Wednesday, April 30, 2014
It was celebration galore in the home of the Sogunro sisters last weekend as the Matriarch of the famous family, Deaconess Adebisi Sarah Sogunro (nee Onitiri) attained the age of 70. The grand birthday celebration of Mama Sogunro began with a Holy Communion service in the morning and later culminated in a well-attended reception later in the day. Some of the children of the celebrant are Mrs Joke Sogunro-Umah, the CEO of Soggys Couture on Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos and Abuja. Joke is a hardworking business woman and a front row member of Nigeria’s high society. Of course, she is highly successful in her business and well-connected. Others include Bola Sogunro, CEO, Honey Bee Caterers, Yeye Toyin Sogunro-Adeyeni, CEO, All-in-One Fashion Center, Kafila Sogunro (Yuppie), Anthonia Sogunro and others. Their friends turned up enmasse to honour Mama on her 70th.
Transclean Ltd MD/CEO and cousin of hard working Governor Fashola of Lagos State, Bolaji Fashola-Isimi, is bereaved. Shortly after returning from her trip to the United States where she spent several months, giving birth to her cute son along the line, ever-radiant Bolaji has lost her maternal grand mum to the cold hands of death.
The late woman, popularly known as Alhaja Aminat Abeje Ogundairo (nee Aleshinloye Wiiliams), was a well respected community leader and a successful businesswoman. She passed on at the age of 89 and is survived by 8 children, namely: Abiola Fashola, Atinuke Davies, Tunde Ogundairo, Fatai Ogundairo, Titi Gbenro, Alade Ogundairo, Ayoku Akinlade and Adetutu Areoye. The 8th day Fidau Prayer took place recently and Governor Fashola and other personalities were in attendance. Information reaching me indicates that plans are already afoot for the 40th Day Fidau prayers for the late matriarch, which comes up on May 24th, 2014.