Untold Story of how Abiola Ogundokun gave out 1st daughter, Uyi in August + Exclusives Photos of white & traditional wedding

The New Bride, Uyioghosa Ogundokun with HIM, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Ilufemiloye-TELU 1) The Oluwo of Iwo Land on her wedding day in Lagos
When providence has destined two
people for each other, it doesn’t matter how far circumstance pull s them
apart, they will always have one or two chances of encounter orchestrated by
the invincible hand of destiny. Such is the amazing love story of Edo state
born big boy Osagie Elaiho and Uyioghosa, the pretty daughter of  veteran Publisher of Conscience International Magazine, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun.
On Friday, August 25th,
Uyi and her husband had their traditional marriage inside her father’s FESTAC,
Lagos mansion home in the glare of everybody. 
The next Saturday, August 27th, it was a great moment as
family, friends and well wishers joined the couple at Arch Bishop Vinning Memorial Church,  GRA
as they both said ‘I Do’ to each other. Your Africa’s Number 1
Celebrity Encounter Blog, Asabeafrika picks
bits and briefs from the twin event.

The Happilly Married Uyioghosa and Osagie (Joined for Better for Good)
Osagie and Uyi prays to God to direct their affairs
Osagie exchanges sexy glance with his Uyioghosa
The Couple storm the Church in grand style
How Couple met & fell in love…
For Osagie,
their remarkable journey to matrimony started at a mutual friends’ party in Lagos some 18 months ago where he
sighted Uyi  and immediately fell
in love with her. It was love at first sight for the very handsome Edo
State born Economist.  And for Uyi who
equally studied economics, remarkable features like self discipline, love,
Godliness and a rare strength of character proved Osagie to be the right
man to father her unborn kids. “He is
matured, disciplined and Godly” she told
few hours after her August 26th traditional marriage.  Osagie is the first son of a Benin
born cultural icon and fine art designer extra-ordinary/hotelier, Chief
Jerome Ikponmwoghodua Elaiho
. Chief Jerome Elaiho is the founder
of Jeromelaiho
Printing Press
while Uyioghosa who like to describe
herself as ‘Child of the Most High’ is one of the beautiful daughters
of Iwo born PDP chieftain and Media baron, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun.
Madam US Erhabor kneeling down for the father of her daughter, Uyioghosa while begging him to bless her to go
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with ex-wife, Madam US Erhabor and her sisters
Uyi’s mum, Madam US Erhabor with best friend Madam Stella Akenzua
Madam US Erhabor prays for her daughter’s success in marriage
Uyioghosa’s mum, Madam US Erhabor in rare pose with the Oluwo of Iwo and his wife
About Uyi’s mum…
At the
August event was Uyi’s lovely mother and ex-wife of the Iwo born Politician, Madam
a former Assistant Commissioner of Police who is now a magistrate
in Edo
State (South-South Nigeria) Judiciary.   Chief Abiola Ogundokun met the young
and pretty lady Usulobu Erhabor (fondly called US Erhabor) several years
back through a late Commissioner of Police friend and the short romance led to
the birth of Uyioghosa. Both the Chief and his ex were happy as friends,
well wishers and family filed out to celebrate Uyi and her dashing
husband, Osagie on August 25.  
Some of Uyi’s half sisters and brothers who stormed her traditional wedding
 Uyi’s half brothers & sisters storm event…
Apart from a
larger member of the royal Ogundokun family of Iwo
land who came to felicitate with High Chief Abiola Ogundokun, other
children of Chief Ogundokun who graced their half sister’s wedding ball
are;  Mr. Idris Ogundokun who
stormed the event with his pretty wife Lateefat and their newly born baby
girl. Idris who is a carbon copy of Chief Abiola Ogundokun is
a business man. The other ones are Mr. Sunday Oluwole Ogundokun an
Agric expert and Mr. Afolabi Ogundokun, a custom officer. Two other beautiful
daughters of the Iwo born publisher also came for Uyi’s marriage. They
are; Mrs.
Opeyemi Olowe
 (Nee Ogundokun)
who works with a new generation bank and Mrs. Funmilayo Ogundokun, an insurance
expert. They all stormed the event to give their half sister their support as
she marches out of spinsterhood into matrimony. Their big uncle, Mr.
Dekunle Ogundokun
was also at hand to ensure things went smoothly at
the August event.   
The Oluwo of Iwo, HIM, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi with Olori Chanel Akanbi at Chief Ogundokun’s FESTAC home for Uyi’s traditional marriage
The Oluwo of Iwo land, HIM, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi with wife, Olori Chanel Akanbi at the Church for Uyi & Osagie’s white wedding
Olori Chanel Akanbi blesses Uyioghosa as her husband, Oluwo of Iwo looks on
Oluwo storm event with his Olori…
traditional marriage which was to start at 11 am  started at 1pm with the arrival of the Oluwo
of Iwo
land, His Imperial Majesty
Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale
Akanbi (Ilufemiloye Telu 1) who
arrived Chief Ogundokun’s house with his pretty wife, Olori
Chanel Akanbi
 (A Jamaican) and a
retinue of aides and security escorts. The Kabiyesi
and his Olori were immediately led into the inner guest room of the
very expansive mansion. High Chief Abiola Ogundokun is the Otun
and Balogun Musulumi of Iwo land and one of the highly
respected Iwo Indigenes in the world. Chief Ogundokun who stood
for an hour at the gate of his Festac home in Lagos to welcome the Iwo
monarch was finally relieved at the sight of the convoy of the first class king
as it birthed at the gate of his FESTAC home in grand style.  
Some top Royal Fathers who stormed the Church with the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi (TELU 1)
L-R; High Chief Abiola Ogundokun, Senator Anthony Adefuye and Chief Jerome Elaiho
Eminent Osun Obas came with Oluwo…
Some of the
Obas who stormed Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s home for Uyi and Osagie’s
marriage 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 Seesu in Iwo LGA; Oba Ogunleye Sikiru Omoyemi
(Oyewale 1), the Olowu of Ilemowu under Olaoluwa
, Osun State and many other
very important chiefs from Iwo land and environs. All the 5 Obas escorted the Oluwo
to Chief Ogundokun’s house as a mark of
Chief Jerome & Lady Stella Elaiho, Groom’s Parent
Senator Anthony Adefuye greets groom’s dad, Chief Jerome Elaiho
Meet Groom’s father…  
The groom’s
father, Mr. Jerome Elaiho is a renowned artist of over 50 years in
artindustry.  The 71 years old arts guru
studied graphic arts and painting at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos
before proceeding to Hornsey College of Arts (Now University
of the arts in London) to study fine arts and design. He is reputed to be a
gifted graphic artist whose industry and expertise cut across designing of book
covers, calendars, diaries, journals and magazines for government parastatals,
corporate organizations and individuals. The elder Elaiho who came with
family, friends and relatives to beg Chief Ogundokun for his daughter Uyi
to marry his son, Osagie is a fine art designer who has a professional reputation
for designing buildings, structures, landscapes, flower gardens, swimming
pools, trade fairs and exhibition pavilions. Married to Lady Stella Elaiho the
beautiful mother of his children and a doctorate degree holder in law; they
both stormed Chief Ogundokun’s FESTAC home to ask for Uyi’s hand in marriage
with other family members.
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun received many guests for Uyi’s marriage
Uyi and Dad, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun blessing Uyioghosa for a successful marriage
The other thing you don’t know about
Bride’s dad…
Until the
wedding of his daughter, Uyi, nobody ever knew that Chief
Abiola Ogundokun
is the President
of  the circumcision practitioners of
(Oloolas). His family in Iwo kingdom is said to be reputed
for male circumcision of millions of babies in the Western parts of Nigeria.
Hence, he is the reigning President General and National Patron of the body. Chief
a former National  Publicity Secretary of the ruling National
Party of Nigeria (NPN) under President Shehu Shagari’s government
between 1979 and 1983 later held other prominent positions in People’s
Democratic Party
between 1999 and 2015 when he retired from
partisan politics at the age of 79. Ogundokun equally served as the
Public Relations ambassador to late Nigeria’s maximum ruler General
Sani Abacha
in his short time rule and was famous for his image
laundering activities for the late Kano born General. The Balogun Musulumi of Iwo Kingdom
is the Publisher of Conscience International Magazine which he has published for 20
Members of the Oloola Community
Babaloja of Iwo town, Alhaji Asimiu Ogundokun (L) with another Chief
Oloola Community storm Chief
Ogundokun’s home for Uyi
A league of
traditional circumcision doctors from across Nigeria stormed the FESTAC home of Chief Abiola Ogundokun in
Lagos for the traditional wedding of his daughter, Uyi to Osagie
on Friday August 25th. Leading the league of the over 50 members of
the traditional male circumcision experts are Alufa Lukman Ogunsina the
Vice Chairman of the Association. Others are A.A. Otunla and Yusuf
, organizing secretary and treasurer respectively. Others are
Lukman Ogumbamibi
the 2nd trustee and Alhaja Kudirat Alabede,
the 2nd trustee who led many other members like; Abiodun
, Babatunde Amusat, Muritala Ogunsina, Mufutau
, Muheeb Ademola, Sefiu Yusuf, Moruf Ogungbinrin, Afolabi
, Yekini Banuso, Mutiu
and many too numerous to mention to Uyi and Osagie’s
wedding to honor their President General and National Patron who is giving out
his daughter in holy wedlock.
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Chief Ogundokun’s best friend,
Omo-Alufa Nla came…
He is a
socialite per excellence and a very dynamic business man who is into oil and
gas, real estate and hospitality. His name is Otunba Adisa Osi-Efa, an Epe born London trained administrator who has been a close friend of Chief
Abiola Ogundokun
for 45 years. Adisa OsiEfa who is very popular
among top Nigerian Musician like King Sunny Ade, Commander Ebenezer Obey, Alhaji
Kollington Ayinla
(Kebbe n
Kwara) and many others icluding late Fuji Music Lord, Dr.
Sikiru Ayinde Barrister
(Alhaji Agba) Spent hoursat the event.  In his life time, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister  released several albums in his name and  honor describing him as “Omo Alufa Nla ton yagbole loojo”.
He was the first guest to storm Chief Ogundokun’s house for Uyi’s
marriage. He spent 3 hours at the event before he left for other
L-R; High Chief Abiola Ogundokun, Oba Adewale Akanbi and Chief Alani Saurau Bankole
Chief Alani Bankole and some Obas blesses Uyioghosa Ogundokun
How Chief Alani Bankole shocked
Nobody ever
thought this Egba High Chief could storm FESTAC on August 26. But his sudden arrival
at Chief Ogundokun’s FESTAC home for Uyioghosa’s wedding changed the mood of the event as traditional drummers and
the Alaga Iduros (Wedding MCs) threw danceable rhythms to appreciate his
arrival and give him a rousing ovation. His name is Chief Alani Saurau Bankole,
the Oluwo of
. Chief Bankole who is the father of
Nigeria’s ex-Speaker, Honorable Dimeji Bankole shares same
title with Chief Abiola Ogundokun. They are both Muslims and they are both
politicians and high chiefs in their respective kingdoms. While Bankole is the Seriki Jagunmolu Musulumi of Egba
in Ogun State, Ogundokun
on the other hand is the Balogun Musulumi of Iwo land in Osun State (All in South West Nigeria);
a traditional  nomenclature which shows
their religious affinity to Islam. Both Alani Bankole and Abiola
are equally political allies of over 45 years. They were both in
the NPN party under President
Shehu Shagari
. While Bankole was the gubernatorial
candidate of the party in Ogun State, Ogundokun was the party’s national
publicity secretary
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu 1) welcomes Senator Anthony Adefuye to High Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s house
Senator Anthony Adefuye came with
Another top political
big wig who stormed FESTAC for Abiola Ogundokun’s daughter’s
wedding is Senator Anthony Adefuye who arrived around 3pm. He stormed the
event with his pretty wife, Mrs. Bolaji Adefuye. The Senator and
his wife did not only felicitate with  groom’s
family but equally took some few dancing steps with the bridegroom and the Oluwo
of Iwo kingdom
, His Imperial
, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu 1)
who was very happy to have the ex-Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
around. By 4:55pm when Senator Adefuye was taking his
leave, analysts adjudged him as ‘most sociable guest of the day’ as he
did not just sit down but moved round to greet who is who and even danced with
The Oluwo of Iwo, HIM, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi with Olori Chanel Akanbi poses with Uyi and husband, Osagie
Uyioghosa Ogundokun
Uyioghosa saunters into Dad’s compound joyfully
Osagie & Uyi Ogundokun shares their best gift ‘The Holy Bible’
Uyi and Osagie cuts their traditional wedding cake
The Bridegroom, Best Man, Best Lady and the Bride
How Oluwo of Iwo Coordinated the
Wedding ceremony…
For those
who don’t know much about the Yoruba culture and tradition of marriage, the
wedding of Uyi Ogundokun and Osagie Elaiho was an open
opportunity for many to learn how culture could play a role in a traditional
marriage. Unfortunately, the Elaihos couldn’t drag the new Oba of Benin who is yet to be coroneted
as at that time to their son’s wedding.  However,
Abiola Ogundokun
ensured that gap was filled with the invitation of his
own traditional ruler, His Imperial
, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Ilufemiloye TELU 1) Oluwo
of Iwo
land. The very young and dynamic Oba who is equally
married to a Jamaican queen, Olori
Chanel Akanbi
did a wonderful job as he directed all the affairs of
each segment of the event. For instance, when the intention letter from the
groom’s family was read by one Miss Boluwatife Olaoye from the
bride’s family, the letter was read to the hearing of the king who quickly gave
his royal authority to the bride’s father to accept the letter and bless the
intention of the Elaiho family to take Uyi for their son, Osagie.
Secondly, when Osagie and his friends came begging his bride’s family by
prostrating, it was first to the king (Oluwo) who now gave his royal authority
for the groom and his men to go to Chief Ogundokun for further
blessing. After the King’s position, the bride’s father had no other objection
than to listen to the king who is like a spiritual moderator for the event.
Again, when the groom family came to prostrate for the bride’s family, asking
for Uyi’s
hand in marriage, it was first to the Oluwo of Iwo kingdom who
now released his royal blessings unto them before allowing them to face the
bride’s parent who equally gave their blessings. Lastly, the Oluwo
and his Queen, Olori Chanel Akanbi offered ceaseless prayers for
both Uyi
and Osagie
at various intervals, blessing their marriage for wealth, good health, long
live, children and riches. It was such an interesting moments as guests, well
wishers and observers enjoyed the entire show of royalty by the Ogundokuns
of Iwo
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun giving out Uyioghosa to Osagie before the Priests of the Most High
The Couple with both Parents and the Priests
The Elaihos and the Ogundokuns pose with Couple
Iyalaje of Iwo Kingdom came…
Chief (Mrs.) Funmilayo
is a
famous personality in Iwo land. She is the Iyalaje
of Iwo
Kingdom. She stormed FESTAC for Uyi and Osagie’s
wedding with legion of other ladies from Iwo town. It was such a gathering of
titans from Iwo land.   
The Oluwo of Iwo, Chief Ariyo and Senator Adefuye serenade Uyioghosa Ogundokun with wads of Naira notes during  her traditional wedding
Olori Chanel Akanbi, wife of the Oluwo of Iwo gives High Chief Abiola Ogundokun a royal smile of acknowledgement
The New Couple with their Parents
Babaloja of Iwo Land too…
The Babaloja
of Iwo land
, Alhaji Asiru Ogundokun was in full
gear at the event. He was the one who offered the Muslim Prayer as he equally
led a team of traders from Iwo to the traditional wedding of Uyi
and Osagie Elaiho.  Chief Ismaila Alabi, the Baba
Oba of
Iwo land was also at the event and many other chiefs from the
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun signs off the dotted lines to give away his daughter, Uyioghosa to Osagie
Chief Jerome Elaiho signs off the dotted lines to secure a wife for son, Osagie
Bride’s dad, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with groom’s dad, Chief Jerome Elaiho
Chief Dele Olowe too…
Chief Dele Olowe an Abuja based Medical practitioner
is one of Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s passionate friends of over 50 years.
He was at the August event.  He was
sighted after the event, telling some other VIPS inside Chief Ogundokun’s living room
about the history of Iwo traditional Chieftaincy battles
and the role Abiola Ogundokun played. He described Ogundokun as a very
de-tribalized and honest Nigerian; Chief Olowe also posses enough
information on the Iwo born media
baron’s political challenges from the second republic down to the fourth
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with Friend, Chief Wole Ariyo during Uyi’s traditional marriage
Oil baron, Chief  Wole Ariyo came…
His name is Chief
Wole Ariyo
a prominent Lagos socialite who is now a born again
Christian. Chief Wole Ariyo, a former executive at Chevron Oil is the Bobagbimo
of Alausa land
in Ikeja area
and Ajisetoba
of Ikate
land all in Lagos State. 
He is a member of the various social clubs in Lagos city namely; Island Club, Ikoyi Club, Eko Club and
several other clubs. He is famously called ‘Baby Ariyo; Oyinbo Elepo’. However,
during the July 7th 80th birthday bash of High
Chief Abiola Ogundokun
, it was only ‘Baby
who dared to give the Iwo born Chief a BIBLE as gift. Chief Wole Ariyo wants Chief
who is the Balogun Musulumi of Iwo land to
accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Even though it appears this Oyinbo
is serious with his intention to convert Chief Ogundokun
to Christianity, it is now left for him to find time to perfect the science of
making it happen as he already gave Ogundokun a very big bible for his
80th birthday. Chief Ariyo described Chief
as ‘a man who speaks truth
to power irrespective of his interest or
. “He is a great man, a very
sincere Nigerian, a straightforward fellow and someone whom you can rely on for
his word. His word is his bond and that is why corrupt politicians fear him”.

 Seems like a good testimony. Isn’t it?
VIP Guests at the Church Event
Guests at the Church Wedding
Some In-laws of the bride from Benin
Guests at the Church Wedding
Meet Adesoji Adeniyi…
He is the
youngest of High Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s friends. His name is Adesoji
, he was at the event with his wife, Bamidele. They both run
merchandising company called Sorjion Jenera Nigeria Ltd. They
have known Chief Ogundokun for ten years. They were sighted sitting with
the Chief inside his living room after the event closed and didn’t leave until
late in the night.  
The Oluwo of Iwo with his Olori, Chanel Akanbi at the Church with the Couple and their parents
How the Oluwo shocked guests…
Guests were
surprised to see the youthful Oluwo of Iwo land; His
Majesty Oba Abdulrasheed Adekunle Akanbi
stormed the dancing floor to dance his hip out with the bride and her groom.
The Oba
who at a time warned his bouncers not to push people off him extended
his humble gesture to guests, well-wishers and friends of the Ogundokuns
and Elaihos
as the Kabiyesi danced, danced and even sprayed guests with cash not
minding the ongoing recession in the country. The very handsome and dashing Oba
became the cynosure of all eyes as he choose his dancing steps carefully. Everyone
was surprised as they never believed their eyes that a top traditional ruler of
his caliber could become so humble and blend with ordinary citizens. The Kabiyesi
equally danced with his host, Chief Abiola Ogundokun for almost
twenty minutes, danced with bride’s mum and legal expert, Madam Usulobu Erhabor who
was so overjoyed with the turnout of event for her daughter.  The Kabiyesi later had a special dance
with Uyi,
the bride as Osagie the groom looked on in wonderment. By the time Kabiyesi
finished and was about to go, a crowd of loving Nigerians who have fallen in
love with him ‘arrested’ him for over 30 minutes having photo ops with the Kabiyesi Alayeluwa. Kabiyesi later left for
his hotel somewhere in town after spending six hours with the Ogundokuns.
Mr. & Mrs. Elaiho with the Arch Bishop Vinning Memorial Church Priests
Osagie signs the dotted lines as Uyi looks away joyfully
Osagie gives Uyi the right to be his Mrs. Righ
Uyi gives Osagie the right to be her Mr. Right
The White Wedding…
On Saturday
August 27, the Oluwo of Iwo Land, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi  (Ilufemiloye—TELU 1) and his Queen, Olori
(Ilufemiloye TELU 1) led a team of top traditional rulers from
the South Western part of Nigeria to Arch Bishop Vinning Memorial Church
where the white wedding ceremony between Uyi and Osagie took place in the
presence of friends, family and eminent Nigerians like Chief Sunny Asemota who
is a very close friend of the groom’s dad.  It was a great occasion as the church’s
Priests gave Biblical lecture and references to both the groom and the bride on
how to manage a successful marriage and what is expected of them as couple.
Later, both families signed dotted lines at the Vicar’s office and both declared
husband and wife. A grand reception later took place at the groom’s father’s
event center somewhere in Opebi area of Ikeja-Lagos State.


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