Kogi Deputy Governor, Senators, Celebrities closed down Ekiti State for the Jemibewons + How Abuja Textile Merchant, Honey Bee “Sacked” Senator Bode Mustapha

‘I thank God for the Celebration of my Father’s life’ Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon seems to say
In the last of the series of reports
from Late Chief John Bosede Ajayi’s
funeral between August 6th and 8th at Ibadan and Orin-Ekiti,
your Africa’s number 1 celebrity encounter blog Asabeafrika unveils what celebrities did to add color to the final
ceremony of the late 85 years old father-in-law of the First Governor of Oyo
State and former Police Affairs Minister, General David Medayese Jemibewon
(Rtd). Enjoy more stories and picture from the event.
Commander turned Evangelist Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi on stage

Ebenezer Obey and Taiwo Omotunde
entertained guests

Juju Maestro
turned Evangelist; Commander Ebenezer Obey
was the Chief Entertainer for the reception of Baba JB Ajayi’s funeral while
another big musician, Taiwo Omotunde
from Ibadan also performed. Their stages were set side-by-side on the field of
Orin-Ekiti High School where the reception held.  Taiwo
who is highly gifted started performing some two hours before the
arrival of Commander Ebenezer Obey,
he quickly left his own stage when Obey arrived as a mark of respect for a very
senior colleague. Taiwo Omotunde
only returned to stage four hours later when Obey was almost done. Although there were four major tents on Orin High School field with over 5000 guests but Baba’s children did
everything together. Chief (Mrs.) Modupe
arcade drew many big wigs from Lagos and Abuja, while her
junior siblings controlled guests from others places including Oyo, Ondo

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and Ekiti state.   Dance
Queen, and entertainment consultant, Tessy
Alero Yembra
was the MC.

Temidayo Omolola Jemibewon joins Dad, General David Jemibewon with Mum,
Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon  in a photo op with Gov. Ayo Fayose,
ex-Gov. Niyi Adebayo & Skye Bank Chairman Bar. Tunde Ayeni

Fayose, Mimiko’s men storm event

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo and his Ondo state counterpart Dr. Kola Ademujimi were some of the top
government functionaries from the two PDP states that stormed Baba JB Ajayi’s funeral. The two big
politicians were seen exchanging banters with each other and equally added
color to the event as majority of their supporters followed them down from
their respective states.
Mum & Daughter, Chief (Mrs.) Modupe Jemibewon with daughter, Miss Temidayo Omolola Jemibewon
Baba’s body finally leaves the Church for its final resting place

Senator Ayo Arise too

controversial Ekiti PDP Senator Ayo Arise was also at the event
and he really enjoyed himself to the fullest as he had friends and well-wishers
milling around his table with choice drinks and meals falling apart for his
(L-R) Dr. Peter Obafemi, Senator Ayo Arise with a guest

Why Senator Bode Mustapha spent 3
nights in Orin

If there was
one man who gave his very best to the event and equally supported the Jemibewon family well, it is the Egba born ex-PDP Senator turned APC
stalwart Senator Bode Mustapha. Bode Mustapha who is a  High chief
in Egba land and who was the Campaign Director for Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s re-election 
bid in Ogun state was the cynosure of all eyes as he adorned his
trademark fashioned dress with his initials “BM” inscribed on the upper crust
of his grey attire. He had all the attention in the world from both politicians
and society women who wanted to get his phone number at all cost. The senator
who was in Orin since 7th
of August didn’t leave until 9th of August. On asking why Bode Mustapha was steep-deep with Orin people and Baba JB Ajayi’s family,  a
female source close to the palace of the late Olorin of Orin confided in this blog that Bode Mustapha is the Akinrogun of Orin Land. Can you beat
Skye Bank Chairman, Bar. Tunde Ayeni, Chief (Mrs.) Agnes Modupe
Jemibewon, General David Medayese Jemibewon and Captain Mother Joko Oni

Skye Bank Chairman too

Barrister John Olatunde Ayeni the Chairman of Skye Bank and major investor who bought NITEL through a consortium
was one of the big guests at the event; those close to the Jemibewons said Ayeni couldn’t
have done less as his growing years were actually spent under the tutelage of
the General. The General is said to be like a Big Uncle and one of the few Nigerians who encouraged the business
man and investor to dream big in his struggling days. He was fully on ground on
Saturday, August 8th as
he was seen alongside his uncle, General
David Jemibewon
receiving guests. He and Jemibewon later left Orin Ekiti
together with the Skye Bank
Chairman personally driving the retired Army General out of town.
(L-R) Pastor (Mrs.) Jumoke Peters, Rev. (Mrs.) Dupe Oshitelu with Captain Mother Joko Oni

Ex-Bond Bank MD, John Darlington
showed up

For a long
time, John Darlington, MD/CEO of the
defunct Bond Bank have disappeared
from the social scene only for him to re-appear at Orin Ekiti during Baba JB
funeral. He was seen at the church and later caught following the Skye Bank Chairman, Tunde Ayeni about. The light
complexioned John Darlington is rumored
to be working for some of Ayeni’s firms
including Skye Bank on the board
level.  He kept to himself all through
and ensured he never leave the ambience of Ayeni
Former First Lady, Mrs. Ajoke Murthala Mohammed

Late Gen. Murithala’s wife storm Orin

Wife of the
assassinated Nigerian head of state and one of the respected statesmen of his
time, General Ramat Murithala Muhammed,
Ajoke stormed Orin Ekiti for the
. The aged Ajoke who
still wears a very fresh look despite her old age was sighted sitting alone and
keeping to herself all through the afternoon party of August 8th.  Efforts by several journalists to speak with Mama Murithala were passionately
rebuffed by her as she was not going to say anything to anyone. Since her
husband was assassinated on Friday February 13th 1976 in a military
putsch organized by Colonel Sukar Bukar Dimka, Ajoke has
remained very quite to a fault. Ajoke
Murithala Muhammed
is said to be very close to the Jemibewons of Kabba.
Founder & CEO, Honey Bee Textiles Ltd, Abuja Princess  Bunmi Jegede

How Honey Bee sacked Bode Mustapha
from Obey’s stand

If there is
a medal for the best spender of cash on Commander
Ebenezer Obey’s
stage in Orin-Ekiti
that person would be no other than Abuja big textile merchant and founder of Honey Bee Textiles Ltd, Princess Bunmi Jegede as she
consistently appeared before the Juju music legend more than any other person
at the party. The Oke-Ana-Iwaraja-Ilesa,
state born textile merchant who is a protégé of Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon was all out to make the best impression
as she hijacked the stage and serenade Commander
Ebenezer Obey
with her ‘cowries’ and party sense. The most arresting
occasion came when Honey Bee sacked Egba born Senator Bode Mustapha who was up stage spraying the musician when
she arrived. Honey Bee had stormed
the stage and tactically upstaged the senator as she took over and made the
senator to step down the stage with the musician changing his beat and singing
her praise to bits. She was on that stage for 5 different times and at
intervals. Party analysts who saw Honey
action said she would have spent a fortune on stage for the sake of
her big sister, Dupe Jemibewon.
Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon welcomes former Ekiti State Governor, Otunba Niyi Adebayo to the event

Dr. Iyiola Adelekan too

Another man
who arrested the moment on Commander
Ebenezer Obey’s
band stand is the MD/CEO
of Macmillan Books, Ilupeju-Lagos Prince Iyiola Adelekan. The rich and
famous Owu-Egba born Prince Adelekan who is an in-law to Princess Bunmi Jegede (Honey Bee)
stormed the stage with his beautiful wife, Princess
Omolara Adelekan
who is a junior sister to the Abuja based Textile
merchant. They also dazzled the Juju Music maestro turned Evangelist with wads
of naira notes and almost competed with Honey
in terms of staying power. The Owu
born business man went a step further by asking the Juju music legend to
play a special number “Ko sogbon toleda” which is
the Prince’s favorite number from Obey’s old albums. He and his wife soaked
themselves in the melody and philosophy of the number for hours on Obey’s
stage, blessing the 73 years old musician in return with more wads of notes
before they left the stage leaving everyone dazzled with their “cash power”.
How much they spend? Please, let’s ask the Oba
lola of Owu first before publishing.
Question that got Kogi Deputy Gov.
Yomi Awoniyi the Deputy Governor of Kogi state is
the scion of the famous Imopa, Kogi
state born statesman, Chief Sunday
Bolorunduro Awoniyi
(CON) of blessed memory. His late father was a Senator
for Kogi West between July 1993 and November 1993 and was at a time Chairman of
the Pan Northern Nigeria group, Arewa
Consultative Forum
between December 2003 and November 2007 and later died
on November 28th 2009 at age 75. Although the Deputy Governor’s
father could be said to be a Yoruba of the Northern Nigerian stock and was the Aro
of Mopa
at his Mopa-Muro Local
Area of Kogi state but his association with the
Arewa Consultative Forum as its
leader nearly brought a question to his identity either as a Yoruba man or
Hausa man but he was able to remain a Yoruba with his name Bolorunduro and Awoniyi making
the difference. That was why while fielding questions from a TV Journalist in Orin Ekiti and Yomi, the scion of the Awoniyi
dynasty was asked if he was a
Yoruba and if he could speak in the dialect, he was a bit rattled with a huge
laughter escaping his chubby cheek. The Deputy Governor buried his head in his
arms for 5 minutes, looked up to the female journalist and said to her “You are
a great woman” before bursting with more laughter, saying “Question yen strange ga’an” (That question is strange). He asked
in Yoruba dialect with more surprises on his face “Sepe mi o jo Yoruba ni abi bawo?” (Is it that I don’t look like a
Yoruba or what?) He followed up with a strong declaration “Yoruba gidi ni mi lati
(I am a genuine Yoruba from Imopa) before offering his greetings in
Yoruba dialect.

The Jemibewons & The Ajayis
Meet Princess Bukola Adeniran
She is
pretty, charming and stylish. When she stormed the event, all eyes looked in
her direction. Her name is Princess (Dr.)
Bukola Adeniran
, an Ikogosi born
princess and wife of former minister of education and former Ambassador to the
Republic of Germany, Ambassador Tunde Adeniran. Princess Bukola (Nee Olajubu) is a princess of the tourist community
of Ikogosi in Ekiti state. She presently works with the National Assembly, Abuja.
She was seen guided by a retinue of mobile police men when she stormed the
party. She and her husband later exchanged pleasantries before she took her
leave leaving the former ambassador behind.
Baba’s Third Son, Barrister Abimbola Ajayi with well-wishers
First Female Deputy Speaker in Osun State Nike Omoworare

First Osun Female Deputy Speaker in
the House

Honorable (Mrs.) Olanike Omoworare is the first female deputy speaker
of Osun state House of Assembly. She
served under the first civilian governor of the state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke aka
. She was at the event and spent three hours at the party. We
learnt her own father and late Baba JB
were both Teachers in Ibadan in their younger days. While Baba JB Ajayi was Principal of St. Patrick Grammar School, Ibadan, Nike’s dad, Pa Omoworare was Principal of St.
Charles Grammar
School before he was relocated to An-Sar-Udeen Grammar School
in same Ibadan.
Star Actress Funmi Tijani (M) with Kogi PDP Lady Politician, Mrs. Promise Rachael Olufemi

Gen. Jemibewon’s cousin in the house

She is one
of the prominent ladies in Kogi state
who presently works with Municipal Area
Council, Abuja and equally into
business. Rachael Promise Olufemi is
a strong member of the group, Re-Start
in Kogi state, a sub group of the PDP Steering Committee. Her own mum
is said to be General David Jemibewon’s mother’s
younger sister. Although she lost her mum last year October, but family has
refused to let the General’s mum who is now 105 years have the knowledge of her
younger sister’s departure as that could break her heart.  Rachael
is a grass root politician in Kogi state
as well.
Senator Bode Mustapha (M) with Professor Tunde Adeniran & a guest

What Kogi Deputy Governor said about

Yomi Awoniyi the Deputy Governor of Kogi State and scion of the late Mopa
Prince, Chief Sunday Bolorunduro Awoniyi dynasty brought a message from Kogi State Government  to the people of Orin Ekiti and the entire JB Ajayi’s family Hear him “I am here in Orin
to represent my boss and Governor of Kogi state, Captain Idris Wada. The late Baba John Bosede Ajayi’s family is one
family that is very close to our heart in Kogi state because one of Papa’s
children is the wife of one of our foremost leaders in Kogi state that is General David Jemibewon.  That is Chief
(Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon.
So, I am representing his Excellency here, to
express his sincere heartfelt condolence to the family of Baba JB Ajayi, praying that God will give the family the strength
and fortitude to bear the huge loss. Baba lived a very good life and we are
happy that his legacy is enshrined in the lives of his children; he left behind
very, very great and wonderful children and I am sure that Baba’s name will
continue to ring for greatness and goodwill through this children and Kogi
state will always continue to support this family through their daughter Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon”
Princess Tessy Yembra (R) with Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon and friends

What first son said about JB Ajayi

Baba JB Ajayi’s first son-Dr. Dayo Ajayi a foremost surgeon and first medical doctor in Orin Ekiti describe his dad in this
term while speaking to news men at the event “Yes, Baba was really great; he
had the ability to be in many places at the same time and gave more than
anybody could ever imagine. I think for that I will always remember him” on the
biggest philosophy he gained from his dad, the medical expert said  “The philosophy of leadership, the philosophy
of giving to the people, identifying with them and I think that is what
endeared him throughout his lifetime” 

Some Lovely Ladies @ the Event

Representatives of The Olorin of Orin Ekiti

Otunba Jide Aina

Music Act, Taiwo Omotunde serenade Dance Queen Tessy Alero Yembra and Mrs. Nneka Ijaola (Nee Orisafele)

Mrs. Nneka Ijaol MD & CEO, Labase Fashion House (R) with friends at the Orin Ekiti Party

Mr. Babatope Olayemi of Goldfire Nigeria Ltd with Wife, Mrs. Olayemi Olayemi of Primary Health Board, Lagos with their daughter Olutishe

Most Reverend Felix Femi Ajakaye, Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese (L) with Most Revend Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo, Catholic Bishop of Abeokuta Diocese conducting Baba’s final service

Most Rev. Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo, Catholic Bishop of Abeokuta Diocese (L) with another member of the Catholic laity administering final prayer on Baba’s coffin
Madam Mary Itas Eyo from Abuja

His Excellency, Ayo Fayose, Gov of Ekiti State greets Most Reverend Felix Femi Ajakaye the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese

Friends of Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon from Abuja
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose; Skye Bank Chairman, Barrister Tunde Ayeni; General and Chief (Mrs.) Jemibewon with Ex Ekiti state governor, Otunba Niyi Adebayo

Dr. Princess Bukola Adeniran, Wife of former Minister of Education, Dr. Tunde Adeniran

Dad & Daughter, General David Medayese Jemibewon & Miss Temidayo Omolola Jemibewon

Chief (Mrs.) Modupe Jemibewon welcome ex-Ekiti gubernatorial aspirant, Dr. Peter Obafemi

Chief (Mrs.) Modupe Jemibewon doing a vote of thanks to all inited guests and the Catholic Church family

Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Afolabi (R) Reverend (Mrs.) Dupe Oshitelu (2nd Right) with others

Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon with some Nun Sisters during Baba’s Reception

Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon with brother Dr. Tunde Ajayi welcomes Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose to the event

Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon with admirers during her father’s funeral

Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon and friends storm Commander Ebenezer Obey’s stage

Catholic Priests sanctifying Baba’s grave before his children in-laws and grand children as Baba goes home finally

Captain Mother Joko Oni (M) with Friends

Beautiful Madams at the event

Barrister Tunde Oshinowo, aka Teddy Shine

Baba’s Children, Dr. Tunde Ajayi, Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon & Barrister Abimbola Ajayi by the grave side
Baba’s Children gives him his very last honor with a funeral Veil
The Two Musical Acts who performed at  the event, Taiwo Omotunde from Ibadan & Commander Ebenezer Obey


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