Style icon, purveyor of luxury goods and Chairman, Polo Limited, John Obayuwana marked his 70th birthday recently with an exclusive invite only birthday party at the Sky Restaurant, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island. The event which was attended by the cream of Nigerian society and was top notch in all ramifications.
From a 3-course meal, to best of liquor; the finest cocktails, cognac, champagne and whiskey brands to the music which had super star, Asa serenading guests for many minutes and DJ Bola Giwa of Freshwaves raising the roof till the wee hours, everything was elegant and classy.
Gbenga Adeyinka 1st, was the host’s choice as Master of Ceremonies and Gbenga did steer the event so effortlessly and professionally that there was no dull moment. The highest points of the evening were: the speech of the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, where he showered the celebrator with encomiums, the toast proposed by former Cross River Governor, Mr Donald Duke and the cutting of the cake.
Creatively planned and executed by Akin Ariyo’s Open Hands and his beautiful daughter, Jennifer Obayuwana, the party had guests wishing it never ended.
Guests included: Chief Audu Ogbe, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu, Greg Uanseru, Ayo Subair, Senator Ben Bruce, Lanre and Fola Ogunlesi, Phillips Oduoza, Ventine Ozigbo, Tayo Ayeni, Tunde Oshinowo, Iranola Ayodele, Toyin Subair, Anselm Tabansi, Oladele Ogundele, Ovation International Editor, Michael Effiong, Helen Prest-Ajayi, Dr Tunde Soleye, Chike Chikeluba, Fidelis Anosike, Rita Dominic and Debola Williams.