About two weeks from now, Senator Daisy Danjuma would clock 65. As the only pebble on the beach of a primus inter pares among Nigeria’s billionaires, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd), the ravishingly beautiful ‘birthday girl’ would have her pick of any choice location in the world to ferry her guests and throw a party befitting her status. If she chose to celebrate it in Nigeria, venue would be Eko Hotel or Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, which they own. Either way, prospective guests and regular fixtures on high society scenes are already looking forward to a marvellous time. A destination birthday celebration would come as no surprise to mere mortals.
After all, when her son, Yuki Ehime Omenai, from her first marriage, got married in May 2014, it was to the idyllic city of Marbella, Spain, where they have a stately home that they took about 300 guests. Forever fresh as a daisy, the elegantly tall former senator is the one who adds plenty sheen to the septuagenarian general’s glowing and glorious being. And no amount of money from his vast, reportedly limitless, wealth would be too much to spend for his beloved wife’s birthday.
Indeed, it promises to be a celebration of love and enduring partnership. From Warri, Delta State, Senator Daisy, a law graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, with over 35 years post-call experience, is currently the executive vice chairman of the family-owned South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), an indigenous oil and gas exploration and production company, focused on creating value in the pursuit of rewarding exploration, development and production opportunities in Africa.