Renown Media PR guru Former Thisday Editor, Raheem Akingbolu organised a surprise party for wife, Hajia Sidiqat Lola -Akingbolu who recently turned 40th, as friend’s family and media giants turned up to celebrate the Amazon at the prestigious Whitehouse Hotel, GRA, Lagos on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
The birthday celebration was a small, but classy type, as the celebrant was treated to a memorable event by all her loved ones. The guests who were no more than 40 at the event were all dressed glamorously in honour of the great woman whose tribute inspired many as a humble, kind and loving wife, mother and friend.
Popular medical practitioner, Dr Omotosho Adeyeni, had ample time to take the guests through healthy tips to keep fit at 40.
And so it was, therefore, worthwhile on this remarkable occasion of her birthday, as guests from all walks of life, show gratitude for her noble service to humanity, turned out to celebrate the astute pillar of support to her husband and many more. Hajia Sidiqat who donned a glittering yellow Ankara gown pleated with gold embroidery was visibly elated all through the evening.
Glamorous in their resplendent outfits, the guests were quite appreciative and cautious of the event plan trickling in at exactly 5 pm the scheduled time to honour a trailblazer.
The dignitaries were successful men and women from various sectors: banking to judiciary; politics, culture, arts, etc.
Among her many relatives, distinguished friends and guests that graced the occasion were Prof. Yomi Badejo, Mr Bode Opesiyitan, Calestus Okoroa, Tope Akande, Joshua Ajayi, Alahaja Amdat Sanni, Mr Tajudeen Ahmed, Akin Adewakun. Andrew Okereke, Alhaji Owoseni, Mr Bamidele Johnshon, Shina Ekundayo, Rafan Adeola, Afolabi Idowu, Charles Otudor,
Overwhelmed with joy, Hajia Sidiqat, was pretty much at hand to receive the personalities from far and wide as they glided through the classy stairs on to her warm embrace. She was showered with praises, prayers, and testimonies. The host was described in glowing words as iconic, kind, loving, caring, unassuming, disciplinarian, trailblazer, courageous, visionary, achiever, role model, hardworking, dogged, titan, and mentor.
The husband to the celebrant, Raheem Akingbolu expressed his excitement for the turnout and took time to mention names of important guests who turned up despite the short notice.
And then a toast to the celebrant followed by picture sessions. Thrilled and overwhelmed, Haija Sidiqat Akingbolu was left speechless when asked to say a few words to the gathering. In the end, it was a time well shared together celebrating a woman who has distinguished herself over the years as a pillar to her husband”