Balogun of Egbaland Celebrates Son’s 40th Birthday

Two weeks ago, Ibara GRA in Abeokuta witnessed a total lockdown when the amiable son of the Balogun of Egbaland, Lukeman Atobatele, Kazeem, celebrated his 40th birthday in grand style.

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The surprise birthday party was organized by the Egba chief alongside the celebrant’s siblings; Mrs Shakirat, Mr Biodun, Mrs Titalayo Fisher, Mr Kamor, Mr Kayoed, Miss Aamira. The occasion was fun-filled and there were enough to eat and drink.

The party was bombarded by several important personalities in the society including the Ogun State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Architect Adegbite Olamilekan; Lautech Alumni members like Lukman Bakare of First Bank Mortgage, Kunle Motormark; Musa Bello; Damilola Oyeneye; Ibrahim, Segun; Toyeeb, Adeola.

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Others at the event were Opeyemi of Skye Bank, Tayo Famurewa of Up Bandel, Akeem Kareem (OAK), Bunmi Lewis, Tossyneluv, KLM, the Fantastic Five members like Yinka, Suraj, Edafe and Kemi, Wale Bakare, Afees Bolaji Repete and others.

The event was hosted by top actor, Akin Lewis.

PHOTOS: SEE What Nigeria First Ladies Were Spotted Doing In Lagos

Nigeria First ladies today, November 1, came together at the annual Arise Women’s Conference hosted by Pastor Siji Iluyomade of the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s City of David parish.

Wife of the vice president of Nigeria, Dolapo Osinbajo along with first lady of Lagos state Bolanle Ambode, Iara Oshiomhole of Edo state, Abimbola Fashola, Abike Dabiri and many more prominent women were at the event.

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The 2015 Arise Women’s Conference which took place at the City of David church focused on many of the pressing issues facing families in Nigeria today. According to Siji Iluyomade, “This year’s conference addressed the current changes in our society, how they affect women and how women can overcome them”.

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This is the 7th edition of the Arise Women’s Conference, Seven in the biblical study of numbers signifies perfection. With our country witnessing a change in government at different levels, the economy a bit shaky, our children dealing with challenges of sexuality and pornography, is this not a ‘perfect’ time to Arise?” She added.

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Abike Dabiri, Siji Iluyomade & Bolanle Ambode

Arise Women Conference is a yearly conference which primary aim is to encourage and empower women in Nigeria.

SEE How New Ooni Ogunwusi Made Triumphal Entry Into Ile-Ife

New Ooni of Ile Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has on October 28 arrived the ancient town for the first time since he was pronounce by the Osun state government.

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After a long battle next to the death of Oba Sijuwade, Ogunsuwi, a prince from the Giesi Ruling House in the town became the new Ooni of Ife.

On his arrival with armed security staff, the Ooni stopped at the Ife toll gate to appreciate the chiefs led by the Lowa of Ife.

The streets were full with the huge crowd with schoolchildren, market women, motorcycle riders and other residents of the town.

That’s why Ooni-elect took time to admit cheers from the waiting mob by raising his right hand several times to greet his supporters.
Ogunsuwi went to the home of the Obalufe to pay respect before proceeding to his compound of the Giesi Ruling House where he is to be installed as Sooko.

Adelowo Ogunleye, secretary of the Giesi Ruling House, said the Ooni-elect will receive the title of Ojaja II, during his reign.
Ogunleye clarified that the Ojaja family is a part of the Giesi ruling house.

He said: “The Kabiyesi has promised to further the development of Ife and provide jobs for the unemployed.

“When he is finally installed, I am sure he will state the rest himself.”

Check out more photos below:

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Cross section chiefs and Yeye Olojas of Ife are waiting for the arrival of new Ooni of Ife.

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Cross section of Yeye Olojas of Ile Ife during the arrival of new Ooni of Ile Ife.

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Step mother Princess Margret Ogunwumi, Father of the new Ooni Prince Ropo Ogunwumi and new Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwumi enitan to Ile Ife city.

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Father of new Ooni Prince Ropo Ogunwumi and new Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwumi during their arrival to the ancient town.

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Arrival of new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwumi to Ile Ife city.

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Ife residents await the new Ooni of Ife. Photo credit: NAN news.

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High chiefs await the new Ooni of Ife Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi at Ife Toll Gate in Osun state. Photo credit: NAN news.

PHOTOS: M.K.O Abiola ’s Son Weds Longtime Girlfriend In Grand Style

One of the sons of late businessman and politician, M.K.O Abiola, Dipo Abiola married his heartthrob, Ngozi Elendu after eight years of dating.

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Abiola and Elendu officially became husband and wife on October 10, in a wedding that took place in Lekki, Lagos a year after their engagement.

The couple narrated their 8-yr journey starting from how they met till when Dipo popped the marriage question.

Check out the new couple:

M.K.O Abiola was a popular Nigerian Yoruba businessman, publisher, politician and aristocrat of the Yoruba Egba clan. He ran for the presidency in 1993, and is widely regarded as the presumed winner of the inconclusive election since no official final results were announced.

He died in 1998, after being denied victory when the entire election results were dubiously annulled by the preceding military presidentIbrahim Babangida because of alleged evidence that they were corrupt and unfair.

Felabration 2015: Check Out Artists To Perform At Annual Concert

The preparation for the 2015 edition of Felabration has kicked off as announced by the organizers.

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The annual celebration themed: ‘Just Like That’ will hold from October 12th and October 18th 2015 and
as expected, this year edition will parade top of the Nigerian acts which include Davido, Wizkid, Femi Kuti and many others.

The event will begin with a symposium on topical issues which will hold at Neca House, street parades, photo exhibitions and musical performances at the New Afrika Shrine in Alausa, Ikeja.

Artists to perform on Monday include: Simi, Praiz, Peppenazi, Sossi, Teeblaq, Adol, Chinko Ekun, Danagog, Kemi Katz, Yun K, Emmerson, Prince Banton, Bolaji Da Boy. Dolu, Ketchup, Henry Knight, Minjin, Xplosion, Jaiye Keyartist, Little Doctor, Ceaser, Spydaman, Mr Smith Lib Money, Nassa Boy, Muri Thunder, Buzzor Dils, Magneto, Oresco, Jixxle, B Red, Shina Rambo, Shadow D Don, D Truce, Scalar, Dj Chascolee, Dj Dagaz, B&G Dance Group, T Heart, Bammy K.

Felabration is a celebration of the life and times of the Afrobeat icon. It chronicles his ideals and everything he lived for.

The event was conceived in 2008 by Fela’s eldest child, Yeni Kuti, fondly referred to as YK. The event holds during the week of Fela’s birthday.

PHOTOS: Nigerian Couple Who Met On Twitter Weds In Style

A lady, simply identified as Oyinkansola had only replied a DM (Direct Message) by a man, also identified as Olaoluwa on twitter about three years ago, and they kicked off a sizzling romantic relationship from there.

But fast forward three years, the pair are now a couple after tying the knot on Saturday, September 26.

The obviously excited wife shared some pictures from their introduction and professed further love for the man whose first attempt at sending a DM landed him his life partner.

Check out the lovely photos and tweet below:

 

Emir Sanusi Married Adamawa Princess As Fourth Wife

The Kano Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II has married Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa, the 18-year-old daugther of the Lamido of Adamawa.

Premium Times’ sources within the palace say the lowkey wedding ceremony was held in the Lamido’s Yola palace on Friday, right after the Jumma’at prayer. Selected few dignitaries from across the country and Kano government officials have entered Yola in secret to avoid media attention.

Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, reportedly acted as the groom’s guardian, with his Adamawa counterpart Jibrilla Bindow filling the same role for the bride.

A top Kano government official who was present at the wedding ceremony spoke to Premium Times about the event.

“His [Sanusi’s] decision to take a new wife is in line with Islamic injunction,” he said. “Islam allows having a maximum of four wives for those who can treat all of them equally and provide for a large family.”

The marriage was also confirmed by another source within the palace, with the additional information that Sa’adatu is not to move in with the Emir immediately.

Also speaking on the issue, Dan’Almajiri Ibrahim, a social commentator, provided a history background for the practice of marrying a number of wives: “So, the engagement of the Adamawa princess to Emir Sanusi II may also be a move to deepen royal bond between Adamawa and Kano.

“You see, historically, both emirates have similar origins in the 19th Century Uthman Bn Fodio’s jihad.”

Emir Sanusi is currently away in Saudi Arabia where he is acting as leader of Nigeria’s delegation to this year’s Hajj.

Sanusi has three other wives: the daughter of the late Kano Emir, Sadyia, also Maryam and Rakyia. The 18-year-old Sa’adatu has recently graduated from a secondary school and has enrolled for advanced level studies.

Another Controversy? Obasanjo Launches New ‘Story Book’

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, has launched a children’s story book on peace.

The former civilian and military ruler stated that the new book, ‘Peace Story For Children’, which was launched to celebrate the the 2015 International Day of Peace, was to ensure the entrenchment of sustainable peace in the country, Vanguard reports.

The 14-page booklet illustrated with various cartoons was launched at an event held at the OOPL, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, and was attended by pupils from different secondary schools in the state.

The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, who has publicly showed his support for president Muhammadu Buhari, said that it had become imperative to sow the seeds of peace in the minds of children whose minds were more receptive to ideas.

The ex-leader, represented by the Director of the OOPL Centre for Human Security, Professor Peter Okebukola, at the launch of the booklet, emphasised that since the youths were the leaders of tomorrow, imbibing the essence of peace when young should be vigorously pursued.

Obasanjo had been criticised over his book, ‘My Watch’, where he was reported to have washed down former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

PHOTOS: Full List Of Winners From The 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards was held yesterday, the September 6,2015, at the Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, New York. The event graced many top Nigerian celebrities with Osas Ajibade and Ice Prince the hosts of the evening.

See the full list of winners below…

Diaspora artiste of the year – Stylezz
Entertainment personality of the year – Jimmie Akinsola
Music Video of The Year – Unlimited L.A for Dija’s Awww
Best female DJ – DJ Cuppy
Best R&B Artist – Praiz
African Actress of the year – Sonia Ibrahim
Best New Act to Watch – Kiss Daniel
African Artiste of the year – Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Most Promising Act to watch – Simi
Actress of the Year – Ruth Kadiri
Female artist of the year – Yemi Alade
Indigenous artiste of the year – Pasuma Wonder
Entertainment executive of the year – Tobi Daniel, CEO, SOME.
Best Dance/Live Performance – MC Galaxy
African Film of the Year – Shattered Romance