It was a beautiful gathering put together to celebrate and honour Papa Dickson Adekunle Awode as he turned 80. The celebrant, no doubt, was full of joy and in high spirit as family, friends and acquaintances all dropped one thing or the other to rejoice with him. The classy, well-attended and star studded soiree couldn’t have been more befitting as nothing was in short supply yesterday Sunday 3rd of December, 2017 at The Grandeur Place, Billingsway, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.
In appreciation of all the good work of Papa, Engineer Dickson Awode, his son, CEO of Chemstar Manufacturing Company, makers of Finecoat and Shield Paints, Apostle Emmanuel Aderemi Awode spared no cost to give his loving and devoted father a birthday to remember.
It’s the wish if every man to live to a ripe old age, for Special Apostle Engineer (Dr.) Dickson Awode, it was indeed a wish come through and a day to remember as he witnessed his children, grand-children and great-grand-children celebrating a life of a patriarch who is blessed and favoured to have accomplished so much.
His son, the amiable Apostle Dr. Adweremi Awode, pulled out all stops and rolled out the drums in appreciating the presence of God in the life of a man who nurtured him to be who he’s today, his loving father.
The advantage if being 80 years old is that one has many people to love. The golden son, Remi Awode is not seeing 80 in his dad but a fine vine or vintage car that has increased in value over the years, Papa has been a treasure in his life and he’s grateful for that.
Young Achievers Awards Honors Kayode Alfred’s Aristocrat Clothings
… As the Most Valuable Outstanding Indigenous Clothier of the Year
Kayode Alfred, a name that has become synonymous with celebrity journalism and style. A few years ago, Alfred was a notable celebrity journalist with a natural flair for capturing the best moments with dynamic words and sentences.
However, it eventually came to light that his unique style was not limited to reporting celebrity stories, but also fashion. Thus was born the title that has been used time and again to describe him: celebrity journalist and style genius. As 2023 reaches its first peak, the genius of Alfred has once again shined out in the recognition of the Young Achievers Nigeria Awards.
The 11th Young Achievers Nigeria Awards just concluded a few days ago. The event took place at the prestigious Ibis Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, and had dignitaries from every notable industry and sector in attendance.
However, the main session of the event included the recognition of Nigeria’s top talents in several reputable industries and institutions. This is where Alfred took the stage by storm.
In the fashion category, Alfred’s Clothings brand, Aristocrat Clothings, was nominated alongside other very popular brands like Mudi Africa, Farrione Creations and Designs, and Booms Clothings.
However, when the award for the Most Valuable Outstanding Indigenous Clothier of the Year was announced, it was Alfred’s Aristocrat Clothings that got to dazzle in the limelight. Alfred was recognized for his genuinely unique designs and tasked with continuing to do his best to make the indigenous fashion industry more popular.
It goes without saying that Alfred earned the award. Since he established Aristocrat Clothings, it has been one award after another. This is primarily because of how much work he puts into it, and how well he is able to integrate his work with marketing. That is true genius for you, something his peers can try for a thousand years and never reach.
Wife Seeks Divorce, Says “My Husband Calls Me A Snake From Marine Kingdom”
A married woman, Patience Ibrahim, on Thursday dragged her husband, Talpha Atega, before a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, for allegedly calling her a ‘snake’.
In her complaint, Patience told the court that Mr. Atega often referred to her as “a snake from the marine kingdom”, aside from failing in the discharge of his responsibilities as a husband.
“My husband refused to take responsibility in the house as a husband and a father; I am the one doing everything, house chores, payment of house rent, feeding, and all others.
“When I talked to him about the matter, he will start insulting me; he said I am ‘a snake from the marine kingdom’”.
”I want a divorce; I cannot continue to live with someone who has this kind of notion about me,” she fumed.
She also begged the court not to grant custody of the only child of the marriage to her husband, on moral grounds.
She expressed fears that the child might pick certain unwholesome behaviors from him.
However, in his defense, the respondent, Mr. Atega, denied all the allegations and begged the court not to grant his wife’s request for divorce.
The Judge, Mr. Labaran Gusau, has adjourned the matter until March 30, for judgment
GTCO 2022: Africa’s Biggest Food And Drink Festival Is Back!
… 2022 GTCO FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL
Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO Plc), is set to continue its long-running showpiece event– The Food and Drink Festival. For the 5th Edition, this headlining event will hold from Saturday, April 30 to Monday, May 02, 2022, at the GTCentre, Plot 1 Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos.
The GTCO Food and drink festival brings together the biggest chefs and food lovers from ALL OVER the world in a celebration of all things delicious with family and friends. Over the years, the Food and Drink Festival has hosted millions of people and featured enlightening and engaging masterclasses by world-renowned chefs and food business experts. This year, the free-to-attend three-day festival will feature cooking masterclasses of cuisines chosen from all around the world and over 140 free retail stalls showcasing everything from the best of Nigeria’s street food to bite-sized gourmet treats and fresh farm produce from the farmers’ market. The well-fitted play area is designed to add another layer of excitement for children and keep them meaningfully engaged.
Commenting on the 2022 GTCO Food and Drink Festival, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Segun Agbaje, said; “Africa’s history and rich cultural heritage are beautifully reflected in its cuisines. The primary objective of the GTCO Food and Drink Festival is to showcase our diversity and industry as a people whilst delivering a sumptuous culinary experience to food enthusiasts across the continent. As our contribution to the development of local SMEs, we want to see our retail customers who also own small businesses thrive by giving them more opportunities to connect with consumers from around the world.”
He further added: “At GTCO Plc, we are committed to offering our customers and communities great experiences with every interaction and will continue to promote viable enterprises, particularly in the food and fashion industries, given the massive capabilities and countless multiplier effects inherent in these critical industry segments.”
Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc is a leading financial services company providing banking and non-banking services including Payments, Wealth Management, and Pension Fund Management, with a presence across eleven countries spanning West and East Africa as well as the United Kingdom. The Group operates a diversified, Proudly African franchise and is renowned for its innovative approach to customer service and stakeholder engagement which has endeared the brand to millions of people across Africa and beyond. Over the years, many customers have benefited from its unique loan products including the Food Industry Credit and Fashion Industry Credit designed specifically for businesses in the food and fashion industry.
The 2022 GTCO Food and Drink Festival promises to be an experience of a lifetime. If you have been keen to try all the local street food and would like to go on exhilarating culture-filled culinary adventures, this is your chance!
For more information on this event please visit, www.foodanddrink.gtcoplc.com.
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