By Niyi Tabiti
The matrimonial union between the Sokunbi and Aboderin families in Lagos will remain a talk of the town for a long time.
Their daughter; Bolanle Sokunbi recently took Olufolahan Aboderin as his dearly beloved husband. It was ceremony pomping with class and glamour. Folahan is the son of millionaire and founder of Punch Newspapers, late Chief Olu
Aboderin and Chief Mrs. Iyabo Martins Kuye (who is now married to Nigeria’s current federal minister of commerce, Chief Jubril Martins Kuye). Gistmaster.com gathered that Bolanle met Folahan for the first time when he was celebrating his 21st birthday.
He liked what he saw and he persisted with his proposal to have Bolanle as his girlfriend. Though Bolanle resisted at first because she was in another relationship at the time, she later agreed to date Folahan when she saw that he was very serious. The rest is another history as they both went before the altar to say ‘Yes I do’.
The exchange of marital vows between Bolanle Sokunbi and Folahan Aboderin took place at Our Saviours Anglican Church, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos. Reception took place at the Harbour Points Centre near Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The wedding attracted the who is who in Nigeria’s social establishment, business and political arena. Bolanle look breathtaking with her ravishing look that stood her out like a million Dollar diamond. Folahan was not looking bad at all. Those in the know gathered that he looked so much like his late dad, the millionaire businessman and socialite who founder Punch Newspapers in 1970s.
Gracing the event are the likes of Hajia Bola Shagaya, the woman many love to refer to as the richest woman in Nigeria,former minister of industries, Chief Mrs. Nike Akande,wife of former Vice President, Mrs. Titi Atiku Abubakar, top Ibadan based socialite, Mrs. Hannah Afolabi,former leader of Grail movement in Nigeria, Senator Victor Oyofo,step father of the groom, Chief Jubril Martins Kuye, Mrs. Maiden Ibru (wife of Chief Alex Ibru, founder of Guardian Newspapers in Nigeria), queen of enjoyment and former senator of the federal republic of Nigeria, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Ogun state gubernatorial candidate of PDP,General Tunji Olurin (retd). Senator Yinka Omilani, former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Chief Joseph Sanusi, Chief Abimbola Ounkelu were also there to give support to the two families.