By Bisade Ojoye
All roads led to the country home of Ogunbiyis, Ipara-Remo in Ogun State as the Matriarch, Mr. Afolasade Ogunbiyi, the Iyalode of Remolang clocked 75 on June 6, 2021.
In his traditional style, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi who is the Pro Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and Chief Executive of Tanus Communication, Lagos, celebrated modestly with His Royal Majesty, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remo kingdom leading the retinue of Royal fathers and eminent personalities who graced the occasion.
As low keyed as the Birthday arrangements were, the audience couldn’t help rocking to the music of Elder Jimi Solanke who swerved from Highlife genre to slow and sentimental songs – the oldies.
Solanke’s flawless maneuverability, soothing rendition rekindled the spirit of the years of yore; years when the Papas were boys and Mama were girls, and as it were, the ‘owner of the day’ – the celebrant, Mrs. Ogunbiyi stepped on the dance field, displayed some “easy-does-it” kind of dance steps. Iyalode rocked.