“Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are you”- Mandy Hale.
Knowing you is a privilege, but being counted amongst your friends is simply providential and I bless God for your humility despite the successes and world wide fame that destiny has trusted upon you. According to Mandy Hale, it is true friends like Bashorun we should honour and celebrate even at this milestone attainment of your diamond jubilee birthday celebration.
I didn’t have the privilege of meeting Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olanbiwoninu Abiola GCFR, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland in person during his life time. He was my hero . I had his framed portrait in my living room for four years in Enugu Agidi Street, Off 3rd Marine gate, Enerhen road in the city of Warri, Delta State. Everything I adored in Bashorun MKO Abiola I found in Bashorun Dele Momodu. He is a charismatic globe trotter, sociable, responsible, friendly, pragmatic in his approach to life, open, knowledgeable, jovial, humble, flamboyant, meticulous, and a fearless bull.
A true friend spurs you to personal growth, stretches you to your full potential and most amazing of all celebrates your successes as if they were his own – Richard Exley
We won’t spare anything in celebrating you and celebrating with you at 60. We are the cloud of witnesses validating the indelible positive impact you’ve made on humanity and still continue to stay relevant and sustainable. Your humanitarian streak and generosity has categorized you amongst those with a heart of gold.. I have discovered that your happiest moments are when you are helping others. Your altruistic nature is of a worthy note.
You are relentless in your pursuit of knowledge and easily distinguished as one of the most knowledgeable people in any group.
The combination of these two celestial bodies gives you an indescribable flow of energy. As such, you can make friends with effortless ease. You are the life that fuels any social gathering.
You are stable as well as flexible. This means that you adapt easily to any situation. You have the stamina to multi-task. Indeed, you come across as indefatigable.
The cusp of energy has enabled you to have a good grasp of your financial matters. Thus, people rely on you to offer them sound financial advice. It is no wonder your close relationship with MKO Abiola, Aluko Dangote, Dr Mike Adenuga, Femi Otedola, John Mahama Segun Awolowo and numerous movers and shakers across the world. So I count myself privileged to be called your close friend even though i am nowhere near the big names in achievements.
In this very complex, volatile, uncertain and ambiguous terrain of life, Dr Dele Momodu has unequivocally distinguished himself uniquely as a trailblazer, voice and force to reckon with .
You have lived a fulfilling, rich lifestyle in the course of your life. Your next 60 years will continue to be your legacy years. Even Moses at 120, his eyes were not dim and his strength was not abated. That is my wish and prayers for you from the bottom of my heart. When the trumpet shall sound, you shall not be found wanting and the same for all you family and loved ones in Jesus Name.
12 Leadership Secrets I learnt from Dele Momodu
- The high premium you place on True friendship
- The value of Quality Education
- A man of strong conviction
- A man that thinks outside the box
- The Power of Benevolence
6 Spirit of kindness
- Strength of Character
- Openness and integrity
Wishing you 60 hearty cheers at 60.
Pastor Dotun and Tutu Ojelabi