Story & photos by Niyi Tabiti
Former Hull City FC midfielder,Austin Jay Jay Okocha was honoured by Boldfaces International owned by actress cum TV presenter,Tracia Eseigbe on Tuesday 24 June 2008 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Okocha was full of thanks for the company, friends and associates who came from far and near to be part of the event in Lagos.Okocha arrived in company of his beautiful wife,Nkechi in a state of the art cars provided by Today’s Cars.There children were absent but that same day happens to be their daughter’s 10th year birthday.
Like most events put together in Nigeria, the event started late and alot of guests who arrived much earlier let in annoyance.Tracia herself confessed that the governors Rotimi Amaechi and Babatunde Raji Fashola,of Rivers and Lagos state respectively, came early and left in annoyance because of the delay.She, therefore, appealed to anyone that can reach the two governors to plead on behalf of the organisers.
Okocha and his wife, http://www.niyitabiti.blogspot.com/ observed enjoyed themself thoroughly. Every opportunity that Nkechi had to wriggle her waist or a do a complete Gongo Aso dance step, she never ‘slacked’
Same for Newcastle player, Obafemi Martins and Joseph Yobo.Martins was the cynosure of all eyes.
One man who got all of us reeling with laughter at the event was star comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka otherwise known as Comedian of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFR).He compered the event alongside, actress Jennifer Eliogu.She took the place of Kate Henshaw who is reportedly on a foreign trip.
Top Nigerian artistes who performed at the event included Mamozee,KC Presh, African China and Tuface Idibia.
Actors and actresses at the event included Omotola Jolade-Ekehinde,Chidi Mokeme,Elfreda Rowland,Uche Iwuji,Ebube Nwangbo,Emeka Ani,Anita Hogan, Lillian Bach,Steph Nora-Okere,Aki and Paw Paw etc.
Photo 1- Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha and his wife,Nkechi with Tracia Esiegbe on the stage
Photo 2-Footballers wives-Mrs.Ijeuru Julius Aghaowa and Nkechi Okocha