The organizers of Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards), recently gathered friends and associates to stage a surprise birthday visit to celebrate renowned socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist – Dr. (Mrs.) Toyin Kolade.
The African Representative of HAPAwards, Adeola Odunowo led other team members to surprise the Managing Director of Fisolak Global Resources at her palatial home in Lagos.
According to Odunowo, the visit and recognition was in honour of the good works, business strides and contributions of Dr Kolade to development is society.
“We decided to honor Dr. Kolade on her special day and also officially present her trophy as the International Business Woman of the Year, from the 2020 edition of HAPAwards, which took place in the United State of America.”
Odunowo further said, ‘we really appreciate Dr. Kolade’s immense efforts to showcase the African heritage and reposition Yoruba culture and tradition around the World.
Speaking further, Odunowo disclosed that the 5th edition of HAPAward has already commenced activities as plans are in top gear to make this year’s edition a memorable one.
The theme for HAPAwards 2021 has been tagged “Collaboration for Global Development, Peace and Prosperty”, as submissions continue to pour in for different genres and categories.
The HAPAwards is a US-based award which recognizes outstanding individuals, whose lives have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments.
Other winners from last year edition are Richard Mofe Damijo, Patoranking, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw and His Royal Majesty, Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, Alara of Ilara Kingdom among notable personalities across Africa and beyond.
The woman of substance, Princess Toyin Kalode, who is also the sole promoter of the annual Aje Festival (Festival of Wealth) in Ile-Ife, the cradle of Yoruba race, praised and thanked the executives of HAPAwards for the global recognition even with the on-going pandemic which has ravaged the entire World.
According to Iyalaje of the source, as she fondly called, the honour will encourage and motivate her to do more for society while representing Africa more on the global stage.
She celebrated her day in a very modest way with gigantic birthday cakes and goodwill messages, witnessed by friends and close-associate to mark the special day.
Feelers emanating from those close to this woman-about-town hint that she is planning the mother of all celebration as part of her installation ceremony as the Iyalaje Oodua by His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi, which will take place on July 17, 2021 at the Ile-Ife Kingdom.