It was another moment of joy, laughter and thanksgiving for Hajia Bola Shagaya, as she marked her 57th birthday.
This woman of substance, however, shocked many, as she held a low-key birthday. Interestingly, for her close family members and friends, it was another special occasion to show love to the very stylish fashionable woman who has been recognised at home and abroad as a successful entrepreneur.
A source close to the Kwara State-born businesswoman revealed that she had vowed not to throw any elaborate birthday until she clocks 60.
While she was growing up, she never allowed her pristine dream to be entombed; she pursued it with infectious gusto. She is a very strong woman who has never been hamstrung by any circumstance around her.
She started her business very early in her life and has sown in sweats, so it is not surprising that she is now reaping in bountiful harvests.
She is usually driven by an abiding quest to change the lives of her compatriots for the better. No one would tar her with the brush of a wheeler-dealer in her day-to-day business activities.