egbaland.
AT THE RECEPTION
The reception took place at the newly built prestigious hotel of former Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel. The hall for the reception was beautifully decorated. The security of the place was on point with Eldorado Security on duty. You will love the settings and the ambience of the environment. Inside the hall were the guests, already seated and waiting for the newly installed Osi Bobagunwa of Egbaland and his amiable wife, Erelu Osi Bobagunwa of Egbaland.
TOLU OBEY WAS ON THE BANDSTAND
There is no doubt that Tolu Obey, one of the sons of the veteran Juju musician, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey has remained one of the wave-making juju artistes rocking the juju music scene now. He was on the bandstand at this occasion, and to say his performance thrilled all the guests is an understatement. He actually stole the heart of many dignitaries with his scintillating performance. His carriage, charisma and movements on stage is one of the tricks he’s using to win many people’s heart. The whole hall erupted in excitement when he started rolling out some of the old-school songs of his father, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey. Without mincing words Tolu Obey is one of the best now when it comes to Juju music.
DOYIN OKUPE & GNI HONOURS YEMI LAWAL
Doyin Okupe, Erelu’s brother was very much on ground to support Lawal’s family. He was seen seated with Ogun State Governorship aspirant Mr Gboyega Nasir Isiaka popularly known as GNI. They were very supportive of Yemi Lawal and wife.
BISI ONASANYA AND WIFE DAZZLED
Former MD of First Bank Plc, Bisi Onasanya dazzled with wife. He was very much around to rejoice with the newest Osi Bobagunwa of Egbaland and his wife, Erelu Bobagunwa of Egbaland.
JOKE SOGUNRO, BISOLA MUNIS WERE ON POINT
Among the pretty celebrity babes that dazzled at the event is the socialite woman, Joke Sogunro. Her entry into the hall drew lots of admiration. Not only was her charming look exciting, but her outfit from head to toe was also top-notch. What about Pretty Bisola Munis? She made several heads turn with her beauty as well, gorgeously dressed in her black outfit with expensive and matching shoe and jewelry.
MALLAS FOOD DID WELL
Any day, anytime, Mallas Food remains the best of all food vendors. Their mode of operation was noticed at this event. Hardly will you wait for 5minutes before you were served foods and assorted drinks on your table. As you are taking your seat, somebody is requesting from you what you would like to be served. To crown it all their boss was even on her toes, making sure that everyone is satisfied.
OVER 50 CELEBS STOLE THE SHOW
Many celebrities were sighted at the conferment of Otunba Saheed Olayemi Lawal and His wife, Chief Mrs Olasumbo Lawal as the new Osi Bobagunwa of Egbaland, and Erelu Osi Bobagunwa. Among the notable celebrities present are; Nkechi Okoronkwo, Hon. Nancy Ekedo-Nwagboso, Olori Oluwatosin Taylor, Adetohun Zainab Kelani, Bola Bashorun, Toyin Alesh, Prince Gbenga Lafadeju, Prince Abiodun Famagun, Tunde Busari(SAN) and wife. Deji Owootomo, Mr Korede, Eniola Adedayo, Mr Kehinde and Titilola Olorundare, Captain Fola Ojo, Kola Ashiru Olorundare, Akindare Damola, Alhaji Sule Salau, Olugbenga Olomofe, Mr & Mrs Tunde Adepoju, Samy Omai, Gbaja Moshood, Col. Baruwa, Akinlolu Akinbolagbe, Bamidele Ibironke, Olusola Young, Otunba Muyiwa Akinbolagbe, Adedapo Abiodun, Oba Adetayo Oladele, Shola and Shade Oyekoya, Hon. Alobo Bakare, Hon. Yinka Sami, Hon. Bimbo Awoseye, Ajibola Owokoniran, Folusho Adams, Otunba Taiwo Dada, Chief Kehinde Abisugba, Mr & Mrs Tosin Okupe, Akinyele Oladeji, Olori Kehinde Idowu-Basibo, Adedigba Temitope. HRM. Oba Idowu Gasibo, Olayinka Oyebole, Chief Semiu Oganla, FCA, Chief(Mrs) Mopelola Oganla, Chief (Mrs) Veronica Atobatele, Mutiu Makanju, Abiola Aloba, Ajayi Segun e.t.c