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All the Photos! Osas Ajibade, Banky W, Ruth Kadiri & More at Lilian Esoro-Franklin’s Star-Studded Surprise Birthday Party



Ubi Franklin is such a sweet husband!

After sending a pre-birthday gift and sharing a sweet message on Instagram yesterday, he threw his wife Lilian a star-studded birthday party last night.

The party was attended by so many stars and socialites including Osas Ajibade, Gbenro Ajibade, AY Makun, Adesua Etomi, Bizzle Oshikoya, Banky W, Ruth Kadiri, Seyilaw, Yomi Casual, Uche Nnaji, Bryan Okwara, Nancy Isime, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Kemi Lala Akindoju, VJ Adams, Iyanya, Alexx Ekubo, Sexy Steel, Noble Igwe and more.

The birthday girl rocked a gorgeous sheer and purple dress and her birthday cake embodied her lovely AMVCA dress.

See all the photos below.

The Surprise

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It’s My Birthday

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The Gorgeous Cakes

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  1. King Bae

    March 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    They look too cute, i feel like i am part of this marriage too, everything that happens, i see and know via social media LOL. Happy Birthday and Congratulations to her….

    • jade

      March 10, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Lilian is a gorgeous lady, now this is a true definition of pregnancy glow. Ubi, keep making that money to keep it up. The lady wearing purple top with the Ajibades is very pretty. I see you Osas, looking beautiful.
      The amount of money nigerians spend on weaves, wigs is enough to feed the whole Africa.

    • Cabrini

      March 10, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      ……and I wonder how Toke missed this gbedu because like oxygen, she seems to be everywhere!

  2. Anon

    March 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Happy Birthday to Lillian, Adesua is pretty.

  3. Jenny

    March 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    The way Ubi celebrates his wife trips me so much…I hope he never stops. Knowing we are humans and the rainy days may come, please keep it quiet (God forbid it comes)…..The way I feel about this couple, if I ever hear any scary news, it will break my heart….God forbid any bad thing.
    Happy birthday and may the joy in this marriage never cease.

    • utchy

      March 10, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      on the contrary i think everyday we have with the people we love is an opportunity to show them how much we love them and possibly declare it to everyone that cares to listen because when you wake up one day and they are gone, it will hurt more if you never told or showed them how much you love them…think about it…everyday with them is a gift-use it wisely.

    • Moi

      May 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Jenny I say Amen to your prayer for Ubi Frank and his lovely wife. I love them so much. I know how I feel about my wife even after 18 years of marriage.

  4. ella rae

    March 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    the same faces everyday and everywhere, every damn time…. #yawwwwwwwn…you people don’t do any other thing with your lives besides dressing up and taking pictures? Dear Lilian and Ubi, stay away from the public eye mbok

    • oppy

      March 10, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      So are you saying that he should not celebrate his wife again? Biko park well

    • tish

      March 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      The same type of comments, every post and every celeb, every single time. #yawwwwn you people don’t do any other thing but find the negative in anything positive. Dear ella rae, look for what makes you happy and leave others to enjoy themselves mbok!

    • nawa

      March 10, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Chai!!!!!!!!! Jealousy

  5. bijouxthisbijouthat

    March 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Lilian is a beautiful pregnant someborri……Dont like the shirt Gbenro is wearing … Looks juvenile

  6. Anon

    March 10, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Notice how we cant see her age anywhere, maybe because she cant afford to lie like her husband. Happy birthday to her 😡

    • Self-Sufficient

      March 11, 2016 at 12:09 am

      LOL!!! Happy Birthday to her but I still ain’t tapping into any of this. Cheers.

  7. Bey

    March 10, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Awwww this needs to be a yearly thing o, since ubi has started it.
    BTW she and the girl with the grey wig and in d leopard print look so similar. Both beautiful.
    I am yet to get thrown a surprise party by someone ooooo.

    • Beeeee

      March 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      I think that’s her sister

  8. Observer

    March 10, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Ubi and Lillian’s love is beautiful. ..ona different note can someone slap some sense into Nobel, that facial expression irks me.

  9. blueivy

    March 10, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    oooooooooo! social media marriage. na una sabi.

    • oppy

      March 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      What are you doing on social media too? Bad bella oshi

  10. Suwa

    March 10, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    So Lovely, happy birthday Lillian Esoro

  11. Duchess Maria

    March 10, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Lilian is absolutely glowing. Such a beautiful woman.

    Adesua Etomi is one of my woman crushes. So cute!

  12. OmaOma

    March 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    @Bey, that’s her older sister. ….Beautiful women?

  13. SmashingM

    March 10, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Is that her sis (white haired lady), if yes then truly, beauty runs in their family. Very beautiful people. Thank God say na my brother (Calabar tinz) marry am.

    • pointofcorrection

      March 10, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Ubi is not calabar, he’s from Ugep. they wore the wrong trad outfit for their wedding.

    • fleur

      March 11, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Interesting. What is the difference between Ugep and Calabar?

  14. bn lover

    March 10, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Habba na! Iyanya na wa for u with suit abi na coat for surprise party ohhhh. Wetin happen to shirt or even polo? Btw,this lilian is too cute. Bless ur home dear

  15. Mr. Egghead

    March 10, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Noble Igwe needs to stop smiling like someone who has just suffered a stroke!

  16. keke driver

    March 10, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Biko, where do you find Men like this ehn?

    • Cabrini

      March 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      My dear o, biko help me ask and let me know when you get the location. Choi!

  17. mc

    March 10, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Lilian nwa, e mara mma n’ese okwu. Chai. Too beautiful. Look at her bump ? too yum. God bless you nne. Happy birthday.

  18. Emerald

    March 10, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Can’t take my eyes off Lilian, cute babe, many more celebrations awaits you darl.

  19. lily

    March 10, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Honestly I didn’t know someone could look this beautiful while pregnant. She and the white wig lady should be sisters.

  20. BeeBee

    March 10, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    The pic with Lilian and her sis soooooo beautiful and the one she was hugging Ubi lovely!!!!

  21. AA

    March 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Lilian is such a beauty…congrats!! Hbd, more grace!

  22. Anon

    March 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Congrats to her and she’s glowing.

    No Freda?

    • jide

      March 11, 2016 at 8:37 am


  23. Tokm

    March 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I wonder what happened between Linda and Lilian sha, marriage brought in new friends. They were like the best duo on insta, well anything can happen

    • Omonigo

      March 11, 2016 at 6:06 am

      Don’t mind the pictures my dear they all can’t stand themselves only time will tell. Where’s annie Idibia? Freida Francis? mabel I can see You smiling because bros as bought you new cloths shoes and bags laugh out loud!!! No be clear eye she take move back when she realized the kind suffer she for suffer, well done my egbon AY…..

  24. vee

    March 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Love lik no other

  25. Wunmi

    March 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Adesua etomi, why so fine?????????

  26. Adaobi

    March 10, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Akin Olaoye I can see you. The Franklin’s too much social media.

    • Anon

      March 10, 2016 at 11:48 pm

      Like its getting too much with the social media marriage…love them and all but they need to relax small with the over exposure tho

  27. Chuks

    March 10, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    This guy was beating some other girl no too long ago and now they are “couple goals”, anyway happy birthday to Lillian.

    • Chuks

      March 11, 2016 at 12:10 am


    • jide

      March 11, 2016 at 8:41 am

      It’s gats to be the same Ubi methinks.

  28. Ramona

    March 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Osas looks soo fresh in the face. Even without makeup

  29. Funky

    March 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    The lady with the grey weave looks a lot like sheyi shay.

  30. o

    March 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    For a second i tot Lilian was a twin…. pretty preggo…

  31. warissdis

    March 10, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I’m just an observer…….. H40thBD Lilian and I wish you a very safe delivery by God’s Grace,
    Mabel our wife please stop cheating I beg you..
    AY my very personal person please stop cheating on your wife too…
    how come I didn’t see mummy Freida?
    Why did Julie pinick looks so aged and harassed?
    Please Julie don’t ever atempt that kind of hair style again understood?
    Iyanya my personal person please don’t rush and Mary the most past around woman for simple reasons Dat your friends are all settling down…
    Aka; Olivia pope madam fix Every man’s bed

    • hmmmm

      March 11, 2016 at 12:35 am

      warrisdis chai your heart is so bitter…who told you she is 40years old..DONT TALK BAD ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE JUST TO FEEL GOOD WITH YOURSELF IT’S BAD…

  32. Adaora

    March 11, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Is that Julie Pinick in blue? She truly looks aged in the picture but she’s prettier than dis. My friend before before during modeling days, always ready to groove but too like men…….. She’s probably changed now….. Madam Lilian but why would you post your album on social media? At your age and state you supposed keep it very private protectyourhappiness like you always preach. I wish you safe delivery

  33. Joke

    March 11, 2016 at 8:15 am

    This guy is too intense oh… It’s only time that will tell about this marriage…

  34. Ch

    March 11, 2016 at 8:24 am

  35. julie

    March 11, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Lovely people all the best lily

  36. julie

    March 11, 2016 at 8:31 am

    As for dose asking why Linda is not present who cares if she is dere or not so far my Lily is having a good time the rest can go to hell

    • jhennique

      March 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

      But did you know if she was invited???? you too talk!

  37. Mimi

    March 11, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Yomi you really have to start working on that your colour fa…gosh you’re so black! A little cleaning will do biko. Happy Birthday Lili alias nurse Abby. You’ll be above only love.

    • hmm

      March 11, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      “you are so black. A little cleaning will do” — i don’t even know where to start my reply from, biko try and get some help Mimi before this kind of mentality and poor self esteem finishes you.

    • Mimi

      March 14, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Olodo park well biko…abi na Yomi sef?

  38. jhennique

    March 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Time tell all. Happy birthday Lily

  39. Radiant

    March 11, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Happy birthday to the lovely lady Lilian. I wish you an amazing year and many blessed returns.

  40. Meakii

    March 11, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    i love love Lilian! I wish her nothing but happiness in marriage and all sphere s of Life. God will preserve your marriage, your health and your wealth. Those waiting to hear bad news concerning you and yours will wait forever because GOD goodness and mercy will follow Lilian Forver. Lilian invest more, give more to God and those you r better than and I can assure that your cup will continue to overflow and you will keep celebrating. Also encourage your husband to the same!, Laughter, Celebration and fullness of Joy will continue to rest in your home forever in Jesus Name. amen

  41. maymay

    March 13, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    @pointofcorrection..ur comment is pointless..marriage dat occurred since last yr..ugep, ogoja, akampka, iyana, awi n so on..u all claim u r from Calabar once u r from cross River.e dey pain u

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