Connect with us

News

WIN a Father’s Day Brunch for 4 at Southern Sun Ikoyi this Sunday! ENTER NOW on BellaNaija

Published

 on

Southern Sun Ikoyi Exterior Image 1

Father’s day is almost here and to us at BN, Fathers are worth celebrating because superheroes are indeed special!

That’s why this Father’s Day- Sunday, June 19th 2016, we want to know how special your Dad is. Why you ask?

… because Leading International Hotel, Southern Sun Ikoyi in collaboration with BellaNaija is offering one lucky winner the ultimate Father’s Day treat! A Scrumptious Brunch for Four Persons amidst fine wine and a relaxing ambience.

Awesome right! This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate your Dad, spend some quality time with him and say a big Thank You for doing a great job of being your real life superhero.

To win this amazing prize, simply write a short story, describing your sweet and most memorable moment with your Dad/Father Figure, people can also share that special moment a child had with their dad. Entries should be left as a comment on this post with your number included in the website column and they must be received before the end of Friday, June 17th 2016 as winners will be picked and contacted tomorrow Saturday, June 18th 2016.

So let’s hear from you – Describe Your Most Fun and Memorable Moment with your Dad/Father Figure in the comment section.

Please note:

  • You must be willing to share your experience on Instagram as well as on BellaNaija
  • You must be available to have brunch on Father’s Day at the Southern Sun, Ikoyi Lagos as the prize is not transferable
  • The star prize of a scrumptious brunch for four does not include a stay at the Southern Sun Ikoyi.

Update – Saturday 5PM
Thanks for all the entries!
Winner has been chosen.

– Tobs will receive the prize!

24 Comments

  1. Shygirl

    June 17, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Every night before my daddy puts me to bed, he takes me to the window where we count the stars, look out for the moon and the clouds. He then tells me to say a thank you prayer for these beautiful things. Oh how i love my daddy!

  2. Faith

    June 17, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    My most memorable moments with my Dad, (when he was alive), He always takes me and my younger sister out in the evenings after work, twice or once in a week, to visit friends and families. and we don’t go out without wearing matching outfits (me and ma sis), even though we’re step sisters, he loves us equally and calls us chicks. May his soul continue to rest in God’s bossom

  3. Tobs

    June 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    My father is my best friend. He calls me multiple times a day to make sure I’m okay. On every call, he prays for me and tells me he’s happy he’s heard my voice. We live in the same house oh!

    In primary school, he was always the first parent there at closing time, standing behind the barricades to pick us up. Always. When he wasn’t there, we knew something was wrong. He drove us to school and picked us up up till secondary school (even though school was four hours away). He didn’t believe anyone else should do that job for him.

    On Saturdays, he would wake up early and make us sandwiches and milo, with each person’s peculiar specifications, and bring everyone breakfast in bed.

    He’s always there, always giving, always praying. I thank God for him everyday.

    • Mama

      June 18, 2016 at 5:38 am

      Your Dad sounds like a real gem. ※smiles※

  4. O

    June 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Growing up, papsy as I fondly call my dad, barely had my time or even knew my favourite color, he hardly remembers my birthday or my parents teachers Association meeting but when i was very ill like critically ill, he was there for me the most, reading Psalm 23 to preparing ort for me and making sure I ate so I won’t lose weight and be fab as ever.

    I love my papsy forever.

  5. Hakhinkunmi

    June 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    If am going to comeback in the next world i will choose My dad to a Father me again n again, each time am down to any worries he his always there for me, he took me to places like (LUTH,GBOBIL,PRISON YARD, MORTUARY)which if i get there my worries will be zero n i will have so many reasons to be praising God. My dad taught me how to look about life in another Angel. His best quotes are “NO PAIN NO GAIN” “SUFFER NOW SO THAT YOU WON`T SUFFER LATER”

  6. Regina

    June 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    My dad,my superhero! Every Saturday was special because my dad makes sure that we have the best weekends no matter how little we had then. My most memorable moment with my dad was the day I started learning how to swim and I tried to play a fast one on the trainer,he had other children who were also training on that day and he asked me to wait. Out of curiosity,I wanted to try out what I had learnt on my own ( busy body lolzz) and I almost drowned, but my superhero ( my dad) saved my life.

  7. Dami

    June 17, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    My father and I haven’t always been the best of friends because we disagreed on almost everything. He wanted me to wear jeans, but I preferred to wear skirts. He wanted me to study law, but I preferred mass communication. He sighed deeply on this but still took a day off work to drive me to the exam centre where i sat for the entrance exam and waited patiently outside for me the entire day. And when I turned to him on our way home and said “daddy do you think I’ll get in?” He said “yes, of course you will, i know the kind of daughter I have”

    And he was right, i did.

    I honestly don’t think a short story will do justice to the bond between my father and I because there’s no space to write about how he preens when people say I’m so pretty and i look just like him. Or when he reserves a special treat for me and tells everyone, ” don’t touch this thing, it’s for Dami” or when he shows up faster than the speed of light anytime i need him”

    There are tears in my eyes anytime I remember how he hugged me on my convocation day and said “I’m so proud of you”

    I don’t tell you often enough daddy, but i super duper love you and you’re the best.

    BN/Southern Sun, I would really love to win this for my daddy and I because he’s currently trying to cajole me into getting a Masters degree and a Phd while I’m subtly trying to wriggle out of it like a chicken in a tutu. So I honestly think talking about it over a beautiful brunch and wine will help me change his mind and reach a compromise.

    Thank you! ❤️

  8. ybbil

    June 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Mhmmmm, where do I start?
    If my dad sees me writing this piece right now just to win him a treat, he would probably be the most surprised man on earth, because our relationship hasn’t really be the normal Father-Daughter one. What we had was, yeah Daddy, school fees, school book, pocket money, which would not increase till you shout, clothes money, mhmm, you will sing o. He will shout, he didn’t want us to live the ‘boti’ live so he shouts, because he didn’t have it easy growing up actually. So we were just like yeah, be the Daddy and I would be the Daughter, lol. But he is sweet in his own little way, he is funny, and as stingy as he was, I could always get money from him, albeit not all, lol. I was engaged to be married this year and my dad was fully involved, always asking about my ex, what we are up to now and all, he drafted my list for my ex, gave it to him, did small talks with him. Then it happened, we broke up, at that moment, I think my dad was more heartbroken than I. I had never seen him like that before, he was always strong, but he couldn’t accept it like that. He wanted to keep calling and settle issues, but I had to stop him. He became my love doctor, had plenty night talks about what went wrong and at that moment, I realized my dad is actually one of the sweetest man ever, like I could sit down and talk all day about everything. He was offering me lots of ‘breakup food’ so I don’t feel sad, lmao. The fact that I knew I could depend on him actually helped my healing process. He is the first man I ever loved, my superman and I look at him now and I know deep down he desrves everything and more. The way he even supports my blogging business ehn, sharing posts with his friends, so that I can buy him that house in Banana Island, lol. I have never ever said it to him before that I love him, I look forward to doing that. I wonder how he will take it tho, lol.

  9. ybbil

    June 17, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Mhmmmm, where do I start?
    If my dad sees me writing this piece right now just to win him a treat, he would probably be the most surprised man on earth, because our relationship hasn’t really be the normal Father-Daughter one. What we had was, yeah Daddy, school fees, school book, pocket money, which would not increase till you shout, clothes money, mhmm, you will sing o. He will shout, he didn’t want us to live the ‘boti’ live so he shouts, because he didn’t have it easy growing up actually. So we were just like yeah, be the Daddy and I would be the Daughter, lol. But he is sweet in his own little way, he is funny, and as stingy as he was, I could always get money from him, albeit not all, lol. I was engaged to be married this year and my dad was fully involved, always asking about my ex, what we are up to now and all, he drafted my list for my ex, gave it to him, did small talks with him. Then it happened, we broke up, at that moment, I think my dad was more heartbroken than I. I had never seen him like that before, he was always strong, but he couldn’t accept it like that. He wanted to keep calling and settle issues, but I had to stop him. He became my love doctor, had plenty night talks about what went wrong and at that moment, I realized my dad is actually one of the sweetest man ever, like I could sit down and talk all day about everything. He was offering me lots of ‘breakup food’ so I don’t feel sad, lmao. The fact that I knew I could depend on him actually helped my healing process. He is the first man I ever loved, my superman and I look at him now and I know deep down he desrves everything and more. The way he even supports my blogging business ehn, sharing posts with his friends, so That I can buy him that house in Banana Island, lol. I have never ever said it to him before that I love him, I look forward to doing that. I wonder how he will take it tho, lol. 08117631075

  10. Folashade Bunmi

    June 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    my most memorable moments with my dad was making doughnut together with him to sell in school.

  11. Folashade Bunmi

    June 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    My most memorable moment with my dad was making doughnut with my dad to sell in school.

  12. Rachel Ezekiel

    June 17, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    hmmm writing this made me smile that smile that can only come from a special place. One of my memorable time with my late dad was during my birthdays ohhhh i looked forward to it. my dad never forgot, he will call me Ify (thats my native name) happy birthday then give me coca-cola or some fruit and i will run off excited….it wasn’t an elaborate or costly gift but it meant alot to me because it was a gift from daddy on my special day…..

    I miss you dad and more whenever its my birthday….Happy father’s dad where you are….
    Love you Ify…xxx

  13. Mara

    June 17, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Loving all these heartwarming entries. Dads are amazing… I miss mine so much, he was the sweetest, most patient man ever and would do anything to make his children happy. If you’re blessed with a good dad and he’s still around, cherish every moment with him and show him all the love you can muster. Happy Fathers Day in advance to all the awesome dads out there.

  14. Made

    June 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    In my 29 years of existence, I’ve seen my dad cry but he did. He cried for my older sister when she failed her MBBS exam then. I always thought he was hard rock and metal but he is the most sensitive man I know. He taught me chemistry when I found it hard to understand back in school.. He was the one that care for me when I experienced my 1St cramps at age 13 (cos mummy was not around). My siblings and I thoroughly enjoy his pranks like sending you on errands just to hide your food etc..He still gives me money now see cos I’m the last child. He has his faults too bet he knows how to apologize. He’s my daddy…Adebayo.

  15. Roma

    June 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    How i miss my dad, i never really know how much i loved my dad until that faithful Sunday afternoon my older sister called to tell me that he just passed away.
    I was mad, angry and sad at the same time, because we never really had that father and daughter relationship. I didn’t speak with him for like 6years and he just died like that without me saying goodbye or how i have forgiven him for what he did to me. I didn’t even had the chance to ask him for forgiveness too, I was angry and pissed.
    My father had his flaws but he was a good and generous man. i learnt a lot from him, his words of wisdom. The ones i will never forget :
    # Don’t let it happened before you cry out
    #Early to bed, early to wake
    #Always say thank you but never expect it from anyone you help.
    #Never believes in African time
    #Always give to the hungry
    I miss him so much. When i was living with him, he always gave me money back then to buy sanitary pads, while most of my mates were using toilet paper. every Saturday i will prepare beans with fish and slice pumpkin leaves. He used to tell me that i prepare the best beans.
    To all those who still have their fathers around, please spend time with them. Today they are around with you, tomorrow they are gone. They don’t live forever.
    Happy father’s day to my husband and to all the great fathers out there.

  16. Chef K

    June 17, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    My most memorable moment with my dad was a grt day I will never forget in my life was that my dad say still I send you senior ones to high institution nd there don’t attend any of that,Am send you now there to break that chain nd make a break record,my lovely dad a pensioner drink garri for 3 good yrs for me to become somebody in life today,To God be the glory am d only graduate in my family,a family of 11,I give glory nd honour to almighty God nd second to my hero my lovely dad,may you live long nd long for me dad,I celebrate you today becoz you are d best in the world today,love u dad chief Kemmer.

  17. Titi

    June 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    My Dad is such an amazing man. A man who does not hold your faults against you, I remember my short comings academically and how he used to feel so disappointed, when I don’t get good grades, he won’t hold that against me, but take me out, buy me gifts and tell me ‘it’s because he did well in school, he is able to afford the gifts he got for me’. When everyone gave up on me, he paid for my professional exams and didn’t give on getting landed property like his brothers asked him to. He deserves the world and more and I will appreciate if i can win this for him. #MyDadIsTheBest #NoOneCoolerThanMyPops.

  18. Daddy's girl

    June 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    My Dad has always been my biggest supporter right from time. Always believing in me and making me know that anything is possible. I remember in secondary school after coming first the first term, I came 3rd the second term! I was heartbroken. I went home in tears, showed my Dad my report card while still crying. I would never forget what he told me. He asked me to clean my eyes and told me “there’s always next time”. I felt so relieved after that, worked so hard and the next term, I came first! Whenever something doesn’t go the way I planned, I remember there’s always a chance to do over and I don’t beat myself up about it. My no 1 supporter and cheerleader, I hope you get this gift, you deserve it and more.

  19. ifeoluwa

    June 17, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    If I am totally sincere I have had great moments with my dad. I am his baby girl , even at 21. He literally still refers to me as ‘baby girl’.
    My most memorable moment has to be when I didn’t pass some of papers I wrote for the ICAN professional level last year. I cried and cried and cried and wouldn’t stop crying . My mum was so worried about me but my dad called me and hugged me . He said to me ‘ I am glad you failed this time’. In my mind I am like what is this man saying but he went further to explain that I had had many successes. I was a brilliant child, I was the child that would pack all the Bournvita home and went on to have a first class from university. He said he was glad that I had experienced this now to let me know that life isn’t always going to give what you expect but how you react to situations especially setbacks is what really counts. That lifted my spirit and gave me a new perspective. Later that day he surprised me with a Samsung s6 edge needless to say I didn’t cry again??.

    I love my dad sooooooooo much.

  20. Elizabeth fifi

    June 18, 2016 at 4:18 am

    My dad….hmmm. He might not be the best by world standard but to me he is the best. He taught me a lot. From my diction to menstruation. He taught me how to cook and we did a lot of experiment together including learning how to pound yam. He encouraged my inquisitive nature. I just have to say I am interested and we go exploring. I was his P.A. and hand bag. We travel all over the country and get home as late as 2:am sometimes. He had the key to all the gates in our area. I won’t forget the first time he allowed me to go for vacation in Ife, he saw me from afar when coming back and went to hide behind the door just to catch me unaware. He built me to be adventurous, confident, bold. I have so many quotes and tips on how to enter a place from him. You should say the adventures I embarked on including trekking from Ikorodu to Lagos in the late 90’s because of Hausa -Yoruba clash at mile 12. I got home around 12am to meet all the landlord and police outside our house with my dad. He was so proud of me that day. Even though life happens, he was not perfect, this memories will always linger on in my heart ( one of his quotes. He was a proper English man plus African)

  21. Mama

    June 18, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Beautiful stories! How come though only women are writing about their Dads, men una no get papa ni? lol

  22. sarima

    June 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I wish
    i wish he stayed 50years more
    i wish i did all i wanted to do for you when i had the time
    i wish i bought one million meatpie for you everyday cos its your favourite snack
    i wish i bought one million carrots for you cos its your favourite veggie
    i wish i took you round the world cos you always dreamt of going places
    i wish i had the power to stop you from leaving me the day you died
    i wish you never slept that day cos that was the last day i saw you laugh
    All i did was take from you, you didnt give me the chance to show you how grateful i am for making me the woman i am today
    i wish you were still alive so you could see what great woman i have become…a mother too
    i wish you were still alive so i can wish you a HAPPY FATHERS day cos you are worlds best father

    i wish……

  23. Moyo

    June 18, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    My Dad, I lost him 15 years ago, He was the most gentle, humble and loving man I had ever met. He loved me, my mum and my sister, but there was no doubt that I was his favorite. He knew all my friends, when I was in the University, he will come and see me every weekend. He didn’t allow me to stay on campus for my first year, everyone of my friends knew my Dad. I remember when I was about 8 years old, I was hungry and finished a Horlicks bottle. My mum was so mad and beat me, I knew he couldn’t stand it. The next day he bought me Horlicks sweet. He loved children and everyone around him, he gave and gave until he had nothing. I remember you every Father;s day and wish you were around to see my children grow. He would have spoilt them so much. I know I cant see you but you can see me. Happy Father’s day

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa
css.php