It was last Friday 30th March 2012, at Agidingbin Grammar School, Jakande Road, Ikeja Lagos which was indeed a funfair boulevard when sexy and only child of her parents gathered the cream of the society from all walks of life to celebrate the life after death of her beloved parents. It was the final burial of Pa. Moses Anjorin who slept in the Lord on August 27th, 2007 and his wife Mrs. R. Abiola 8th 2012. So what happened at the event? There were lots of activities even beyond the expectation, as the gorgeously looking damsel and mother of one promised before the event finally came to pass. Come along with us as GBOLAHAN ADETAYO presents the Good, Bad and ugly report of the event.
The event slated to hold by 12pm was a little bit late as there was a missed up before the event properly instigated exactly 4pm due to the unexpected rain, that rained a night before the event. The gigantic canopy already fixed broke down which made the organizers ran helter skitters to source for another means by rearranged the equipment for usage.
The event center was elegantly dressed with wine and whit colour.
From the genesis, there were many people at the occasion but the much needed dignities were nowhere to be found, not until 6pm when the expected guests started trooping in.
HON ROTIMI MAKINDE
A friend in need is a friend indeed as the saying goes. Despite the fact that he’s one of the House of Representatives at Ile-Ife constituency, Hon Rotimi Makinde ignored his status and showed the generosity in him as he left his daily activities in the office to keep to time for the final burial of the parents of his former colleague. The man of integrity lower down his status as a celebrity cum a member of House of Representatives and mingled with friends who were around at that moment before he finally took his leave exactly 5:30pm.
As the daughter of late magician Pella, Nike Pella appeared at the event, pressmen didn’t let her be as she was stopped at the middle of the road for over 30 minutes in order to post for paparazzi lenses while some where lobby for interview as if she was the mother of the day.
In the gathering like this, much of movie practitioners were expected to trooped in, at least if not for anything but for the sake of the industry especially ANTP, but it was rather unfortunate that many were looked forward to see but only few show face. In attendance of movie practitioners is ageless actress Iya Rainbow, Fala, Henrietta and JIDE KOSOKO, Lepa Shandy, Yomi Fabiyi Biodun Okeowo and co.
What do you expect? Based on the unending tussle between the two birds of the same feather before the death of Lizzy Anjorin’s mother, Iyabo was nowhere to be found, and many at the occasion were of the opinion that the actress would have attend the event so as to settle and forget the long years brouhaha because the worse has happened and we disagree to agree. More so, being at loggerhead doesn’t suggest death.
WHAT THEY WORE?
Just as if the day was Independence Day as the occasion was full of green and touches of white colour, while some of the guests wore same cloth but in colour yellow.
LIZZY’S FIRST APPEARANCE
The sizeable actress came in with two sleek cars that included a Murano Jeep and just as she highlighted in a glamorous wine colour lace, cameramen formed a cordon around her, but she didn’t give audience due to the lateness of the programme. Of course all eyes were on her as the meaning drama unfolded.
LIZZY’S DAUGHTER TOO
Just as elegant appearance of her mother, the granddaughter of the deceased lived up to the billing when she arrived at the event in company of three youthful friends and a mature lady who monitors her and friends from the beginning of the event to the end. While friends, family, and the fans of her mother were lobby to at least get a shot with her.
SONGO’S COAT OF MANY COLOURS
It is unarguably that one of the wave stage performing groups in Nigeria especially in the ANTP genre of Nollywood is Songo theater group. And it will not come as a surprised to see something like that at the occasion since the gatherings were for the final burial of one of films makers in the industry. The local deity and talented theater group added a colour to the event as they came on stage to perform live with numerous skills from Songo.
Budding fuji act, T-shyne started the enlivenment before the Ijebu born gospel singer, Lanre Teriba otherwise known as Atorise mounted the stage to do what he knows how to do best. At this stage, it was bumper to bumper when Queen of Waka Music in Nigeria, salawatu Abeni and Sefiu Alao engaged in a musical war as they laid down the groove on fire. They fired the event with hearth shaking songs that electrified the guests at the event and forces them to dance away sorrows. Alao dished out his stuff in a very astonish ways while Salawatu tantalized it. Not that any of them doesn’t want to show respects to another, but the actions were displayed in order to make the day a glint, glamour and commemorative plaque on the mind of every guest that graced the occasion. Queen’s performance was indeed amazing before she automatically left the stage around 9:30pm for Alao who was in inspirit till mummy’s call.
It is only those who did not attend that will complain of food. Sumptuous meals and choice drinks were in copious for entertaining guests. More so, some fruits and menus were in abundant as the likes of Mama Kaffy Cateering services, S world Cateering, Loco Benson Catering Services, Veny Mark Hospitality and Fruitopial Services made the day.
Countless fans of the actress were at the main gate of the event place fuming and finding their ways of smuggle themselves into the event while some preferred climbing the enclosure to witness the number two if not number one society event of the year in that metropolitan area which causes long time traffic among vehicles that were making use of the route. The fans were much to the extent that those who were with their invitation couldn’t find their ways to get in. but towards 6:30pm, the gate was open for them to lower down the traffic jam.
The LASMA Officials and Nigerian Police Officers were at the event parading for the peace of the environment and thank God there was no form of argument that will go beyond control.
LIZZY’S SECOND APPEARANCE
The Iyawo Ojo Kan producer cum CEO Peak Me Super mart, Elizabeth Anjorin came into sight with another sexy mini gown that has the touches of yellow and green colour which vigorously reshape her, before she finally changed her wears into another IRO and BUBA attires. It was at this stage she gave audience to the pressmen who opted to get her posting for the paparazzi lenses after she had sure that everyone at the event including cripple and lay man get served.
A SUCCESSFUL BURIAL
There is no denying the fact that the burial was a success. Except for the late start, there was no dull moment as the likes of up and coming artistes and waka pass comedians put smiles on the chicks of everybody with their ways of entertaining.
It seems to be a sad moment when the news broke that the youthful and very industrious dude was murdered a night before the event which made some of his friends and journalists overweigh down not until the time when the fair complexioned Yoruba born guy appeared at the event with his own Aso Ebi.
BETWEEN BABA GBOIN AND IFA KALELUYAH
Popular On-Air personalities cum TV and movie acts, Baba Gboin and Ifa Kaleluyah, were the Masters of the Ceremony, compared the event. A pleasant pair, the love making acts thrilled guests with their expensive jokes especially when Ifa Kaleluyah gave order that the guests should place their hands on the chest of the neighbor seating by their sides.
NAIRA SPREE ON LIZZY
Lizzy surely has some munificent friends and fans. This much they exhibit when some of them joined her after she mounted the stage to dance and began pasting high denomination notes on her forehead. The shows of affluence went on for several minutes and Lizzy was the better for it.