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It was a big & classy wedding on Thursday 4th August 2022, when the families of Dr Oludotun Akinde and Mrs Kudirat Yusuf Adeniji and that of Alhaji Ganiu & Mrs Aderonke Awoyemi, became one family on that day. They gathered friends and family at The Grandeur Events Centre, on Billingsway Oregun Lagos, to witness the joining of their handsome son, Oladimeji and pretty daughter, Olukemi.

The Grandeur event centre located in the Oregun area of Lagos was a beehive of activities because of the grand event. The 5,000 sitting capacity was skillfully set by Brainybims. The stage was a sight to behold as no set was left out. It had a comfortable Groom and Bride set up, with a glass table graced with beautiful flowers. The backdrop had the names of the couple inscribed in Gold. It was a mix of Traditional and Western styles. The cakes were also set on the stage and placed on the most beautiful crystal-like tables. It really was a sight to behold. The walkway also had a beautifully set demarcation that was lavishly beautified with props and flowers. The hall had the best lighting you can imagine. The chivalry chairs were set in tens and the round table was covered in white cover cloth. A stage was set at the heart of the hall with large speakers and microphones. The ambience was a flavoured ‘owambe’ feeling. For the church service, the bride stepped out in a well-detailed wedding dress, accompanied by friends, dressed in a peach evening dress. The Groom also dressed up in a white suit with black pants, as his friends accompanied him in an all-black jacket and pants. For the Engagement ceremony, both bride and groom were dressed in a blue shiny aso oke material with matching cap and gele.

The event was graced by various popular faces in society and royalty. Some of these dignitaries were Mr Remi Awode, the Chairman of Chemstar Group, makers of Fine Coat paint, Chief Ogunmola, Otunba Olumide Akinde, and Mr Kunle Shadare, Alhaja Raliat Adunni, Abdullahi Titilayo and many others.

In honour of the new couple, HRM Oba Adulfatai Akorede Akamo, the Olutori of Itori graced the event, with his presence, in the company of his beautiful Olori and some Chiefs. The Engagement wedding started with a few songs from Alaga Ijoko, and Fere Jesu. As she sang, she approached the parents of the bride Dr Oladotun Akinde and Mrs Kudirat Adeniji. After a few songs in the Yoruba dialect, the Akinde family danced to their seats awaiting the arrival of the groom’s family.

Soon, the Alaga Iduro announced the presence of the groom’s parents, Alhaji Ganiu and Mrs Aderonke Awoyemi, as they danced through many stages as requested by the Alaga Iduro and Ijoko. Once in the presence of the bride’s family, the groom’s family were again indulged in a series of traditional processes which included greeting in traditional dialects, prayers and familiarisation. After this, the groom’s parents and family were ushered to their seats. After the groom, Oladimeji Suleiman Awoyemi danced, his friends also joined him, going through the stages that required dancing and smiling. After a few photographs, the bride made her grand entrance. Olukemi made her entry in a grand style. She had Dj Format play some hip-hop songs as the bride and her friends danced in.

Soon, the Alaga Ijoko took over and helped Olukemi through all the traditional stages before presenting her to her husband. This marked the end of the engagement party. As soon as guests began to fill the hall and await the presence of the groom and his bride, a troop of dancers ran through the hall. They were children of ages 7 to 15 dressed, in cultural outfits. They had their head adorned with beautiful traditional beads, blue striped aso oke on their waist and a yellow blouse. The song was loudly in the Ondo dialect, and this let off dance moves with a lot of energy and vibes. At the wedding, King Sunny Ade was the top attraction of the night.

At the close of the engagement party, the Alaga Ijoko in the person of Alaga Fere Jesu announced the grand entry of the King of World beats, King Sunny Ade. He immediately took to the stage to praise all royalties and dignitaries present, he then danced with the couple. He was on top of his game, as he dished out, one after the other, lovely songs and all the society women were on their feet dancing to KSA till late at night.

Many guests left the wedding feeling happy. Indeed, they had a nice time, as they had a lot to eat and drink.

Popular Events Planner, Bimbo Durojaiye was on her feet throughout, making sure everyone was well attended to. She is the bride’s auntie and she was the one who packaged the event.

Oladimeji and Kemi met in New York in 2020. The couple went bowling on their first date and their connection was instant. The two dated for a year when Dimeji proposed to Kemi in Akure and did their introduction. Soon after their introduction, they welcomed their first son. Kemi is an educator while Dimeji an Engr.

The wedding was a success because of the couple's parents. The bride's parents, Dr Oludotun Akinde and Mrs Kudirat Yusuf Adeniji are based in New York, while the groom's parents Engr Abdulganiyu Awoyemi and Mrs Aderonke Awoyemi are based in Sagamu, Lagos. The bride and groom are truly in love with each other and their son.

The colourful event was put together by Brainybims Event Planner. Those who attended include the representative of the Chief of Staff of Lagos State,  Mr Tayo Ayinde, Distinguished Senator, Lekan Mustapha, C.E.O, Jumlar Nig Ltd, Mrs Ibilola Solaja, The CMD LASUTH, Prof Adetokunbo Fabamwo and Dr Kelani Adeniji from New York. Other eminent personalities flew in from New York and London.

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