Sunday, 14 May 2017

Faces @ City People Publisher’s wife’s 50th birthday bash + Secrets you don’t know about Princess Olufunke Kehinde

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Dr. Seye Kehinde with wife & two pretty daughters on wife's 50th birthday bash

On Saturday, February 25th, 2017, Princess Olufunke Kehinde, wife of the handsome publisher/CEO of City People Media Group, Dr. Seye Kehinde clocked 50. The event was marked at a premium venue around Agidingbi area of Ikeja—Lagos (South Western Nigeria) with friends, family and well-wishers calling in to wish the pretty looking civil servant a ‘happy golden jubilee’. Your Africa’s number 1 celebrity encounter blog, Asabeafrika brings you faces from the event. Take a sit and glance the album as you read the beautiful story of Princess Olufunke Kehinde.
Her gorgeous Birthday Cake

How she was born 50 Years ago…
Celebrant and wife of City People Magazine Publisher, Princess Olufunke Kehinde
On a bright sunny Sunday morning 50 years ago on February 19th, 1967, Princess Olufunke Kehinde was born at the famous Wusasa Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna state—North Western Nigeria. A meek and tender little girl,  Princess Olufunke was dotted upon and showered with lots of love by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Adeyemi Durojaiye.Very much a daddy’s girl in at 50, Mrs. Kehinde cherishes wonderful memories of a blissful childhood, sound education and summer holidays abroad.
Publisher, City People Magazine, Dr. Oluseye Kehinde the husband of the Celebrant
Though quite and simple, Princess Olufunke Kehinde came out of her shell in her early days in school at Adrao International School, Victoria IslandLagos, Maryland Convent Private School and Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, Ikeja between the year 1971-1977. Her talents for the writing and passion for arts came to the fore, back then, as she took part in many entertainment activities in school.
As early as nine years,she took a keen interest in the literary arts,participated in school stage plays, wrote drama scripts and poetry. To her credit, her first script “The Curse of the gods” was dramatized on television by her school drama club in 1977.
Princess Olufunke Kehinde being introduced to the House by one of her elderly Guests
She nurtured her love for writing and acting all through secondary school from 1977-1982. She got her Advanced Level education in England at the School of St. Mary and St. Anre Abbotts Bromley Stafford, England between 1982 and 1984. In 1985, Princess Olufunke returned to Nigeria and gained admission to the University of Lagos where she read philosophy out of her deep passion for the arts. She maintained her love for writing intensely that by the time she graduated in the early 1990 and completed her Youth Service year in 1991 at Universal Trust Bank, Egbe, she realized banking was not for her, she then embraced journalism instead.
How she became a journalist  & Civil Servant…
Princess Olufunke Kehinde
In 1991, Princess Olufunke Kehinde joined African Concord Magazine as an intern where she learnt the tricks of the trade, under the tutelage of Mr. Kunle Ajibade, leading literary journalist. From this point, she was exposed to the world of the Arts, Nigerian Artists, celebrity life style and glamour in Nigeria.
Whilst on the beat, Princess Olufunke met and married her husband, Dr. Oluseye Kehinde, Publisher of City People Magazine in 1992. The demand of marital life and birth of her children led to her withdrawal from journalism into more predictable world of civil service in 1993.
Princess Olufunke Kehinde with husband, Dr. Seye Kehinde & her two lovely daughters cutting her 50th birthday cake 
She is presently a top civil servant at the Lagos State Civil Service. However, her first love remains writing, an area where she excels till today and and is admired for writing good reports by her colleagues within the Lagos State Civil Service.

Fondly reffered to by her friends as “Petite Something” and “Leftie” for her small frame and deft manner in writing with her left hand, she is known to have a witty way with words.
Princess Olufunke Kehinde with a Guest @ her Birthday Gig
A wife and mother, her gentle mien and reserved nature explains her preference for a low profile life style. In her words “Being solid in terms of and keeping my home together, keeping faith with my creator, family and friends whilst impacting others in the background, to me, is precious, valuable and the essence of my being”.
Princess Olufunke Kehinde seems to hate the idea of contesting the public space with her husband. According to her, “He is the celebrity, I am not. I am contented with my role of being his wife and mother to my children. I love my privacy” 

Gbenga Dan Asabe

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