She has gone through the motions of life with equanimity and grace. Through the shrill clang of trials and pain, she emerged victorious as the rough hewn ore returns finer, like burnished steel from a steel forge. Thus as you read, Madam Iyabo Rewane, the wife of late Pa Alfred Rewane and grandma of Lagos big boy, Dejare Adegbenro, evolves as worthy inspiration to generations of family and friends alike. Little wonder her grandson, Dejare and his siblings are pulling all stops to celebrate her as she clocks 80.
Mama Rewane who happens to be the mother of Dejare’s late mum is no doubt a pillar of trust, hope, compassion and support to everyone around her, particularly her family members. She never shies from giving them crucial and beneficial moral support in the most trying and pleasant moments. She is undoubtedly their guiding light through the wilderness of life and their interminable gust of calming wind on life’s stormy seas.
Mama Rewane has been a lot of positive influence on Dejare in particular; thus his relentless bid to treat her to the best of celebrations. He and his siblings are leaving no stone unturned to give their grandma an unforgettable birthday party in Victoria Island, Lagos. It promises to be a big party. Trust Dejare, he’s well connected in Nigeria socio political circuits hence the event promises to attract the crème of Nigeria’s high society. Already, a lot of celebrities are jostling to be part of the event this weekend
Pa Alfred Rewane was a Nigerian businessman who was murdered on October 6, 1995 at his residence in Ikeja, Lagos. He was a financier of NADECO and was a close associate of Obafemi Awolowo.