•Details Of His Classy Birthday Party In LAGOS
It was excitement and merriment galore as Gooslink boss, Engineer Tola Gbuyiro celebrated his Golden Jubilee birthday party amid pomp and pageantry. Captains of industries, engineers, lawyers, journalists, politicians, Family, friends and well-wishers all stormed the Osborne Foreshore Texas connection event centre in Ikoyi to felicitate with an icon in the engineering profession.
City People Reporter, FEMI FABUNMI and photo journalist, JIMMY ABDULRASHEED attended the classy event and now bring you gists.
ABOUT THE CELEBRANT
Engr Olutola Gbuyiro was born on the 27th of November, 1967 and he hails from from Ilupeju Ekiti State. He is the founding CEO and managing partner of Gooslink Engineering Limited. He is COREN registered Electronic Engineer and holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from university of Lagos, Akoka Lagos. He started his career in the then National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) and served meritoriously between 1991 and 1995, he later joined Lordmart Nigeria Limited, as an electrical engineer. After working in many engineering firms he established his own private company,Gooslink Engineering limited. In recognition of his achievements , EngrTola was conferred with various awards in his home state and outside his community ,one of such was the conferment of chieftaincy title of Arole of Iraye Remo. He is the Director of Memphis Hotel & Suites , Isara Remo and also a member of board of trustees of Olo Youth Development Foundation. Engineer Tola Gbuyiro is happily married to Mrs Bola Gbuyiro and they are blessed with children.
NO AFRICAN TIME
Even when most invited guests were still on their way and just few guests had already taken their seats, at exactly 2pm the opening prayers were said and that paved way for the start of the party. The celebrant granted interview to pressmen and jumped on the dance floor .
ABOUT TEXAS CONNECTION EVENT CENTRE
Located in the heart of Victoria /Island Lagos,Texas Connection is not the regular event centre,the environment is very serene &conducive with good architectural masterpiece and landscape. It avails guests the opportunity of viewing the ocean from close range, sitting arrangements, decoration, lighting and sounds added glamour and colour to the event.
SEGUN AKINOLA ANCHORED
Popular stand up comedian and master of ceremony, Segun Akinola, also known as MC No Tresspass was the anchor of the event and he did a yeoman’s job. His choice of jokes, carriage, delivery and energy level was top notch. Guests were very happy because of his masterclass delivery.
THE AMERICAN CONNECTION
The childhood friend and secondary school mate of the celebrant, Sesan Ajayi, flew in from America just for the purpose of this occasion.He came in company of wife and the Ajayis were full of praises for the celebrant. He said when he realized that his friend was turning 50 he had to book his ticket down to Nigeria to felicitate with a wonderful friend and brother.
AVALANCHE OF ENGINEERS
The celebrant is an engineer of repute and it was not a surprise when engineers from different spheres of life besieged the Texas connection venue to celebrate with one of their own. They were very happy at the level of success so far recorded by Engineer Gbuyiro.
ROYAL PRESENCE FELT @ THE EVENT
The celebrant being a popular figure in Ekiti and by extension in Nigeria as a whole, Oba Kalejaiye of Iloko Ekiti came to celebrate and he offered royal blessings at the event. The Oba posited that the celebrant has been a wonderful individual hence his presence at the event. He said he had to create time out of tight schedule to travel down from Iloko -Ekiti just to grace the occasion.
SENATOR BABAFEMI OJUDU TOO
Senior Special Adviser to the president on Political matters and Ekiti state guber aspirant, Senator Babafemi Ojudu also made his presence felt at the occasion. He posited that Tola Gbuyiro is a wonderful Ekiti Man who has carved a niche for himself in the engineering profession.
CELEBRANT’S WIFE UP & RUNNING
Just like the expression ‘’Behind a successful Man Lies a woman’’ Mrs Bola Gbuyiro is the celebrant’s wife and the woman who has been giving support to him. She was practically on her feet through out the duration of her hubby’s birthday ensuring that everything went well. She basically moved from one table to another ensuring that every guest was properly taken care of. She was very elated and also gave beautiful remarks about his handsome husband.
DR FEMI BABALOLA SHOWERED ENCOMIUMS
The celebrant Tola Gbuyiro is from Ilupeju Ekiti,whilst Dr Femi Babalola is the president of IIupeju Ekiti development association. He said he is the childhood friend of the celebrant and they both hail from the the same area in Ekiti. He showered encomiums on the celebrant telling him to keep up the good works he has started.
PASTOR ITUAH IGHODALO NOT LEFT OUT
Despite being a busy man coupled with tight Sunday schedule, Prominent Religious personalty Pastor Ituah Ighodalo made out time to appear at the party and his presence was highly felt. As soon as he arrived he was given the honours to pray for the celebrant and wife. Without hesitation he grabbed the microphone and reigned prayers on them.
3TI HANDLED THE EVENT
Lagos based event company 3TI put together the engineer Tola Gbuyiro Golden Jubilee birthday party, the decoration, lighting and sounds were well packaged.
USHERS AT THE BECK AND CALL OF GUESTS
3TI event company also brought damsels to serve as ushers at the party. The beautiful ladies who clad in blue gown presented party programmes and ushered in guests to their seat, they also ensured that every guest was properly taken care of.
MUSIC BY RECTOR MUSICAL BAND
Popular Lagos based musical group Rector crew was on ground to serenade the celebrant and guests. They rendered classics,tungba tunes and vibes to the delight and admiration of everyone. The entire texas connection event centre bubbled all through as guests kept shaking and dancing.
FOOD WAS ON POINT
Sumptuous that best describes the varieties of local and continental dishes served by Lagos catering companies August Occasion & Beyond Taste. Every guest was treated to a delicious meal on demand at the party. As Beyond Taste and August Occasion were busy serving delicious food, George Brown complimented with tasty small chops.