The wedding of Temitope Adebutu and Olujowan Obasanjo kicked off on schedule at the Methodist Church of the Trinity, Tinubu Square, Lagos, on Saturday, May 13, 2017, to the delight of well-wishers who stood on the side of the couple and prayed against calamities and catastrophes.
Even the proposed protest plotted around the church by the groom’s mother (Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo) was aborted on the advise of top Nigerians.
And the breathtaking nuptials with the bride in spectacular gown and groom in dapper tuxedo reeled out before the eyes of family, friends and well wishers at the church as Rt. Reverend Michael Akinwale presided.
With prayers interspersed with sermon, songs and rites of marriage, the event went on as planned.
During the sermon titled, ‘Oneness’, Rev. Akinwale enjoined the couple to love and cherish one another, endure and unite emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and physically.
His ten golden rules of marriage – patience, undiluted love, trust, fidelity, submissiveness, prayerfulness, mutual respect, care for each other, investment in marriage and value for each other’s beliefs and opinions – was an endearing message in enduring unions.
With the church leg over, everyone moved to Eko Hotel & Suites Convention Centre on Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island (Lagos) for a sumptuous reception populated by the movers and shakers who honoured Sir Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu, better known as Baba Ijebu, and Chief Olusegun Okikiolu Matthew Aremu Obasanjo, two-time leader of Nigeria (1976 – 1979 and 1999 – 2007), the couple and their families.
From Alhaji Aliko Dangote to Ooni of Ife (Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi) and Olori Wuraolu, Mr. Tony Elumelu, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and his wife, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Chief Bode George, Oba of Lagos (HRM Rilwan Akiolu), Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (rtd), Ambassador Walter Carrington and wife, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Erelu Abiola Dosunmu, Chief Rasak Akanni Okoya, Dr. Tunde Soleye, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, Mr. Donald Duke, Dr. Wale Babalakin, Mrs. Stella Okoli, Mrs. Cordelia Agboti, Dr. Doyin Okupe, Chief Anthony Adefuye, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, Alake of Egbaland (Oba Adedotun Gbadebo), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Lady Maiden Ibru and Senator Florence Ita Giwa, it was a full house.
Mirth cavorted with jollity as the atmosphere was enlivened by party pillars and the cream of high society.
From the towering cake to the lavish entertainment with King Sunny Ade on the bandstand, it was a winner on all fronts.