Ita Giwa’s Love For Abba Folawiyo


With fashion icon, Abba Folawiyo and Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, there can’t be any better definition of true friendship. They are like two bodies in one soul; and they, no doubt, understand the spirit and letter of friendship. Their friendship, to those who have been following their stories, has stood the test of time. And you won’t be exaggerating, if you describe it as friends made in heaven.

In some sense, they have a unique way of appreciating each other. As proof of their abiding love, trust and understanding, Ita-Giwa recently celebrated Folawiyo when she turned 75.

Spyglass gathered that the former Special Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo hosted friends to dinner in honour of the birthday ‘girl’ at the prestigious Sky Restaurant, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was attended by dignitaries, including members of diplomatic corps, top government functionaries, business tycoons and socialites.

Beyond the fanfare, Ita-giwa, it was gathered, also serenaded the guests with the tale of her long-standing relationship with Folawiyo, who was full of smiles and appreciation for the gesture.

Folawiyo, famously called Sisi Abba, is a showstopper any time, any day. If you are not drawn to her commanding dress sense, you will be stopped in your track owing to her graceful steps.

On her part, Senator Ita Giwa , a politician and philanthropist, is widely acknowledged to have positively impacted her society. She is recognised as one of the most famous women in the Nigerian social and political circles. She has remained relevant even after many years of leaving government.