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Aliko Dangote takes centre stage on 60th birthday

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Like the sun lights up the sky, Kano born money bag, Aliko Dangote’s astounding record manifests as inscription for all and sundry; the requirements of business success. It’s awe-inspiring how his records tell of him. On the premise, no amount of celebration would be excessive to appreciate the rareness of Aliko, a fellow of remarkable standing.

The doyen of the business world, who recently hit the milestone age of 60, many would readily agree possesses some traits that have endeared him, hence, it was all about him days ago when he added another year.

Prior to his special day, a number of newspaper columnists had actually dedicated their spaces to the enigma, and expectedly, it was a galore of congratulatory messages from all angles to identify and celebrate such an ingenious personality like Aliko.

Being the richest man in Africa, who has the wherewithal to pull whatever he might want to, expectations were high to throw the mother of all bashes to celebrate such a milestone, but as one who radiates simplicity, the birthday boy opted for a rather low key affair.

Even at that however, anyone who keeps abreast of events in the society and on social media would attest to the fact that Aliko’s 60th birthday actually put him on the center stage as virtually everything was about him, even as hordes endlessly waited for something out of the world to celebrate special day of the richest African.

The day however did not go without making memories of it, as a bash was thrown in honour of the birthday boy.

Although, the gig was an informal one,the host of high and mighty could not but make sure they were on hand to celebrate with the money bag. Also, presence of a number of entertainers, among who was Davido who performed, added spice to the day.

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Genny Adeosun celebrates 60th birthday in style

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Genny Mariana Adeosun might not ring a bell across the society but as far as the circle of the high and mighty is concerned, she just can’t be put aside with a wave of the hand as she could conveniently be regarded as part of those that make things thick around here. Genny, advocate of women in politics is married to former minister of aviation, communication and transportation, a Oluwole Adeosun, a chartered accountant who died while in active service as the Chairman of the National Pension Commission, PENCOM.

His passing away about five years ago was no doubt a devastating one to the wife, family and well-wishers, but the cheering story is that Genny has been able to hold forth as the pillar of the home. It will be recalled that her daughter, Yewande, several months back got married to son of founder of Guiding Light Assembly, Pastor Wale Adefarasin, Demola. It was also with a great mood and heart filled with praise that matriarch of Adeosun family, Genny invited family and friends who came to felicitate with her on her 60th birthday anniversary ceremony that recently took place at Victoria Island, Lagos. .

The event began with the thanksgiving session which was marked by prayers and praises.

The Officiating Ministers which included Venerable Sunday Abodunrin and Venerable Julius Oyediran steered the ceremony perfectly and rounded off the service with Holy Communion.

This session dovetailed into the reception where high profile personalities who were on hand to celebrate with one of their own were treated to a great time even as the birthday was full of glee. While a very close ally of the celebrant, First Lady of Oyo State, Florence Ajimobi led pack of other guests that included Olu Okeowo, Pastor Wale Adefarasin, Olori Ladun Sijuade and Chief Nike Akande, to mention a few to the event, entertainers among who are Tope Alabi, Nathaniel Bassey and Ayan Jesu spiced the day with their various thanksgiving renditions.

 

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Shina Peller embraces low moment

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From just a socialite who love to live life to the fullest and also had the financial capacity to achieve it, son of late phenomenal magician, Professor Peller, Shina decided to delve into hospitality business and this made him commit so much money into the project that is today known as Quilux. Ozumba Mbadiwe situated high profile handout, Quilux, in a short spate of time, it has become hub for top society guys and anyone who has the financial ability to unwind there.

It has been learnt it’s not really been a good one for the business in recent times and the reason is that security agents have been on the prowl, hacking down dudes into Internet fraud better known as Yahoo boys. Since security agents now burst hangouts to fish out Yahoo boys, patronage at Quilux is said to have declined greatly as some of the young men who find it fashionable to unwind at the upscale night club to identify with society top shots and to seek class, have since had a rethink about visiting the hangout in question or any other one to avoid the dragnet of the security operatives who now have orders to track them down.

Expectedly, this happening has not had any negative impact on the purse of Shina, as the dude has other businesses that ensure he’s financially stable even as his gaze and attention has remained on how to find his feet in partisan politics. There are speculations Peller is interested in securing a seat at the National Assembly to represent his people in Oyo State through the next general elections in 2019.

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Alex Iwobi relishes great times

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Super Eagles player who equally plies his trade with England’s top club side, Arsenal, Alex Iwobi, could not have wished for more than he’s enjoying at the moment as it is obvious his dreams are really playing out.

Growing up, he had hopes of being like his uncle, an Ex International, Austin Okocha, who played to the highest point of his career. Keeping to his dream, Iwobi ended up not just a professional footballer but one who has been lucky that his wishes are coming to reality.

 

The youngster is one of the few top foreign based players who get regular play time at their clubs and his contribution to father’s land has equally been immense. He scored the goal that qualified Super Eagles for the up-coming Mundial in Russia. For his image that has been on the rise, this has translated into great monetary advantage for him as he’s signed a few endorsement deals that include the mega deal he recently signed to be face of LG Electronics.

 

It is based on these numerous inspiring facts that the lad was recently hosted to a reception in Lagos. The reception which held at Victoria Island was such a groovy one; it had big boys, top footballers, guys from different quarters as well as top entertainers in attendance.

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