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Popular Lagos Big Boy, Bisoye Fagade & Siblings Shutdown Ibadan for Mum's Burial


It was  an event filled with Glitz and Glamour, when popular Oyo State politician, Bisoye Fagade and siblings shut down the ancient city of Ibadan for the burial party of their mum, Deaconess Comfort Omoladun Fagade.

 

Deaconess Comfort Omoladun Fagade was a retired educationist who slept in the Lord on June 13th, 2021 at the age of 78 and was buried on 6th August at her residence at the Monatan area in Ibadan. Following the Thanksgiving service in her honour held at the Christ Apostolic Church, Irefin, Ibadan, was the grand reception of guests at the International Conference Centre at the University of Ibadan located in the Agbowo area of the capital city of Oyo state.

 

It was a gathering of dignitaries and eminent personalities. They came from far and wide to celebrate with Abisoye and his siblings. The arrival of these individuals didn’t go unnoticed as the entire city was stormed by the calibre of people with their entourage entering the ancient city. This put the city of Ibadan on standstill; the people of the city were marvelled by the rare collection of the latest limousines trooping into the venue.

 

Below are the hot gists from the classy party.


 

UI CONFERENCE CENTRE  HOSTED THE GRAND RECEPTION OF GUESTS

 

The reception party was a grand one. It was held at the 3,000 to 5,000 capacity main auditorium of the popular International Conference Centre, inside the University of Ibadan. The choice of the centre as the venue of the event was a laudable one. On entering the premises of the event centre, well-designed posters and broad banners of Deaconess Comfort were displaced all over the place. The parking space at the centre was so large that it accommodated the vehicles brought by virtually all the guests. As you approach the main entrance of the hall, another lovely poster of the deceased and tributes from her children and grandchildren were displayed for guests to read and get the messages therein. The interior decoration at the hall was spotless and enticing. It was decorated to taste as it came with a very serene environment which boasts of varied facilities and high standard of service that made the entire guests feel at home while the event was unfolding, like the presentation screen, projector and individual highly sensitive microphone.

 The sitting arrangement was apt, as chairs and tables are quite comfortable and floors so inviting.

 

The security apparatus and personnel at the event were very effective as they ensured only those invited for the event were allowed in. This to a large extent made guests have a feel of comfort, as they all felt at home in the highly serene environment of the event centre.

 

Another thing worthy of note was that there were two stages set aside for musicians to perform. This made the entire event look like a concert. Many wondered what it's going to look like and who are the artists to mount them. Some even were eager to know how the entire event would unfold.

 It was later revealed that the first stage was strictly for veteran music icon, King Sunny Ade and the popular Veentage band headed by Desmond Emokiniovo. This alone meant the party would be a blend of old music with contemporary ones.

 

GBENGA ADEYINKA AND TEEA AS OFFICIAL MCs

 

Seeing the duo of ace comedians, Gbenga Adeyinka, the first and Babatunde Adewale popularly called Tee A perform together on stage is always an exciting experience. The combination of both masters of the microphone didn’t fall short of expectation, as they thrilled the guests to a classic reception, seamlessly taking them from one aspect of the event to another. They are indeed masters of the act.

 

MEET THE LOVELY CHILDREN OF THE DECEASED

 

Deaconess Comfort Omoladun Fagade was survived by 6 lovely children and many grandchildren. The children are Abisoye Ayoyimika Fagade, Omoyeni Mobola Fagbemi, Babatunde Fagade, Omotayo Fagade, Oluwabukola and Ayobami Ayinla.

The presence of each and every one of them was felt at the party, as they were all singled out with their guests. They danced before the music icon, King Sunny Ade who sang the praise of them as worthy children that gave their mum a befitting burial.

 

OLUBADAN STORMS EVENT IN STYLE

 

The Olubadan of Ibadan, HRM Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogunguniso I stormed the venue of the event in style. He came in the company of his lovely wife, Olori Rashidat Ololade. They were ushered into the hall with a befitting royal reception characterized by blowing of trumpets and beating of drums as the entire hall welcomed the paramount traditional ruler of the ancient city of Ibadan

 

His presence at the event further glamourised the ceremony, as dignitaries came to where he sat to pay their homage to the highly respected king.

 




OLUWO OF IWO's GRAND ENTRY

 

Not quite long after the Olubadan stormed the event, another eminent traditional ruler stepped in. Guess who?

It was the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi, the Telu 1. The ever-stylish king was all out with a quite outstanding outfit that depicts pure royalty. Upon entering the hall with his entourage, he went straight to the Olubadan and they embraced each other, expressing pleasantries between each other. That alone speaks volumes of the cordial relationship between the 2 monarchs. Later at the event, both of them were seen facing each other smiling and dancing to the melodious music of King Sunny Ade.

 

OTHER ROYAL FATHERS.....

 

The party saw the gathering of many traditional rulers in Yoruba land. Asides from the Olubadan and the Oluwo, notable and eminent Obas at the event include; Elegushi of Ikate, Oba Saheed Ademola; Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Oloyede Gbadamosi, Okikiola Esuwoye II, Olugbon of Ile Igbon, Oba francis Olusola Alao, not leaving other high chiefs across and captains of industries in the land. Their presence at the event revealed how the host, Abisoye and siblings were loved by the Yoruba kings. They all came out to felicitate and rejoice with the Fagades at the burial party of their mum.    

 

CELEBRITIES & SHOWBIZ SUPERSTARS  TROOP IN

 

The party was nothing short of a concert, as it was flooded by numerous showbiz icons, all dressed making different style Statements with their native Aso-Ebi attire made of Teal Ankara. Their presence added to the glitz and glamour to the event making it a unique one. Notable  celebrities who graced the event include, Oloye Bayo Adelabu, a retired CBN Deputy Governor and APC gubernatorial candidate in the last election; High Chief Sarafa Alli; Senator Grace Bent; Hon Shina Peller; Hon. Akinwale Akinwole; Chairman AA Luxury Ogbomoso, Zacch Adelabu Adedeji; Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Hon Dapo Lam Adesina; Steve Ayorinde; Dayo Iyaniwura, just to mention a few.

 

Icons from the entertainment industry at the event  are the likes Kennis Musics; Dayo Adeneye, Kenny Ogungbe, and ID Ogungbe, Kunle Afolayan, Yomi Fashlanso, Antar Laniyan, Fathia Balogun, Banky Wellington, Tayo Sobola were notable ones among the endless list of others.

They all honoured the Fagades with their presence. 

 

KSA THRILLED FOR 4 HOURS

 

King Sunny Ade with the original name, Sunday Adeniyi is a  popular musician highly revered for his unique form of music which combines traditional Yoruba vocals and percussion with western rock and roll. The award-winning veteran music icon and former president Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) was on stage for about 4 hours dishing out classic music to entertain guests at the party. Meanwhile, the ageless and ever vibrant musicians also sang to felicitate with each of the Fagades and their respective guests as they came out one after the other to dance to the melodies of the song of the icon.

 

VEENTAGE BAND STOLE THE SHOW

 

Popular singing group, Veentage Band really shook the ground with their top-notch performance. They stole the show and took the party to another level after KSA had entertained the guests. This group spiced the event up with collections from both the oldies and contemporary music. This gave the guests the room to connect with the music rolled out. Many of the guests could not conceal their love for classical music as they stood up to dance. It was fun all through. The stand out performance of Veentage band anchored by popular musician Desmond Emokiniovo aka Baba Des was the talk of the town. Even the traditional rulers’ presence joined in the vibes as they all filed out to dance and rain money on the man of the moment, Abisoye Fagade.

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