•Ex-beauty queen and socialite physician get intimate at public event
Tangled webs of a shared bond subtly entranced their minds. Silvery strands of passion quietly entangled their hearts, like searing flames of lust enticing estranged lovers for the umpteenth time. And by the time Nike Osinowo and Dr. Tunde Soleye were done mingling with each other, high society gossip projected the possibility of their reunion as lovers. The ex-beauty queen and Lagos medical doctor respectively, reunited recently at a fundraiser for Endometriosis. The event which held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, offered a rare opportunity for Osinowo and Soleye to bond since their separation in 2012.
The couple bonded openly with each other at the event where Osinowo spoke on how she had lived with the disease since the age of 13. Dr. Soleye on his part, revealed how he managed Osinowo’s health problems while they were together. He said he was used to the sight and smell of blood and that many times, while they were at functions, an elegantly dressed Osinowo would get up and ask him to check the back of her dress to see if there was a blood stain. Many people at the event wondered if the estranged lovebirds were at the verge of reuniting given the affectionate way in which they related with each other. Will the duo get back together? Or did they simply put up a show for the public? Time will tell.
THREE YEARS AFTER, FUNKE AGAGU LEARNING TO SMILE AGAIN
The misfortune that befell the former First Lady of Ondo State, Olufunke Agagu, is the type that assumes folkloric proportions eons after. Her husband, the brilliant geologist, former deputy governor, former minister of Aviation, and later, Power and Steel, and ex-governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, died after a brief illness in September 2013. But that is not the real tragedy. On October 3rd, the Associated Aviation Flight 361 conveying his corpse to Akure, the Ondo State capital, for state burial with 13 passengers and 7 crew members, crashed on take-off from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, killing among other passengers Ebony Caskets boss Tunji Okunsanya and his son as well as Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Deji Falae.
Three years after, everybody is bracing up to the reality of the tragedy, whatever seemed like a scene from a movie then must now have dawned on everyone involved. For Olufunke too, life must go on. The bespectacled, soft-spoken woman is gradually learning to smile again. And she has so much to smile for indeed. Her son, Feyi, who was aboard the ill-fated plane, not only survived the crash, he is now nearing full recovery. So is her son-in-law who also survived the crash. So, there’s so much for the Agagu matriarch to live for. Not surprisingly, at Gbenga Daniel’s 60th birthday recently, Funke was telling everyone now that for the rest of her life, she would serve the Lord Almighty.
THE AGELESS WISDOM OF CHIEF FAJEMIROKUN
•AS AGE CREEPS IN, MAGNATE PUTS DAUGHTER IN CHARGE OF BUSINESS EMPIRE
Since he fell a thousand depths into her arms and fell out of love again with Priscilla Soyemi, Chief Dele Fajemirokun, Chairman of Chicken Republic and Xerox Company, has rediscovered joy and contentment in family. Like a forlorn knight craving filial warmth and eager for love to move beyond her throne and encroach on his bed, Fajemirokun has reestablished a bond with his beautiful daughter, Bisola. The Xerox boss enjoyed a rare opportunity to achieve his dream as he celebrated his birthday recently. Chief Fajemirokun used to be married to Priscilla Soyemi, the mother of his daughter, Bisola Fajemirokun-Folawiyo but when love turned awry and wedlock became intolerable by both parties, the Xerox boss left his estranged wife and she took custody of their baby girl, Bisola.
According to an insider, Pricilla single-handedly raised the child. Now Bisola who is properly groomed by her mother is married to one of Folawiyo’s sons and like it is always the case with the female child, regardless of all acerbic information the mother fed her with about her father, Bisola was led by filial love to reunite with her loving and doting father. As you read, Bisola is now a director in her father’s company, Xerox. Chief Fajemirokun is a veteran socialite and loves expensive cars. He clocked 66 last week. And he has cause to be thankful to God on clocking the wisdom years, hence his unparalleled joy. But contrary to expectations that he would celebrate with pomp and ceremony, Fajemirokun opted for a low-key celebration.