ON Wednesday, February 19, 2014 evening, high society queen, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa played host to young and old friends as she celebrated her 68th birthday at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island (Lagos).
The very private event which had three-course dinner, dance and unveiling of her foundation’s logo, lit up the Sky Lounge in the pent house of the luxurious hotel.
From billionaires to dandies, fashionistas to professionals, the ceremony was fun-filled with no dull moment from the 8 pm kick-off time till past 1 am (of Thursday, February 20, 2014).
We counted Chief Harry Akande, Chidi Anyaegbu, Lanre Ogunlesi, John Obayuwana, Timi Alaibe, Greg Mbadiwe, Alex Otti, Ben Murray Bruce, Emmanuel Ombu, Sisi Abah Folawiyo, Ireti Asemota, Dame Yetunde Onileere, Nike Davies-Okundaye, and a handful of entertainers from music and movies as guests.
2Face Idibia, Sound Sultan, Jodie, Terry G, Saeon were joined by Rita Dominic, Monalisa Chinda, Fred Amata, Ramsey Nouah, Paul Adams and Chidi Mokeme with king of comedy Ali Baba…
Clothes horses populated the arena – from Nkiru Anumudu, Ndidi Obioha to Mary Ali Baba…
With four cakes, many depicting what’s important to her, the birthday dame was joyousness in flesh as she mixed and chatted and danced with some of those who have made her life worthwhile.
Her Seagull Band entertained at the beginning of the evening of fun. Their colourful costume was pleasurable and heart-warming – and their dance steps energetic and infectious.
The atmosphere was blissful – and many didn’t want the shindig to wrap up…
ELEGANCE BECOMES HER
Elegance is second nature to Senator Florence Ita-Giwa. This lovely black evening number is a picture of sophistication.
COLOURFUL PLUMMAGE OF SEAGULL BAND
Mma Bakassi’s carnival band, Seagull recreated their winning streak as they won applause with a heart thumping performance.
THIS TAKES THE CAKE
The cake in the image of Seagull’s queen, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa stands tall and won by kilometers.
RITA DOMINIC’S SPLASHES OF PLEASURE
Nollywood A-lister, Rita Dominic was in a frilly dress in splashes of pleasure.
The beautiful actress’ afro hair-do (which has become a trademark), her toothy smile and pretty visage were comely.
NIKE OKUNDAYE’S TOWER OF BLISS
Nike Davies-Okundaye’s multi-coloured gele drew admiration all through.
BAYO ABDUL’S BLACK AND WHITE SIGNATURE LOOK
Paper merchant and socialite we love, Bayo Abdul took us on another odyssey in his signature black and white combo.
OBAYUWANA MAKES ANOTHER APPEARANCE WITH ENE LAWANI
Style aficionado and mogul, John Obayuwana again stepped out with former Miss Nigeria, Ene Maya Lawani. And with these constant sightings, it appears the lovebirds (rumoured to have parted ways) are still together.
UTI NWACHUKWU HOLDS TIGHT TO SAEON
Lovers, Uti Nwachukwu didn’t let go of his love interest, Saeon throughout the evening.
The former Big Brother Africa winner who confirmed the romance to Encomium Weekly appears stung by Cupid’s arrow.
LANRE OGUNLESI IS AGELESS
Ageless, that’s what Lanre Ogunlesi, Sofisticat’s elongated shadow is. The dandy has even enlivened his wardrobe with ‘young at heart’ designs.
THE WOMEN WE ADORE
Those who understand simplicity and its sumptuousness never fail to win our heart.
This assemblage of style students made our evening memorable and exciting.