Monday, July 18, 2011


Mrs Folorunsho Alakija still looking beautiful at 60
It was a triple celebration for the Alakija family on the 16th of July 2011 as Mrs Folorunsho Alakija (former President of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria 1995 - 2001 and Vice Chairman, Famfa Oil, Nigeria) celebrated her 60th birthday, 35th Wedding Anniversary with hubby, Mr Modupe Alakija  (Chairman, Famfa Oil) and the 3rd birthday of her granddaughter in an exclusive celebration simply tagged;  THE ALAKIJAS CELEBRATE...
Mrs  Folorunsho Alakija whose early days as a fashion designer and whose fashion design outfit was responsible for Nigeria's most stylish first lady, the Late Mrs Maryam Babangida's fabulous wardrobe and acclaimed style statements looked every inch gorgeous as she stepped out with her husband and children on her big day!
Seriously Doughnuts was granted front row PRESS access  and what a mind-blowing event it was. From the credit card size access cards which served as invites, it was evident that the event was going to be one that would be talked about in Lagos for years to come. A-list event planners, Elizabeth R, planned and co-ordinated the event from start to finish. Ibidun Ighodalo, Creative Director of Elizabeth R was visible throughout the day ensuring everything moved on smoothly like clock work.
The event started with a thanksgiving service at the beautiful, Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina Lagos, which saw special guests such as Mrs Aderemi Tinubu and was followed by a truly lavish celebration at the Expo Hall, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, where a reception had been set out to welcome 3000 guests. 
As expected, the strictly by invite event saw the arrival of Nigeria's 'creme de la creme' , socialites, politicians and in true 'Mrs Folorunsho Alakija' style, the celebration was super-classy from champers to the vast choice of was simply fantastic!
Here are just a few pictures I shot to whet your appetite... (More images to follow...)

The Cathedral Church of Christ..Where the thanksgiving service commenced at 12noon

Inside the Cathedral

The Alakijas in church

Eme of John 3v3 Hats Lagos

Mr Okusanya of MIC Caskets

Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Princess Olabisi Sosan 

Mrs Doyin Abiola and guest

Justice and Mrs Oguntade

Bola Obileye,
SD Photojournalist, Blogger, Fashion Stylist, Writer, Editor....etc etc..LOL!

Mrs Omolola Dada

Banke Ekeoko

The Stage..

Events Co-ordination by Elizabeth R

Tables set for 3000 guests

Elizabeth R Hostesses looked HOT!

Celebrating Mrs Alakija's 60th

Miss Femi Alakija's 3rd Birthday

Mr & Mrs Modupe Alakija's 35th Wedding Anniversary

Personalised bottles of Ruinart Brut Rose Champagne were served non-stop

Cutting the birthday cake

Veteran Award Winning Photographer, Sunmi Smart Cole

Ibidun Ighodalo's gorgeous dress

Bola Awosika 

Sen. Mrs Florence Ita-Giwa

Mrs Ita-Giwa's lovely dress

First Ladies of Ogun State and Lagos State

Mrs Aba Folawiyo

Mrs Folawiyo's dress

Lolade Majekodunmi
Creative Director, House of Dorcas Fashions

Michael Effiong, Editor Ovation Magazine
Bisi Olatilo of The Bisi Olatilo Show

Lovely Diamonds...

Wande Williams

Yewande Peregrino, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija's Makeup Artist (Beyond Faces)

The Compere with Patrick Doyle

Mrs Funmi Ogunmekan in Jewel by Lisa

Ruth Benamaisia Opia of NTA News

Ogun State Commisioner, Lanre Tejuoso

Hon. Abike Dabiri

Grace Egbagbe, Bisi Olatilo

Grace Egbagbe's dress..

Mrs Raji Fashola

Mr and Mrs Modupe Alakija

Mrs Ibikunle Amosun, Wife of Governor of Ogun State

Mrs Folawiyo and Florence Ita-Giwa

Designer Zizi Cardow

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Mrs Alakija (Ace photographer Jide Alakija's Mum)

Lanre Tejuoso

Shuga Band

Mrs Adedayo, Owner of Tastee Fried Chicken

The Alakija Family

Elizabeth R workers

The Elizabeth R team did a fantastic job! Thumbs up!!
On the day, Seriously Doughnuts did a fantastic coverage of fashion on the RED CARPET , showcasing fashion and serious style statements (pictures coming soon), so do look out for that post. From young to old...Everyone looked fashionably 'Resplendent in red'...

Here's wishing Mrs Folorusho Alakija and Family many more happy years from all at Seriously Doughnuts!!

Three Hearty Cheers; Hip! Hip ! Hip! Hurray!

Pic credit: Bola Obileye



  1. Happy Birthday Madam!

    The different jewellery sets are all smoking.

    Eme of John 3 verse 3; what a fascinator!

    Senator Florence and Ms Grace; never grow old madams! I guess that’s how they snare all the young guys.

    Hajia Abba; still as scary as when i first saw her about 25 years ago.

    First Lady of Ogun state; welcome to the club of first ladies! It’s been long coming. There’s beauty in simplicity.

    Mrs. Dada; looking so young!

    Nice pictures in all.

  2. Nice pictures. However im a bit disappointed in your choice of eyewear. Its either your head is too big or the glassess too small. It did not go at all! You can do berra madam!

  3. Excellent coverage.
    You are fantastic.


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