The Aunthetic Omo Baba Olowo and Society Patriarch, Rasaq Ogbara Hosts Classy Wedding For Daughter, Modunni

imageThis Last weekend, society patriarch of the Nigerian social establishment, Prince Rasaq Osuolale Ogbara and his wife, Funmilayo Ogbara hosted a classy wedding for their daughter in Lagos.

The wedding ceremony was between Modunni Apinke and Melvin Ikechukwu, the of Chief Okwuchukwu and Lolo Mary Anochiam. The engagement and Nikkai took place on Sunday, 8th November, 2015. This was then followed by a grand reception at the upscale event venue, The Havilah Event Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island. The guests were entertained by Faith Band.

Prince Rasaq Ogbara, 2nd from the right, poses with sim bling during Folorunso Alakija's 60th birthday in 2011.
Prince Rasaq Ogbara, 2nd from the right, poses with sim bling during Folorunso Alakija’s 60th birthday in 2011.

The bride, Modunni is an architect, while her husband is an engineer. What makes the union between Modunni and Melvin so unique was that, it was not just the coming together of two young people in love, it was also the marriage of two major tribes in Nigeria- Yoruba and Ibo.

The wedding, which was perfectly coordinated by the elder sister of the bride, Omowunmi Ogbara, had all shades of pink as its color of the day. It was graced by most of the personalities who dominate and dictate the Lagos social establishment.

The bride and her sister, Mowunmi Ogbara
The bride and her sister, Mowunmi Ogbara

The bride’s father, Prince Rasaq Ogbara is the elder brother of Mrs. Folorunso Afsat Alakija, the richest woman in Africa. In his hay days, he was a gregarious man, and was fondly called Omo Baba Olowo within the society. The King of world beat, Sunny Ade even waxed a track in the 80’s, to celebrate him with this appellation.

Prince Rasaq is the first son of Chief Lamidi Ogbara, the legendary businessman and billionaire from Ikorodu town, Lagos. He has been holding the fort for the Ogbara family, by serving as its patriarch, after his father’s death in January 2009.

The ELITES gathered that the bride’s aunt, Folorunso Alakija was unavoidably absent because she had to travel abroad to attend to a pressing issue. However, her other siblings like Mrs Wonu Gbajumo, Akeem Ogbara, Kazeem Ogbara, Gori Ogbara, and many others were on ground to give their beloved brother and his wife the needed support.

The bride’s mother, Funmilayo Ogbara is from the highly prominent Fagbayi family of Lagos. She is the younger sister of Alhaja Bolajoko Mulikat Folawiyo, the prominent society matriarch and wife of the late Chief Wahab Iyanda Folawiyo, the billionaire businessman and Baba Adinni of Nigeria. Her younger sister is Toyin Fagbayi, the Abuja-based, highly influential female politician.

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