Adeline Hall, Lead City University, Ibadan welcomed to its bowel most eminent and distinguished Nigerians from all over the world who graced the wedding ceremony between Adedayo Olusoga and Toluwanimi Ojo- Lanre on Saturday 13 November 2021.
The glamorous event has been described as one of the best in Nigeria going by the personalities involved, packaging, organization, and attendance.
The couple is products of two great families, the Ojo- Lanre of Usi Ekiti, and the Olusoga of Ijebu Igbo.
The parents are based in Ibadan as the father of the bride is an accomplished and outstanding journalist with the Nigerian Tribune, while the mother of the groom, Alhaja Monsurat is a successful sugar merchant in the Bodija market Ibadan.
Adeline Hall, the venue was decorated and beautified by the master in the art of adding glamour to the event venue – The House of Dexterity while Temabod Catering Service owned by Temidayo Aboderni, handled the culinary aspect.
On the bandstand was David Ayinde, a powerful musician who delivered sonorous songs wholesale in the genre of Africa music while Tayo Conga band thrilled the guest to a wonderful performance.
It was a day affair with Prof Modupe Adelabu, former Deputy Governor, Ekiti State, who was the special guest at the introduction and engagement ceremony with Hon Wasiu Olatunbosun, Oyo Commissioner for Information, Art. Culture and Tourism.
Though the reception started a little late due to the horrific traffic which held Lagos – Ibadan expressway hostage, this did not deter the guests from storming the venue.
The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunsusi’s representative, HRH Oba Adekunle Adebowale Agbolu of Agbaje-Ife, was at Adeline Hall, for the introduction, engagement and Church service, as well as the Olori Oba Adekunle, the Alakola of Akola Ijesha and the Maiyegun of Akola were present at 11 am.
These traditional rulers were joined by Oba Morounfoye Okunola, Onigbaye of Igbaye.
Eminent personalities who were early callers are , Prof Modupe Adelabu , former Deputy Governor , Ekiti State , Prof Akin Alao , OAU , Ife , Prof Tunde Omojola, UI , AIG Tunji Alapini , Rtd, Engineer Tunde Lawal, President , Brail Construction Company , Adekunle Busari , Founder ,Euro Lounge and Suites , Ibadan, Otunba Ayo Olumoko , CEO , Infogem, Hon Gbenga Agbeyo , Special Adviser to Governor Fayemi , Hon Babatunde Fawekun, Hon Member , Ekiti State , House of Assembly, Prince Niyi Babade, CNN, Victor Ayeomotoro, PR Manager, Oodua Conglomerate, , Mr Wasiu Abiola , NBL, Hon Diran Odeyemi, Dr Sola Ojo , Tetfund, Yinka Amole, CEO , Amole Constructions, Gboyega Oluwasanmi, CEO , Araromi Farms, Chief Mrs Bunmi Adesanya , Iyaloja of Adelabu market , Ibadan, Duchess Funmi Rotiba, CEO, Special Tours, Barrister Tunde Adeoye , Lasisi Olagunju , Editor, Tribune on Saturday, Pastor Segun Olatunji, Chief Consultant , ANN Plc, Prince Shina Hastrup , Canada based Nigerian global actress, Olori Adefumilayo Adenekan, Chief Mrs Gbenga Babalola , Police Officer Adedayo Ojewale, Barrister Dipo Kupoluyi , Chief Sesan Abeleje , Alloy Production, De – link Club , Usi , Ekiti, Oyo State NUJ delegation led by Ademola Babalola, Fidelia Salami, Chairperson , Delta State Tourism Board , Efetobo Ahwanha , CEO , Travel Week , Ayo Omotoso, President Travelogue, South – West , NTDC delegation, led by Dayo Aiyetan, Hon Wole Oladimeji , ex- CPS to the former Deputy Speaker , House of Rep.
Rt Hon Adetunji Orisalade, former Deputy Speaker , Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Bayo Aina, former Commissioner of Finance, Ekiti.State, Moyo Aina, Susan Aina, Pitan Aina, Tunde Dada, Tunde Aina,
Dr. Rahman Olusegun Mimiko, the former Governor of Ondo state, fought the terrible traffic rage on Lagos – Ibadan Expressway to attend at 2 pm and left at 6 pm.
Senator Tesleem Kola Folarin attended with a large delegation being a personal friend of the Ojo- Lanre’s and the Olusoga.
Senator Fatai Buhari doesn’t spend quality time as Otunba Bisi Kolawole, former Commissioner in Ekiti State and an Ekiti PDP gubernatorial aspirant, Otunba Popoola, an Ekiti APC gubernatorial aspirant, Iya Oge of Kogi State. Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams was active at the party.
Aare came into the company of his Osi, Ganiyu Kayode Balogun, and 24 eminent Nigerians.
Iyalaje Oodua, Princess Dr. Toyin Kolade attended with 50 selected market leaders from Yoruba land to identify with the couple. Iyalaje’s arrival causes a stir as market women and merchants in the hall rose in loud applause for her presence.
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni sent a powerful delegation led by Hon Yemi Arokodare.
Alhaja Monsurat, mother of the bridegroom who is a big-time player in the sugar market in Bodija market, Ibadan also pulled her friends in high places, all making the wedding ceremony one of the best in Nigeria in recent time.
A cross- personalities interview conducted by our reporter revealed that the wedding ceremony attracted such mighty men and women of honour because the two families are paragons of integrity, reliability and dignity.