By: Tope Oyekan
A retired official of the Nigerian Customs Service, and princess from both the Koyelu and Anoko Ruling Houses of the Akarigbo Royal Chieftaincy, Sagamu, Princess (Mrs.) Beatrice Mojisola Abijo, will on Saturday, 19th November, 2022, celebrates her eightieth birthday in far away United States of America.
The special A-class event being put together by her children to honour this virtuous wife and quintessential mother, according to an invite sent out by her family, will hold on Saturday, at the Indopak Banquet Hall, Arlington, Texas..
Born into the prestigious Adetu family in Sagamu, Mojisola’s father was a former employee of the multinational business conglomerate, UAC, while the mother, was a teacher, who later became a successful trader, and businesswoman.
Mrs. Beatrice Abijo is married to her husband, the late Engr. Hakeeb Olasupo Abijo, popularly referrred to as Arab Akins, also from Sagamu, and the marriage is blessed with five successful children, among whom are two doctors, including the US-based, Dr. Ariyo Olajuwon Abijo, a member of the foremost traditional age-grade group in Remoland, Egbe Degbuyi Remo.
The event which is surprisingly put together by the celebrant’s children will have in attendance, the creme-de-la-creme of the society, both from Nigeria, and the United States.
Mrs. Mojisola, earlier in an interview with a celebrity magazine, during the week was very thankful to God, and highly appreciative of the good gesture of her children, who had gone this far to celebrate her.
According to her, she had loved to have a quiet and modest celebration with her children, and immediate family, but the children however had another surprise plan for her.
“I feel so happy and blessed to celebrate my new life at Eighty. I thank God and my family for being by my side through this journey.
Life is empty without God and service to humanity, through genuine love. Love is everything,” said the celebrant.
As Princess (Mrs.) Beatrice Mojisola Abijo, popularly known as Mama Custom, attains the octogenarian status, here is wishing her a very happy birthday, and God’s grace for a more robust and healthy living in her old age.