On Friday, November 30th, 2018, the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja played host to a constant and dizzying stream of dignitaries, celebrities, socialites, captains of industry, and a plethora of other personalities all converging to pay tribute to the matriarch of the House of Ayemere, Ibironke Ayemere, as she turned 40.
As guests arrived at the event, which was planned by Qmara Vie Planners and decorated by Virgo Designs, and began to be seated at the lavishly draped tables decorated with crystal pieces, each with a centerpiece of an assortment of white roses atop a 4-foot glass vase, it was clear the Ayemeres had gone all out for the occasion.
The event was hosted by Chuks the General who not only MCed but entertained the guests throughout. The saxophonist Revysax was on hand playing various renditions of Ayemere’s favourites and complimenting the A-list DJ.
Ayemere, in minimal yet naturally flawless makeup, was resplendent in an elegant gold custom Haute Couture dress by Hudayya Fashion. As she glided across the hall mingling and playing hostess, her persistent glow and the deference of the distinguished guests left little doubt as to whose night it was.
Her children surprise both her and the guests by reciting a heartfelt poem about her. The poem, which extolled her virtues as a role model and a mother was well received by the visibly moved guests and drew much applause.
As the night wore on tributes and toasts were given of the celebrant by friends and family. Pastor Laurie Idahosa of the Church of God Mission, who was also in attendance, gave a heartfelt and touching remark.
Planner: Qmara Vie Planners (@Qmaravieplanners)
Decor: Virgo designs (@virgo_designs)
MC: Chuks D General (@chuksdgeneral)
Dress: Hudayya (@hudayya)
Photography: Simply Picture Perfect (@simply.picture.perfect)
Video: Momodu Magic (@momodumagic)
Cake: Nikky Cake Studio (@nikkycakestudio)
DJ: DJ Eyebee (@djeyebee)
Ambience Lighting: Mayors Event (@mayors_event)
Saxophonist: Revy Sax (@officialrevysax)
Ushers: Pan Events (@panevents_services)
Security: Folcorp Security (@folcorpsecuritas)
Location: Transcorp Hilton (@hiltonabuja)