Lagos socialite and politician, Kemi Nelson, celebrated her sixty-fourth birthday in a quiet ceremony at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. Even the regulations against the spread of the Covid-19 virus could not dissuade Olukemi Nelson friends and fans and family from celebrating her 65th birthday a few days ago.
The group that joined via Zoom included:
- Lagos State Governor
- Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu
- Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and his wife, Oluremi Hamzat
- First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun
- …and more than a hundred other prominent figures of society.
It was a time of celebration and honesty, with gospel artistes and songs further colouring the event—besides the one-man band on site.
While Chief (Mrs) Olukemi Nelson took her time to slice one of the many cakes gifted to her customarily, much was said in her honour.
The minister in charge dubbed her evidence of God’s goodness and encouraged her to emulate those who draw more people to Christ, not those who fixed their minds on getting and saving more money and acquiring properties.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, on his part, referred to Chief Nelson as an all-round paragon: of fashion, of politics, and of just causes.
Deputy Governor Hamzat capped it all with prayers for long life, sound health, and strength to accomplish more for Lagos and its denizens, and women in general. It was a happy and glorious celebration for a happy and glorious Amazon, Chief (Mrs) Olukemi Nelson.
Olukemi Nelson was a two-time commissioner during the administration of a former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu.
At different times, she headed the Ministry of Establishment, Training and Job Creation and Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.