Love Finally! Yeni Kuti Says ‘Yes’ to Theo Lawson at 55


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Joy gushed into the world of Yeni Kuti on the day she clocked 55. As the twin-tits of bliss stream jets of milk into an infant’s mouth, Theo Lawson, her partner of five years, spilled ecstasy and joy into her heart by proposing marriage to her on her 55th birthday. Thus the daughter of late Afro-beat legend, Fela Kuti, is finally out of the singles club. Yeni recently got engaged to her partner of five years, Theo Lawson, at a surprise birthday party held in Lagos.

The party which held on May 24, was organised by the duo of Mallam Abdul and Akin Adeoya, the president of Prince of Anthony Hotels, where the event was held. At the event were Dr. Dotun Ransome-Kuti, Seun Kuti, Kunle Kuti and Femi Kuti, who gave an unexpected musical performance. Yeni Kuti had been married before to the late Femi Segun, who died from a power bike accident on March 21, 2014. They had a daughter named Rolari during their marriage who got married to her beau on June 27, 2015 at the African Shrine in Lagos.

It is dainty to be sick if you have leisure and convenience for it. But when you are forced to live between despair and the plague without hope of some immediate succour, then there is cause for worry. Therefore, you could be excused for fretting over Sola Adeoti’s low profile lifestyle. Her life, among other things, illustrates a vivid account of these inescapable struggles. But despite her travails, Sola has emerged wiser and stronger, like a piece of gold whose value and quality increases by every second it spends in the intensity of a hot forge. On various occasions, the world of the former Managing Director of City Express Bank has been rocked by one catastrophe or the other, and on every occasion, she emerged stronger and wiser.

Not one to dwell on any insalubrious experience, the ordained pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has had to do battle with the much-dreaded cancer disease, twice. The first time was when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and on the second occasion it was her son, Solomon, who was diagnosed with cancer of the brain that could terminate a life.

With unprecedented faith and towering resilience, Adeoti survived the deadly disease on both occasions. She would later arrive in the waiting hands of EFCC for interrogation over her alleged involvement in financial malpractices at City Express Bank, then chaired by her father, Samuel Adedoyin. But Adeoti remains strong and imbued with wisdom to deal with all that. She has dedicated her life to helping cancer patients fight the dreaded disease through her organisation, the Mariasam Foundation.

The Elegushi royal family feels the death of the two young ladies that died on their beach like stab wounds from the grim reaper’s knife even as you read. Lagos feels the wound and Ikateland sighs all through her nooks in fits of woe that all is lost.

Thus weeks after death prowled the bight of their scenic beach, and claimed the lives of two postgraduate students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Adesola Ogunmefun and Funmilayo Odusina, the family craves the cooperation and understanding of the deceased’s families in navigating the dark aftermath of their demise. Adesola and Funmilayo drowned on the beach on June 5, while celebrating on a picnic with friends.

Speaking to the press at the Elegushi Palace, Lekki, penultimate Saturday, the Asiwaju of Ikateland, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, who stood in as representative of the royal family said the closure of the beach was to make sure that operations are improved, while noting that an insurance system that would cover accidents was instituted. Dispelling rumours of the family’s complicity in the ladies’ death, the royal family said: “Contrary to the rumour spreading around town that the ladies died in the sea, the ladies actually died on their way to the hospital after being rescued by two of our numerous life savers who are constantly on patrol at the beach with horses before they died on their way to the hospital. The red flag was up at the beach to symbolise the harshness of the weather in order to keep people away from swimming on the tide but their death was already predestined by God.”