Tuesday, 15 November 2016

How Abiola Ogundokun gave out 2nd daughter before 22 royal fathers in October + Rare Photos of the event


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High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with lovely wife, Lady Adebola Akadiri Ogundokun

Last week, this blog published snippets from the Thursday August 25th and Saturday August 27th,  2016 nuptials of  the daughter of Veteran Publisher and Political Icon, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun,  Uyioghosa’s to one Osagie Elaiho, the son of a Benin, Edo State (Southern Nigeria) cultural icon and fine art designer, Chief Jerome Ikponmwoghodua Elaiho who is the founder of Jeromelaiho Printing Press at his FESTAC, Lagos mansion and Arch Bishop Vinning Memorial Church, GRA-Ikeja, Lagos.
However, on Thursday, October 20th, 2016, your soar away Africa’s number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog, Asabeafrika witnessed another celebration inside the Iwo born politician’s home as people from all walks of life stormed FESTAC for the traditional marriage of Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola, another of the Chief’s pretty daughters to Ikorodu born legal practitioner, Barrister Olayinka Afeez Olokun-Ola.
Barrister Afeez Olokun-Ola is the last born of late Alhaji Yisa Olayiwola Olokun-Ola of blessed memory and Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola, a retired Civil Servant and manager with the defunct National Bank of Nigeria. The traditional marriage which had the cream-de-la-cream of royalty from Iwo town in Osun State (Bride’s father’s place) and Ikorodu town in Lagos State (Groom’s parent’s town) was colorful and well planned. Asabeafrika is official blog for the event.  Enjoy the snippets.

The Wedding Reception Stage
The Wedding Cake
The Venue…
Unlike what took place on August 26th during Uyioghosa Ogundokun’s traditional marriage to Benin Prince Osagie Elaiho, Chief Ogundokun’s Festac Town residence wore a brand new look on Thursday, October 20th when Afeez Olayinka came to ask for Oyindamola’s hand in marriage.  Apart from the entire building which had its exterior re-branded in a new grey color, the entire compound was rebranded and turned into an event atmosphere. Analysts who attended the event quickly concluded that High Chief Ogundokun literarily brought the prestigious Eko Hotel  (in the Island side of Lagos) into his Festac town home as guests who attended the ceremony wondered how the wedding planners were able to re-work the entire compound into a mega-event center. Right from the blend of colors on the neatly arranged chairs and tables down to the concert-like designed couple’s stage up to the aesthetics of the entire ambience, the venue was nothing but colorful and classy. Venue decoration was handled  by De-Posh Event Center under the leadership of Banke Kilani. Entertainment was supplied by classical music band, Kick Rhytm led by Bamidele Abiodun while DJ Aremzy (The Magnificent) ran the turn table. 
Mr. & Mrs. Olokun-Ola
Yinka and his best thing, Oyindamola
The Pretty Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola Ogundokun
Yinka and Oyindamola exchange love
Meet the Couple…

The groom is Barrister Olayinka Azeez Olokun-Ola an Ikorodu, Lagos born legal practitioner. He is a graduate of law from Lagos State University while the bride is Miss Funmilayo Oyindamola Ogundokun, a Mass Communication graduate and a member of the first set of graduates of BOWEN University, Iwo-Osun State.  
Groom's Mother, Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola and her goddaughter, Alhaja Suururat Abdulmajeed
Alhaja Suururat Abdulmajeed, Goddauhter to Groom's mother
Meet Groom’s mum and her god-daughter…
The Groom’s mother is Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola, a retired Accountant and Branch Manager with the defunct National Bank of Nigeria. Though aged but looking pretty in her colorful attire, spiced with a Muslim veil to express her faith, Alhaja Lateefat Olokun-Ola who is lucky to be witnessing the wedding of her last born (Barrister Afeez Olayinka Olokun-Ola) though missed her late husband and father of her children, Late Alhaji Yisa Olayiwola Olokun-Ola but the presence of her god daughter, Alhaja Suururat Abdulmajeed consoled her. The very cheerful and beautiful Alhaja Suururat Abdul-Majeed, an ex banker with National Bank of Nigeria is presently a member of the Ogun State Muslims Pilgrim’s Welfare Board. The two stormed Chief Ogundokun’s FESTAC mansion with legion of members of the Olokun-Ola family of Ikorodu town.
Lady Bola Akadiri Ogundokun, Bride's Mum
Bride's Mum, Lady Bola Ogundokun with some of her Mid-Wifery friends of over 40 years relationship
Lady Bola Ogundokun....A woman well loved by her husband, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Bride's Mum, Mrs. Bola Akadiri Ogundokun with Groom's mum, Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola embraces each other for ever
About bride’s mum & her Clique…
Her name is Mrs. Bola Akadiri Ogundokun, she is one of the pretty wives of High Chief Abiola Ogundokun. Sharing a striking resemblance with her pretty daughter, Oyindamola, the fair complexioned Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State born Mrs. Ogundokun is a veteran mid-wife. She is a graduate of the Nigerian School of Midwifery & Nursing on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi-Lagos. Her peers and mates of over four decades from London and America came for the event. They all looked radiant in their yellow colored Aso-Ebi. The London group was coordinated by Mrs. Funmi Taylor while the American group was coordinated by Madam Toyin Odukoya. They were all happy for their friend, Bola who was giving out her daughter in marriage.  
Groom's mum, Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola and Uncle Engineer W.O. Olokun-Ola
The Head of the Ogundokun family of Iwo, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun & the head of the Olokun-Ola family of Ikorodu, Dr. W.O. Olokun-Ola embraces each other
What about Groom’s dad?
Although the groom’s dad is late but one man stood and acted his role on the day the Olokun-Olas came to ask for the hand of Chief Ogundokun’s daughter for their son, Afeez Olayinka. The Man is Engineer (Alhaji) W.O. Olokun-Ola, the MD/CEO, Ikorodu Musical Village. He is the immediate younger brother to the groom’s dad.  He and groom’s mum and legion of family members later prostrated for High Chief Abiola Ogundokun, pleading that he give Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola’s hand to their son.
The Gift from the Groom's family
Gifts from Groom’s family…
The Olokun-Olas visited their in-laws with various gifts to propose for the hand of Oyindamola in marriage to their son Olayinka. Like it is with the Yoruba culture and other cultures in Nigeria, the Olokun-Olas of Ikorodu stormed the Ogundokun’s home with several fruit gifts like Coconut, Orange, Pineapple, Banana, Water Melon coupled with a bag of salt and several tubers of yam. To show how prepared their son Afeez is for marriage and fatherhood, the Olokun-Olas also brought a medium sized freezer as marriage gift. It was such a great moment for the Olokun-Olas who seemed very prepared to become one with the Ogundokuns.
Chief Bayole Obasanjo...Representative of ex-Nigerian President & Commander-in-Chief, President Olusegun Obasanjo
Chief Bayole Obasanjo cheers High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with new Naira notes
Ex-President Obasanjo is Father of the Day
Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was the Father of the Day. However, the very busy elder statesman couldn’t make it to the venue as he was outside the country. He sent in his younger brother, Chief Bayole Obasanjo to represent him after making a passionate telephone call to bride’s dad High Chief Abiola Ogundokun earlier in the day.
Senator Kofoworola Akerele Bucknor shares a joke with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo's brother, Chief Bayole Obasanjo
Senator Kofoworal Akerele Bucknor with the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (TELU 1)
Senator Kofoworola Bucknor Akerele enjoyed herself amidst the Royals
Ex-Lagos Deputy Governor, Kofo Bucknor came
Ex-Lagos State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Kofoworola Akerele Bucknor was Mother of the Day and one of the special guests of honor who stormed Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s home for Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola’s traditional nuptial on October 20th. The very busy ex-Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was in her best mood as she arrived two hours after the royal fathers took their seats. She and bride’s father belongs to the same Yoruba Unity Forum. She sat in between the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (TELU-1) and Chief Bayole Obasanjo, ex-President Obasanjo’s younger brother.  
Senator Anthony Adefuye and wife, Mrs. Bolaji Adefuye
Senator Anthony and Mrs. Bolaji Adefuye with High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with Senator Anthony Adefuye
Oluwo in rare pose with Senators Anthony Adefuye, Tunde Salvador and High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Senators Adefuye, Salvador & others came to FESTAC
Senator Anthony Adefuye must be a very passionate friend of High Chief Abiola Ogundokun because on Thursday August 25th during the traditional nuptial of Iyioghosa, he came with his pretty wife, Bolaji. He repeated the feat again on Thursday, October 20 as he arrived the venue in full gears with Madam. Another Senator friend of Chief Ogundokun who attended the event is Senator Tunde Salvador and Dr. Yemi Akeju. The three were happy with their friend, High Chief Ogundokun who was giving out a second daughter in two months. Ex-Cadbury boss, Chief Olu Akadiri and his wife, Teniola were also in attendance. They came a bit late but were very happy to celebrate with High Chief Abiola Ogundokun.   
The Oluwo of Iwo takes a dance step with High Chief Abiola Ogundokun's friends, Chief Wole Ariyo and Dr. Dele Olowe
The Oluwo of Iwo land in a rare pose with Chief Wole Ariyo (R) and Dr. Dele Olowe (L)
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun introduces wife to Senator Tunde Salvador
Chief Ogundokun with Senator Tunde Salvador and others
Oil baron, Chief Wole Ariyo and Dr. Dele Olowe too…
Another big friend of High Chief Abiola Ogundokun who attended the Oyindamola and Olayinka’s nuptial is Oil baron and ex-Chevron Oil Executive, Chief Wole Ariyo. Chief Wole Ariyo is the Bobagbimo of Alausa and Ajisetoba of Ikate land in Lagos. The very dynamic, elderly oil business man was the only man who presented Chief Ogundokun a Bible gift during his 80th birthday celebration on July 7th. Another top friend of Chief Ogundokun who flew into Lagos for the event is Abuja (FCT) based Medical practitioner, Dr. Dele Olowe.
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun blessed by the young and old
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun in a session of Naira rain
The Oluwo of Iwo land blesses Bride's dad and his Otun Balogun with wads of Naira notes
Royal Fathers blesses Chief Abiola Ogundokun and wife with Naira rain
Former Ikorodu LGA Chair storm event…
His name is Honorable (Alhaji) Sherifdeen Anipole, the immediate Past Chairman of Ikorodu LGA, Lagos. He stormed Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s house with legions of allies and relatives to ask for Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola’s hand in marriage to Olayinka Afeez. Honorable Sherifdeen Anipole is a younger brother to Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola, the mother of the groom.
Mothers from the Ansar-Udeen family of Ikorodu
Elderly Female Guest at the Event
Female Guests at the event
The Aragberi and his wife with another Royal Father
The Alaga Iduro, Olukemi Akintola Samuel taking instruction from the Oluwo and other Royal fathers before declaring event open
The Ansar-Udeen family storm FESTAC…
They all came in their large numbers all in a bid to take Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola home. They are members of the prestigious Ansar-Udeen family of Nigeria (Ikorodu branch) Leading the team is the Chief Missioner, Alhaji Abdul-Fatai Odunayo Olutusin and his entourage. Among his entourage is the Ikorodu Branch Chairman of the Society, Alhaji M. Ola Akinsanya and many other members.  The Ansar-Deen Women Committee also stormed Chief Ogundokun’s house led by Alhaja Akinsanya and Alhaja Alowonle.
Members of the Otenaike Family of Ikorodu
The Ikorodu Women in attendance
Lovely Female Guests at the event
Diamond Sisters of Ikorodu
Female Guests at the Olayinka & Oyindamola's nuptial
The Diamond Sisters of Ikorodu also came…
In the whole of Ikorodu town in Lagos East, the Diamond Sisters is a powerful socio-cultural group of enterprising women. They are not only politically influential but they are at the heart of many economic activities in Ikorodu town. They stormed Chief Ogundokun’s FESTAC home with the Olokun-Olas to ask for Oyindamola’s hand in marriage. Leading the team of the over 20 members of the Diamond Sisters Club was Chief (Mrs.) Olanihun Odusoga, wife of the present Lisa of Ikorodu land, High Chief Z.O. Odusoga.  Another prominent group that accompanied the Olokun-Olas to Chief Ogundokun’s house is the Otenaike family of Ikorodu. They all came to show the strength and might of Ikorodu people to their Iwo and Ijebu in-laws.
The Oluwo of Iwo land, His Imperial Majesty Oba Abdulwaheed Adewale Akanbi (Ilufemiloye-TELU 1) leads conglomerate of Obas into High Chief Abiola Ogundokun's house
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun welcomes multitude of Royal Fathers to his house for Oyindamola's Nuptial
The Royal Fathers gesticulates with their cultural props
The Oluwo of Iwo & the Elerin of Erin Osun with two other Royal Fathers inside Chief Ogundokun's living room
The Oluwo of Iwo land with his conglomerate of Royal Fathers
The Oluwo of Iwo land with one of the Royal Fathers inside High Chief Abiola Ogundokun's living room
How the Oluwo of Iwo stormed Chief Ogundokun’s house with 21 royal fathers
The last time, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Abdul-Fatai Adewale Akanbi (Ilufemiloye—Telu 1) the Oluwo of Iwo land stormed Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s house on Thursday August 25th for Uyioghosa’s marriage, he came with a limited number of Obas (traditional rulers) and accompanied by his pretty Jamaican born wife, Olori Chanel Akanbi. Some of the Obas who accompanied the Oluwo to Chief Ogundokun’s house in August are; Oba Kazeem Adio Ori Oye, the Onigege of Igege land under Ola-Oluwa LGA, Osun State. Oba Asimiu Sodiq Agboluaje, the Ologuro of Oguro land under Iwo LGA, Osun State. Oba Moshood Alamu (Oparaoke 1); the Onisara of Feesu in Iwo LGA; Oba Ogunleye Sikiru Omoyemi (Oyewale 1), the Olowu of Ilemowu under Olaoluwa LGA, Osun State and many other very important chiefs from Iwo land and environs. However, the very dynamic and energetic Oluwo who is presently bringing transformation to Iwo town inrecent time returned to Lagos for Oyindamola’s marriage on October 20 with over 20 traditional rulers, they are the Aragberi of Iragberi kingdom, the Elerin of Erin-Osun land, Olufon of Ifon land, Agbowu of Ogbaagba land, Onigege of Igege land and Olowu of Ilemowu land. Others are Ologburo of Ogburo kingdom, Onisara of Feesu Kingdom, Olubode of Bode Kingdom and Ola of Ajagunlase. The entourage of Obas also included Olobu of Ilobu, Onifon of Ifon and many other traditional rulers too numerous to mention. The Oluwo arrived at 12:51 Pm and the event kick started immediately after a short welcome of the royalty inside Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s living room.
The Elders from Iwo Land led by Babaloja, Asimiu Ogundokun (L)
The Oluwo of Iwo land addressing guest before bride's dad, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
The Oluwo of Iwo land in a tete-a-tete with High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Chief Ogundokun welcomes elders to his daughter, Oyindamola's nuptial
The Oluwo-in-Council storm Lagos in full gear…
As if to show how prominent and respected Chief Abiola Ogundokun is to his Iwo Olodo-Oba people in Osun State (South West Nigeria), the entire Iwo in council  (From the Palace of the Oba) stormed the venue of the traditional marriage of Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola Ogundokun in Festac town on Thursday October 20. Prominent Among the eminent Chiefs from the Iwo-in-Council were Alhaji Kamorudeen Nasiru, the Oloye Aro Ilu-Ilota-Idi Araba Iwo. Others are High Chief Morufu Lamidi, the Odofin of Iwo land, Chief Bello Surajudeen the Ounju of Iwo land, High Chief Abdul-Rauf Muraina the Balogun of Iwo Land, Chief Sunday Oyeniyi the Olosi of Iwo land and Alhaji Mosudi Ayinla, the Aro of Iwo land. Others are Alhaji Moshood Amao, the Asape of Iwo land, Chief Asimiu Odundokun the Babaloja of Iwo land and Alhaji Azeez Nagode Allah famously called ‘Musiliu Baba Niwo.
A Royal Father
Another Royal Father
Another royal Father
A Royal Father...
Another Royal Father...

A royal father, The Aragberi of Iragberi land HRH, Oba Folorunsho Agboade Makanju (Osunkoko 1) with his wife, Olori Omolola Makanju
Meet the 2nd in command to the Oluwo…
Many people who knows this aged man in Iwo land says he is the first and last man to see the Oluwo of Iwo His Imperial Majesty, Oba Abdul-Fatai Adewale Akanbi when he wakes to the palace and the last man to see him when he closes all traditional activities for the day. His name is Alhaji Yekini Orobimpe, the Oosa of Iwo land. He is reputed to be the 2nd in command to the Oluwo of Iwo land. The Oosa was at the event and was the one who commandeered other members of the Oluwo-in-Council whenever the need arises. Alhaji Yekini Orobimpe is a septuagenarian.

The Elerin of Erin Osun land
Why Elerin of Erin Osun stormed event with his Arole
His Royal Majesty, Oba Yusuf Omoloye Oyagbade, the Elerin of Erin-Osun in Osun State is a very revered traditional ruler in his domain. Apart from being very close to power brokers in Osun State, the Elerin is very dear to High Chief Abiola Ogundokun. In year 2006, the Elerin bestowed Chief Ogundokun with the traditional title of ‘Apesin-Ola of Erin Osun’. On that very special occasion in Erin-Osun land, the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade (Olubuse II) and ex-Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola attended. They were both present. The former Deputy Governor of Osun State who later became Nigeria’s minister of Defense (State) Chief (Mrs.) Erelu Obada was also in attendance with other eminent Nigerians including Fuji Music maestro, General Kollington Ayinla who performed at the occassion. The Elerin of Erin Osun stormed FESTAC town on Thursday October 20 with his scion, Prince (Alhaji) Omoloye Adeola. (Watch out for Part 2 of Yinka/Oyinda’s Nuptial on this blog)
Official Jeep of the Olufon
The Official Car of the Aragberi of Iragberi
The Official Car of the Olufon
The Official Car of the Onigege of Igege
The Official Car of the Elerin of Erin Osun
The Official Car of the Agbowu
The official Car of the Oluwo of Iwo

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