Penultimate Saturday will remain fresh in the minds of the indigenes of the ancient town of Ilesha, Osun State.
It was the day society lady Princess Toyin Kolade came to town to bury her beloved mother in grand style.
The mother of the boss of Fisolak Global Resources, Madam Comfort Folorunsho Adejuyigbe, had passed on in October, last year at the age of 92 and Princess Kolade had been planning a talk of the town burial for months. Her efforts came to glorious fruition on Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29 with a grand occasion that many people will not forget in a hurry.
The Christian wake held on Friday was followed by the grand burial at Oke Ibukun Stadium in the town. Princess Kolade’s late mum was from the Biladu royal lineage and the Arimoro ruling house in Ijebuland. It was no surprise, therefore, that eminent royal personages, including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Owa Obokun of Ilesha, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran, stormed the event to play the roles befitting of royal fathers.
Alongside the many musicians that graced the event, prominent Nollywood acts like Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, Yinka Quadri, Taiwo Hassan, Iytabo Ojo, Saidi Balogun, Ajoke Asewo and Fathia Balogun were on hand to honour her.
Fuji music icon, K-1 de Ultimate and Tungba exponent, Yinka Ayefele thrilled guests at the event.