For those that witnessed the razzmatazz and the merriment and grandiose celebration days back of billionaire industrialist and Eleganza boss, Aare Razaq Akanni Okoya’s 79th birthday, the crème de la crème of Nigeria’s highflyer society big wigs will forever savour the event for a long time to come, as the candour and panache that occasioned the shindig were way out of this world.
But those who know the pedigree of the birthday boy’s youngest wife, elegant and charming Sade Okoya, will readily agree that the beautiful mother of four and very industrious woman must be planning the mother of all birthday bashes for her darling husband, when he hits the octogenarian age of 80 next year. Chief Razaq Okoya hosted over 5000 Muslims faithful in Lagos, doles out cloths, food items and cash gift to Muslims faithful, while the outlandish dinner party which took place inside the expansive Oluwanishola Estate of the Okoyas in Ajah, Lagos, in fact inside Sade’s section of the estate, had all the trappings of a bourgeois touch; from the richly-decorated venue to the assorted foods and drinks on display, and the caliber of top notch dignitaries that attended the party, it was a statement in opulence, class, affluence and magnificence. In many ways, Chief and Chief Mrs. Shade’s love could be likened to that of an oak, and that is because nothing could be more representative of their love than a beautiful, strong tree. Thus, as friends, family and business associates made merry and dined with the Okoyas, with Shade, the chief hostess and heartthrob of the celebrator, regaling everyone with endearing recap of their first encounter that blossomed into a lifetime commitment between them. The Rasaq and Shade’s love defies the perfidious trials of promising love and keeps them awake to the demands and necessities of love and blissful marriage. Perhaps this is why many who witnessed the bash kept on murmuring that astonishingly beautiful Sade must be having something up her sleeves in readiness of what to expect next year when the man of substance joins the elite league of octogenarians.