Saturday, 26 July 2014

The Senator Ajibola and Princess Rose Osipitan Children’s nuptial people are dying to read on this blog + Groom’s Dad is a 4th term Senator and Bride’s mum an oil baroness …How Sweet Sensation joined them together

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'Thanks for chossing me as your harthrob' Nike seems to say as she kneels for Wale
The month of June 2014 and the dates; Thursday June 26th and Saturday 28th will remain a lofty one in the minds of two prominent families in Nigeria, one is the family of Distinguished Senator Simon Ajibola from Isapa town in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara south, North Central Nigeria and the family of Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan from Ondo town in Ondo state, South West Nigeria.
Senator Simon  Ajibola whose son, Architect Olawale Ibiyinka married the beautiful daughter of Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan, Princess Roseline Oyenike is a four term senator of  the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Kwara South Senatorial Zone while the mother of the bride, Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan is an oil baroness and founder of a leading oil marketing company First Royal Oil and Gas. For their numerous guests from all walks of life which includes the all powerful Independent Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria (IPMAN) the dates are one to be remembered as the two families’ serenade them to the best hospitality money can buy in the city of Lagos.
In the new mood of love 'let me take you to honey moon' Wale seems to tell Nike
'I JUST LOVE U' Wale-to-Nike
Groom, Architect Wale Ibiyinka Ajibola begs bride's family for his Oyenike
Female guests at the ocassion
The first leg of the event took place on Thursday June 26th with an engagement and bridal party which took place at The Ark by block 2, plot 3 Blue Water zone off Remi Olowude Street by Second Lekki Round-About, Ajah-Lagos. The high class event which drew the attention of high class politicians, royalties, diplomats and business men and women was marked with style and panache. The second leg of the event which is the white wedding took place on Saturday June 28th, 2014 at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Christ the Lord parish, Province 20 H/Q, by Admiralty Road, First Lekki Roundabout.
Wale and Nike cut their traditional wedding cake with stripes of flowers in the background

Ex-NTA top shot Ronke Ayuba (L) with a guest
APC Woman Leader Chief (Mrs.) Basirat Olayinka Ojugbele (Standing) with a guest
Chief (Mrs.) Ejide Adeyanju of SOCOPAO Ltd (L) with a guest
The Reception which took place at Rubby Garden Hall by KLM 11, Epe Express Road, Lekki had the attendance of the cream-de-la-cream of the society who flooded the venue for the two families. A large number of PDP stalwarts from Kwara state and Abuja were also in attendance. Your African Number Celebrity Encounter blog asabeafrika was at the two events and hereby present you with behind the gist happenings that shaped the classy occasion. Take your best drink and enjoy the read and pictures.
Meet the Couple
The Masters of Ceremony
Architect Wale and Princess Oyenike Ajibola
Chief (Mrs.) Bisi Abiola (R) with Jumobi Damijo's mother, Alhaja Adegbesan
Architect Olawale Ibiyinka Ajibola is one of the scions of the fourth term reigning Senator of the Federal Republic representing Kwara South Senatorial District at the national assembly. He is an architect by training and he is an alumnus of Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger state and University of Lincoln, UK where he did his master. His new wife Princess Roseline Oyenike Olawuyi studied accounting as first degree at the Okada University, Edo state before going further to study International Business and Entrepreneurship at University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. They both met during an outing at Sweet Sensation Restaurant, on Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos couple of years back and a thing led to the other before the two families accepted their request to be husband and wife. Their traditional wedding in March was characterized with lots of traditional activities as customary with the Yoruba people of the south west of Nigeria while their white wedding was coordinated according to Christian principles before Redeemed Church Pastors.
The newest husband in town, Architect Olawale Ibiyinka Ajibola
Bride's younger sister, Anita Olawuyi
A big man savors the joy of the occassion
Groom’s father is Kwara 2015 Guber hopeful
Famously known as the “father of the hopeless” in his senatorial district, Kwara South, this is on account of his generosity to the poor and ordinary people in his constituency, Senator Simon Sule Ajibola has been re-elected four times by the people of Kwara South, in Kwara state which is situated in North Central Nigeria on the account of what he means to them. This veteran politician from Kwara state is addressed as “the man with a heart for rural development”, the Isapa town, Ekiti Local Government Area born former federal commissioner of the Federal Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission is equally seen as one of the leaders who significantly contributed to the establishment and sustenance of the ruling PDP in Kwara state since inception in 1998. He started his political career with his election as a delegate to the national constitutional conference of the late General Sani Abacha in 1994. His legislative proposition has equally led to the creation of two popular local government areas in Kwara; that is Isin and Oke Ero LGAs from Irepodun-Ekiti federal constituency. His dedication to the PDP also led to his appointment as a member, board of directors, Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority. As at last year when the other two senators representing Kwara North and Kwara Central decamped to the opposition party APC alongside the Governor of the state and his deputy and majority of the Kwara political class, it was only Simon Ajibola that stood behind to fly the PDP flag in Kwara state. On account of this, he is equally addresses as “The last man standing”.  For being loyal to the PDP in the last 15 years, stakeholders in Kwara have asked him to contest for the number one position next year and also break the jinx of being the first candidate in a long time to take over the one decade rule of people of Kwara Central (Ilorin) as governor of the state. He is said to be the most preferred candidate for the job as his grass root appeal is second to none in the entire Kwara state. Senator Ajibola is married to one wife in the person of Deaconess Victoria Ajoke Ajibola
Architect Olawale Ibiyinka Ajibola with his new bride, Princess Oyenike Ajibola (Nee Olawuyi)
A very influential woman, Princess Rose Osipitan, Chairperson, IPMAN Female arm with Members of IPMAN National Excos
Bride’s mother is Oil baroness
To her husband, Prince Bola Osipitan, Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan is a darling wife and mother of his grown up children. But to majority of top oil marketers in Nigeria especially members of the almighty Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Princess Rose Osipitan is an authority in the oil marketing business; this Ondo state born business woman of repute is not only a successful oil marketer of several years but equally the President and Chairperson of the IPMAN Women Association, a group of female oil marketers across the country with interest in oil and gas business.  She is equally the matron of the Silver Club of Nigeria, a leading social club with interest in various businesses. Princess Rose Osipitan who has been in business in the last forty years is the founder of First Royal Oil and Gas a leading oil marketing firm with operational stations in Lagos and Ogun state. She is the mother of the bride.
Justland Hotel, Gbagada boss, Chief (Mrs.) Alake Oshun, (Middle) with friends
Veteran Business Woman, Chief (Mrs.) Biola Ediomseri aka Cash Madam poses with groom, Architect Olawale Ajibola
IPMAN family poses with National President, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo
How the families organized the events

Not many knew that the two families who posses intimidating clout in the Nigerian society spent millions of naira to make the event come to life. A very reliable source told this blog that both the families of the bride and that of the groom pulled their clout in different quarters to make the event a reality. While the bride’s mother Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan took charge of the Engagement and Bridal party which took place at The Ark at the blue water zone, Lekki by 2nd  Lekki Round about on Thursday June 26th, the bride’s father Senator Simon Ajibola was said to have been in charge of the Reception party which took place at Rubby Garden Center by KLM 11 Lekki, Lagos. While Princess Osipitan picked the bill for The Ark, we learnt Senator Ajibola picked the bill for Rubby Garden Center, two of the major places where big festivities took place during the event. The two event centers cost the families a whooping sum of Five million naira. Princess Osipitan and her husband, Prince Bola Osipitan we gathered also picked the bill for Juju Music maestro turned Evangelist, Commander Ebenezer Obey’s performance during the engagement and bridal party. Another band that was engaged by the family is the Awesome Band led by a young dynamic multi-instrumentalist. The band performed at both the engagement/bridal party and at the white wedding reception.  In order to guarantee enough food for all her guests to eat and drink, the First Royal Oil founder also got the services of 10 caterers which include Golden Pot, Morison Caterers and 8 others to service her guests on Thursday. On the other hand, the senator equally brought with him some local caterers from Ilorin led by Kibis Menu of Plantation Road GRA, Ilorin to cater for guests at the Saturday June 28th event.
The Onitori of Itori Kingdom, Oba (Dr.) Abdul Fatai Akamo (R) with a guest
A couple at the event
The Venue was designed in Gold
Those who attended both the bridal party on Thursday June 26th and the wedding reception on Saturday June 28th were not only arrested by the artistry of the venue decorator but the sprawling and creative manner in which the wedding arcade was designed spurred them into some level of aspiration as the decoration of Wale and Nike’s wedding arcade was up to standard and spoke volume of the class and panache attached to the event.  Right from the entrance of the venue at The Ark and Rubby Garden into the expansive and Air conditionally cooled marquis at both event places, there was a feel of grandeur in every one that attended and by the time the party winded up around 9pm on both occasion, not many wanted to forget the memory of the assemblage of flowers and other memorable items that graced the venue. The venue was decorated by leading event decoration company Torge Events & Décor under the leadership of Tayo and Tosin Odunlami who made statement with both the sitting arrangement and the cake podium which was drabbed in a form of gold and mercury.
Justland Hotel, Gbagada boss, Chief (Mrs.) Alake Oshun, (Middle) with friends
Members of Bride's family
Lagos PDP gubernatorial aspirant Dr. Gregory Segun Ogundinmu (GSO) with wife
Bride’s younger sister receives letter of acceptance from groom family 
Anita Olawuyi is the beautifully endowed younger sister to the bride; she is presently studying accountancy at Egam University, Middlesex, London and she flew into the country a week to the event. She was the one saddled with the responsibility of accepting the request letter informing the bride’s family of groom’s intention to marry their daughter, Oyenike. Anita who received the letter from the groom’s family related their request to her parent and it was accepted that Architect Olawale, son of Senator Simon Ajibola should take their daughter’s hand in marriage.
Mrs. Bose Osinowo of BO Petroleum and Gas with Associate, Mr. Titus Olajide of Oppressor Petroleum
Ojokoro LCDA boss, Honorable (Dr.) Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo and wife, Omolabake with APC Woman Leader, Chief (Mrs.) Basirat Olayinka Ojugbele
Why Veteran Socialite Bisi Ediomseri and Alhaja Risikat Amori Odumosu sat for bride’s family
Truth is that the bride family is one family with lots of great guardians and custodians of culture and sanctity of their children. This came into play during the bridal activities of asking and paying of dowry as the groom’s family soon discovered that taking away Oyenike was never a child’s play as they needed to go through the blessings of some biologically related elders and socially related parents as well. Leading the team of family elders that gave Oyenike’s hand in marriage to Olawale is Prince Adewale Aladesanmi, a prince of Ado-Ekiti who conducted some special prayers for her before other actions followed. With him was his daughter, Princess Adedoyin Aladesanmi who equally granted prayers to a daughter she loves so much. However, when the task fell on Princess Rose Osipitan and her husband, Prince Bola Osipitan, she quickly informed her God mother in the person of Ogun born socialite and veteran clothe merchant, Chief (Mrs.) Biola Ediomseri alias Cash Madam.  Another person who also granted good wishes to the new bride and her husband was Iyalaje of Gutter market and one of the leading textile merchants in Lagos, Chief (Mrs.) Risikat Amori Odumosu (RAO) of Ricci Fashion International. Sources claimed that it was the octogenarian Bisi Ediomseri aka Cash Madam who mentored both Risikat Odumosu and Rose Osipitan in their younger days in business and as of today, they see her not as their social mother but a great mentor and role model. That was why she was one of those who presided over the traditional aspect of the bridal party.
'Please, Give us OYENIKE', the groom and his men seems to say as they porstrate for bride's family
Prince Adewale Aladesanmi with wife
Prince Adewale Aladesanmi with Daughter Princess Adedoyin Aladesanmi
Meet Senator Bola Ajibola’s powerful kids
One thing synonymous with the family of the 4th term Senator Simon Ajibola from Kwara South is the level of education and the intellectual sagacity of his children who stormed the events to support their brother, Architect Olawale Ibiyinka Ajibola. Leading the team of the senators’ children is the first son Tunde Ajibola an ICT expert based in Manchester United Kingdom. He flew into town a week to the event to honor his brother. He was there with his very beautiful wife, Damilola.  We also had Engineer Sesan Ajibola, an Abuja based Civil Engineer who equally works as his dad’s part term Personal Assistant.  Sesan was all through with his dad during their three days stay in Lagos. Tope Bamigboye is another of the Senator’s children; she is married to Pastor Gbenga Bamigboye of the Living Faith Assembly aka Winner’s Chapel, Port Harcourt. She is a senior daughter to the senator; she was at the event with her pastor husband.  We also had Yetunde Ajibola, an Abuja based Architect who was among the team of family members who came in honor of her brother. We also had Gbenga Ajibola a master student of Canfield University London who equally flew into Nigeria to honor his brother. Dare Ajibola is another son of the senator who works with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja he came along with his younger brother, Opeyemi Ajibola who is a lecturer at the Federal University of Technology, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State. Both Dare and Gbenga Ajibola did not only attend the wedding but equally acted as groom’s men for their brother. Motunrayo Ajibola a public admin expert works with National Center for Agricultural Mechanization (NACAM) Ilorin which is a federal government agricultural agency in Ilorin-Kwara state; they all came to support their own both at the bridal party, the white wedding and the reception.
Prince Bola and Princess Rose Omolara Osipitan
Princess Osipitan and husband, Prince Bola receives the Onikotun of Ikotun Land at the event
Prince Bola Osipitan with Princess Doyin Aladesanmi of First Royal Oils and Gas
Groom’s sister designed  wedding cake
The love in the Senator Ajibola’s family of Isapa was re-enacted at the white wedding reception of Saturday June 28th when it was discovered that one of his daughters, Motunrayo who is a senior sister to the groom actually designed the white wedding cake to honor her younger brother. Motunrayo who is a public admin expert and who works with National Center for Agricultural Mechanization (NACAM) Ilorin, Kwara state is also a professional caterer. She does her catering business on part time level alongside her government work.
Princess Oyenike Ajibola poses with the Aladesanmis
Princess Oyenike falls in love with father-in-law and mother-in-law Senator Simon Ajibola and Deaconess Victoria Ajibola
Why Risikat Amori and Rose Osipitan are very close
For a very long time, many have always asked if this top Lagos clothe merchant Risikat Amori Odumosu of Ricci Fashion and one of the influential women in Lagos textile and fabric industry is a sister to the First Royal Oil boss, Princess Rose Osipitan as they both attend parties together and nothing will Rose do without bringing Risi’s attention to it likewise Risi will never do anything without first informing Rose. But the truth came to light during the wedding bash of Rose Osipitan’s daughter as Risi and Rose practically planed the wedding bash together right from shopping to syndication of invitation letters and sharing of Aso-Ebi and sundry activities. For a whole month the very rich Amori Odumosu was said to have made her best friend, Rose Osipitan’s Ologun Agbaje, Victoria Island, Lagos home her permanent residence as they planned the event together. Their bond of friendship is said never to be far fetched as they both hold special royal privileges in the palace of the Onitori of Itori, HRH Oba Abdulfatai Akamo. While Princess Rose Osipitan is the Yeye Oba of Itori land, Amori Odumosu who is also into gold and jewelry is the Iya Afin of Itori Land.  Rose and Risikat have also come a long way in a friendship that lasted over two decades and they are really like 5 and 6. Amori Odumosu is said to be Number 1 friend of Princess Rosaline Omolara Osipitan and till now, their friendship is still waxing stronger. They both stormed the stage for Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey’s melody at the event while other women looked in great admiration.  
Princess Oyenike Ajibola (Nee Olawuyi)
Stepping into a new life with love
Chief Mrs. Basirat Olayinka Ojugbele too
Another good friend of Princess Rose Omolara Osipitan who commanded respect at the event and who brought lots of attention to the event is All Progressive Party (APC) woman leader, Chief Mrs. Basirat Olayinka Ojugbele. The very beautiful wife of veteran property merchant, Chief Lamina Ojugbele was the cynosure of all eyes at the event as she also took turn to shower her great friend, Princess Rose Osipitan with great attention and made sure that top APC women in Lagos and close friends who are also textile merchants graced the occasion. For instance Chief Mrs. Ojugbele was able to secure the attention and presence of the Chairman of Ojokoro LCDA, Honorable (Dr.) Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo aka ATM of Ojokoro and his beautiful wife, Chief (Mrs.) Omolabake Olabinjo to the Bridal party event of Thursday June 26th. Mrs. Ojugbele is the Woman Leader of the APC party in Ojokoro land. She was also responsible for the presence of Dr. Adeleke Ipaye, a commissioner with the Local Government Commission in Lagos and one of the standard bearers of the APC in Ojokoro land after the two term reign of Dr. Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo (BAO). Other friends that came with Mrs. Ojugbele are famous clothe merchant Alhaja Sikirat Ejide Adeyanju aka Socopao and a very prominent woman leader in Ipokia area of Ogun state, Alhaja Fausat Afolabi; Hotelier and business magnate, Mrs. Alake Oshun, owner of Justland Hotel, Gbagada, Lagos.  Mrs. Yetunde Omole and Honorable Bello Olatunde among other APC party stalwarts and business women.  Mrs. Ojugbele later got lots of attention from Commander Ebenezer Obey who showered her with praise songs in honor of her rich husband who is one of Obey’s ever green patrons of the 80s. 
The Chief Entertainer, Commander turned Evangelist Ebenezer Obey
Princess Oyenike in a mood of affection with someone dearest to her heart, Princess Adedoyin Aladesanmi
The Onitori of Itori was there with 2 other Obas
He was at the Bridal party event of Thursday June 26th in his full regalia with paraphernalia of office; that is the Onitori of Itori, Oba Dr. Abdul Fatai Akamo. He was received by the mother of the bride, Princess Rose Osipitan who is equally the Yeye Oba of Itori kingdom in company of her best friend, Alhaja Riskat Amori Odumosu who is also the Yeye Afin of Itori Kingdom. The Oba was later joined by the Onidimu of Idimu land and another Oba from Ogun state.
The Groom and his men comes to 'wrestle' Oyenike off the Osipitan and Olawuyi family for a Happy Married Life
Senator Simon Ajibola and family moves to claim their son's bride
The Onisapa too
That is the Royal father in charge of Isapa land where groom’s father, Senator Simon Ajibola hails from in Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara South, Kwara state. His Royal Highness, Oba (Dr.) Raphael Alayande (The Ilufemiloye 1) and Onisapa of Isapa kingdom, he was there with 7 of his palace chief and other royalties from his kingdom. He attended the bridal party, the church service and the wedding reception.
Rose Osipitan and best friend, Risi Odumosu welcomes IPMAN National President, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo
Some big boys having fun time at the event
How IPMAN Chiefs stole show at the event
When they stormed the Bridal party of Thursday June 28th, it was like a heavy downpour of water in a rainy season. But that was not the beginning of their show-stopping strategy; these big men of the Nigerian oil sector later launched themselves on the Chief Entertainer, Commander Ebenezer Obey and they in turn got showers of praises amidst old songs (Oldies) from the grand Juju music whiz before they dumped the stage. They stole the stage for good three hours to the displeasure of a top Local Government boss at the event who wanted to get the attention of the music legend before he left in great annoyance due to the continuous domination of the Oil boys on the stage. Among the top IPMAN (Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria) chiefs that came from the national body (Abuja) is the National President, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo; Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Shetima; national secretary, Alhaji Danladi Pasali; Assistant National Secretary, Alhaji (Dr.) Hammed Fashola; National Treasurer, Mr. Bola Adeleke and National auditor, Alhaji Yakubu Dimka. Others are Alhaji Yakubu Sulaiman, National Public Relations Officer, Dr. Leo Nkameme, National Organizing Secretary, Chief Joseph Ubinni, National Financial Secretary, and Chief Mike Osatuyi who are the immediate past National secretary.  We also had Chief Ojugbo, Chief Chukwudi Obanerri, Alhaji Oloko, Alhaji Umar Baba Kano who is the Nation legal Adviser and Chief Ezekesili Maduagwuna the chief whip. They are all guests of bride’s mother, Princess Rose Osipitan.
The new bride being chaperoned by her UK based sister, Anita Olawuyi
Senator Simon Ajibola with best friend Chief Bola Sanusi
The Zonal IPMAN chiefs too…
From each zone came prominent oil marketers who graced the bridal party of Thursday June 26th which was squarely sponsored by bride’s mother, Princess Rose Osipitan. Leading the cream of the South West IPMAN team to Princess Osipitan’s daughter’s wedding to Senator Simon Ajibola’s son is the IPMAN South West Zone Chief Olumide Ogunnmade who is equally the Chairman of Real Petroleum and Gas, this very huge and intelligent man led other top executives to the event; they are Alhaji Akanni of AK Petroleum who is equally the chairman of Ibadan Depot, Mr. Dele Tajudeen, Chairman of Mushin Depot and owner of Teejay Petroleum. Alhaji AbdulRasheed Olopade of Ilorin Depot and Chief Akinfenwa of Lagos Depot who is also the owner of Moonlight Petroleum Ltd. Many other top petroleum independent marketers from South-South, South-East and North Central also attended the nuptial.  


Princess Rose Omolara Osipitan with best friend, Alhaja Risikat Odumosu and Godmother Chief (Mrs.) Bisi Ediomseri blesses the bride for a sucessful married life

Princess Rose Osipitan's sisters, Mrs Funmi Adamson and Mrs. Ebun Rotimi from the United Kingdom

Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan with best friend, Alhaja Risi Odumosu

Rose Osipitan and Risi Odumosu with other Friends

Senator Simon Ajibola comes forth with friends to receive his daughter-in-law

Senator Simon Ajibola with wife, Deaconess Victoria Ajibola

Some big madams enjoying their stay at the Ajibola and Osipitan Nuptial

Some IPMAN Chiefs from both male and female wing poses with Natioanl President, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo

Some IPMAN Chiefs from South West Zone

Some IPMAN Chiefs having a nice time

Some top society women at the event

Some VIP Madams and Friends of bride's mother made great appearance

The Alaga-Ijoko, Mrs. Bisola Bamidele with her traditional talking drummers

The bride, Princess Oyenike savors the sight of the multi-million naira gifts given as dowry by in-laws for her precious hand in marriage

The brideroom and their female well-wishers

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  1. Such a grand event on asabeafrika. Wonderful, Lovely and breezy report. Keep it up guys.