By: Tayo Mabeweje
In the enchanting embrace of the twilight sky at the Monarch Event Centre along Lekki Expressway in Lagos, the Taiwo Adeniji Son’s Wedding, impeccably organized by Kikks Associates as the Events Planner, unfolded on the memorable evening of Saturday, 23rd September, 2023. It was a night saturated with opulence and extravagance, where distinguished guests, adorned in their most exquisite attire, came together for an affair that etched itself into their hearts.
Gracing this remarkable event was the distinguished Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun CON, who brought with him an air of prestige and authority. With his graceful presence, he presided over the elegant wedding cake cutting, infusing the festivities with an extra layer of grandeur. The role of Chairman of the wedding reception was executed flawlessly Senator by a former Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Lekan Mustapha, adding a touch of elegance to the evening.
The royal charm of Ijebuland was magnificently represented by Oba Adul-razak Adenugba, the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, Oba Isiaka Ajede, the Ogrimadagbo Akin-Ilodo, Oba Toye Alatise, Gbegande of Osoba, Oba Bayo Odubela, Eleruwon of Erunwon, and Olutori of Itori, Oba Abdulfatai Babatunde Akamo (Egba). Diplomats and titans of industry, including Ambassador Segun Akinsanya and the Chairman of Odua Investment Companies, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, alongside Chief (Alhaji) Fatai Osiyemi, Chairman, FAO Group of Companies, and Son, Niyi Osiyemi, the immediate past chairman of Ijebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, further enriched the guest list with their presence.
Under the esteemed leadership of the Giwa Egbe and Bobseilu of Ijebuland, Egbe Bobagunte (Okunrin) Akile-Ijebu masterfully showcased the rich cultural heritage of the region. The Board of Trustees, featuring Maiyegun (Dr.) Tunji Oredipe, Bobagunwa Gbenga Fetuga, Otunba Babatunde Lariba, Otunba Gboyega Adeshoye and others ensured the event upheld the torch of tradition.
The evening soiree unfurled as a visual masterpiece, bedecked with opulent decorations and an ambience that evoked awe and admiration beneath the dimming twilight. Live music bands and a skilful DJ serenaded the guests, their melodies resonating through the night. A lavish spread of delectable food and beverages pampered and nourished the esteemed attendees.
In addition to those mentioned, other notable personalities that were present included Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Chief) Mrs. Bolanle Ajayi and husband, Baale Femi Ayayi, a member of Egbe Bobagunte; Dr.Tunji Dawodu, Engr. Biodun Alli Oke, Akinrogu Segun Taiwo, Atewogboye Debo Owode, Otunba Lamina from Aiyepe, Brigadier General Abiodun Quadri and his beautiful wife; Hon. Kolapo Oshunsanya, Prof. Mrs. Adenuga, Alhaji Tunde Agbomabiwon, Otunba Niyi Ogunsanya, Mr. Demola Adebise, former GMD, Wema Bank; Mr. Wole Akinleye, Deputy MD, Wema Bank; Honourable Adijat Adeleye, Hon. Commissioner for Culture, Ogun State; Mr. Remi Bakare, Chief Executive Officer, Ogun State Ventures; Mr. Lamin Barrow, Head of Nigeria Country Office, African Development Bank; and Chief Fassy Yusuf.
In summation, the Asiwaju Taiwo Adeniji Son’s Wedding was an evening where opulence and tradition intertwined, where the fading sun’s light only heightened the grandeur of the occasion. It was a celebration that united esteemed individuals, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege to partake in its splendour.