As She Celebrates Her 60th Birthday
Sunday February 23rd, 2020 will always remain memorable in the history of Nollywood, as star actress, Alhaja Taiwo Hassanat Akinwande, threw a classy 60th birthday in Lagos. The birthday party is one of the most talked-about parties in Nollywood this year. The classy party which took place at Time Square Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos was witnessed by many Lagos socialites, politicians, distinguished personalities and movies stars.
Star actress, Yetunde Wunmi is very popular in the Yoruba movie industry. She has been in the industry for over 35 year and still counting. Many people know her as Yetunde Wunmi, but her real name is Taiwo Hassanat Akinwande. As popular as she is in the movie industry, she is also well known in the Lagos social scene.
Alhaja Taiwo Hassanat is very religious but that doesn’t stop her from being stylish. She also loves to wear 18 karat gold jewellery. Did we also mention that her event paraded many top society women? Such as Alhaja Dupe Shine Shine, Alhaja Aweni Oladosu, Yeye Oge Lanre Batlan, Iyaloja General, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo to mention few.
City People Society Reporter, TOYIN OGUNDIYA brings you details of the exclusive party.
CELEBRANT’S GRAND ENTRY
It was a standing ovation for the celebrant as she stepped into the hall in her beautiful white luxury lace which was designed into a lovely dress. Immediately, she entered the hall, everyone was struggling to catch a glimpse of her beautiful look. She looked so gorgeous and way younger than her real age.
She was accompanied by her lovely children and grandchildren, as she danced into the hall with so much joy written on her face.
Right beside her was her best friend, Alhaja Aweni Oladosu, the brain behind Shop Perfect Supermarket, who also rocked the same outfit with the birthday girl. Let us also tell you that they served us meaning of true friendship because she was right beside her all through the event.
THE CELEBRANT’S MANY ATTIRES
The celebrant is no doubt a very fashionable person. She stole the show at her own party with her beautiful attires. She rocked 3 beautiful outfits for her party which made people turn heads. Aside from being a Nollywood actress, Alhaja Yetunde Wunmi, can also be described as a society woman because, a lot of times we’ve seen her rock the social scene. No wonder, many society women honoured her at her 60th birthday. Her first outfit was a white lace, she paired it with a fully embellished royal blue gele and ipele. She also rocked unique gold jewellery. She wore that for the prayer session.
Her second outfit also made heads turn. The white embellished lace made her the centre of attraction at the party. Her third outfit was the mother of all parties. She rocked a beautiful sequence HOH lace, her green gele was beautifully arranged and above all, her lovely 18karat gold set made people turn 360 degrees. Did we mention that 2 of her close friends also rocked this beautiful outfit?
CELEBRANT GOT A SURPRISE LEXUS JEEP FROM AN ANONYMOUS PERSON
It was a very special moment for the celebrant and everyone present at the event, as the birthday girl was called on stage without the knowledge of what they were about to tell her. As soon as she was told that an anonymous person gave her a Lexus Jeep, she didn’t believe until they gave her the car keys. She was extremely happy and in no time, the stage was filled with a lot of people who went to rejoice with her. That moment cannot be easily forgotten because it was the most captivating moment. Shortly after that, she was led to the car park were the Lexus Jeep was parked. Immediately she sighted the car, she broke down in tears and fell on the floor. It was indeed a tear of joy.
MANY VETERANS SANG PRAISES OF THE CELEBRANT
We all know that actress, Yetunde Wunmi is a veteran in the Nollywood industry that has made a huge impact. She has been in the industry for over 35 years and still very relevant. At the party, many veterans were called on to say things about her and they all described her as a very nice person, very pleasant, a good listener, very supportive and above all, very religious.
YEYE OGE LANRE BATLAN STANDS OUT
You are not making a mistake if you call her the queen of fashion. Yeye Oge Lanre Batlan is always known to make fashion statements at every party she attends. We cannot easily forget her 45th birthday which stood Lagos still. Did we talk about her love for Timeless 18 Karat Gold?
She is one of the society women that always stand out from the crowd. We also couldn’t help but admire her at the party. She rocked the white Aso-Ebi and gele but our eyes were glued to her Timeless 18karat Gold Jewelry. Did we also mention that she came with her hubby, Alhaji Yusuf Ali.
YOMI MATE AND DOYIN KUKOYI COMPERE
To have a very successful event, the MCs needs to be up to the task and we can categorically tell you that, Yomi Mate and Doyin did a very great job. They made sure the guest had a nice time because there was never a dull moment at the event.
IT WAS A WHITE AND BLACK AFFAIR
The beautiful Aso-Ebi that was picked, did justice to the party. The white lace and black gele complemented the lovely decorations.
MANY NOLLYWOOD STARS HONOURED HER
It’s no more news that some Nollywood stars don’t support one another in their events, but this was not the case with Yetunde Wunmi 60th birthday. These movie stars turned up in good numbers to support one of their own. They all looked so gorgeous in the white lace Aso-Ebi that was picked for the event. It was a star-studded event that was graced by stars such as Alhaji Taiwo Hassan, Odunlade Adekola, Ronke Ojo, Bimbo Success, Fausat Balogun, Iya Awero, Baba Balogun, Taiwo Adepeko, Nike Pella, Lola Iyalaya, Bisi Ibidapo Obe, Sulaimon Kudeti, Toyin Adegbola, Yomi Fabiyi, Ejiwunmi, Remmy Shitta Bay, Muka Ray Eyiwunmi, Murphy Ray, Eyiwunmi, Doyin Kukoyi, Yomi Mate to mention a few.
QUEEN SALAWA ABENI, ON THE BANDSTAND
It is no longer news that Queen Salawa Abeni is one singer that many celebrities want to have at their parties. She is a great force in the entertainment industry that cannot be ignored. She did her magic and everyone was glued to the stage. Those that weren’t at the stage also couldn’t resist the vibes coming from her music.
MEET THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS THAT PLANNED THE PARTY
The roles of these committee members cannot be overlooked. They made sure everything went as planned. These committee members include Nike Peller, Bimbo Success, Taiwo Adepeko, Omo Ketu, Ayoola Dejo, Alhaja Fatimo Bolaji, Mariam Adegoke, Alhaja Tunrayo Alajoke, Alhaji Ade Aderenle, Shina Bankole, Seyi Fiye, Omolola Adeniyi, Walata.
EVENT PLANNED BY MINE ‘N’ YOURS EVENTS
Give it all to Olukemi Ojo the brain behind Mine ‘N’ Yours Event who planned the classy party. She made sure the event was a huge success.
IYALOJA GENERAL FOLASHADE TINUBU-OJO DAZZLED AT THE PARTY
The pretty Iyaloja General of Lagos, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo made fashion statement at the party. She was gorgeously dressed in a white luxury lace. We couldn’t help but admire her. Don’t also forget that she is a lover of Sunglasses. She wore a very beautiful sunglasses which matches her lovely outfit.
CELEBRANT’S BEST FRIEND WHO DOUBLED AS TWIN FOR HER BIRTHDAY
Alhaja Yetunde Wunmi and her best friend Alhaja Aweni Oladosu served us bestie goals at the party. Their enviable friendship got many people talking because a lot mistook her for the celebrant’s biological twin sister. This is because she rocked all the 3 outfits that the celebrant rocked for her birthday. They have been friends for over a decade and often step out together. Alhaja Aweni Oladosu is a top society woman and a very big businesswoman. She is the brain behind Shop Perfect Supermarket in Lagos.
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