Details Of The Celebrity Studded Party In IBADAN
It was a convergence of celebrities from within and outside Nigeria on Saturday 28 December, 2019, in Ibadan, as US big babe, Abosede Ogunfolajin’s mom, Mrs. Temilade Ogunrolaji celebrated her 70th birthday in grand style. The party, held at Olasoji Hall, opposite the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), U.I area of Ibadan, was classy and glamorous. Right from the entrance of the reception venue, which was exclusively branded with the celebrator’s adorable photographs, to the decoration of the Hall (in Green, White and Gold colors), menu and the quality of quests, everything was just on point. Not to talk of the beautifully decorated 3-steps birthday cake, which comes in White and Gold. The party was superb.
Prominent celebrities from Nigeria, U.S, Canada, London, etc stormed the party to honour Abosede and her siblings. Afro Juju crooner, Sir Shina Peters was on bandstand. While Jade’s Cuisine catered for the guests. The duo of Deola Lawal and Lara supplied small chops. Eddy handled the decoration. Though the New Jersey-based top businessman Kenny Adebayo of Global Altra Logistics couldn’t make it to the party, but he was much involved. The media coverage aspects of the party were solely sponsored by him. City People Magazine’s Correspondent, DARE ADENIRAN was at the celebrity-studded party and brought to some interesting gists. Enjoy it.
ABOUT THE CELEBRATOR
To say Mrs. Temilade Olabode Mercy Ogunfolajin’s life is a fulfilled one would be like stating an obvious; she has tasted the two sides of life and came out strong at 70. She is religious, warm and kind but highly disciplined. She is also a good mother not only to her biological children but many others. She was born on 10th of September, 1948, to the royal family of Adegbite from Iwo land. She is a well read, widely travelled pharmacist. Aside her studies in Nigeria, she is as well trained and worked in the U.K, where she became Pharmacy Assistant. Having meritoriously served for 40 years at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), she retired in 2009. She is a devoted member of C.A.C, Oke-Imole, Oluwatedo DCC Agbowo, Ibadan, where she belongs to the Evangelical Group 6 Women. Mama is happily married to Mr. Albert Oluwole Ogunrolaji and their marriage is blessed with lovely children.
MEET MAMA’S CHILDREN
Though Mrs. Temilade Ogunfolajin is described as the mother of all; most of those who gave tributes at her 70th birthday party testified to that fact. She is said to have raised quite a number of children, even those who are not her biological children, who are now successful in the various chosen fields. So, as she was surrounded by her children at the birthday ceremony, many of her adopted children were also present. Her children, however, include Olugbenga Funminiyi Ogunfolajin, a Prison Director in Dallas Texas; Abosede Folashade Ogunfolajin, a U.S based top textile merchant and I.T Consultant; Olukayode Olufemi Ogunfola, a Sales Manager at a mattress manufacturing company in the United States and Oyenike Atinuke Ogunfolajin who is a practicing nurse in Atlanta Georgia. They are all based in America and doing excellently well. Their mom is also based in America, Atlanta. She comes home two times a year.
WHY MAMA’S FIRST GRANDCHILD COULDN’T MAKE IT TO THE PARTY
Though Mrs. Temilade Ogunfolajin gave an instruction that all her children and grandchildren must attend the birthday party, but her first grandchild, Sharon Abimbola Olaide missed out of action at the party. She is said to be busy, writing her exams in America. Sharon, the lovely daughter of Abosede Ogunfolajin, is grandma’s favourite.
ABOSEDE OGUNFOLAJIN, AN EXCELLENT HOSTESS
Iyalaje as she is popularly called, again, proofed herself to be a superb hostess at her mom’s 70th birthday party. She planned the whole event from beginning to the end, she was indeed on top of her game. As she made sure all the invited guests were taken care of. For those who know Abosede Ogunfolajin very well, the success recorded and the massive turnout at the party won’t be a surprise. Bose is a well connected big babe in Nigeria and American, where she plays big in both business and on the social scene. She is an I.T consultant and luxury fabric merchant. Her business clientele cuts across U.S and Nigeria. Apart from being a business-oriented lady, Bose is also blessed with an astonishing beauty. She took after her mom in that aspect, seeing Mama Ogunfolajin you won’t believe she is already 70. Back in her university days, Bose is an ex-beauty queen in the University of Ibadan. She was Miss Idia Hall in 1997 in U. I and up till now the beauty has not diminished in any way. She rocked in her multicolor/sequence net Austria lace with 18 carats rose Gold with Diamond, which she bought from Victoria of Luxury Line in Italy. She compliments it with Versace purse and shoes and Ipele Aso-Oke from Jadron. Her sister, Oyenike wore the lace with her while firstborn of the family, Olugbenga and their parents wore Burgundy with a touch of Green Aso-Oke.
IT WAS A DOUBLE CELEBRATION FOR MAMA OGUNFOLAJIN
The birthday celebration was indeed a 2-in-1 celebration for the celebrator and her family; a day before the party her first child, Olugbenga Ogunfolajin launched a new house. The house was said to be a massive one.
BETWEEN ELEGUSHI’S OLORI, SEKINAT AND ABOSEDE
The beautiful wife of the traditional ruler of Ikateland, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Olori Sekinat was at the party in her best element. She was looking radiant and elegant in her iro and blouse Aso-Ebi with expensive jewellery to go with it. She was one of the society women who rocked the 300 dollars lace Aso-Ebi for the party. For those who may not know, Olori Sekinat and Abosede are best of friends. They have come through thick and thin together, they have also had their fair share of social media bad energy. But they have come out stronger and better as friends. No wonder Olori Sekinat came all out to support her friend. You could see the passion and love between them, and it was an amazing scene to behold as both friends cling to one another on stage while Sir Shina Peters sang their praises.
THE EVER GLOWING QUEEN SEIDAT
The Islamic scholar and singer, Queen Seidat Almubaraq was the cynosure of all eyes at the party. Her beauty and flawless skin could be noticed despite the fact that she covered her head with a cape. She came all the way from American to support her friend, Abosede. Guess what? Queen Seidat rocked her beautiful attire with a 22 carats gold jewellery. She was at the party with her sister, Alhaja Halimot Aderonke Abdulsallam.
WITH LOVE FROM AMERICA, CANADA AND LONDON
The massive turnout of top celebrities Nigeria and abroad confirmed the fact that Abosede Ogunfolajin is well connected and well loved. There were good number of several personalities from America, London and Canada present at the party. The list include Afeez Baba Boys from London; Bukola Adeojo from Atlanta; Bab Jah Motors’ boss from Atlanta; Shaba also from Atlanta; Tokunbo Afua, an I.T expert from Phoenix Arizona; Yeye Banke Adetoro of Royal Fashion in London; Holly Ray, an I.T expert from Atlanta; Josephine Ola from London; Alhaji Tajudeen Olaide from Jermany; Shina Dasola from London; Gbolahan Inaolaji from London and several others.
OYENIKE’S FRIENDS SHOWED HER LOVE
Abosede’s younger sister, Oyenike was also showed love by her friends at the party. They came all the way to support her as her mom celebrate 70 in style. They include Toluloye Ojo, Amina Ariori, Tolulope Fajobi, Oni Victor, Olufemi Moses and wife Abosede, Oyedokun Abiodun, Adeyeye Adefisayo, Deborah Akin-David and others.
HOW OVER 5O CELEBRITY WOMEN ROCKED 300 DOLLARS LACE ASO-EBI @ THE PARTY
There were two different Aso-Ebi for the party; the 10k Gold and Green Ankara plus Gele and 300 dollars Emerald Green with touch of Blue lace cord with rotal and stones. Over 50 top celebrities participated in the Aso-Ebi, especially the lace. The society women looked glamorous with their different styles. They include Olori Sekinat Elegushi; Queen Seidat Almubaraq; Priscal Mdu, a top Director at AMCOM; Lara of Larrit Shoes; Hajia Alimot Y.K Abass; Adenike Laguda, a Director at AT&T in America; Tokunbo Afua, an I.T expert from Phoenix Arizona; Yeye Banke Adetoro of Royal Fashion in London; Funke Kehinde Akin-Fasae, a top Manager at Delta Air Line; Sola Lawal from Atlanta; Rolayo Oladele, a financial adviser; Busayo Magbagbeola, a nurse from Canada; Yetunde Up To You, a business mogul from Canada; Tutu Adeojo from Atlanta; Josephine Ola from London and the list goes on.
THE NAIJA CONNECTION
Like those who came from abroad to honor the Ogunfolajins, celebrities from Nigeria were not left out of action at the party as well, especially the Ibadan celebs who played hosts to others from outside the region. They include the stylish Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Wasiu Sanni Esilokun; Engr. Durojaye, who is an oil & gas player; Chief Akinade Fijabi; Lekki big boy, Babatunde Raji Bello (RAJA); Dupe Adeyemi; Laitan of Ajiun Jewellers at Tejuosho market; beautiful daughters of Ode-Omu traditional ruler, Princesses Risikat Abass Oke and Tope Babatope Oke; a former senator who represented Oyo South, Hon. Soji Akanni; Alhaji and Alhaja Tunde Ologburo; Mr. Biodun Shoniyin of Plaza Park; Alhaji Almoruf Alatise; Engr. Olusegun Rotimi; Awareness boss, Leye; Bukky Akinle of Zenith Bank in Abuja; Gasland boss, Segun Lekan; Joke Akinola; Deola Lawal; Barrister Bolaji; Mrs. Modupeola Akande; Ronke Akinlolu; Mrs. Animashun; Funmilayo Adegbite; Peju Alabi; Ayodele Saheed; Airat Ajibona; Sola Alawode; Joke Akinola; Bimpe Bamgbade; Ajayi Yewande; Adedeji Oyindamola; Eniola; Kemisola Ofoeauwa; Toyin Ojo and a whole lot of others.