Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2018 will continue to register on the minds of any person connected with or attended he wedding in the home of last child of the Abidakun Family of Oke Paadi/Oke Arata, Akure, Ondo State capital, Adelusi, a retired senior official of Ondo State Water Corporation.
They were days his son, Lanre Abidakun was led in the celebrations of holy matrimony between him and a chosen lady, Abiola, of an Idanre family in same Akure Division of the state.
Lanre wedded Abiola on a weekend packed with lots of glitters and thrills, climaxed by a loud and glamorous wedding reception, greeted with quite hugely deposited funs, as both celebrants and their guests were treated to the fullest at the Event Centre in the premises of Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Ondo State on Saturday October 27, 2018. It was an even that saw the over 1,000-seat capacity hall filled to its brim.
Adelusi, the groom’s father in the larger Abidakun family on the mother’s side, has his eldest brother in Alhaji Kasumu Adefaka, son of Yesufu, the first grandchild of the first King of Isolo community in Akure, Oba Abibiri, whose only daughter gave birth to Sibesibe, father of Kayode Oluwatuyi of the popular Akure’s Oluwatuyi Quarters in the Akure metropolis, who was until his death two years ago the Osolo of Isolo, leaving his little daughter, Abisola Oluwatuyi as Regent until the United States of America-based Andrew Adewole came and got crowned recently as the new King, thereby installed as the Osolo of Isolo in the Ondo State capital.
This was the connection that the boy, Lanre now a new husband, has with royalty on the side of paternal grandmothermother, whose burial ground remains in front-house of the eldest child, Adefaka, in Isolo till present.
Adelusi Abidakun, Lanre’s father, retired as a senior official Ondo State Water Corporation (OSWC) while his mother, Nee Owonifari, was a public hospital matron till her painful death some years ago.
On the mother’s side, Lanre is grandson of Akure’s popular traditional orthopaedic doctor, Chief Owonifari, now late. Among great things Papa Owonifari ever did in his orthopaedic medical discharges was bringing to normal position the already dislocated right limb of Adelusi Abidakun’s nephew, Bashir Olorunkemi, son of Alhaji Adefaka, who is today a journalist and online newspaper editor operating from Lagos and Abuja.
Lanre came to life by eldest child of the Owonifari family, which was the path through which the Owonifaris including Ademola, Remi (who stood as groom’s mother at the wedding), Ojo, Adenike, Toyin, Elizabeth, others came to link up with the Abidakun Family of Oke Paadi/Oke Arata and further with the Abibiri royal family of Isolo Akure where the Adefakas come from.
All of these families came together from far and near to celebrate Lanre’s days of honour and boundless joy on the said Friday and Saturday.
Lanre Abidakun, graduate of Plant Physiology, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, (UNAD), currently works in Abuja.
The DEFENDER Newspaper Family, www.thedefenderngr.com, wishes the new couple, Mr. Lanre and Mrs Abiola Abidakun a very happy married life!