Days after his last 26th December 2019 birthday party, many of his friends are still talking about the classy party that Otunba Abimbola Ashiru held at his Lagos home. Otunba Ashiru is the immediate past Commissioner for Commerce & Industry in Ogun State. He recently hosted a 2-in-1 party. He usually celebrates every 26th of December and all the corporate Big Boys and Babes never miss the party. Even politicians are not left out, as they all scramble to honour Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, who is well loved by everybody, both old and young. 26th December marks his birthday and wedding anniversary to his lovely wife, Kemi. This year’s party was as interesting as the previous ones. Below, City People reveals gist from the exclusive party.
SEGUN AWOLOWO & WIFE BOLA
Awo’s grandson, Segun Awolowo was in attendance looking refreshingly handsome. He came with his beautiful wife Bola. Segun works in Abuja. He runs one of the federal government parastatals on Investment promotions. Segun & Bimbo have been best friends for years. Bola and Kemi are equally close.
SIMPLY ENGR. ADEYINKA
Otunba Bimbo Ashiru’s father-in-law Engr. Adeyinka is a simple man. Though he is a successful and accomplished professional with good investments here & there, he has remained his simple self. He has also remained a simple Mister. No Chief. No big prefex. Only Engineer. He usually does not miss Bimbo & Kemi’s annual party. He came with his wife, Mercy Adeyinka & her best friend Nta Lijadu.
BETWEEN MERCY ADEYINKA & NTA LIJADU
Both women have been friends for over 30 years. And you can never miss them at parties. This is because they not only party together they usually wear similar outfits to parties. They usually wear same colour of Gele. So also similar Iro & Buba. Both are well respected society matriachs. And they are ageing gracefully. At this years party they arrived together but in different outfits.
THE RISE & RISE OF RONKE SOKEFUN
Ronke Sokefun is one lucky Corporate woman. She has enjoyed a steady rise in Corporate Nigeria. She is a successful corporate lady who has had a meteoric rise in her career, from being a Corporate lawyer to being a Commissioner in Ogun State under Amosun. Now, she operates at the federal level. She is in charge of NDIC. She is close to Bimbo Ashiru. She was at the party with her friends and sister. She has never missed any of Ashiru’s annual party for years.
TAYO AYENI CANCELS BIRTHDAY PARTY
One birthday party that many Big Boys missed this December was that of Tayo Ayeni, the Skymit Motors boss. Just like Bimbo Ashiru, annually T.A too holds a 2-in-1 party. Its usually his birthday and Xmas party. For very many years, he has held his parties at his Ikeja GRA home. And every year, very many big boys and babes scramble to be invited. In time past, Governors, Ministers & top politicians have rocked his birthday party which usually starts at about 8pm till the wee hours of the morning. There is usually a lot to eat as some guests start with dinner and rock till the morning when they will now have breakfast.
The big news is that he cancelled this years birthday. We can tell you why. It is because he just hosted his wife’s 50th birthday at Eko Hotel & he spent a fortune, so he decided to give himself a breather, for that reason. KSA thrilled at that party. He now lives in Banana Island.
Tayo came for Bimbo Ashiru’s party without his better half. He is a very good friend of Bimbo, whilst his wife is close to Kemi.
DUPE LAWALE AGEING GRACEFULLY
Sisi Dupe Lawale is in her 60s. But she does not look it. This Lagos society woman keeps looking younger & younger with the passing of each day. She was at the party looking as sweet as ever. She is blessed with a naturally flawless skin that glows. She thoroughly enjoyed herself. She likes dancing at parties and she danced at Ashiru’s party as well.
GIWA BIODUN ONANUGA LOOKING SPORTY
The Giwa Bobakeye Akile Ijebu, Biodun Onanuga strolled into the party without wearing any of richly embroidered Agbada. Don’t forget he is an Ijebu high chief. He was in a simple shirt & trousers which made him look younger than his 60 years. He turned 60 several months back and he had a classy birthday.
Giwa honoured Bimbo and his wife. Both Bimbo & Giwa Onanuga are prominent Ijebu sons. They are also titled chiefs. Giwa Onanuga is the husband of former Ogun Deputy Governor, Chief Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga.
BIMBO ASHIRU’S LOOK ALIKE BROTHER REVEALED!
Have you met Otunba Bimbo Ashiru and his look alike brother? Let’s tell you about them. He is Prof. Toyin Ashiru, a brilliant Metullurgical Engineer, who is a 1st class brain. He is Otunba Bimbo Ashiru’s favourite elder brother, though Bimbo has very many older brothers he likes. They are both Awujale’s Otunba. 4 of the Ashiru brothers became Otunbas on the same day. They have similar facial resemblance. He was recently inducted a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineers.
LATE AMB. GBENGA ASHIRU’S WIDOW CAME
A few years back, one of Otunba Bimbo Ashiru’s older brothers passed on. He is Ambassador Gbenga Ashiru. His beautiful wife came for the party.
SO MUCH TO EAT & DRINK
All the guests commended their hosts. They had so much to eat & drink. This is because there was so much Continental, Chinese & African dishes to eat. There was also Small chops, finger foods and desserts. And as for drinks, Champagne, Wine, Hennesey and Whiskey flowed ceaselessly like water. And after helping themselves to several rounds, guests began to beg the Waiters to stay away and give them a break.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Both Otunba Bimbo Ashiru & his lovely wife, Kemi hosted a great party. Give it to Bimbo & Kemi both of them tried. They were on their feet all through the event, making sure their guests had a swell time. Both are good friends. They have been happily married for 28 years.