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House of Phreeda Celebrates CEO with Glamorous Birthday Party



By Eric Elezuo

The House of Phreeda over the weekend spared no expense as it celebrated with pomp and pageantry the birthday of their Chief Executive Officer, best known and referred to as Phreeda.

A classic social lady, Phreeda was all smiles as guests from all walks of life gathered at her spacious residence on Ayodeji Otegbola Street, Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos, to celebrant with her as she clocked 46 years.

Dresses in all forms of elegantly designed black entire, friends, family members, entertainment buffs, Nollywood practitioners, colleagues and the general public lit the venue with much love that can only be imagined.

Stepping into the arena, the celebrant, clad in a free flowing black gown with golden embellishments was a beauty to behold. She was flanked by very close friends as she made her triumphant entry, with Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola, leading the pack as others followed. Her dance steps were a beauty to behold necessitating a quantum appreciation from as many that thronged the lively venue. Some expressed their likeness with triumphant screams from every quarter while many others went a step to rain currencies on it.

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With assorted dishes of both local and continental origin supplied from a variety of acclaimed caterers, as well as lively music from the wheel of steel, the crowd of guests couldn’t ask for more.

Speaking with The Boss, Phreeda, whose joy knew no bounds at the level of turn up of guests, said she was highly overwhelmed and full of gratitude. She heaped appreciation on her friends, the organisers, her company and everyone that contributed in no small quantity to the gracious day she had.


“I feel like a movie star. On a day like this, I feel so joyful, more so as even those who did not receive my invitation are all here…just for Phreeda. Honestly, I am so happy,” she said.

Phreeda, who said she is an amazing and easy-going person, also disclosed that she could be stubborn sometimes.

Hear her: “I am amazing, easy-going but can be stubborn sometimes. All in all, I am a selfless person, hardworking and I don’t take life for granted,” she said.

The ever happy and cheerful celebrant is already is already looking forward to her fiftieth birthday, saying that it would be the mother of all ceremonies as the party will be held in the beautiful city of Dubai.
“In four years, I will be hitting the golden age, and I must tell you, it will be bam. We will be heading to Dubai for a mother of all ceremonies,” she enthused.

She described life as so beautiful, saying that hard work, focus and steadfastness have been the power behind her existence and life achievements so far.

Also speaking to the Boss, her close friend and Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola, described Phreeda as “a kind hearted warm perso, who has a very open and good heart. In addition, Phreeda is very generous, full of life and hard working.

I wish her all the best, success, every good thing including long life in good health”
Born as Farida, Phreeda, is an expert in body care and spa.

Photos: Ken Ehimen

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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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Grand Reception As Gospel Singing Sensation, Sinach, Celebrates 52nd Birthday in London




Iconic singer, and Award-winning gospel artiste, Osinachi Joseph Egbu, popularly known by her stage name, Sinach, has celebrated her 52nd birthday at the exquisite Dorchester Hotel, in London, with family members, colleagues and well wishers in attendance.

The world acclaimed singer of Way Maker, I know Who I am among many other hit tracks also used the opportunity of the birthday to announce her upcoming OVO Arena Wembley Concert, billed to hold on July, 6 2024.


Family and friends of the iconic Osinachi Joseph Egbu, known better as Sinach, celebrated the gospel music artist on her birthday in grand pomp and style at the decorous and exquisite London Dorchester.

The Global singer, songwriter and worship leader, who has been serving in this capacity for 33 years, held the grand event on the holy Easter Saturday, March 30, 2024, which also happens to be her birthday.

Lit with montages, interactive sessions and orchestral performances, the evening included Sinach performing live, reflections from her close family and friends and recorded tributes. Sinach expressed how grateful she is for her family, ministry, her health, and the peace she has been blessed with.

“Many of your songs have become global worship anthem – we all have our favourites but Way Maker is a super massive hit – with over 300 million views on YouTube alone,” Lalita Taylor, Executive Producer at the BBC, who was the host for the evening said.

The celebration was organized by businessman and entrepreneur, Dr. Joseph Egbu who is the husband of Sinach. Whilst being thankful for family and friends who showed up to celebrate his wife and family. He described her as “loving, patient, humble and a true woman of God”.

Dr. Egbu, in an emotional moment of professing love, thanked Sinach for loving him truly and being the remarkable woman she is.

Some of the guests who celebrated the multi award-winning Sinach included: SL Kemi Balogun, Queen Ronke Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi Olori of the Ife Kingdom & Founder African Fashion Week; Dr Susan Fajana-Thomas OBE, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Regulatory Services; Nero Ughwujabo, Special Advisor To Prime Minister Theresa May – Director, Diversity at Prince’s Trust (King Charles’s charity).

Also there were: Her Excellency Janet Charles, Acting High Commissioner, Dominica Hogh Commision, London ; Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE, Deputy Lieutenant, The King’s Representative for Greater London & President Elect of Institute of Project Management UK; Mr & Mrs Okonkwo ( E Money), Bright Ekeleme and Chido Mnangagwa (daughter of President of Zimbabwe) Mr. Obinna Egbu, Henry Nwoke,Ms. Uloaku Ojiaku, Ehi Moses, and Ms. Chim Moore of Magnum Security Services Ltd Zambia

Sinach also shared news about her upcoming July 6, 2024 live concert at OVO Arena Wembley in Wembley Park. “Victory Sounds”, she said would be a spirit-filled night of worship and praise and a grand celebration of victory and faith.

The concert also features an impressive line up of confirmed personalities from the UK Christian Chart including: Israel Houghton, Travis Greene, Da’dra Greathouse, Lucy Grimble, Ada, Limoblaze and Warehouse Worship.

Sinach is honorary Ambassador of the Commonwealth of the Dominica. In February 2023, the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica awarded Sinach as global ambassador, via a letter signed by the Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. In July 2022, she joined the Grammy Recording Academy as a voting member.

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Sights and Sounds As Madonna University Celebrates 25th Anniversary




By Eric Elezuo

The main campus of the prestigious Madonna University in Elele, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was agog recently as the institution rolled out the drums to celebrate its 25 years of existence.

Founded in 1999 by the Very Reverend (Prof) E. M. P. Edeh (OFR), the school has stood the test of time, and churned desirable professionals, who have left indelible marks in the sand of time.

Among major highlights of the day’s activities, was the identification and honoring of the top 100 graduates of the institution.

Several dignitaries also turned up to celebrate with the institution, including two terms governor of Anambra State and Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, who also is an alumnus of the school.

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