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.
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