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U.S-Based Society Woman, Alhaja Adetutu Soyebo Holds Most Talked About 60th Birthday in Lagos

Days after the party, many of those who attended are still talking about how they had great fun. And those who missed it have been asking for the finer details of what happened there.

We can tell you about this beautiful party that took place on Sunday, 20th March 2022. It was a big day for US-based Alhaja Adetutu Ashake Soyebo as her husband, children, family members, loved ones and committee of friends from the United States of America rallied around her. It was the day she marked her diamond jubilee. Clocking 60 is a big deal right now because a lot of people don’t live up to that and many are not even healthy at the age of 60. Therefore, AAS as she is fondly called has a lot of reasons to be grateful and she was indeed judging by the way she celebrated.

The Classique Event Centre on Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, in  Lagos was painted Yellow for this woman of style. Men and women of timber and calibre left their worship centres early enough to storm one of the most talked-about birthday parties in Lagos. Everything needed to hold a classy birthday bash was supplied in excess. Talk about the food, drinks, class, organisation, people and much more, a serene and conducive environment; all was in order and the party just flowed like a river.

DAMILARE SALAMI 07033526688 and photojournalist, Sunday Aderiye were present. And below are excerpts from all that went down there, enjoy!

About The Choice Venue

There couldn’t have been a better venue on the mainland for the party of such a magnitude than the Classique Event Center on Kudirat Abiola Way, Alausa-Ikeja. The venue had all it takes to make the party grand. Starting with the spacious car park, to the gents, stage, space and ambience, the venue was a point of attraction. It was easy to locate and driving in and out wasn’t a problem for most guests. This probably was one of the reasons the party had a large turnout of A-list guests. The main hall was filled to capacity, as many guests flew in from the U.S, London & Canada to honour the celebrant & her hubby.

Seamless Events Made A Huge Statement

One thing that anyone couldn’t take away was the fact that the event was well organized and coordinated. It was planned by Seamless Events, a popular brand in the Lagos party business. Olajumoke Adekoya, the beautiful ebony-complexioned CEO of Seamless Events was on her feet throughout, coordinating the party. She did an excellent job of decorating and planning the party. She is passionate about creating memorable and timeless events.

It Was A Yellow Affair

Whoever chose the colour of the day must be very smart and thoughtful. This is because the event was very bright and colourful as a result of the Aso-Ebi and the colour of the day. Society men and women were dressed in classy yellow dresses. Over 500 beautifully dressed celebrity women stormed the party in Yellow outfits, to celebrate with AAS @ 60. From HOH to Dry Lace and other expensive materials, the women turned up big time and in style for one of their own. The men were not left out as well. Popular men in society graced the occasion. And most of them came in white agbada with a touch of a yellow cap to match the colour of the day.

DJ Shadow Was Present All Through

The first sound the early comers heard on entering the venue was that of DJ Shadow’s… He started entertaining guests from the word go and didn’t stop until very late in the night. He is surely a master of his craft. DJ Shadow was on the wheel of steel, supplying cool music. Everyone had great fun, so much so that at 10.30pm, guests were still dancing to the latest hits of Zazu & other hip hop tunes from the stable of DJ Shadow. The after-party was till Mama called.

MC Murphy Talked, Sang & Joked

There was a super blend of fun and entertainment from the compere who proved that experience is not bought with money. Popular radio host, Wole Sorunke also known as MC Murphy anchored the event. He sang, danced and dropped a few jokes that met the celebrant and her guests well. In all, MC Murphy was the best man for the job, judging by his delivery. He added spices to the already glorious day for AAS @ 60

Remmy Chanter Takes AAS Back To Her Root

Special days like this would be incomplete without taking the celebrant back to her root. And for some like Alhaja Adetutu Soyebo, it was very needful because she has spent the greater parts of her days in Chicago, US. A finding by City People revealed that the children of the celebrant were the ones that contracted this super talented panegyric singer to celebrate, praise-sing and entertain their mother as well as her guests as she clocks 60. It was a mixture of fun and entertainment when Remilakun Mariam Kasali also known as Remmy Chanter took over the stage. The friends of the celebrant joined her on stage for the traditional dance session.

Celebrant’s Husband Went Romantic On Stage

The celebrant’s husband, Alhaji Adekunle Wasiu Soyebo was on his feet throughout the event, making sure everybody was okay. He was so busy throughout. He showed his wife, undying love, when he was called upon to speak about the celebrant. He congratulated his wife and attributed the success of their marriage to his wife, who he said has always been calm and accommodating of his excesses, over the years. His wife who was obviously touched by his kind words stepped forward to embrace him, as he also moved towards her to do the same.

He received a loud cheer and clapping ovation from the guests when he publicly went down on his knees to apologise to his wife for all his misdeeds in the past. Many of the women at the event adjudged him to be very romantic and soft-hearted.

The Faith Music Band Boss Led The Show

On the bandstand was the Faith music band, led by the tall and handsome leader of the band,  Ayo Ajekigbe. He thrilled guests and made all the celebrities to be on their feet, all through dancing, as he dished out melodious tunes, from Juju to Gospel to Hip Hop. He is no doubt a talented musician. It is a known fact that the Band leader doesn’t attend any kind of event because of his very tight and busy schedule. But on the day AAS celebrated her 60th, it was on record that he personally came to thrill the guests with his full band boys.

Celebrant’s Fashion Style Revealed

Let’s be the first to tell you that the celebrant is so such a fashionista. She broke a record at her event after changing into four different outfits on her big day! Yes, for different classy and expensive wears. She looked very glamorous each time she changed into her outfits. Her first outfit was a purple head tie (gele) and grey colour HOH lace, the second was a navy blue and purple HOH lace with another purple head tile, while her third was a blend of emerald and purple HOH lace with emerald gele to match it. The last outfit which was a lovely evening wear was what she wore for the disco session of the party.

Popular Men From Naija and Abroad Came Through

Apart from her friends who rallied around the celebrant, her husband also attracted his own quality guests. Distinguished members of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club stormed the party with its Exco members. The current President and past Presidents were also there. Kunle Soyebo is a valued member of the club. They were not the only ones who came. Members of UpAsso also attended. They sat together at the same table and wore similar caps. The team was led by Dr Adetokunbo Adedeji, the Club’s President. Some veteran journalists like Bisi Olatilo of BOS TV and Seye Kehinde, the publisher of City People Magazine were also spotted.

Alhaja Ninalowo Led Other Society Women At The Party

There was an array of many beautifully dressed celebrity women at the party. They all came to celebrate with Tutu Soyebo @ 60. All of them commended the celebrant as being a nice woman, who is selfless and is always there for all her friends. They all looked gorgeously attired for the party from head to toe. The main hall was filled to capacity, as many guests flew in from the U.S, London & Canada to honour the celebrant & her hubby. Spotted among many others were Alhaja Iyabo Ninalowo, Remi Olatunde, Busola Okulaja, Erelu Olubukola Badipe, Yeye Oge Fao among several others.

Celebrant’s Aged Parents Came Through

The parents of the celebrant were brought to the limelight during the cutting of the cake. MC Murphy announced that they were present at the party and he called them to the podium for a photo session with their beautiful daughter and her lovely husband. The father of the celebrant is 90 years old while her mum is 85. They are both still very active in their old age. They expressed a lot of delight at the fact that their daughter is celebrating such a milestone during their lifetime.

---Reported by Damilare Salami

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