By Niyi Tabiti
Movers and shakers of Nigeria's business and social circuit converged yesterday 1 May 2008 in Lagos for the talk of the town wedding between suave businessman and top shot of Virgin Atlantic in Nigeria,Yemi Osindero and the queen of his heart,Miss Boroji Fadayomi.
The wedding took place at the Cathedral Church of Christ,Marina while the grand reception was at Airforce Officers Mess ,Kofo Abayomi Street,Victoria Island.
Expectedly, members of the international diplomatic corps and business associates came to celebrate with Osindero, a very close associate of Sir Richard Branson.The mother of the bride,Mrs.Eniola Fadayomi, is also a known person in the business community.She is a former Charman of Afribank Plc,a former Commisiioner for Justice in Lagos State.Mrs Fadayomi is the chairman of Fianancial Standard Newspaper and also, a daughter to late Bode Thomas,politician and associate of Chief Obafemi Awolowo durning the days of Egbe Omo Oduduwa days.
The traditional wedding took place last weekend at Multi-purpose Hall, University of Lagos, where Osindero happens to be a distingushed alumnus ( That day, www.niyitabiti.blogspot.com was on his way to Abuja for AMAA, so I missed it)
The Virgin top proved that he is indeed romantic when he brought D'banj 'the kokomaster' to do what he knows how to do best to the delight of his bride at the wedding reception in Victoria Island.D'banj happens to be her favourite singer but she was not expecting to see him talkless of performing that day.Wande Coal was the first to come to perform, suddenly D'banj appeared and he sang his hit tracks including 'I love da booty'.He even sang one of from his yet to be released album.Hey!Don't blame D'banj for being over excited that day, he is one of those that has been endorsed by Virgin with several millions of Nigeria. (He also endorsed them by telling people that Virgin Airline is the 'Koko' flight
Eminent Nigerians such as Erelu Abiola Dosunmu,Chief (Mrs) Mariam Adebisi Abiola,Mrs.Stella Okoli of Emzor Phamaceutical,Mrs.Teju Phillips and others were at the ceremony.
Lret me hint you that the bridal train was aslo a very 'tight' one.Taiwo Osindero was the Best Man while Saratu Dallas was the Best Lady.
Boroji had Modele Fadayomi as Lady in wedding.The bridemaids included Adeola Adeoba,Oladunni Irele and Yewande Ososanya.Friends of the couple suc as Temilola Onafowokan,Nneka Emeyonu,Sabi Ayoku,Olumide Dallas,Dapo Adedoyin,Seyi Onabowale and others also gave a helping hand.
Femi Akande of Killimanjaro Entertainment, made the groom men's list.Others are Seyi Folawiyo,Bola Ashiru,Ibrahim Buba,Abi Kuku,Tunde Macaulay and Deoye Adefulu.
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zaphirre event was the event manager while Tunde Adewale,the popular comedian who goes by the stage name TEE A entertained the guest.
Pix 1-The couple
Pix 2-Chief (Mrs)Mariam Adebisi Abiola and friends
pix 3-Erelu Abiola Dosunmu and Chief (Mrs) Ayora Kuforiji Olubi
pix 4-Mrs Stella Okoli and friend having a nice time.