K1, Davido, Others to Serenade Guests at Akinsiku of Lagos 50th Birthday

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The Akinsiku of Lagos (Olori Eyo), Mr Adebola Dosunmu, will host some friends and family members in the evening of Thursday, March 24, 2022, with assorted drinks and a sumptuous meal to go around.

While the wining and dining are going on, guests will enjoy sweet tunes from top musicians in the country like K1 De Ultimate, Davido, Olamide, Naira Marley and Lil Kesh.

Mr Dosunmu, who is the custodian of Lagos’ most popular cultural festival, the Adamu Orisa, popularly known as Eyo, is celebrating his 50 years on earth this year.

The real estate mogul and socialite, while commenting on being a Golden Boy, said he remains grateful to God for giving him the privilege to reach the landmark age.

“From my humble background in Isale-Eko to my days at Methodist Boys High School, where I was mates with my friend now father, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, to my sojourn to the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, up till when I was selected to become the supreme head of the Adamu Orisa, God has been faithful. All praises to Almighty God,” he enthused.

The father of six children and husband to another prominent Lagos indigene, Mrs Abimbola Ashake Dosunmu, is the chairman and chief executive of Utica Homes, a real estate company, which has developed over 10 housing estates within the Victoria Island and Eti-Osa corridor.

As the custodian and supreme head of the Eyo festival, Mr Dosunmnu leads thousands of performers anytime the Adamu Orisa play is staged in Lagos, usually at the behest of the Oba of Lagos.

“I am happy to lead the Eyo clan, this is what my forbearers have done for hundreds of years,” he said enthusiastically.

“The last Akinsiku of Lagos was Taoreed Ibikunle and before him was my grandfather, Chief Olayinka Dosunmu. So, I am happy to step in the shoes and continue to make the Eyo masquerade and its festivals, the pride of Lagosians and one to be identified with by our friends from outside of this city,” the custodian of traditional religion said.

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