Every year as a way to thank God for a good good life, the lady who defines elegance with much aplomb, her royal gorgeousness, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa gathers her friends and well wishers always to a sumptuous do, this year 2018 was no exception at all.
But instead of the big party that she is known to favour, she decided to have a more subdued but still well packaged soiree at her highbrow residence in Banana Island Ikoyi Lagos to celebrate clocking 72 years on earth! Quite shocking we presume, and that’s because bshe looks 60 rather thtn 70 not to talk of 72!
We bear testament to the fact that the apartment at Bella Vista is a very well appointed one and fit enough for a Princess and titled lady that Senator Florence Ita-Giwa is. For those who might not know, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa is a real princess from a royal family.
Though it was a “little get together” in quote like some refer to it, but it wasn’t devoid of all the expected razzmatazz that follows high octane parties, where the guests are some of the creme of the society. It was like the whole world was there to wish the 72 year old unrelenting and unrepentant fashion “young at heart” impressive fashion icon a happy birthday.
Day of the impressive shindig was Sunday, February 25, 2018 and some of those we sighted were the likes of Globe Motors Chairman and his stylish wife, Willie and Nkiru Anumudu, This Day Style Editor, the elegant Ruth Osime, Skymit Motors Chairman, Tayo Ayeni, the handsome and suave gentleman behind Sophisticat, Lanre Ogunlesi, First Nation Airline handsome owner Kayode Odukoya, Chairman of Inducon Nigeria Limited and immediate younger brother of the late first lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Stella Obasanjo, Dr. John Abebe, supremely gorgeous Event’s engineer behind Enthyst brand, Ndidi Obioha, handsome grandson of the late sage & former Premier of Western Nigeria, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in the person of Segun Awolowo Jnr, who is the CEO/DG of the NEPC, his mom, Hajia Abah Folawiyo, beleagured billionaire businesswoman, owner of Practoil and an in-law to the current Vice President, Hajia Bola Muinat Shagaya, wife of the owner/CEO of Sunny Motors & Omoregie Motors, Chief Mrs. Ireti Asemota, award winning designer behind the Maufechi brand, Maureen Onigbanjo, owner of House of Regalia & President of FADAN & her husband, who is a top media communications expert, Funmi Ajila-Ladipo and Rufai Ladipo, stupendously stylish and beautiful thespian Rita Dominic, fine boy businessman and trained Pilot, Otunba Lai Oriowo, London based, top socialite Kayode Lanihun, Ambassador Greg Mbadiwe, ex-beauty queen and WAG, Adaeze Joseph Yobo, her gorgeous mom Abigail Igwe, the Ghanaian first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo and a few others.
Birthday lady herself, ever the epitome of supreme grace and gorgeousness was the ultimate lady-in-red, in her stupendous 1 piece red ensemble, a colour she seem to favour a whole lot and from what we heard, she was a super fantastic host, who welcomed all her guests very well. Imagine that she was even a hotstepper at a point during the proceedings. All in all, it was a top scale small party, that those who attended enjoyed loads.