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Sam Adeyemi, Oby Ezekwesili, Abike Dabiri, Others Celebrate Chude Jideonwo At 30!

Adebola Williams, Chude Jideonwo, Oby Ezekwesili and Hon. Abike Dabiri

Adebola Williams, Chude Jideonwo, Oby Ezekwesili and Hon. Abike Dabiri

Media entrepreneur and Managing Partner of Red Media Africa, Chude Jideonwo celebrated his 30th birthday on Monday 16 March, 2015 with a thanksgiving service. The event held at Terra Kulture in Lagos, Nigeria.

Family, friends and colleagues who gathered at the ceremony to celebrate with him were; Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, Pastor Wale Adenuga, Hon. Abike Dabiri, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, represented by his son Jimi Odukoya, Osayi Alile, Pastor Ngozi Jideonwo (Chude’s mother) Mo Abudu, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Mfon Ekpo, Adebola Williams, Tolu Ogunlesi, Noble Igwe, Toolz, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Mai Atafo, Makida Moka, Latasha Ngwube, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, Seun Onigbinde, Bolanle Austen Peters, Eben, TosinMartins, Tosin Ajibade, Somkele Iyamah, Pastor Godman Akinlabi, NkiruOlumide Ojo, Ayo Sogunro, Akintunde Oyebode, Denola Grey, Zina Anumudu, Isoken Ogiemwonyi, Mosunmola Umoru, Jideonwo’s uncle and aunt, Henrietta Olih and Medua Jideonwo, and a host of others.

The celebrant acknowledged the impact of his children’s choir teacher when he was 6, Aunty Aisha before bringing her on stage: “Aunty Aisha played an important role in my life in validating me at a time when I was trying to build confidence: she made my life colourful and beautiful, she taught me to believe in myself and that there is nothing I can’t achieve and that’s why I had to bring her in from London today.”

Chude Jideonwo3

Chude Jideonwo

Pastor Sam Adeyemi, who is one of the celebrant’s mentor said “With everything I have witnessed here today, it is clear that God’s calling is upon Chude’s life because God calls people to function in different offices’.

Former World Bank VP Obiageli Ezekwesili also spoke. “I am so delighted to celebrate Chude, ‘I refer to Chude as one of the children I carried in the womb of my heart,” she said, at what became a very emotional evening. “As we can see, from the words of my sister (Chude’s mother), parenting is the foundation of greatness, Chude’s life is defined by what his parents did, which does not happen accidentally.”

Chude also invited the founder of the Hearts of Gold Hospice, Laja Adedoyin, which is his adopted charity he had not spoken about until now. “We began to get this donation from his account, but I kept looking for who it was,” Adedoyin, who takes care of children with terminal illnesses, said. “Until one day I found him, and we are very grateful to him. We are grateful to those like Governor Fashola, who I call the father of my kids – for taking us from a 2-bedroom bungalow to a massive building in Onilegogoro.”

Chude also pleaded with the audience to donate on a sustained basis to the charity, to enable it’s crucial work.

Pastor Wale Adenuga and Nathaniel Bassey performed singing worship songs while Eben closed the thanksgiving ceremony with more praise.

Denola Grey

Denola Grey

Cutting of the Cake! #ChudeAt30

Cutting of the Cake! #ChudeAt30

Cuteness Alert! Chude Jideonwo and Mum

Cuteness Alert! Chude Jideonwo and Mum

Chude's mum, Mrs Ngozi Jideonwo on stage

Chude’s mum, Mrs Ngozi Jideonwo on stage

Cross section of guests at #ChudeAt30

Cross section of guests at #ChudeAt30

Tolu Ogunlesi

Tolu Ogunlesi

View of guest at #ChudeAt30

View of guest at #ChudeAt30

Chude Jideonwo embraces his mum

Chude Jideonwo embraces his mum

The celebrant, Chude Jideonwo

The celebrant, Chude Jideonwo

Pastor Sam Adeyemi

Past Sam Adeyemi

Olorisupergal

Olorisupergal

Pastor Ngozi Jideonwo, Celebrant , Mrs Oby Ezekwesili

Pastor Ngozi Jideonwo, Celebrant , Mrs Oby Ezekwesili

Pastor Sam Adeyemi prays for Chude Jideonwo

Pastor Sam Adeyemi prays for Chude Jideonwo

Oby Ezekweseli

Oby Ezekweseli

Nkiru Olumide Ojo & Adebola Williams

Nkiru Olumide Ojo & Adebola Williams

Mrs Ngozi Jideonwo honors Aunty Aisha

Mrs Ngozi Jideonwo honors Aunty Aisha

Mfon Ekpo, Chude Jideonwo, Oby Ezekwesili, Abike Dabiri, Pastor Sam Adeyemi #ChudeAt30

Mfon Ekpo, Chude Jideonwo, Oby Ezekwesili, Abike Dabiri, Pastor Sam Adeyemi #ChudeAt30

Mosunmola Umoru

Mosunmola Umoru

Mr Medua Jideonwo and Mrs Chineye praying for the celebrant

Mr Medua Jideonwo and Mrs Chineye praying for the celebrant

Mfon Ekpo, Aunty Chineye, Pastor Ngozi, Chude Jideonwo, Oby Ezekwesili, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Adebola Williams

Mfon Ekpo, Aunty Chineye, Pastor Ngozi, Chude Jideonwo, Oby Ezekwesili, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Adebola Williams

MC cracking the audience up

MC cracking the audience up

Makida Moka and Chude Jideonwo

Makida Moka and Chude Jideonwo

Eben

Eben

Ebuka

Ebuka

Lala Akindoju & Funke Bucknor

Lala Akindoju & Funke Bucknor

Adebola, Mo Abudu and Chude

Adebola, Mo Abudu and Chude

Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams in worship

Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams in worship

Adebola Williams, Chude Jideonwo, Oby Ezekwesili and Hon. Abike Dabiri.JPG2

Adebola Williams, Chude Jideonwo, Oby Ezekwesili and Hon. Abike Dabiri.

 

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