Oshinowo, Dimeji Alara and Abba Folawiyo
Wole Soyinka and Dimeji Alara
Olopade, Dimeji Alara, Grace Egbagbe and Feyi Alara
Most Talked About Parties of 2004 by Dimeji Alara
parties might have long been over but will forever remain in the memories
of those who were lucky to attend. From the fashion enthusiast to the
beautiful dame, heartthrobs to beaux, young to the gracefully ageing,
these gatherings attracted quite a number of high profile personalities;
they are the most talked about events of the year 2004. These events had
many celebrities lobby for Invites. In this list of the most talked about
parties of the year 2004, Dimeji Alara brings you 10 parties that stand
out, read on ~
Jay Okocha s Party
Mercurial Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha was busy on the
20th of June 2004 swinging and swaying at a party in Nigeria while his
teammates were scurrying and sweating to host Nigeria's flag at the 2006
World Cup in Germany. The party was held inside Green Park on Adeyemo
Alakija Street and must have cost Jay Jay and his wife millions to put
the together. Uche Majekodunmi-led Newton and David decorated the venue,
while the white I.V was produced by Tender Touch. Celebrities who attended
the event include Kojo Williams, Kanu Nwankwo, Paul Okoye, Richard Keith,
Olu Priddy, Willy and Nkiru Anumudu amongst others.
The weekend of July 9, through Sunday, July 11, 2004 in Minna and Maduguri
won't be forgotten for a long time, when Babangida's first son got married
to Rahama Indimi. Many are still catching their breath. The glamorous
wedding ceremony was sign posted with many show-stopping ceremonies which
attracted the likes of Nike Akande, Angela Onyeador, Bola Shagaya, Folorunsho
Alakija, Grace Egbagbe, Ronke Ayuba, Kanu Nwankwo and wife, Adrian Woods,
Abdul Salaam Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Gbenga Daniel, Kunle Bakare. The
list is endless.
Moritz Style Awards
Classy and wreathed in style, the St. Moritz style awards took place on
the evening of Saturday, July 10, 2004 at the Expo Center, Eko Hotel and
Suites located on Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island. The likes
of Olisa Adibua, Soni and Betty Irabor, Ann Suinner, Ruth Osime, Benny
Obaze, Nana de Souza, Guy Murray Bruce, Jimi Delaja, Thokunbo Modupe graced
The likes of Angela Onyeador, Bisi Olatilo, Ben Bruce, Florence Ita Giwa,
Eunice Efole, Nona Adimora, Osita Iheme gathered to celebrate the Super
Eagles player, Kanu Nwankwo's wedding on the 3rd of July 2004 by trooping
out in their thousands to felicitate with him. Kanu's people love and
adore him and they proved this to him.
Soyinka's Book Launch
The presentation of the book, "Wole Soyinka: A Life in Full"
by Bankole Olayebi was held at the Muson Center, Onikan on the 14th of
July, 2004 as part of the highlights of Wole Soyinka's 70th birthday Festival.
The likes of Wale Edun, Kaine George, Steve Rhodes, Abike Dabiri also
graced the event.
In a three-day jamboree, the family of Dr John Abebe gave their daughter,
Hilda to Tunde, the second son of Rev. and Mrs Adeboye as his lifetime
partner. The colourful ceremony, which had the President Olusegun Obasanjo
in Attendance, took place at TBS, Lagos on Thursday, July 15, 2004. Some
of the celebrities who attended the event include Nike Oshinowo, Grace
Egbagbe, Erelu Dosunmu, Eyimofe and Dorothy Atake, Nkiru Anumudu, Sonie
and Betty Irabor, Stella Obasanjo, Onarie Duke, Cecilia Ibru, Lanre Ogunlesi,
Bennie Uche, Bola Shagaya, Bola Tinubu Mike and Mary Inegbese, Nina Okoloko,
and Sienne All-Well Brown.
Egbagbe's Dinner Party
City people Magazine in early July 2004, organised a dinner to celebrate
the Gracefull Grace Egbagbe as Nigeria's most fashionable woman, guest
were treated to the brim. The dinner had the likes of Funmi Iyanda, Benny
Obaze, Genevieve Nnaji, Eunice Efole, Paul Dairo, Remi Osholake, and Quincy
Ayodele in attendance.
The beautiful mother of three, lawyer and wife of Senior Advocate of Nigeria,
Eyimofe Atake, celebrated her 40th birthday and what a celebration it
turned out to be. The synergy band was on hand to entertain the very distinguished
guests at the dinner party held in their lovely Lekki Home. Some of the
celebrities who graced the event include Ernest Shonekan, Sandra Solebo,
Soni and Betty Irabor, Linda Edozien, among others.
Ita Ikpeme's 50th Birthday
The hall in Eko Hotel and Suites was filled to the brim when celebrities
gathered to celebrate Gloria Ikpeme at 50. The event was a role call of
celebrities such as Willy and Nkiru Anumudu, Benny Uche, Teju Babyface,
Sonie and Betty Irabor, the late Jaiye Aboderin and his wife Stella Damasus
Abudu's 40th Birthday Bash
It was a night of fun and celebration, as entrepreneur per excellence
and hotelier Mo Abudu clocked 40. The birthday was celebrated in her hotel;
Protea Hotel located in Lekki and had the likes of Princess Nina Agwuna,
Muka Nwokedi, Folarin and Folake Coker, and Dan Foster among others.