It was a display of diamond and gold jewellery on Saturday 13 January, 2018 as Oba Saheed Elegushi and Alhaji Azeez Oladunjoye’s family came together to officially perform the wedding solemnization between Muibat Eniola Oladunjoye and Prince Abdul Yekini Oladunjoye Elegushi in grand style. The wedding was a show-stopping event as it paraded big babes and boys who make Victoria Island to bubble. The event took place there.
Not only was the Harbour Point main arcade filled to the brim with about 3,000 guests for Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Harbour point extension which is a 3,000 seat hall was also bursting at the seam with the Oladunjoye’s guests. As expected, the crème-de-crème from different walks of life, CEOs of companies, celebrities, politicians, and traditional rulers took turns to honour one of their own. City People Assistant Society Editor, ABIOLA ORISILE and Society Reporter, TITILOPE OGUNLEYE were at the event to serve you hot gists. Below is there report
IT WAS A PERFECT ROYAL WEDDING
The ‘ENIOYE‘ themed wedding was classy. The array of luxury cars that were parked within the Harbour Point premises, where the wedding took place spoke volume about the opulence displayed. The royal blue and white wedding was one of it’s kind as the venue of the wedding was transformed by one of the best hands in the industry. Finneseevent handled the decor, Mrs. Yewande Zachaues of Eventful made sure everything was on point. She is one of the best hands when it comes to event planning and decoration. She was fully on ground to make sure that all went as planned.
The Harbour Point main auditorium, was evidence of a beautiful work of art. The table covers were white, while, fresh flowers spotted at the centre of the tables gave the venue a romantic frangnance. The chairs were beautifully arranged to allow many of the guests appreciate the couple’s corner, which was fully decorated. To say that it was a site to behold is an understatement. The Harbour Point extension was also decorated with white and teal green. It was a perfect decoration for a royal wedding.
OBA SAHEED ELEGUSHI STANDS IN FOR HIS FATHER, OBA YEKINI ELEGUSHI
Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Ikusenla, the elder brother of the groom, was fully on ground to make sure that his younger brother’s wedding was classy. Though, Oba Yekini Adeniyi Elegushi, the father of Kabiyesi Elegushi, has joined his ancestors, all the Elegushis came out in their numbers to make sure their brother had the biggest wedding in town. Oba Saheed Elegushi looked all glam in champagne-gold aso-oke and sat beside his mum, Oloori Sinatu Elegsuhi. King Gushi as he is fondly called has a great fashion sense, no doubt. He dazzled many with his fashion and style as many couldn’t take their eyes off his ankle royal beads, which had a pure 18carat gold stopper.
THE BRIDES MOTHER, SAIDAT OLADUNJOYE’S, JOY KNEW NO BOUND
If there was anybody whose joy knew no bounds at the event, it was the mother of the bride, Mrs. Saidat Oladunjoye, who is a former Commissioner for Education and now Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Lagos State She was full of thanks, seeing many top government officials, who all came to show support to her as her daughter walked down the aisle. Mrs. Oladunjoye was first sighted in champagne-gold attire during the traditional engagement before she later changed into a teal-black lace matched with pure diamond jewellery. Highly respectful Saidat, who sat beside her darling husband, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Abimbola Oladunjoye, couldn’t contain her joy as her daughter, Eniola, danced in a few minutes past 4pm for the engagement.
MEET SAHEED ELEGUSHI’S 65-YEAR OLD MUM
Oba Saheed Elegushi’s mum, Yeye Sinatu Titilayo Elegushi, didn’t look her age at her son’s wedding. Yeye Oba as she is fondly called looked ageless as she sat beside her son, Oba Elegushi, during the Engagement. She was clad in a champagne-gold attire, which she matched with a pure luxury gold shoes and bag. Not many know that the 65years old mother of King Gushi is from Edo state. Her elder sister, Mrs Bosede Tayoyo and Alhaja Modinat Abiodun Daudu were among many who came to felicitate with her as her last son walked down the aisle.
BRIDE AND GROOM ARE LAWYERS
Do you know that the handsome groom, Prince Yekini Elegushi, and his darling wife, Muibat, are Lawyers? They are one of the biggest lawyers in town and even met in the course of their profession. The tall and handsome groom is a graduate of UNILAG and had master’s degree in international Law. He runs his private law firm after working briefly with M.A Banire Law firm in Lagos where he met his wife, Eniola, in 2014. Now, Eniola works with Chapel Legal firm in Lagos. The beautiful bride was a cynosure of all eyes in a coral with touch of turquoise blue and gold fully embellished Komole bridal line from international designer, Adeola Siego. Her beautiful bridal make-up was by Banke Meshida of BMPro, while her shoes were from, an Italian designer, “Renecaovila‘. Kudos to “thewardtobemanager“ who styled the bride, Eniola dazzled many again when she stepped out in a Nude fully stoned with crystals komole buba and iro from Deola Siego while her special aso-oke from ‘‘Super Q‘ was well wrapped by “Onigele‘. Even the handsome groom, couldn’t take his eyes off his beautiful wife as he was intermittently, stealing a look at her with admiration.
MRS BOLANLE AMBODE REPRESENTED THE GOVERNOR
Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, the pretty wife of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was one of the early callers who came to show love and support to Mrs Saida Oladunjoye, the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry. Mrs Ambode was seated between the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Adebule, and the bride’s mum, while she also wore a royal-blue lace, which was the colour theme of the day. She was there in her capacity to represent her husband and she spent many hours before she left.
AN ARRAY OF OBAS
No fewer than 30 Obas came to felicitate with one of their own, Oba Saheed Elegushi. Some of them witnessed the engagement and spent many hours at the grand reception. Among many sighted were: Oloffa of Offaland, HRM Oba Abdul Wahab Oyeyemi Ajagungbade; Alatada of Atanda Kingdom, Kwara State; HRM Adegboyega Adefowora, Alaketu of Ketu kingdom; HRM Oba Barrister Jayeiola Agunbiade, Alagbara of Agbara; Hrm Oba Moshood Olawale Olaleke, Oba (Dr.) Mobadele Oyekan; (Onilado of Iladoland), HRM Oba Omotunde Alaba (Oyeleke of Iyere Kingdom, Owo, Ondo state. to mention a few.
OLOORI SEKINAT ELEGUSHI SHONE LIKE A STAR
If you know how much eye Oloori Sekinat Aramide Elegushi has for details, you won’t be surprised that she looked much more like a new bride at her brother-in-law’s wedding. She was first spotted looking royal in a white fitted blouse on special aso-oke skirt by Bimms. Her royal coral beads sat so well on her neck. Her second appearance was in the royal blue aso-oke, which was beautifully transformed to match her body frame. Her luxury diamond jewellery was specially ordered from Jewellery Affairs. Her royal blue shoes and purse were items that guests have not stopped talking about till date. This beautiful wife of King Saheed Ademola Elegushi has never put a wrong foot in the style sector and her rich sense of style is so potent.
SADE OKOYA AND KOFO ADEBUTU PARTY TOGETHER
At few minutes past 5pm, the whole guests in the hall shifted their attention to the hall entrance as the pretty angels of 2 Lagos billionaires, Dr Sade Okoya, the style-personified wife of Aare of Lagos, Chief Rasak Akani Okoya walked in. She was not alone, with her was the Otun Yeye Oge of Lagos, Kofoworola Adebutu, the elegant wife of Chief Kessington Adebutu. They were both quickly provided seats at the head table for A-list celebrities. Many couldn’t take their eyes off the eye-popping diamond jewellery worm- by the style icon herself, Sade Okoya, as her beautiful make-up and jewellery made statement.
SADE ADESOYE WAS THERE
Who is the most sought-after diamond and gold merchant in Lagos, and you will be told that it is no other person than Chief (Mrs) Folasade Adesoye, the wife of Otunba Gbaderogun of Ijebuland. She runs a popular upscale jewellery store on Victoria Island called “Jewellery Affairs and she has been running the business for the past 10years. That is the only place many style icons now buy gold and diamond jewellery in Lagos. Her pretty daughters have also introduced the baby range of the product, where babes can also buy smaller range of gold pieces. She enjoyed the event with her husband, Otunba Gboyega Adesoye and Mufuti Savage, one of his childhood friends.
TRADITIONAL WEDDING HANDLED BY ILE-OKOYA
The traditional wedding between Eniola Muinat and Prince Yekini was one of its kind and that was because it was handled by one of the biggest engagement anchors in Nigeria, “Ile-Okoya“. She started about 12years ago and she has made her way into the circle of the high and mighty in Nigeria who always want her to handle their kids wedding. She was also at her best at the “Enioye 2018‘ wedding. She made sure only a few hours were spent and made the event as memorable as expected. She also presented the Ile-Okoya wedding throw pillows to the couple after the engagement.
APC CHIEFTAINS STORM @HARBOUR POINT
Many APC chieftains shifted their base to Harbour Point on Victoria Island for many hours that Eniola and Yekini Elegushi’s wedding lasted. Don’t forget that Oba Saheed Elegushi was an astute politician before he became the king many years ago. Among many sighted were Senator Bariyu Gbenga Ashafa, Hon Wasiu Eshilokun (Deputy Speaker Lagos State), Mrs Kemi Nelson (Women Leader APC), Muiz Banire(SAN), Alhaji Mutiu Are, Hon. Gbolahan Lawal, Hon. Segun Oniru, Omoba Aseola Adetoreo (Vice Chairman Eti-Osa Lg), Hon Motunrayo Gbadebo(Vice Chairman Ijede), and many others.
WALE SARANDA‘S WIFE DIDNT PARTY WITH HER BESTFRIENDS
Oloori Barakat Akamo, Erelu Folasade Animashaun and Asabi Saranda‘s are known as celebrity friends, who party together. You hardly see one without the others. Though, Erelu Abike Animashaun is based in Lagos, but distance has never been an issue when it comes to their friendship of over 15years. They are successful women, who are also backbone of their husbands. Many were surprised when they partied penultimate weekend without Asabi Saranda. Well, the only reason Asabi couldn’t be at the party was because she is in far away Canada. Her presence was greatly missed but her husband, Otunba Wale Saranda. Oba Abdulfatai Akamo and Alhaji Fatai Animashaun enjoyed themselves at the party for hours.
OBA ELEGUSHI, SEGUN ONIRU & AKINSIKU OF LAGOS LOVE K1 MUSIC
When the Elegushi throw parties, be assured that the only musician of the day would be King of Fuji himself, Wasiu Ayinde. He is the only musician, who can get a highly reserved Prince of Lagos, Segun Oniru, on his feet. Ask that at what point will Akinsiku of Lagos storm the dance floor, and you will be told it is when king of music starts to sing “Woro“. That is a special line of traditional music, which K1 sings for the likes of Akinsiku, Aremo Segun Oniru and Oba Elegushi. At the Elegushi‘s wedding, K1 was also at his best and as expected, he dazzled the bigger boys so much that Oba Elegushi, despite his busy schedule, was seen dancing at intervals to the special beats of King of Fuji.
CELEBRITY COUPLES WHO PARTY TOGETHER
These celebrity couples never party alone except with their better halves. They were also sighted together at Oba Saheed Elegushi brother’s wedding over the weekend. Among those sighted were: Sifax boss, Taiwo Afolabi and wife, Folasade, Otunba Lanre Osifeso and wife, Erelu Tola Solomon, Oba Fatai Itori and wife Oloori Barakat, Alhaji Animashaun and wife, Oba Kolawole and Oloori Toyin Sowemimo, Folasade Abike, Akinsikun of Lagos and wife, World Oil boss and wife, Kunle Enitilo and Folake to mention a few.
CELEBRITY MAKE-UP QUEENS BEST
Celebrities want to attend parties these days with their make-up artists. Though the party had over 4000 women in attendance, but there were some fantastic make-ups which added to the beauty of the wearer. Take for instance, the face beat of Oloori Sekinat Elegushi(By BMPRO), Oloori Risi Adams(Latrix Fabrics), Abike Animashaun (Make-up by Elle Make-over), Mrs Kemi Nelson, Lola Fine Face,, Alhaja Bismid, BISOLA Munis, Bimtu Asabi (Ankara Villa), Ayinke Yinka Oredola, Busirat Lanihun (Ceo of Kids Place), Folake Enitilo (BMPRO), Wura Talabi, Suliat Malo (wife of Malo Petroleum), Olamide Obateru, Abisola Muda Shine, Lola Etuaje, Latifah Isikalu (Tifah fabrics), Zuriola Oyewonuola, Toyin Odubayo, Mope Adamu, Yeye Ebunoluwa Paul (Suhzy Glams) and many others.
STYLE ICONS Storm ELEGUSHI’S PARTY
They are celebrity style icons whose style caught attention. The list is so long but let us tell you about a few whose styles made heads turn. Abuja celebrity fashion designer, Mrs Tola Solomon’s style made by her fashion house was perfect for her stature. Funke Akinyera is a fashion pro even without her make-up, Bisola Munis’ style was uniquely done by Teekayfashion, Mrs. Etuaje’s blouse and Iro was too good to be ignored, Moji Abass ad Olabisi Shitu’s styles were on point. We also couldn’t take our eyes off Latrix fashion, Oloori Risikat Adams’ attire for once.
MEET OBA SAHEED ELEGUSHI’S 14 BAALES
In case you don’t know, Oba Saheed Elegushi has 14 Baales, who rule major communities under Elegsuhi Kingdom with him. They were all out to show love to their king at the wedding. The 14 Baales sighted were: Chief Tajudeen Adebayo(Baale Aniyameta), Chief Joseph Adekunle (Baale Gedegede Ebute), Chief Kolawole Ologolo (Baale Ologolo), Chief Lateef Olatunji (Baale Morekele), Chief Rasheed Afolabi(Baale Ilado), Chief Isiaka Ayodeji (Baale Gegegede), Chief John Ogunyemi (Representaive of Itedo), Chief Musediku Mayegun( Representative of Maiyegun).
MEET MRS SAIDAT OLADUNJOYE’S 5 SONS AND DAUGHTER
Watching Mrs Saidat Oladujoye from a distance, you may not know that she has given birth to 5 kids. She is blessed with good look, flawless skin and sound health. Though, the bride is her only daughter, she is also blessed with 4 sons, who are also doing so well in their chosen careers. Her 4 sons wives were up and doing at the event, making sure all went as planned. Her sons are: Lanre Oladunjoye(husband of Lola), Sola Oladunjoye (husband of Sola), Bola Oladujoye( husband of Ireayo), Dele Oladunjoye(Husband of Moradeke) and Gboyega Oladunjoye.
CELEBRITY VENDORS, WHO HANDLED THE EVENT
Best hands in event planning and management were handsomely paid to handle Yekini and Eniola’s wedding. The grand Matron of Event Planning and Coordination. Eventful, was fully in charge with her neat and well mannered ushers. The Queen of Drinks, Bonix, was also fully on top of her game. Spicy Chinese foods and finger-licking sea foods were done by Celebrity Vendor, Party Chef owned by Tade Ayeni. Laredo handled the Small Chops. Bonix was in charge of Chapman while Malas foods also served.
Alhaji Tajudeen Owoyemi, Prince Toye Oyinlola, Lanre Mustapha, Oloye Akinade Fijabi, Hakeem Muri-Okunola and his brother, Mrs Teju Philips, Chief Bolaji Ayoriade (SAN OFR), Dr Adeola Ayorinde, Chief Okemi Balogun (SAN0, Mrs Akeredolu (SAN), Prince Demola Eletu-Edibo, Owolabi Eletu, Dr. Tunde Lawal, Alhaji Femi Suleiman, Alhaja Mufuti Savage, Alhaja Kudirat Danmole, Alhaja Taibat Mogbojubola Onisiga, Alhaja Idera Osinusi, Abike Dabiri, Olajumoke Saliu (Chairperson Eredo Lcda), Prof. Ibiyemi (Wife of Secretary to Lagos State Government, Tunji Ibiyemi Bello), Princess Sarah Sosan, Mrs Adejoke Orelope, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, Yewande Zachaeus (Eventful), Oloori Adekemi Adunni Alaketu, Oloori Tolulope Obateru (Oloori of Egbi Kingdom), Folasade Adelakun, Jimi Aina, Tola Santor, Jumoke Rasak, Mrs Otitolaye, Mrs Fausat Gbadebo, Alhaja Iyabo Akerele, Mrs. Taiwo Olayinka, Mrs. Sonunbi Olagoke, MC Oluomo, Mustapha Siego, Fuad Saudi and many others.