On Saturday 17th October 2009, Former Miss Nigeria – Helen Prest-Ajayi celebrated her 50th birthday by hosting a grand party at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos. Wife, mother, lawyer, author, entrepreneur and beauty queen – those are some of the titles associated with Helen so it was no surprise that the event was graced by a diverse range of guests. From corporate titans like Aliko Dangote to fellow beauty queen Nike Oshinowo-Soleye to Nollywood star Rita Dominic. It was a festive and glam night! We have to say you look fab at 50! Helen was surrounded by lots of friends on her special day but we all know that family comes first. Her husband, Dr Ajayi as well as her children, mother and siblings were there to celebrate her big day. Photos below.
Celebs were not left out of the festivities. Talk Show Hosts Funmi Iyanda and Mo Abudu both attended looking fab in black, Designers – Remi Lagos, Frank Osodi and Ade Bakare also attended, actresses Rita Dominic and Kate Henshaw-Nuttall were there well. Crooner Wande Coal performed and AY the comedian MCd.
Several business titans and accomplished individuals in the medical field (the celebrants husband is a doctor) also graced the event including Aliko Dangote of Dangote, Stella Okoli of Emzor, Dr. Sunny Kuku and many others.
The Lagos social establishment were there to celebrate this milestone with Helen. Nike Osinowo-Soleye was there – making her first public appearance in a while, Nkiru Anumudu, Deola Bali, Vivian Chiologi, Dr. Doyin Abiola, Abah Folawiyo were also at the event to celebrate with their friend.
The fashion stakes were raised high at the event. Female guests looked elegant in their cocktail and evening dresses while the men looked good in their suits. ThisDay Style Editor – Ruth Osime rocked a runway inspired look in her gold dress with flower applique and lace trimmings from Lanre DaSilva Ajayi’s Golden Girl collection. Hauwa Mukan rocked an Ituen Basi dress from the very popular Ankara and Beads collection while Nkiru Anumudu made a style statement in the Dolce and Gabbana Marilyn Puff Sleeve Mikado dress from their Fall/Winter 2009 collection. Her black headband, statement necklace, gold cuff and snakeskin Lulu Guinness ‘lips’quilted clutch seal the bold look.
Great party! Happy Birthday Helen.