Here are seven things you need to know that went down at Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde's 40th birthday ball.
Here are seven moments we captured at Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde's birthday ball that you should really know.
Even though it was her day and all the spotlight was on her, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde joined those who performed on stage. Let's just say even though it's been a long time that we have seen Omotola on stage, she gave a very rendition of her song from her last album. With help of a life band, Omotola got everyone on their feet as they sang along. We can't forget the red and black outfit she wore for the performance, it was really cute and could pass for that of a Las Vegas performer.
Now a little drama ensued at the entrance of the venue when the distinguished Senator Ben Murray Bruce showed up at the event. The gentleman was stopped at the gate by a female security detail who wanted to ensure that he entered with his invite, even though it was not clear if he had his invite with him, it took the intervention of some of the organisers to get a visibly calm Senator Ben Murray Bruce into the venue. What's a party without a little drama?!
D'banj entertained the guest with melodious tunes from his last album and even from his first album which got the guests dancing. As usual, D'banj left the stage to interact with guest while he was entertaining them, and when he got to OAP, Daddy Freeze's table he praised him but before he left he made comments concerning the tithing controversial issue, telling Daddy Freeze that he doesn't care what pastors do with tithers money but he gladly pays his own tithe.
This wasn't just your ordinary birthday, as the creme de la creme turned up for the event. Nigeria and Africa's own richest man and billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote turned up at the event dressed in a suit jacket looking very simple and usual. All eyes were on him as he made his way to his table and every paparazzo present wanted to have a shot of him. Other influential people who showed up include, Hon Femi Gbajiamila, Amaju Pinnick, Tony Elumelu and others.
From the entrance to the venue, Landmark Event Center at Lekki, you would know that Omotola and her crew came prepared as the venue looked flawless. The colour of the evening which was actually black and red created a different vibe for the venue, the chairs, tables, stage, and lightening could be compared to a dinner party for an international award and so we don't forget, there was so much to eat and drink. Thumbs up Omotola!
Ain't no party like a Lagos party and yes Omotola's birthday party was a typical Lagos party which had the likes of D'banj, Sir Shina Peters and the king himself, Sunny Ade keeping the guests entertained. The event kicked off with performance from Tola Zee, a saxophonist who welcomed the guests with nice music. Later on, YemiSax climbed the stage and showed the guests why he is called a veteran in the game. DJ Humility played a lot of jams from the 80s and 90s while DJ Obi was on hand to keep the younger ones entertained. King Sunny Ade rounded up the night with his magical performance with the aid of his band.
We all know Eucharia Anunobi lost her son, Raymond last year so when she showed up for Omotola's birthday, everyone was excited about her presence. Omotola couldn't hide her joy when she spotted Eucharia from the crowd as she joined her and they both sang together for a bit. It was a really sweet and emotional moment for everyone.