By Babatunde Martins Photo Adekoya Adegbite
For many, celebrating a birthday is akin to commemorating a life that has witnessed the crossing of several milestones, the achievement of many landmarks, triumph over myriad trials and of course, the attainment of the wisdom that comes with age.
So, when Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, the Executive Vice Chairman of Sifax Group invited his close pals and family members to celebrate his birthday on Friday April 29, it was also a moment that evoked joyful recollections of the abundant blessings enjoyed over the years.
The evening was filled with sensational thrills and the cozy venue paved way for an enjoyable experience. The celebration officially commenced with a short prayer session, after which, a local bandand Disc Jockey, took the joyful moment to the next level with soulful Oldskool jams. And much later he swung into the new contemporary hits-and guests danced gleefully.
The High point of the event was the entrance of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojja ll. His entrance added a touch of Royalty as well as spice to the occasion. He did not walk alone, he came in with his beautiful wife and an entourage.
The King and his Queen came into the venue in regal style. They were chauffeur driven in a white Rolls-Royce Phantom which the special number plate “Oonirisha”, the celebrant and his friends stepped out of to welcome the royal party-and then the party went back into full swing. The Ooni and his Olori later presented a gift to the celebrant.
Another Monarch, the ever cheerful Oba Saheed Elegushi was also in attendance, he came in with his beautiful wife too. He stormed the venue and he went straight to exchange pleasantries with the Ooni.
The highest point of the evening was the cutting of the birthday cake. The Royal fathers and their wives joined the celebrant and wife, and together, they cut the cake amidst applause from every corner of the venue. Guests had so much fun and they partied till the wee hours of the morning