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Abisoye Fagade Marks Birthday With Classy Soiree



By: Segun Lawal

Marketing Communications expert and boss of Sodium Brand Solutions, Mr Abisoye Fagade hosted a classy soiree to mark his birthday in Lagos.

Held on the grounds of Alexia’s Place, a new boutique hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, the event was well-attended by friends and colleagues.

There was no dull moment as Compere Tee A and DJ Spinall were on hand to provide quality entertainment. While Icebox ensured drinks flowed freely, canapes and assorted food were not in short supply.

Guests included HRM Oba Ademola Elegushi, AIG Tunji Alapini (Rtd), Mr Tunji Olugbodi, Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni (Rtd.), Dr Muiz Banire, SAN, Jire Anifalaje, Kunle Afolayan, Otunba Femi Davies, Seun Oloketuyi, Wole Olagundoye, Biodun Oshinibosi, Layinka Oyedeji and Ovation International Editor, Michael Effiong.

Tee-A & VJ Adams

Oba Saheed Eleguchi,Bisoye Fagade & AIG Tunji Alapini rtd

AIG Tunji Alapini rtd & DJ Spinall

Mr. Bisoye Fagade & Mr. Tunji Olugbodi

Mr. Biodun Oshinibosi & Mr. Jire Anifalaje

Lanre Akintilo & Henry Alade

Barr. Muize Banire & Bisoye Fagade

Bisoye Fagade, Kunle Afolayan, Yinka Oyedeji & Michael Effiong

Chief Femi Davis & Mr. Abisoye Fagade

Debola Williams & Abisoye Fagade

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Sights and Sounds from Bimbo Oloyede’s ‘Command Your Stage’ Book Presentation




Photos by Koya Adegbite

Veteran broadcaster, Mrs Bimbo Oloyede, on Thursday, hosted a public presentation of her new book, Command Your Stage, at the Metropolitan Place, in Victoria Island.

Among dignitaries that attended were Chairman, Ovation Media Group, Aare Dele Momodu and CEO, Biscon Communications, Prince Bisi Olatilo.

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Glamour, Class As Prince Akintoye Adeoye Becomes 5th President of REDAN




By Eric Elezuo

It was a night of massive turnout of dignitaries, display of pomp and delivery of well orchestrated speeches as the Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN) pulled all the stops to celebrate its 5th Anniversary, which coincided with the investiture of Prince Akintoye Adeoye as the new and 5th President of the prestigious organisation.

Prince and Mrs Akintoye Adeoye with Dr. Oroville Wamakko, Dr. Ugo Chime and Chief Olabode Afolayan

The talk of the town show was beautifully coordinated by the GMD of Gracias Group, Dr. Ololade Valentina Abuta, also known as Dr. OVA, who doubled as the chairperson of the Contact and Public Alliance Committee of REDAN. She has been praised for practically throwing her weight behind the event to ensure it was successful.

GMD Gracias Group, Dr. Olalade Valentina Abuta and Chairperson, Contact and Public Alliance Committee, REDAN with GMD, Adron Homes, Aare Adetola Emmanuelking

Other stakeholders in the successful organization of the event were the GMD, Adron Homes, Aare Adetola Emmanuelking and CEO, Victoria Crest, Mr. Kennedy Okonkwo.

Dr. Ololade Valentina Abuta (Dr. OVA) in a tete-a-tete with Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi

The event, which took place at the Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, was themed Distribution National Prosperity and Wealth Creation Through a Transparent Real Sector, with the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Chief Host, and the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as the Special guest of honour.

Cross section of members of the Lagos State House of Assembly

Other prominent personalities that graced the occasion were the HIM Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife; the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, who functioned as the Chairman of the day.

The Adeoyes with Ooni of Ife, HIM Oba Enitan Ogunwusi

A colorful display of elegance, poise and intellectual dissertation, the occasion kickstarted with a procession of the REDAN president, BOT members, past presidents, immediate past president and dignitaries as they made their grand entry into the hall, and unto their various seats, before Rev Peter Ameadaji said the opening prayer to set proceedings into full motion.

Chairman, Ogun REDAN, Dr. Adeyemi Adeniyi and wife

In his welcome address, the Investiture Committee Chairperson, Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo, traced the efforts of the members in putting together the evening of class, and appreciated all guests for heeding the invitation while encouraging all and sundry to relax and savour every interesting bite the REDAN had planned to offer on the night.

Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo, Aare Dele Momodu and Dr. Ololade Valentina Abuta

Other members of the Investiture Committee as reeled out by Dr. Okonkwo are 1. Dr Roland Igbinoba, 2. Dr. Ololade Valentina Abuta, 3. Hon. Peter Inuaeyen, 4. Engr. (Pst.) Emeka David Nwachukwu, 5. Alh. Muawuiyah Farouk, 6. ESV. Osilama E Osilama, 7. Alh. Mohammadu Maccido, 8. Dr Kunle Adeyemi, 9. Alh Abdul Malik, 10. Sir Chika Arinze, 11. Engr Debo Adejana, 12. Mrs. Udo Okonjo, 13. Barr Komolafe, 14. Mallam Yunusa Shuaibu, 15. Dr. Mrs Lami Ahmed, 16. Mr. John Oamen, 17. Dr Dotun Oloyede and 18. Mr. Uko Okon Essien.

L-R: Dr. Oroville Wamakko, Dr. Hakeem Oguniran and Dr. Ugo Chime

There was also a section created for exciting, and diverse companies were on hand to showcase their projects including but not limited to Gracias Energy, Adron farms & fitness, Federal mortgage bank, London Real Estate Academy, Parallex Bank, CUTSTRUCT TECHNOLOGY, ROYAL CERAMICS and LAFARGE.

L-R: Aare Emmanuelking of Adron Homes, Dr. and Mrs. Kennedy Okonkwo of Victoria Crest and Dr. Ololade Valentina Abuta of Gracias Group

Following Okonkwo’ speech was a brief remark by the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Prince Seyi Lufadeju, who used the opportunity to give special recognition to the members and patrons of the BoT, thanking them for being a worthy ally in the effort to have a unified and strong REDAN.

Aare Emmanuelking (L) and Dr. OVA (M)

Other leading personalities in the real estate world and in government, took turns to offer short remarks in appreciation of the Association’s contributions to humanity and the society. They include Founding Partner of Diya, Fatimilehin & Co., Mr. Gboyega Fatimilehim; Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Akinderu Fatai Moruf and Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture, Hon. Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka.

Treasurer, REDAN Lagos and GCEO, Zylus Group International, Dr. Oluwatosin Olajutoye

It was not until after the valedictory speech of the immediate past president (IPP), Alhaji (Dr.) Aliyu Ciroma Wamakko, that the major highlight of the occasion occurred. The investiture of Professor Akintoye Adeoye!

Editing REDAN Chairman and MD Furtail Properties Ltd, Mr. Fayose Tomiwa

Flanked by members of the BoT, IPP, past presidents, dignitaries and immediate family members, Prince Adeoye was decorated as the 5th president of REDAN to the applause and loud cheers of the capacity filled hall.

North Central vice Chairman, Esv Osilama E. Osilama with Ogun REDAN Chairman, Dr. Adeyemi Adeniyi

In his acceptance address, Prince Adeoye pledged to take the Association to much greater and higher heights as well as lead by the rules and carry every member along in his administration.

Dr. Emmanuel Obikoye of Billionaire Realtors, Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo and Dr. Gbenga Adeleke of Tribitat Real Estate

The keynote speakers, Dr. Timi Agama and Prof. Fabian Ajogwu, thereafter took centre stage, holding the audience spellbound with their oratorial and intellectual prowess, passing the message in the simplest of forms and language to the amazement and admiration of everyone.

Dr. OVA with some special guests

The 7th EXCO was thereafter inaugurated with Prince Adeoye as the president, to begin another prolific journey of accomplishments and achievements.

REDAN National Vice President (Southwest), Dr. ‘Kunle Adeyemi with National Financial Secretary, Dr. Lami Onayi Ahmed

With performances from a cultural troupe, vote of thanks by Mrs Maryanne Udo Okonjo, wholesome networking among the audience, and closing prayer by  Alhaji Suleiman Abubakar, the night of grace folded.

Dignitaries in colourful matching attire

From us here, it’s a worthy Congratulations to the new president, Prince Akintoye Adeoye!

Dr. ‘Kunle Adeyemi with the president, Adetoye Adeoye

Secretary General, Lagos Branch, Dr. Simon Adozi


REDAN National Organising Secretary and CEO, Roland Properties and Allied Services, Mr. Dotun Oloyede

Mrs Adeoye, Prince Akintoye Adeoye and Dr. OVA

Ooni of Ife and other royal fathers

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Forty Worthy Cheers for Woman of Substance, Oluwatosin Adegboyega




By Eric Elezuo

Life, they say, begins at 40, and it is not by accident that a woman, well endowed with the very qualities anyone could wish for, and probably do whatever it takes to acquire, is celebrating 40, the beginning of a more prosperous life. She is Oluwatosin Lucy Tobi Adegboyega.

A leader of unassuming status, Lucy, as she is known, has displayed strength and character by quietly turning everything she touches into a cherished ornament, building men and institutions to enviable standard.

Born in 1984, in the prestigious Chelsea hospital, London, Lucy is a proud native of Ondo State, where her parents hail from, a product of the Akinyelure and Odetola families.

As a true born, who places importance in her origin, Tosin came to Nigeria when she was of age to prosecute her secondary, and university education, which she concluded at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ago Iwoye,in Ogun State.

Thereafter, having achieved the most, she returned to London, and took up a career in Psychology and Human Development.

Her line of vocation has given her the leverage to affect lives positively, and has since mentored many young people, provided housing for a whole lot of others among other corporate social responsibilities in conjunction with er husband and closest confidante, Pastor Tobi Adegboyega of Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church (SPAC), whom she married on August 20, 2011. The couple has waded through 13 years of marital exigency, and is much better for it.

In addition to her societal impact, Lucy has conscientiously built not just a family, but a home, and is blessed with two children.

Her home, a Jerusalem of some sought, welcomes hundreds of visitors on a monthly basis, and that has earned her a sobriquet of the ‘Quiet Host’.

Among individuals she has hosted in her home are governors, presidents, aspirants of diverse political positions, clergymen and a host of others.

Mrs Adegboyega is not just a household name by every standard, she is a much sought after woman of substance, providing succour to, and affecting positively her immediate and remote environment.

Enjoy a much deserved happy birthday ma, and relish in the euphoria of your 40 worthy and ruby-clad cheers.

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