How Abiola Ogundokun gave out 2nd daughter before 22 royal fathers in October + Rare Photos of the event

High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with lovely wife, Lady Adebola Akadiri Ogundokun

Last week, this blog published
snippets from the Thursday August 25th and Saturday August 27th,  2016 nuptials of  the daughter of Veteran Publisher and
Political Icon, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun,  Uyioghosa’s
to one Osagie Elaiho, the son of
a Benin, Edo State (Southern Nigeria) cultural icon and fine art designer, Chief Jerome Ikponmwoghodua Elaiho who is the founder of Jeromelaiho Printing Press at his FESTAC,
Lagos mansion and Arch Bishop Vinning Memorial Church, GRA-Ikeja, Lagos.
However, on Thursday, October 20th,
2016, your soar away Africa’s number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog, Asabeafrika witnessed another celebration
inside the Iwo born politician’s
home as people from all walks of life stormed FESTAC for the traditional
marriage of Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola, another
of the Chief’s pretty daughters to Ikorodu born legal practitioner, Barrister Olayinka Afeez
Olokun-Ola.
Barrister Afeez
Olokun-Ola
is the last born of late Alhaji Yisa Olayiwola Olokun-Ola of
blessed memory and Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke
Olokun-Ola
, a retired Civil Servant and manager with the defunct National Bank of Nigeria. The
traditional marriage which had the cream-de-la-cream of royalty from Iwo town in Osun State (Bride’s father’s
place) and Ikorodu town in Lagos
State (Groom’s parent’s town) was colorful and well planned. Asabeafrika is official blog for the
event.  Enjoy the snippets.

The Wedding Reception Stage
The Wedding Cake
The Venue…
Unlike what
took place on August 26th during Uyioghosa Ogundokun’s traditional marriage to Benin Prince Osagie
Elaiho
, Chief Ogundokun’s Festac Town residence wore a brand new look
on Thursday, October 20th when Afeez Olayinka came to ask for Oyindamola’s
hand in marriage.  Apart from the entire
building which had its exterior re-branded in a new grey color, the entire
compound was rebranded and turned into an event atmosphere. Analysts who
attended the event quickly concluded that High Chief Ogundokun literarily
brought the prestigious Eko Hotel  (in the Island side of Lagos) into his Festac
town home as guests who attended the ceremony wondered how the wedding planners
were able to re-work the entire compound into a mega-event center. Right from
the blend of colors on the neatly arranged chairs and tables down to the
concert-like designed couple’s stage up to the aesthetics of the entire
ambience, the venue was nothing but colorful and classy. Venue decoration was
handled  by De-Posh Event Center
under the leadership of Banke Kilani. Entertainment was
supplied by classical music band, Kick Rhytm led by Bamidele
Abiodun
while DJ Aremzy (The Magnificent) ran the
turn table. 
Mr. & Mrs. Olokun-Ola
Yinka and his best thing, Oyindamola
The Pretty Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola Ogundokun
Yinka and Oyindamola exchange love
Meet the Couple…


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The groom is
Barrister
Olayinka Azeez Olokun-Ola
an Ikorodu, Lagos born legal
practitioner. He is a graduate of law from Lagos State University while the
bride is Miss Funmilayo Oyindamola Ogundokun, a Mass Communication
graduate and a member of the first set of graduates of BOWEN University, Iwo-Osun
State.  
Groom’s Mother, Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola and her goddaughter, Alhaja Suururat Abdulmajeed
Alhaja Suururat Abdulmajeed, Goddauhter to Groom’s mother
Meet Groom’s mum and her god-daughter…
The Groom’s
mother is Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola, a retired Accountant and
Branch Manager with the defunct National Bank of Nigeria. Though
aged but looking pretty in her colorful attire, spiced with a Muslim veil to
express her faith, Alhaja Lateefat Olokun-Ola who is lucky to be witnessing the
wedding of her last born (Barrister Afeez Olayinka Olokun-Ola) though missed
her late husband and father of her children, Late Alhaji Yisa Olayiwola
Olokun-Ola
but the presence of her god daughter, Alhaja Suururat Abdulmajeed
consoled her. The very cheerful and beautiful Alhaja Suururat Abdul-Majeed,
an ex banker with National Bank of Nigeria is presently a member of the Ogun
State Muslims Pilgrim’s Welfare Board
. The two stormed Chief
Ogundokun’s
FESTAC mansion with legion of members of the Olokun-Ola
family
of Ikorodu town.
Lady Bola Akadiri Ogundokun, Bride’s Mum
Bride’s Mum, Lady Bola Ogundokun with some of her Mid-Wifery friends of over 40 years relationship
Lady Bola Ogundokun….A woman well loved by her husband, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Bride’s Mum, Mrs. Bola Akadiri Ogundokun with Groom’s mum, Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola embraces each other for ever
About bride’s mum & her Clique…
Her name is Mrs.
Bola Akadiri Ogundokun
, she is one of the pretty wives of High
Chief
Abiola Ogundokun
. Sharing a striking resemblance with her pretty
daughter, Oyindamola, the fair complexioned Ijebu-Ode, Ogun
State
born Mrs. Ogundokun is a veteran mid-wife. She is a graduate of the Nigerian
School of
Midwifery & Nursing on Awolowo
Road
, Ikoyi-Lagos. Her peers and mates of over four decades from London and America came for the event. They all looked radiant in their yellow
colored Aso-Ebi. The London group was coordinated by Mrs. Funmi
Taylor
while the American group was
coordinated by Madam Toyin Odukoya. They were all happy
for their friend, Bola who was giving out her daughter in marriage.  
Groom’s mum, Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola and Uncle Engineer W.O. Olokun-Ola
The Head of the Ogundokun family of Iwo, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun & the head of the Olokun-Ola family of Ikorodu, Dr. W.O. Olokun-Ola embraces each other
What about Groom’s dad?
Although the
groom’s dad is late but one man stood and acted his role on the day the Olokun-Olas
came to ask for the hand of Chief Ogundokun’s daughter for
their son, Afeez Olayinka. The Man is Engineer (Alhaji) W.O. Olokun-Ola,
the MD/CEO, Ikorodu Musical Village.
He is the immediate younger brother to the groom’s dad.  He and groom’s mum and legion of family
members later prostrated for High Chief Abiola Ogundokun,
pleading that he give Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola’s hand to
their son.
The Gift from the Groom’s family
Gifts from Groom’s family…
The Olokun-Olas
visited their in-laws with various gifts to propose for the hand of Oyindamola
in marriage to their son Olayinka. Like it is with the Yoruba culture and other cultures in Nigeria, the Olokun-Olas of Ikorodu stormed the Ogundokun’s home with several fruit gifts like Coconut, Orange, Pineapple, Banana, Water Melon
coupled with a bag of salt and several tubers of yam. To show how prepared their son Afeez is for marriage and fatherhood, the Olokun-Olas also brought
a medium sized freezer as marriage gift. It was such a great moment for the Olokun-Olas
who seemed very prepared to become one with the Ogundokuns.
Chief Bayole Obasanjo…Representative of ex-Nigerian President & Commander-in-Chief, President Olusegun Obasanjo
Chief Bayole Obasanjo cheers High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with new Naira notes
Ex-President Obasanjo is Father of
the Day
Former
Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was the Father of the Day. However, the
very busy elder statesman couldn’t make it to the venue as he was outside the
country. He sent in his younger brother, Chief Bayole Obasanjo to represent him
after making a passionate telephone call to bride’s dad High Chief Abiola
Ogundokun
earlier in the day.
Senator Kofoworola Akerele Bucknor shares a joke with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s brother, Chief Bayole Obasanjo
Senator Kofoworal Akerele Bucknor with the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (TELU 1)
Senator Kofoworola Bucknor Akerele enjoyed herself amidst the Royals
Ex-Lagos Deputy Governor, Kofo
Bucknor came
Ex-Lagos
State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Kofoworola Akerele Bucknor
was Mother of the Day and one of the special guests of honor who stormed Chief
Abiola Ogundokun’s
home for Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola’s
traditional nuptial on October 20th. The very busy ex-Senator of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria was in her best mood as she arrived two hours after
the royal fathers took their seats. She and bride’s father belongs to the same Yoruba Unity Forum. She sat in between
the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba
Abdulrasheed
Adewale Akanbi
(TELU-1) and Chief Bayole Obasanjo, ex-President Obasanjo’s
younger brother.  
Senator Anthony Adefuye and wife, Mrs. Bolaji Adefuye
Senator Anthony and Mrs. Bolaji Adefuye with High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with Senator Anthony Adefuye
Oluwo in rare pose with Senators Anthony Adefuye, Tunde Salvador and High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Senators Adefuye, Salvador &
others came to FESTAC
Senator Anthony Adefuye must be a very passionate friend of High
Chief Abiola
Ogundokun because on Thursday August
25th during the traditional nuptial of Iyioghosa, he came with
his pretty wife, Bolaji. He repeated the feat again on Thursday, October 20 as
he arrived the venue in full gears with Madam. Another Senator friend of Chief
Ogundokun
who attended the event is Senator Tunde Salvador
and Dr.
Yemi Akeju
. The three were happy with their friend, High
Chief Ogundokun
who was giving out a second daughter in two months.
Ex-Cadbury boss, Chief Olu Akadiri and his wife, Teniola were also in
attendance. They came a bit late but were very happy to celebrate with High
Chief Abiola Ogundokun
.   
The Oluwo of Iwo takes a dance step with High Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s friends, Chief Wole Ariyo and Dr. Dele Olowe
The Oluwo of Iwo land in a rare pose with Chief Wole Ariyo (R) and Dr. Dele Olowe (L)
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun introduces wife to Senator Tunde Salvador
Chief Ogundokun with Senator Tunde Salvador and others
Oil baron, Chief Wole Ariyo and Dr.
Dele Olowe too…
Another big
friend of High Chief Abiola Ogundokun who attended the Oyindamola and Olayinka’s nuptial is Oil baron and ex-Chevron Oil Executive, Chief
Wole Ariyo
. Chief Wole Ariyo is the Bobagbimo of Alausa and Ajisetoba
of
Ikate land in Lagos. The very dynamic, elderly oil business man
was the only man who presented Chief Ogundokun a Bible gift during
his 80th birthday celebration on July 7th. Another top
friend of Chief Ogundokun who flew into Lagos for the event is Abuja (FCT) based Medical practitioner, Dr.
Dele Olowe
.
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun blessed by the young and old
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun in a session of Naira rain
The Oluwo of Iwo land blesses Bride’s dad and his Otun Balogun with wads of Naira notes
Royal Fathers blesses Chief Abiola Ogundokun and wife with Naira rain
Former Ikorodu LGA Chair storm event…
His name is Honorable
(Alhaji) Sherifdeen Anipole
, the immediate Past Chairman of Ikorodu
LGA
, Lagos. He stormed Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s house with
legions of allies and relatives to ask for Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola’s hand in
marriage to Olayinka Afeez. Honorable Sherifdeen Anipole is a younger
brother to Alhaja Lateefat Ajoke Olokun-Ola, the mother of the groom.
Mothers from the Ansar-Udeen family of Ikorodu
Elderly Female Guest at the Event
Female Guests at the event
The Aragberi and his wife with another Royal Father
The Alaga Iduro, Olukemi Akintola Samuel taking instruction from the Oluwo and other Royal fathers before declaring event open
The Ansar-Udeen family storm FESTAC…
They all
came in their large numbers all in a bid to take Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola
home. They are members of the prestigious Ansar-Udeen family of Nigeria
(Ikorodu branch) Leading the team is the Chief Missioner, Alhaji Abdul-Fatai Odunayo
Olutusin
and his entourage. Among his entourage is the Ikorodu Branch
Chairman of the Society, Alhaji M. Ola Akinsanya and many
other members.  The Ansar-Deen Women
Committee also stormed Chief Ogundokun’s house led by Alhaja
Akinsanya
and Alhaja Alowonle.
Members of the Otenaike Family of Ikorodu
The Ikorodu Women in attendance
Lovely Female Guests at the event
Diamond Sisters of Ikorodu
Female Guests at the Olayinka & Oyindamola’s nuptial
The Diamond Sisters of Ikorodu also
came…
In the whole
of Ikorodu
town in Lagos East, the Diamond Sisters is a powerful socio-cultural
group of enterprising women. They are not only politically influential but they
are at the heart of many economic activities in Ikorodu town. They
stormed Chief Ogundokun’s FESTAC home with the Olokun-Olas to ask for Oyindamola’s
hand in marriage. Leading the team of the over 20 members of the Diamond
Sisters Club was Chief (Mrs.) Olanihun Odusoga, wife of the
present Lisa of Ikorodu land, High Chief Z.O. Odusoga.  Another prominent group that accompanied the Olokun-Olas to Chief Ogundokun’s house
is the Otenaike family of Ikorodu.
They all came to show the strength and might of Ikorodu people to their Iwo
and Ijebu
in-laws.
The Oluwo of Iwo land, His Imperial Majesty Oba Abdulwaheed Adewale Akanbi (Ilufemiloye-TELU 1) leads conglomerate of Obas into High Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s house
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun welcomes multitude of Royal Fathers to his house for Oyindamola’s Nuptial
The Royal Fathers gesticulates with their cultural props
The Oluwo of Iwo & the Elerin of Erin Osun with two other Royal Fathers inside Chief Ogundokun’s living room
The Oluwo of Iwo land with his conglomerate of Royal Fathers
The Oluwo of Iwo land with one of the Royal Fathers inside High Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s living room
How the Oluwo of Iwo stormed Chief
Ogundokun’s house with 21 royal fathers
The last
time, His Imperial Majesty, Oba
Abdul-Fatai Adewale Akanbi
(Ilufemiloye—Telu 1) the Oluwo
of Iwo land
stormed Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s house on
Thursday August 25th for Uyioghosa’s marriage, he came with
a limited number of Obas (traditional rulers) and accompanied by his pretty Jamaican born wife, Olori Chanel Akanbi. Some
of the Obas who accompanied the Oluwo to Chief Ogundokun’s house
in August are; Oba Kazeem Adio Ori Oye,
the Onigege
of Igege
land under Ola-Oluwa
LGA, Osun State. Oba Asimiu Sodiq Agboluaje,
the Ologuro
of Oguro
land under Iwo LGA,
Osun State. Oba Moshood Alamu (Oparaoke 1); the Onisara of Feesu in Iwo LGA; Oba Ogunleye Sikiru Omoyemi
(Oyewale 1), the Olowu of Ilemowu under Olaoluwa
LGA
, Osun State and many other
very important chiefs from Iwo land and environs. However, the
very dynamic and energetic Oluwo who is presently bringing
transformation to Iwo town inrecent time returned to Lagos for
Oyindamola’s
marriage on October 20 with over 20 traditional rulers,
they are the Aragberi of Iragberi kingdom, the Elerin of Erin-Osun land,
Olufon
of Ifon
land, Agbowu of Ogbaagba
land, Onigege of Igege land and Olowu of Ilemowu land. Others are Ologburo
of
Ogburo kingdom, Onisara of Feesu Kingdom,
Olubode
of Bode Kingdom
and Ola of Ajagunlase. The
entourage of Obas also included Olobu of Ilobu, Onifon of Ifon and many
other traditional rulers too numerous to mention. The Oluwo arrived at 12:51 Pm
and the event kick started immediately after a short welcome of the royalty
inside Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s living room.
The Elders from Iwo Land led by Babaloja, Asimiu Ogundokun (L)
The Oluwo of Iwo land addressing guest before bride’s dad, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
The Oluwo of Iwo land in a tete-a-tete with High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Chief Ogundokun welcomes elders to his daughter, Oyindamola’s nuptial
The Oluwo-in-Council storm Lagos in
full gear…
As if to
show how prominent and respected Chief Abiola Ogundokun is to his Iwo Olodo-Oba people in Osun State
(South West Nigeria), the entire Iwo in council  (From the Palace of the Oba) stormed the venue
of the traditional marriage of Oluwafunmilayo Oyindamola Ogundokun
in Festac town on Thursday October
20. Prominent Among the eminent Chiefs from the Iwo-in-Council were Alhaji Kamorudeen Nasiru, the Oloye Aro Ilu-Ilota-Idi Araba Iwo.
Others are High Chief Morufu Lamidi, the Odofin of Iwo land, Chief Bello Surajudeen the Ounju of Iwo land, High
Chief
Abdul-Rauf Muraina the Balogun
of Iwo Land
, Chief Sunday Oyeniyi the Olosi
of
Iwo land and Alhaji
Mosudi Ayinla
, the Aro of Iwo
land
. Others are Alhaji Moshood Amao, the Asape of Iwo land, Chief Asimiu Odundokun the
Babaloja of Iwo land and Alhaji
Azeez Nagode Allah
famously called ‘Musiliu
Baba Niwo
.
A Royal Father
Another Royal Father
Another royal Father
A Royal Father…
Another Royal Father…

A royal father, The Aragberi of Iragberi land HRH, Oba Folorunsho Agboade Makanju (Osunkoko 1) with his wife, Olori Omolola Makanju
Meet the 2nd in command to
the Oluwo…
Many people
who knows this aged man in Iwo land says he is the first and
last man to see the Oluwo of Iwo His Imperial Majesty, Oba
Abdul-Fatai Adewale
Akanbi when he wakes to the palace
and the last man to see him when he closes all traditional activities for the
day. His name is Alhaji Yekini Orobimpe, the Oosa of Iwo land. He is
reputed to be the 2nd in command to the Oluwo of Iwo land. The Oosa was
at the event and was the one who commandeered other members of the Oluwo-in-Council
whenever the need arises. Alhaji Yekini Orobimpe is a
septuagenarian.

The Elerin of Erin Osun land
Why Elerin of Erin Osun stormed event with his Arole
His Royal
Majesty, Oba Yusuf Omoloye Oyagbade, the Elerin of Erin-Osun in
Osun State is a very revered traditional ruler in his domain. Apart from being
very close to power brokers in Osun State, the Elerin is very dear to High
Chief Abiola
Ogundokun. In year 2006, the Elerin
bestowed Chief Ogundokun with the traditional title of ‘Apesin-Ola
of Erin Osun’
. On that very special occasion in Erin-Osun land, the late Ooni
of Ife
, Oba Okunade Sijuade (Olubuse II) and ex-Governor Olagunsoye
Oyinlola
attended. They were both present. The former Deputy Governor
of Osun State who later became Nigeria’s minister of Defense (State) Chief
(Mrs.) Erelu Obada
was also in attendance with other eminent Nigerians
including Fuji Music maestro, General Kollington Ayinla who
performed at the occassion. The Elerin of Erin Osun stormed FESTAC
town on Thursday October 20 with his scion, Prince (Alhaji) Omoloye Adeola.
(Watch out for Part 2 of Yinka/Oyinda’s Nuptial on this blog)

Official Jeep of the Olufon
The Official Car of the Aragberi of Iragberi
The Official Car of the Olufon
The Official Car of the Onigege of Igege
The Official Car of the Elerin of Erin Osun
The Official Car of the Agbowu
The official Car of the Oluwo of Iwo

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