Calabash_Issue 9 Apr. 2014 - Page 71

celebration Happy Birthday, Kikelomo Faola I t is always a joy to mark and celebrate birthdays, this is even more important when celebrating a two score and ten one. It is therefore not surprising that months of meticulous planning to the final detail came to reality for a special and highly respected celebrant. Unlike many celebrations, this birthday celebration moved to a different level and in fact, it is an added privilege when the celebrant has royalty as the father of the day. The celebrant was no other person than Mrs. Kikelomo Faola, who celebrated her 50th birthday in a style, not common in other celebrations. The magnificent and beautifully decorated hall was filled to the brim well before the advertised starting time. Kike as she is fondly called by family and friends, in specially designed attire was surrounded by darling husband, Francis Jimisayo Faola, children and the Faola clan in UK led by Professor Deji Faola who is the clan head. Also in attendance were extended family members from Nigeria who came purposely to celebrate with Kike, church elders, friends and well wishers. issue nine | Calabash Magazine | 69