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Glamorous Engagement Ceremony Between Oreoluwa Kolawole and Ifedapo Atinmore in Lagos

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By Oladapo Timilehin.                                              Photos: Funmilayo Adeyemi

It was the best day on earth for the Kolawole and Atinmore families when their adorable children, Oreoluwa Mobolaji Kolawole and Ifedolapo Oluwaseyi Atinmore, were joined as one in royal matrimony at the Habour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos. The massive engagement ceremony was witnessed by society buffs and the general public.

Bankole Omisore and Bride, Oreoluwa Kolawole

The ceremony which was a typical outflow of love, glamour, colour, and culture was hosted by the families of Dr and Mrs. Kolawole and Engineer and Mrs. Atinmore, the parents of the groom and bride respectively. There were no dull moments as the Yoruba wedding traditional rites were in full swing all through.

Couple with Groom’s Parents

Featuring the best of Yoruba culture as exemplified by Odogbolu and Ijebu Ode nationalities, the event started with an opening prayer by Mrs. Bola Bakare. After this, the master of ceremony took charge and kept the audience happy and asking for more.

CEO of Sujimoto Group of companies, Sijibomi Ogundele, Couple & Bankole Omisore

As it is the norm, the groom’s family danced joyously in to meet the equally happy family of the bride who welcomed them with gusto. And having respectfully paid homage in kind and dished out thanks for their acceptance, the groom’s family took their seats while the exchange of pleasantries continued in readiness for the arrival of groom.

Oloori Ekundayo Esther Onagoruwa, Alaye of Odogbolu, Oba Adedeji Onagoruwa, groom, Ifedapo Atinmore & Mr. Kolawole

It was not after that the man of the moment, the handsome son of the Kolawole family, decked in navy blue agbada, and looking stylishly radiant, in company of his friends, who were dressed in their sparkling white attires of different trends, made his way into the hall. It was indeed a stylish arrival with a large entourage, and the reception was loud with a bang.

Bride’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Kolawole

Immediately he got to the place his in-laws were seated, as expected from a well groomed Yorubaman, he prostrated in respect. And, his friends joined, forming a large carpet of human backs. Their action was an exhibition of responsibility and respect which is sacred in Yoruba culture.

Members of the Bridal Train

Then the rain of prayers started, with the Kolawole family taking the lead. The parents of the groom and elders in the family followed in that order. Without iota of doubt, the elegant was enjoying a blessed and joyful day. It was not hard to imagine. It was written all over his smiling face.

Groom’s men

Then the much expected moment came. Accompanied by her beautiful friends and the music of the guest artiste, Segun Johnson, the resplendently dressed bride danced into the venue, stealing the show as she displayed her beauty in her dance steps. She was very good at it. One step at a time, like a princess, she danced majestically to the centre of the arena.

The bride’s mother receiving the certificate

Like they prayed for the groom, the bride equally got spiritual fortification from her parents. While her mother was praying for her, the father, Dr. Oloruntole Kolawole, couldn’t hold back his tears, and let them fall freely. Members of the Atinmore family also gave their prayers to the bride. It was after this that she was allowed to identify and be with her husband.

The couple in ‘Love in Tokyo’ mood

After the engagement rites were conducted, a beautiful reception that saw the groom and bribe changed to beautiful white attire, took place in the same venue.

Without any form of ado, the happily married couple took the dance floor by storm, with love written all over their faces. Segun Johnson gave them the African beats that gladden the soul.

The bride receiving prayers from a family member

The Master of Ceremony, Larry J, controlled the event in grand style. On the wheel of steel was the famous DJ Neptune, who gingered everyone’s spirit with his special mix of different beautiful Nigerian songs from Afro-pop to hip-pop.

The groom being led in by friends

Some of the dignitaries that graced the event were Oba Deji Onagorunwa of Odogbolu who happens to be the groom’s uncle, Ambassador Bayo Ladipo, Prince Seni Kosoko, Arch Dunni Opayemi, amongst other.

The couple dance

Indeed, this classy occasion will forever remain evergreen for both families, their friends and well-wishers.

Mrs. Atinmore & Mrs. Kolawole

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Buhari, Osinbajo, Dantata, Sultan, Ooni, Govs, Others Headline Oluwo’s Book Launch

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Arrangements are in top gear to mark the 7th year coronation anniversary of the Natural Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, HIM Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi next Monday 16th January,2023.

The event scheduled to hold at Marriott Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos will witness the unveiling of his book “Code of Kings”written to register a pathway for the black race in the traditional institution. Nigerians from all walks of life will grace the occasion.

The Chief Executive Officer of Peculiar Ultimate Concern Limited, Engr. Abel Lanre Adeleke is the chairman of the event while Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman of Sifax Group is the Chief Launcher.

A statement released by Oluwo through his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, further revealed other dignitaries expected at the occasion ” President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammed Buhari, his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Kano born business mogul, Aminu Dantata, , , Sultan of Sokoto, AlhajiSa’adu Abubakar, Ooni of Ife , HIM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Governor Dapp Abiodun of Ogun State, Governor Abiodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State, former Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and few other Governors from Northern part of Nigeria are to grace the event”

Notable Royal Fathers, serving federal and state legislators, captains of industries, friends of Oluwo from Canada, United Kingdom, leading entrepreneurs, academic professors and doctors, veteran journalists etc are billed to attend the August event.

The book will form part of Oluwo contribution,to learning,knowledge and history with the strong hope, that the it will correct some distortions in our rich history and liberate Nigerian youth from mental slavery.

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The Colourful Birthday, Empowerment Programme of Prophetess Olufunmi Lucas in Lagos

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Amiable Prophetess Olufunmi Lucas showed how compassionate she really is when she decided to splash cash on widows and the needy as part of her birthday celebrations.

The event which was held in Ilara, Epe in Lagos State was attended by many family members and friends of the ever graceful lady.

The day began with a thanksgiving session of prayers and praises which was followed by the opening of Mountain of Miracles Prayer Ground.

Then it was time for her to put smiles on many faces with donations to many widows and less privileged members of society.

In a short speech, Prophetess Lucas who was supported by her darling husband said the philanthropic exercise is a continuous process and that N14.11 million has been earmarked for touching lives.

Guests at the event included: Lagos Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya , HRM Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo & Olori Bolanle , Olori Sekinat Elegushi, Olori Mariam Ogunwusi, Tope Alabi, Caroline Adeneye, Fathia Balogun, Ademola Muyiwa, Ronke Oshodi Oke and others.

Entertainment at the event achored by Woli Agba and Bashorun Gboyega Lawal was provided by Yinka Ayefele and his band.

Pic by @koyaadegbite

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The Splendid Nuptial Ceremony Between Commentator Par Excellence, JJ Omojuwa and Demilade Odu in Lagos

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By Eric Elezuo

Blogger, and political and social commentator, Japheth Omojuwa, popularly known as JJ Omojuwa, was on Saturday September 24, 2022 launched into the space, where it is written that there is a tide in time, which must sweep the qualified. Here, in the life of the popular blogger, the life came when the obvious becomes reality.

Before  a mammoth crowd of friends, family members and we’ll wishers from all walks of life, the celebrated content creator, stylishly converted his beautiful fiancee, Demilade Odu, to an outstanding bride.

The event, which was held at Harbour Point Victoria Island, Lagos, was a roll call of the who’s who in Nigeria’s political , media and traditional lexicon.

A week earlier, the happy couple had celebrated a colourful traditional engagement ceremony in the fountain of knowledge state, Ekiti.

Filled to capacity, the Harbour Point venue boasted of top notch personalities including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; the first female Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Ibukun Awosika; business tycoon and member of the House of Representatives, Akin Alabi, and actresses Kate Henshaw and Efe Irele.

Other notable guests at the event were rapper, Remilekun Safaru, aka Reminisce; and ace comedian, Atunyota Akpobome, aka Ali Baba.

With the special presence of Timi Dakolo, whose lovely voice serenaded the atmosphere, the occasion witnessed no dull moment as both guests and couple had a swell time on the dance floor.

While the guests savoured the ceaseless flow of continental and local delicacies, in addition to choice beverages, the likes of Akinmayokun Awodumila, aka May D, and Laolu Gbenjo continued to ensure that the hall exided an ambience of solid tunes.

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