Osinbajo, Tinubu, Abiodun, Osoba, Dangote, Celebrates Bola Shagaya At 60
Echoes of the grand 60th birthday party of billionaire businesswoman, Hajiya Bola Shagaya, still reverberate loudly in the minds of guests. Many of the her friends and associates flew in from different parts of the world to felicitate with her and her family last night at the prestigious Eko Hotel, Lagos.
For the ageless fashionista and one of high society’s most enduring names and faces, Bola Shagaya, clocking 60 didn’t come with the baggage of shrivelled skin and greyed mane. Rather, it met a woman whose self-esteem is high up there and whose smile has retained the allure and shine of a life of contentment.
As a child, Bola was a pretty girl whose sweetness benumbed even the most impervious soul and those in the know would attest to this. And now as an adult, she is simply stunning; she parades the kind of beauty that confound many. And it gets better even as she clocked 60.
The ambience of the party signified class, privileged circumstances and the enviable good taste of the celebrant. Hajiya Shagaya was, as usual, in her element as she radiated faultless beauty and delight that has kept in the premier league of high society for over 30 years.
Yes, Bola deployed her vast wealth to celebrating her illustrious life. The event was indeed a memorable one; business associates, friends and family members of the oil businesswoman deserted the humdrum of their daily lives to celebrate with one of their own. The celebrant’s heart of course was full of enchanting song. It pulsated pleasantly at the outward show of care and love she encountered by her guests. She could not help but lose the breath in her lungs momentarily.
The celebrant’s children and grandchildren were in attendance at the event. They cut a picture of sweet delight as they hit the dance floor to honour their beloved mother. They were radiant with grace and a bewitching vivacity that bespoke the bliss they felt in the recesses of their hearts.
Bola is indeed a true woman of her people. She occupies a soft spot in the hearts of her most trusted business and political associates. Thus her 60th birthday manifested as a worthy testament to her enduring popularity and acclaim.
The music was good and temperate and it was supplied by the Vintage Band, which segued from country to classics, and afro pop and contemporary gospel, effortlessly keeping the guests on their feet. The party lasted late into the night but at no time did the guests run out of gourmet foods or canapés or drinks.
At the high-octane event, politicians shook hands with corporate players, top bankers embraced top celebrities, former governors and incumbent governors back slapped, and everyone wore a happy smile as they ate and drank. The ffive-hour soiree extended far more than 7 hours. Shagaya’s birthday was no doubt a convergence zone for the high and mighty from different parts of the country.
Guests at the party were treated to the choicest liquor and sumptuous meals made by the finest caterers. It no doubt warmed the cockles of the celebrant’s heart to see dignitaries at the event smack their lips in pleasure as they devoured the sumptuous meals and drinks offered to them at her anniversary.
Yes, We saw Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Emir of Kano, Sen. Bukola Saraki & wife, Toyin, Ooni of Ife, Emir of Ilorin, Sir Kesington Adebutu, Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senator Musa Rabiu Kwakwanso, Tayo Amusan, Ekiti Gov., Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Kwara Gov. Mr Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, Imo Gov., Rt. Hon.Emeka Ihedioha, Mr Peter Obi, Alhaji Rasak Okoya & wives: Shade & Alhaja Kuburat, Prince Samuel Adedoyin,Chief Mike Inegbese & wife, Mary, AIG Tunji Alapini(Rtd), Sam Iwuajoku, Bella Adenuga-Disu & husband, Jameel Disu, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Dr Taiwo Afolabi, Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa, Hajia Abah Folawiyo, Mrs Regina Nyantekyi-Owusu, Ms Vivienne Ogde, Musa Danjuma,, Greg Uanseru & wife, Ema, Bashorun Dele Momodu, Sen. Daisy Danjuma, Donald Duke & wife, Onari, Princess Toyin Kolade, Lady Maiden Ibru, Ayo Subair, Iranola Ayodeji, Adesola Adeduntan & wife, Nnamdi Okonkwo & wife, Dr Dakuku Peterside & wife, Atedo Peterside, Eyimofe Atake, SAN & wife, Udeme Ufot & wife, Dorothy Ufot,SAN, Princess Omotade, Otunba Funsho Lawal, Sen. Mamora, Mayor Akinpelu, Allhaji Rasaq Lamex, Joke Sogunro, Prince Bisi Olatilo and so many others.
– The Capital