In Olori Ladun Sijuwade, the beautiful wife of late Ooni of Ife, everybody sees ravishing beauty and then they ask for her name. Her smile is addictive, like the liquid courage that frees male inhibitions and lets a rat sing poetry to a hummingbird. Indeed, there are many ways to describe Olori Ladun.
Interestingly, on Saturday,March 4, 2017, the Lagos society stood still, as the families of Sijuwade and Folawiyo played hosts to a galaxy of personalities, who gathered to witness the traditional marriage ceremony of their children. The ceremony involved Prince Aderemi Adejare Sijuwade and Olabisi Ashake Folawiyo.
The groom, Prince Aderemi, is the son of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Okunade Adele Sijuwade, Olubuse 11, the 50th Ooni of Ife and Olori Oladunni Olamide Sijuwade (nee Harold-Sodipo). A very enterprising businessman, Prince Aderemi shared a remarkable closeness with his father. This informs why he is fondly called Baba’s Boy, by his friends. On her own part, the bride, Olabisi, is the daughter of Chief Abdulwahab Iyanda Folawiyo, the late billionaire and former Baba Adinni of Nigeria, and Mrs Olushola Alaba Folawiyo, a businesswoman.
Labisi is one of the most outstanding make-up artists in the society. She is the brain behind FACES By Labisi, the upscale make-up studio in Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi. The union between Prince Aderemi and Labisi kicked off with the traditional and engagement ceremony at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island. The colour code for the day was royal blue for the groom’s family. The wedding dinner is scheduled to hold later this month.