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Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, Oba Saheed Elegushi, wife and a guest
Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, Oba Saheed Elegushi, wife and a guest
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Family, Friends Honour Molade Okoya-Thomas At His Remembrance       

Funsho Akinwale

The late billionaire industrialist, Chief Molade Okoya, on Wednesday, was celebrated with a 5th-year memorial thanksgiving.

Former Ogun Speaker, Titi Oseni, and Jumoke Okoya-Thomas
Former Ogun Speaker, Titi Oseni, and Jumoke Okoya-Thomas

The late socialite and philanthropist par excellence was given a historic remembrance by children, grandchildren, close associates and friends of the family.

The memorial proceedings commenced with a thanksgiving, which held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, with Rev. Fr Marcellinus Teko setting the pace with a soulful opening prayer after which BJ Sax took the congregation through a glorious praise and worship session.

Prince Ojora, wife, Erelu Ojuolape, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas and a guest
Prince Ojora, wife, Erelu Ojuolape, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas and a guest

Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Pastor Kemi Onalaja, Rev. Samson Adedokun and Rev. Austin Onamia, were also among the ministers present at the event.

Daisy Danjuma at the event
Daisy Danjuma at the event

One of the prominent children, Chief Mrs Molade Okoya-Thomas, appreciated the invited guests and eulogized her father for his exemplary life.

Deji Okoya-Thomas gave the vote of thanks before guests were treated to a grand reception at the same venue.

Celebrities who attended the event included First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun; Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly; Hon. Eshinloku Sanni; Ambassador of France to Nigeria and ECOWAS; former Ambassador of France to Korea and Croatia, Mr Jérôme Pasquier; Otunba Adekunle Ojora and wife, Erelu Ojuolape Ojora; Chief and Mrs Samuel Adedoyin, Alhaja Kuburat Okoya, Alhaji and Alhaja Tajudeen Okoya, Mr and Mrs Segun Awolowo, Hajia Abbah Folawiyo, and Senator Daisy Danjuma,

Abimbola Fashola at the event
Abimbola Fashola at the event

Others were Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Alhaji Tunde Balogun; Senator Ita Giwa, Alhaja Fatima Bintu Tinubu, His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III) and his wife, Sekinat Elegushi; Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa; Lagos State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri Okunola; Prince Bisi Olatilo, Hon. Lanre Tejuoso, Dame Abimbola Fasola, Pastor and Mrs Dotun Ojelabi and Mrs Sean Anthony.

Photo Credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme.