At Justice Olusola Oguntade step-son’s superlative wedding

RETIRED Supreme Court Justice, George Olusola Oguntade and his wife, staged a superlative wedding reception party for their son, Olujimi Olufemi Alani Aina who got married to the love of his life, Ibijola Abiose Olatunde Bali, at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

The wondrous wedding reception held at Harbour Point, Wilmot Street, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, had the crème la crème of the society in attendance.

ENCOMIUM Weekly was also present at the joyous occasion.  We spoke with the newly-wed and their parents…


‘She is amazing’

  • Olujimi Aina, Groom

Olujimi Aina

Congratulations on your wedding to Ibijola today.

Thank you.

How do you feel?

I am very happy.  In fact, happy is an understatement.  I am beyond happy.  I am overwhelmed.

How did you and Ibijola meet?

I will say through a friend unexpectedly.  We were friends first.  We were very good friends and all of a sudden I don’t know when the transition came.  I fell in love with her because she is amazing.

How long was this?

Going to four years now.

What would you say was the attraction then?

She was intelligent, sincere and a lot of fun to be with. She is beautiful inside and outside.  Everything about her is beautiful. She is the most caring person in the world.  Even when we were just friends, she was taking good care of me.

How and where did you propose to her?

I proposed to her at my sister in-law’s birthday.  After the party, when we were going home, I just stopped in the middle of the road and she was looking like, ‘What’s wrong with this man?’  And I asked her, ‘Will you marry me?’  She ran away first and came back to say, yes.

What is your expectation from this marriage?

We will be together till we are very old and grey.  By the grace of God, we will see our children’s children.  We will know only happiness and peace.  We will have twins.

So, how many children in all do you expect from the union?

I want three.  I am praying for twins and one after.


‘My husband makes me laugh’

  • Ibijola, Bride

Congratulations on your wedding to Jimi.



Thank you.

How do you feel?

I am excited.  I can’t wait to start the journey with him.

Where and how did you and Jimi meet?

Through mutual friends.  We have some friends in common.  We became friends and it developed into relationship.

When was this?

In 2010.

What will you say attracted you to him that you later agreed to be his wife?

Very humble, friendly, funny and of course, very handsome.  Also, he loves me dearly.  He treats me like an angel.

Can you recount how he proposed to you?

It was at his brother’s wife’s birthday last November.  We went for the party and he invited my friends and his friends and he proposed to me afterwards.

What was your reaction when he asked you to marry him?

I ran away.  Then I ran back in the middle of the road shouting, ‘I am engaged.’  I danced all night.

What’s your expectation from this marriage?

Being happy.  I know I would always laugh because my husband makes me laugh always.  I know we’ll always have fun and never have a dull moment at home and I hope we’ll build a lasting life and legacy together for ourselves and our children.

Talking about children, how many do you want to have?

I want twins.


‘The marriage is blessed’

  • Bali, Bride’s mother


Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding.

Thank you.

How do you feel seeing your daughter getting married today?

I am very excited, I am very happy.  The Lord has blessed it, the Lord’s name be praised.

How much of Jimi do you know?

That is a difficult question to answer.

For how long have you known Olujimi Aina?

Over three years.

What was your assessment of him when your daughter introduced him to you?

He is a wonderful gentleman, well brought up.

What is your wish for this marriage?

I wish them the very best, a happy, fruitful marriage.


‘I wish them a fruitful marriage’

  • Justice Olusola Oguntade, Groom’s step-father
ustice Olusola Oguntade

ustice Olusola Oguntade

Congratulations on your son’s wedding today sir.

Thank you very much.

How do you feel?

On top of the world, excellent, fulfilled.

How much of your son’s wife do you know sir?

Enough that the husband permitted me to know.  They’ve come home several times. I know she is easygoing, very polite and resourceful.

What is your wish for this marriage?

I wish them God’s blessing, a successful and fruitful marriage.

What is your prayer for them?

That what we are doing for them today, they will do it for their children and for their children’s children.



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