The stage is set for what may eventually be tagged the wedding of the year 2022 in Lagos. This is because the wedding of Temi, son of celebrity Naturopathic Doctor, Quincy Ayodele to his heartthrob Ashley Robert will be attracting the very high & mighty in every strata of the country. Not only that, it has been receiving some great support from friends of the groom's Mother, one of which is the Convener of Arise Women, Dr Siju Iluyomade. The Church wedding ceremony which will take place at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish, Oniru, Lagos on Saturday December 17, will be followed up by reception at La Madison Place Event Centre, Okunade Bluewater Scheme, Lekki, according to information will be streamed live on various social media platform. Information at our disposal has it that, former President of Nigeria who is a friend to late father of Mrs Ayodele will be Chairing the occasion alongside Ooni of Ife, Oba Ade Ogunwusi and Senator Daisy Daisy Danjuma among others. We equally learnt, the delectable Arise Women Convener, Dr Siju who is one of the Mothers of the day is playing major supportive and moral role in what has been her policy, for Women to always support Women at everytime. She has been mobilizing members of Arise which Mrs Ayodele is also part of, to attend the event glamorously on the day of the wedding as well as on Thanksgiving day which hold the following day. We also gathered, Gbenga Adeyinka D 1st and MC Ajele will be anchoring the event while Fuji King Wasiu Ayinde will be on bandstand. The new couple to be met in the United States, dated for well over a year before deciding to make it a life-long affair. Temi hails from Kogi-State while Ashley is
Fashion and style enthusiasts around the world can once again look forward to experiencing unparalleled fashion moments at the 2022 Guaranty Trust (GTCO) Fashion Weekend scheduled to hold on November 12th and 13th, 2022, at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos. Guaranty Trust Fashion Weekend is a free business platform that combines elements of global fashion trends, the delicate nuances of African streetwear styles, and human creative enterprise to create one of the most delightful experiences in fashion retail. Over the years, the event has brought together universally celebrated fashion icons and engaging style personalities to interact with young Africans who are passionate about fashion. This year’s event will feature masterclasses, runway shows, free retail stalls, and a streetwear village. All-comers are in for an immersive shopping experience as indigenous small businesses showcase their fashion collections and style accessories. Commenting on the 2022 GTCO Fashion Weekend, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Segun Agbaje, said; “We have kept our vision of supporting Small and Medium Enterprises in focus through the uncertain times of the past 2 years. Just like our core values as a financial institution, our promise of Promoting Enterprise will never change. We will continue to lend the full weight of our franchise to improving the lives and livelihoods of every African, not only through servicing the full range of our customers’ financial needs with innovative products and services, but also by creating and championing initiatives that help businesses and economies thrive.” He further stated that; “Fashion is primarily a form of self-expression, and in light of everything that has happened since our last Fashion Weekend event in 2019, we are happy to be able to explore the possibilities within the fashion industry locally and abroad, particularly as people increasingly return outdoors and
‘What is a preacher supposed to look like?’ I didn’t know they had a specific style code,” Brother Gift, a member of the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) took a jibe at this interviewer when approached to speak on his General Overseer, Apostle Johnson Suleman’s new haircut and regular trendy dressing. “There’s nothing naturally wrong with a man of God having a trendy haircut or adorning a Brunello Cucinelli suit and Brooks Brothers tie as long as it is not meant to oppress or being ostentatious,” Brother Gift posits avers. Apostle Suleman is one of the most stylish Nigerian pastors that are both anointed and gifted with admirable taste for fashion. He smells of class and good taste and, with a fresh approach to dress and doctrine, his smart form, at every service hour, does command his congregation like a charismatic conductor, motivating them to both thunderous cheers and introspective silence. His new hair style, a skin fade patterned cut, is the talk in town. His admirers have continued to make his new hair style that matches perfectly his naturally fashionable look the latest topic. That pastors are heavenly conscious, doesn't mean they can't be earthly relevant, Apostle Suleman’s followers argue, adding that, combining fabrics and having a sense of fashion is a gift that some men are naturally endowed with, regardless of their circular or spiritual inclination. For Suleman, he is a man with class and style. He is a fashion conscious man to the core. His choice of what to put on at a particular time and having them sit perfectly is astonishing. He serves his church members this consistent fashion sense and they say the style has been a major one for the man popularly referred as ‘The Restoration Apostle’ over the years. Stepping out to give sermons in his usual smart look, Suleman
The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi has officially married his new wife, Olori Mariam Anako. The marriage took place at the Enuwa’s Palace in Ile-Ife, on Tuesday, 6 September, 2022. Ooni’s new bride Mariam Anako, is a top management executive (Administrative Manager) of Nestoil Limited, Nigeria’s largest indigenous Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) Company in the oil and gas sector. The traditional wedding, we gathered, took place at the palace. The bride in company of her family and friends dressed in the popular HOH lace attire all looking glamorous stormed the palace in grand style for the wedding ceremony. The bride has been given the necessary traditional rite the previous with the popular pouring of camwood (Osun) reddish substance on her legs which will officially usher into the palace as a bride. The bride comes from a very influential family in Kogi State. Her elder sister, Medinat Anako is a lawyer, businesswoman and also Special Adviser on Intergovernmental Affairs and Kogi State Diaspora Focal Point Officer (DFPO) to Governor Yahaya Bello. While another of her elder sisters, Mrs Raliat Abdulrahman nee Anako is a Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila. The union is coming after Ooni’s former wife, Olori Naomi Shilekunola publicly called their union off on social media.
Since the news started rolling out about your much-vaunted 2023 Presidential ambition, many have been caught with unprecedented fever, and this is not unexpected, because whenever you sneeze, everywhere catches cold. But that is not the big deal now, because you do not wallow in how you’ve made many in the social, economic and political terrains; it’s about your coming of age as a septuagenarian today, March 29, 2022. Akanbi, Omo Olodoode, my gregarious leader of no mean status, Jagaban Borgu!, aside all other honours, awards and recognitions from left, right and centre, is 70 today. You have been there, done that and you deserve all accolades as a man of many attributes. As you turn 70 eventful years on earth today, my indefatigable leader does not look an inch a man that counts and looks back on his antecedents for pecuniary reasons, because you are someone that God has genuinely made to give mankind a reason to live in peace, harmony and co-habitation. Asiwaju, you have the undeniable credit of not just following where a path may lead, instead, you find where there is no path and make sure you walk it and leave a trail. You have shown over the years that your kind of leadership is about discovering and unlocking people’s potentials to become better which in essence defines you as someone who values results and not just mere attributes. When you launched out as a politician in 1992, little did you know that you were on a journey to change the political landscape in Nigeria. Well over two decades now, you have brightened and continues to brighten the landscape of Nigerian politics and you are still not yet done. At 70, baami Akanbi, you are eminently qualified to be Nigeria’s next President, all things being equal, and your moving train
The founder of Quincy Herbals which has now transformed into Quincy Wellness & Naturopathic Centre, Mrs Quincy Olasunmbo Ayode, today Thursday 27th of January 2022, clocked the age of 63years. The delectable mother of three with many grandchildren has over the years kept many tongues wagging of her youthful looks despite her age. Speaking about celebration of her 63rd birthday, Quincy says, "I only want to thank Almighty Jesus for keeping me fit and lively, it can only be God, I dedicate all the glory to Him. I also want to appreciate all our numerous customers in the last 26years of the emergence of Quincy brand, they have been part of our success story and it is because of them that we have to evolve, thanks to my daughter Tobi who is now the Managing Director. She has made the necessary infusion, hence, we are now fully integrated with both traditional and western treatment for our clients in all ailments." While talking about how she will mark her birthday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) expert on traditional medicine research, said she will be celebrating with the less-privileged in her community, she will also be sharing foods, drinks and many other gift items at the Destitutes Home, Oko-Baba, in Ebute-Metta, Lagos. Quincy also said that, " there is no secret to my youthful look, all I take are our natural products, because what you take in determines your look. I drink lots of water I do not eat late or stress myself", she concluded.
It was a memorable day for Chief (Dr.) Rasaq Akanni Okoya (CON), the Aare of Lagos as family, friends and well-wishers gathered at his home, Oluwanishola Estate, Ajah to celebrate his 82nd birthday. The celebration was a low-key affair owing to the unexpected death of Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala, the former governor of Oyo state. In an exclusive chat with Chief Rasaq Okoya, he expressed his gratitude to Almighty God for his life at 82, and also expressed sadness that he lost an in-law (Chief Alao Akala) same day. While speaking further, he advised the Nigerian youths to work hard and be focused in order to be successful and wealthy, he stressed that it took him 60 years to build his business empire. He believes with hard work, Nigerian youths will be successful as he is today and they should always pray for good leadership, that Nigeria is a good country with many genuine business potentials to grow and progress. The birthday celebration started with Islamic prayer at his mosque within the Oluwanishola Estate, where dignitaries from all walks of life gathered to celebrate with the business mogul “Mr. Eleganza” The wife of the celebrant, Chief Dr. (Mrs) Shade Okoya also wished her husband a happy birthday in good health and longer life.
Her efforts to empower the less privileged and support government efforts in every area of endeavour has been acclaimed to be one of the most outstanding among the lots, who follow same passion as hers. Regardless of religion, tribe, ethnicity Dr Siju Iluyomade has continued to give her all to better the life of many, using her Arise Women Foundation to intervene in so many areas of human needs. This trait of hers, many agreed, resonated to the birth of the Non-Government Organisation (NGO). Not only that, Siju, as she’s fondly called, is known to have nurtured charitable hopes and determination to help women efficiently thrive in life. She institutionalised the Handmaidens Women in Leadership Series (HWILS) to build intentional leaders. While speaking recently during one of her programmes, Dr Siju who on January 8 2022, celebrated her 58th birthday by giving out to the less privileged in parts of the country says “ my dream is to make sure Arise affects every parts of human life globally in terms of health, housing, education, empowerment, farming and many more”. The gorgeously beautiful woman of substance disclosed again that ,”in the last 14 years, we have achieved so much by putting in place structures like Hospitals, School buildings, Computerised library, boreholes. These are some of the many infrastructures we have built in many communities like Dafara, Kabusa in Abuja, Ondo, Imo, Kebbi and Lagos States just to mention but few” The Arise Covid-19 Clinic through her initiative has also been activated where Booster and Covid-19 vaccine have been given to people through support from the Lagos State government. A lawyer of many decades, through her humanitarian work, she has also branded a food basket called ‘ARISE PINK BUCKET’. The content includes food items like rice, semo, tomato paste, groundnut which distribution to every local government
Kayode Tokede examines ways monthly salary earners with FirstBank accounts can benefit from the lender’s numerous loans initiatives amid harsh economy In time past, monthly income earners – especially bank customers – were unable to have quick access to personal loans to meet their immediate financial needs due to the stringent conditions. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had introduced the Know-Your-Customer (KYC), among other policies, to enhance financial inclusion and reduce the incidence of related identity fraud in the banking sector. These have enhanced the capabilities of banks to grant soft loans to customers. With these, monthly income earners have access to loans every month with an attractive interest rate, below the stipulated limit, which has eased customers with the opportunity to access soft loans (Personal loans) and meet urgent needs. Amid double-digit inflation rate, among other operating headwinds, meeting demands of owning a dream car, house, and travel for vacation become challenges as daily expenses inflate. Personal loans are borrowed money that can be used for large purchases, debt consolidation, emergency expenses, and much more. These loans are paid back within the period advised in the terms and conditions of the facility. The payback period can be within a month, a couple of months or a few years. Salary accounts can do more than just receive monthly pay; they have inherent wealth that can be unlocked to help customers achieve dreams as they advance in their careers and be on top of ‘money demanding’ situations at home and work. Over the years, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has adopted the strategy of creating opportunities for salary accounts holders to unlock the wealth in their accounts with numerous initiatives introduced to bridge the gap in the access of quick loans. The bank’s salary accounts offer zero opening balance, zero minimum daily operating balance, zero account maintenance charge, First