By Glam & Essence
The children of Oba Gbadebo Adedotun, the Alake of Egba Land, Babatunde Gbadebo, namely Dr. Dolapo Gbadebo, Niyi Gbadebo and Nekan Gbadebo, on Saturday 14 October organized a befitting party for their father at the Convention Centre at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos.
The event was attended by several other royals, dignitaries and well-wishers of their family from across the nation and beyond,who paid tribute to the monarch for his legacy.
Notable among those who paid him tributes and gave speeches to praise the monarch are the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu, business tycoons such as Aliko Dangote, Wale Tinubu, Didi Ndioumu, Barry Ndiomu, Adesegun Oniru, Remi Adetayo, Toye Okanlawon, Akin Odunsi, Danny Kioupouroglou, and many others. The birthday event featured a blend of traditional and contemporary elements, reflecting Oba Gbadebo Adedotun’s commitment to preserving cultural heritage while embracing modernity.
This was seen in the array of performances by Ara the drummer, Remmy Chanter and ICE, all of who thrilled guests at the event.
One of the monarch’s four sons, Prince Tunde Gbadebo, spoke on behalf of the family, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of love and support. He thanked his father for instilling in him and his brothers the values of loyalty, family, integrity, and hard work, saying, He has been a source of inspiration to us all.
The 80th birthday celebration of Oba Gbadebo Adedotun at Eko Hotels served as a reminder of the enduring importance of culture and traditional institutions. It was an occasion that not only honored him as a distinguished monarch but also united people from diverse backgrounds in celebration of their shared heritagen Oba Gbadebo Adedotun, who ascended the throne as the 10th Alake of Egba Land in 2005, has been a symbol of unity, tradition, and progress in the region. His 80th birthday celebration was a testament to his long and impactful reign.
Source: Bella Naija