The Senator Ajibola and Princess Rose Osipitan Children’s nuptial people are dying to read on this blog + Groom’s Dad is a 4th term Senator and Bride’s mum an oil baroness …How Sweet Sensation joined them together

‘Thanks for chossing me as your harthrob’ Nike seems to say as she kneels for Wale
The month of June 2014 and the dates;
Thursday June 26th and Saturday 28th will remain a lofty
one in the minds of two prominent families in Nigeria, one is the family of Distinguished Senator Simon Ajibola from Isapa town in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara south, North Central Nigeria
and the family of Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan from Ondo town in Ondo state, South West

Senator Simon  Ajibola whose son, Architect Olawale Ibiyinka married the beautiful daughter of
Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan, Princess Roseline Oyenike is a four
term senator of  the Federal Republic of
Nigeria from Kwara South Senatorial Zone while the mother of the bride, Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan is
an oil baroness and founder of a leading oil marketing company First Royal Oil and Gas. For their numerous guests from all walks of life which
includes the all powerful Independent
Marketers of Nigeria
(IPMAN) the dates are one to be remembered as the two families’ serenade them
to the best hospitality money can buy in the city of Lagos.

In the new mood of love ‘let me take you to honey moon’ Wale seems to tell Nike
‘I JUST LOVE U’ Wale-to-Nike
Groom, Architect Wale Ibiyinka Ajibola begs bride’s family for his Oyenike
Female guests at the ocassion

The first leg of
the event took place on Thursday June 26th with an engagement and bridal party which took place at The Ark by block 2, plot 3 Blue Water zone off Remi Olowude Street by Second Lekki Round-About, Ajah-Lagos. The high
class event which drew the attention of high class politicians, royalties,
diplomats and business men and women was marked with style and panache. The
second leg of the event which is the white wedding took place on Saturday June
28th, 2014 at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Christ the Lord parish, Province 20
H/Q, by Admiralty Road, First Lekki Roundabout.

Wale and Nike cut their traditional wedding cake with stripes of flowers in the background

Ex-NTA top shot Ronke Ayuba (L) with a guest
APC Woman Leader Chief (Mrs.) Basirat Olayinka Ojugbele (Standing) with a guest
Chief (Mrs.) Ejide Adeyanju of SOCOPAO Ltd (L) with a guest
The Reception which took place at Rubby Garden Hall by KLM 11, Epe
Express Road, Lekki had the attendance of the cream-de-la-cream of the society
who flooded the venue for the two families. A large number of PDP stalwarts
from Kwara state and Abuja were also in attendance. Your African Number
Celebrity Encounter blog asabeafrika was
at the two events and hereby present you with behind the gist happenings that shaped
the classy occasion. Take your best drink and enjoy the read and pictures.
Meet the

The Masters of Ceremony
Architect Wale and Princess Oyenike Ajibola
Chief (Mrs.) Bisi Abiola (R) with Jumobi Damijo’s mother, Alhaja Adegbesan

Architect Olawale
Ibiyinka Ajibola
one of the scions of the fourth term reigning Senator of the Federal Republic
representing Kwara South Senatorial District at the national assembly. He is an
architect by training and he is an alumnus of Federal University of Technology,
Niger state and University of Lincoln, UK where he did his master. His new wife
Princess Roseline Oyenike Olawuyi studied accounting as first degree at
the Okada
Edo state before going further to study International
Business and Entrepreneurship at University of Glasgow, United
Kingdom. They both met during an outing at Sweet Sensation Restaurant, on Adeola
Victoria Island, Lagos couple of years back and a thing led to
the other before the two families accepted their request to be husband and
wife. Their traditional wedding in March was characterized with lots of
traditional activities as customary with the Yoruba people of the south west of
Nigeria while their white wedding was coordinated according to Christian
principles before Redeemed Church Pastors.

The newest husband in town, Architect Olawale Ibiyinka Ajibola
Bride’s younger sister, Anita Olawuyi
A big man savors the joy of the occassion

Groom’s father is Kwara 2015 Guber
known as the “father of the hopeless” in his senatorial district, Kwara South,
this is on account of his generosity to the poor and ordinary people in his
constituency, Senator Simon Sule Ajibola has been re-elected four
times by the people of Kwara South, in Kwara state which is situated in North Central
Nigeria on the account of what he means to them. This veteran politician from
Kwara state is addressed as “the man with a heart for rural development”, the Isapa
, Ekiti Local Government Area born former federal commissioner of
the Federal Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission is equally
seen as one of the leaders who significantly contributed to the establishment
and sustenance of the ruling PDP in Kwara state since inception in 1998. He
started his political career with his election as a delegate to the national
constitutional conference of the late General
Sani Abacha
in 1994. His legislative proposition has equally led to the
creation of two popular local government areas in Kwara; that is Isin and Oke Ero LGAs from Irepodun-Ekiti federal constituency.
His dedication to the PDP also led to his appointment as a member, board of
directors, Lower Niger River Basin
Development Authority
. As at last year when the other two senators
representing Kwara North and Kwara Central decamped to the opposition party APC
alongside the Governor of the state and his deputy and majority of the Kwara
political class, it was only Simon Ajibola that stood behind to
fly the PDP flag in Kwara state. On account of this, he is equally addresses as
“The last man standing”.  For being loyal to the PDP in the last 15
years, stakeholders in Kwara have asked him to contest for the number one
position next year and also break the jinx of being the first candidate in a
long time to take over the one decade rule of people of Kwara Central (Ilorin)
as governor of the state. He is said to be the most preferred candidate for the
job as his grass root appeal is second to none in the entire Kwara state. Senator
is married to one wife in the person of Deaconess Victoria Ajoke Ajibola

Architect Olawale Ibiyinka Ajibola with his new bride, Princess Oyenike Ajibola (Nee Olawuyi)
A very influential woman, Princess Rose Osipitan, Chairperson, IPMAN Female arm with Members of IPMAN National Excos

Bride’s mother is Oil baroness
To her
husband, Prince Bola Osipitan, Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan
is a darling wife and mother of his grown up children. But to majority of top
oil marketers in Nigeria especially members of the almighty Independent
Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria
(IPMAN) Princess Rose Osipitan is
an authority in the oil marketing business; this Ondo state born business woman
of repute is not only a successful oil marketer of several years but equally
the President and Chairperson of the IPMAN Women Association, a group of female
oil marketers across the country with interest in oil and gas business.  She is equally the matron of the Silver
Club of Nigeria,
a leading social club with interest in various
businesses. Princess Rose Osipitan who has been in business in the last
forty years is the founder of First Royal Oil and Gas a
leading oil marketing firm with operational stations in Lagos and Ogun state.
She is the mother of the bride.

Justland Hotel, Gbagada boss, Chief (Mrs.) Alake Oshun, (Middle) with friends
Veteran Business Woman, Chief (Mrs.) Biola Ediomseri aka Cash Madam poses with groom, Architect Olawale Ajibola
IPMAN family poses with National President, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo

How the families organized the events
Not many
knew that the two families who posses intimidating clout in the Nigerian
society spent millions of naira to make the event come to life. A very reliable
source told this blog that both the families of the bride and that of the groom
pulled their clout in different quarters to make the event a reality. While the
bride’s mother Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan took charge of the Engagement
and Bridal party which took place at The Ark at the blue water zone,
Lekki by 2nd  Lekki Round
about on Thursday June 26th, the bride’s father Senator Simon Ajibola was
said to have been in charge of the Reception party which took place at Rubby
Garden Center
by KLM 11 Lekki, Lagos. While Princess Osipitan picked
the bill for The Ark, we learnt Senator Ajibola picked the bill for Rubby
Garden Center
, two of the major places where big festivities took place
during the event. The two event centers cost the families a whooping sum of Five million naira. Princess
and her husband, Prince Bola Osipitan we gathered
also picked the bill for Juju Music maestro turned
Evangelist, Commander Ebenezer Obey’s performance during the engagement and
bridal party. Another band that was engaged by the family is the Awesome
led by a young dynamic multi-instrumentalist. The band performed
at both the engagement/bridal party and at the white wedding reception.  In order to guarantee enough food for all her
guests to eat and drink, the First Royal Oil founder also got the
services of 10 caterers which include Golden
Pot, Morison Caterers
and 8 others to service her guests on Thursday. On
the other hand, the senator equally brought with him some local caterers from
Ilorin led by Kibis Menu of
Plantation Road GRA, Ilorin to cater for guests at the Saturday June 28th

The Onitori of Itori Kingdom, Oba (Dr.) Abdul Fatai Akamo (R) with a guest
A couple at the event

The Venue was designed in Gold
Those who
attended both the bridal party on Thursday June 26th and the wedding
reception on Saturday June 28th were not only arrested by the
artistry of the venue decorator but the sprawling and creative manner in which
the wedding arcade was designed spurred them into some level of aspiration as
the decoration of Wale and Nike’s wedding arcade was up to standard and spoke
volume of the class and panache attached to the event.  Right from the entrance of the venue at The Ark and Rubby Garden into the expansive and Air conditionally cooled
marquis at both event places, there was a feel of grandeur in every one that
attended and by the time the party winded up around 9pm on both occasion, not
many wanted to forget the memory of the assemblage of flowers and other
memorable items that graced the venue. The venue was decorated by leading event
decoration company Torge Events & Décor under the leadership of Tayo and
Tosin Odunlami
who made statement with both the sitting arrangement and
the cake podium which was drabbed in a form of gold and mercury.

Justland Hotel, Gbagada boss, Chief (Mrs.) Alake Oshun, (Middle) with friends
Members of Bride’s family
Lagos PDP gubernatorial aspirant Dr. Gregory Segun Ogundinmu (GSO) with wife

Bride’s younger sister receives
letter of acceptance from groom family 
Anita Olawuyi is the beautifully endowed younger
sister to the bride; she is presently studying accountancy at Egam
, Middlesex, London and she flew into the country a week to the
event. She was the one saddled with the responsibility of accepting the request
letter informing the bride’s family of groom’s intention to marry their
daughter, Oyenike. Anita who received the letter from
the groom’s family related their request to her parent and it was accepted that
, son of Senator Simon Ajibola should take their daughter’s hand
in marriage.

Mrs. Bose Osinowo of BO Petroleum and Gas with Associate, Mr. Titus Olajide of Oppressor Petroleum
Ojokoro LCDA boss, Honorable (Dr.) Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo and wife, Omolabake with APC Woman Leader, Chief (Mrs.) Basirat Olayinka Ojugbele

Why Veteran Socialite Bisi Ediomseri
and Alhaja Risikat Amori Odumosu sat for bride’s family
Truth is
that the bride family is one family with lots of great guardians and custodians
of culture and sanctity of their children. This came into play during the
bridal activities of asking and paying of dowry as the groom’s family soon
discovered that taking away Oyenike was never a child’s play as
they needed to go through the blessings of some biologically related elders and
socially related parents as well. Leading the team of family elders that gave Oyenike’s
hand in marriage to Olawale is Prince Adewale Aladesanmi, a prince of
Ado-Ekiti who conducted some special prayers for her before other actions
followed. With him was his daughter, Princess Adedoyin Aladesanmi who
equally granted prayers to a daughter she loves so much. However, when the task
fell on Princess Rose Osipitan and her husband, Prince Bola Osipitan, she
quickly informed her God mother in the person of Ogun born socialite and
veteran clothe merchant, Chief (Mrs.) Biola Ediomseri alias Cash Madam.  Another person who also granted good wishes
to the new bride and her husband was Iyalaje of Gutter market and one of
the leading textile merchants in Lagos, Chief
(Mrs.) Risikat Amori Odumosu
(RAO) of Ricci Fashion International. Sources
claimed that it was the octogenarian Bisi Ediomseri aka Cash Madam who mentored both Risikat Odumosu and Rose Osipitan in their younger days in
business and as of today, they see her not as their social mother but a great
mentor and role model. That was why she was one of those who presided over the
traditional aspect of the bridal party.

‘Please, Give us OYENIKE’, the groom and his men seems to say as they porstrate for bride’s family
Prince Adewale Aladesanmi with wife
Prince Adewale Aladesanmi with Daughter Princess Adedoyin Aladesanmi

Meet Senator Bola Ajibola’s powerful
One thing
synonymous with the family of the 4th term Senator Simon Ajibola from Kwara South is the level of education
and the intellectual sagacity of his children who stormed the events to support
their brother, Architect Olawale Ibiyinka Ajibola. Leading the team of the
senators’ children is the first son Tunde Ajibola an ICT expert based in
United Kingdom
. He flew into town a week to the event to honor his
brother. He was there with his very beautiful wife, Damilola.  We also had Engineer Sesan Ajibola, an Abuja
based Civil Engineer who equally works as his dad’s part term Personal
Assistant.  Sesan was all through with
his dad during their three days stay in Lagos. Tope Bamigboye is another
of the Senator’s children; she is married to Pastor Gbenga Bamigboye of the
Living Faith Assembly aka Winner’s
, Port Harcourt. She is a senior daughter to the senator; she was at
the event with her pastor husband.  We also
had Yetunde
, an Abuja based Architect who was among the team of family
members who came in honor of her brother. We also had Gbenga Ajibola a master
student of Canfield University
London who equally flew into Nigeria to honor his brother. Dare Ajibola is another son of the senator who works with the Central
Bank of Nigeria,
Abuja he came along with his younger brother, Opeyemi Ajibola who is a lecturer at
the Federal
University of Technology,
Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State. Both Dare
and Gbenga
did not only attend the wedding but equally acted as groom’s
men for their brother. Motunrayo Ajibola a public admin expert
works with National Center for Agricultural Mechanization (NACAM) Ilorin which
is a federal government agricultural agency in Ilorin-Kwara state; they all
came to support their own both at the bridal party, the white wedding and the

Prince Bola and Princess Rose Omolara Osipitan
Princess Osipitan and husband, Prince Bola receives the Onikotun of Ikotun Land at the event
Prince Bola Osipitan with Princess Doyin Aladesanmi of First Royal Oils and Gas

Groom’s sister designed  wedding cake
The love in
the Senator Ajibola’s family of Isapa was re-enacted at the white wedding
reception of Saturday June 28th when it was discovered that one of his
daughters, Motunrayo who is a senior sister to the groom actually designed
the white wedding cake to honor her younger brother. Motunrayo who is a public
admin expert and who works with National Center for Agricultural Mechanization
(NACAM) Ilorin, Kwara state is also a professional caterer. She does her
catering business on part time level alongside her government work.

Princess Oyenike Ajibola poses with the Aladesanmis
Princess Oyenike falls in love with father-in-law and mother-in-law Senator Simon Ajibola and Deaconess Victoria Ajibola

Why Risikat Amori and Rose Osipitan
are very close
For a very
long time, many have always asked if this top Lagos clothe merchant Risikat
Amori Odumosu
of Ricci Fashion
and one of the influential women in Lagos textile and fabric industry is a
sister to the First Royal Oil boss, Princess
Rose Osipitan
as they both attend parties together and nothing will Rose
do without bringing Risi’s attention to it likewise Risi will never do
anything without first informing Rose. But the truth came to light
during the wedding bash of Rose Osipitan’s daughter as Risi
practically planed the wedding bash together right from shopping
to syndication of invitation letters and sharing of Aso-Ebi and sundry
activities. For a whole month the very rich Amori Odumosu was said to
have made her best friend, Rose Osipitan’s Ologun Agbaje, Victoria Island, Lagos home her
permanent residence as they planned the event together. Their bond of
friendship is said never to be far fetched as they both hold special royal
privileges in the palace of the Onitori of Itori, HRH Oba
Abdulfatai Akamo.
While Princess Rose Osipitan is the Yeye
Oba of Itori land
, Amori Odumosu who is also into gold
and jewelry is the Iya Afin of Itori Land.  Rose
and Risikat
have also come a long way in a friendship that lasted over two decades
and they are really like 5 and 6. Amori
is said to be Number 1 friend of Princess
Rosaline Omolara
Osipitan and till now, their
friendship is still waxing stronger. They both stormed the stage for Chief
Commander Ebenezer Obey’s
melody at the event while other women looked
in great admiration.  

Princess Oyenike Ajibola (Nee Olawuyi)
Stepping into a new life with love

Chief Mrs. Basirat Olayinka Ojugbele
Another good
friend of Princess Rose Omolara Osipitan who commanded respect at
the event and who brought lots of attention to the event is All
Progressive Party
(APC) woman leader, Chief Mrs. Basirat Olayinka
The very beautiful wife of veteran property merchant, Chief
Lamina Ojugbele
was the cynosure of all eyes at the event as she also
took turn to shower her great friend, Princess Rose Osipitan with great
attention and made sure that top APC women in Lagos and close friends who are
also textile merchants graced the occasion. For instance Chief Mrs. Ojugbele was
able to secure the attention and presence of the Chairman of Ojokoro LCDA, Honorable (Dr.) Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo
aka ATM of Ojokoro and his beautiful
wife, Chief (Mrs.) Omolabake Olabinjo to the Bridal party event of
Thursday June 26th. Mrs. Ojugbele is
the Woman Leader of the APC party in Ojokoro land. She was also responsible for
the presence of Dr. Adeleke Ipaye, a commissioner with the Local Government
Commission in Lagos and one of the standard bearers of the APC in Ojokoro land
after the two term reign of Dr. Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo (BAO).
Other friends that came with Mrs. Ojugbele are famous clothe merchant Alhaja
Sikirat Ejide Adeyanju
aka Socopao and a very prominent woman
leader in Ipokia area of Ogun state, Alhaja Fausat Afolabi; Hotelier and
business magnate, Mrs. Alake Oshun, owner of Justland
Gbagada, Lagos.  Mrs. Yetunde
Omole and Honorable Bello Olatunde among other APC party stalwarts and business
women.  Mrs. Ojugbele later got lots of
attention from Commander Ebenezer Obey who showered her with praise songs in
honor of her rich husband who is one of Obey’s ever green patrons of the

The Chief Entertainer, Commander turned Evangelist Ebenezer Obey
Princess Oyenike in a mood of affection with someone dearest to her heart, Princess Adedoyin Aladesanmi

The Onitori of Itori was there with 2
other Obas
He was at
the Bridal party event of Thursday June 26th in his full regalia with
paraphernalia of office; that is the Onitori of Itori, Oba Dr. Abdul Fatai Akamo.
He was received by the mother of the bride, Princess Rose Osipitan
who is equally the Yeye Oba of Itori
in company of her best friend, Alhaja Riskat Amori Odumosu who is also
the Yeye Afin of Itori Kingdom. The
Oba was later joined by the Onidimu of Idimu land and another Oba from Ogun

The Groom and his men comes to ‘wrestle’ Oyenike off the Osipitan and Olawuyi family for a Happy Married Life
Senator Simon Ajibola and family moves to claim their son’s bride

The Onisapa too
That is the
Royal father in charge of Isapa land
where groom’s father, Senator Simon Ajibola hails from in
Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara South, Kwara state. His Royal Highness, Oba (Dr.)
Raphael Alayande
Ilufemiloye 1
) and Onisapa of Isapa kingdom, he was
there with 7 of his palace chief and other royalties from his kingdom. He
attended the bridal party, the church service and the wedding reception.

Rose Osipitan and best friend, Risi Odumosu welcomes IPMAN National President, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo
Some big boys having fun time at the event

How IPMAN Chiefs stole show at the
When they
stormed the Bridal party of Thursday June 28th, it was like a heavy downpour of
water in a rainy season. But that was not the beginning of their show-stopping
strategy; these big men of the Nigerian oil sector later launched themselves on
the Chief Entertainer, Commander Ebenezer Obey and they in
turn got showers of praises amidst old songs (Oldies) from the grand Juju music
whiz before they dumped the stage. They stole the stage for good three hours to
the displeasure of a top Local Government boss at the event who wanted to get
the attention of the music legend before he left in great annoyance due to the
continuous domination of the Oil boys on the stage. Among the top IPMAN
(Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria) chiefs that came from
the national body (Abuja) is the National President, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo;
Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Shetima; national secretary, Alhaji
Danladi Pasali;
Assistant National Secretary, Alhaji (Dr.) Hammed Fashola;
National Treasurer, Mr. Bola Adeleke and National auditor, Alhaji Yakubu Dimka.
Others are Alhaji Yakubu Sulaiman, National Public Relations Officer, Dr.
Leo Nkameme,
National Organizing Secretary, Chief Joseph Ubinni,
National Financial Secretary, and Chief
Mike Osatuyi
who are the immediate past National secretary.  We also had Chief Ojugbo, Chief
Chukwudi Obanerri,
Alhaji Oloko, Alhaji Umar Baba Kano who
is the Nation legal Adviser and Chief Ezekesili Maduagwuna the chief
whip. They are all guests of bride’s mother, Princess Rose Osipitan.

The new bride being chaperoned by her UK based sister, Anita Olawuyi
Senator Simon Ajibola with best friend Chief Bola Sanusi

The Zonal IPMAN chiefs too…
From each
zone came prominent oil marketers who graced the bridal party of Thursday June
26th which was squarely sponsored by bride’s mother, Princess
Rose Osipitan
. Leading the cream of the South West IPMAN team to Princess
daughter’s wedding to Senator Simon Ajibola’s son is the
IPMAN South West Zone Chief Olumide Ogunnmade who is equally the
Chairman of Real Petroleum and Gas, this very huge and intelligent man led
other top executives to the event; they are Alhaji Akanni of AK Petroleum
who is equally the chairman of Ibadan Depot, Mr. Dele Tajudeen,
Chairman of Mushin Depot and owner of Teejay Petroleum. Alhaji AbdulRasheed Olopade
of Ilorin Depot and Chief Akinfenwa of Lagos Depot who is also the owner of Moonlight
Petroleum Ltd.
Many other top petroleum independent marketers from
South-South, South-East and North Central also attended the nuptial.  


Princess Rose Omolara Osipitan with best friend, Alhaja Risikat Odumosu and Godmother Chief (Mrs.) Bisi Ediomseri blesses the bride for a sucessful married life

Princess Rose Osipitan’s sisters, Mrs Funmi Adamson and Mrs. Ebun Rotimi from the United Kingdom

Princess Roseline Omolara Osipitan with best friend, Alhaja Risi Odumosu

Rose Osipitan and Risi Odumosu with other Friends

Senator Simon Ajibola comes forth with friends to receive his daughter-in-law

Senator Simon Ajibola with wife, Deaconess Victoria Ajibola

Some big madams enjoying their stay at the Ajibola and Osipitan Nuptial

Some IPMAN Chiefs from both male and female wing poses with Natioanl President, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo

Some IPMAN Chiefs from South West Zone

Some IPMAN Chiefs having a nice time

Some top society women at the event

Some VIP Madams and Friends of bride’s mother made great appearance

The Alaga-Ijoko, Mrs. Bisola Bamidele with her traditional talking drummers

The bride, Princess Oyenike savors the sight of the multi-million naira gifts given as dowry by in-laws for her precious hand in marriage

The brideroom and their female well-wishers



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