It was a grand finale full of glamour and panache as Ikoyi Club 1938 drew the curtain on its weeklong 85th anniversary with awards and gala night
The star-studded event marked the culmination of a week of festivities that commenced on September 25 with a press conference. The occasion was graced by the crème de la crème of the society.
The evening was hosted by the dynamic duo of Akindele Semowo and Bolaji Martins, who infused humour and class into every moment.
The club’s chairman, Mr. Tafa Zibiri-Aliu, delivered a warm welcome address, expressing gratitude to all the guests. He emphasized Ikoyi Club’s tradition of excellence, its position as the leading club in Africa, and its legacy of distinction. He also encouraged everyone to embrace the club’s traditions, foster camaraderie, and cherish each moment.
The night witnessed the screening of a captivating 15-minute documentary that delved deep into the history of Ikoyi Club 1938, chronicling its journey from inception to the present day. The documentary featured heartfelt testimonials from notable members including Pa Tunde Oduwole, an octogenarian who coincidentally shares his 85th birthday with the club.
Other prominent voices in the documentary included Pastor Vincent Sagua, Otunba Femi Dina, Dr. David Majekodunmi, and Dr. Tunde Orungbeja, who is the General Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ikoyi Club 1938.