Birthday greetings to a sister at 70! – Tola Adenle

June 15, 2015

General, Society/Living

Ronke and Kids



Mrs. Ronke Olugbemigun marked her 70th birthday at Akure in Ondo State recently, and there to rejoice with her were friends and family.

Ronke, born at Iju in Akure North of present-day Ondo State to the Adamolekun Family where she had her early education.  She studied Distributive Trades in England, and on her return, worked with the U.T.C., one of those veritable trading companies like Kingsway Stores, John Holt, et cetera, and rose to head the Ibadan Stores; she also worked as a Manager at the Apapa Stores.

In above photographs, Ronke shares the joy of the day with her kids:

Pix 1 – L to R – The Celebrant with her children,

Joke Adebogun of Nigeria Geological Survey got her Goeography degree from Ambrose Alli University and a Masters in GIS from the Univ of Ibadan.

Bambo Olugbemigun, Adviser to Ondo State Governor  got his Pharmacy degree in England where he worked for several years before becoming one of Ondo State’s Governor Mimiko’s Advisers.  He had looked homewards before the political appointment by starting a factory for palm produces.

Ronke’s oldest child is Dr. Nike Olugbemigun, a graduate of the Univ of Ibadan Veterinary Medical School and the MBA program at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  She is a Manager with Petsmart, America’s largest chain of pets and pets supplies.

it was a very joyous, though laid back celebration, another occasion for a gathering of friends and family.


Pix 2  shows the Celebrant with her daughters.

Photo Credit:  Clement, Ikere-Ekiti.



Three sisters, L to R:  Ayo Adubifa, The Celebrant & The Blogger,  Ibadan.

Photo Credit:  Depo Adenle, Ibadan.









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4 Comments on “Birthday greetings to a sister at 70! – Tola Adenle”

  1. Debo Adewumi. Says:

    A hearty congratulations to a wonderful mother, Olori Olugbemigun. Wishing you many happy returns of the day, in good health, peace & joy unspeakable.
    The Lord will grant you mercy & grace to live long IJN.
    Will surely pay homage when next in Nja.
    God bless you ma.
    A son.




  2. idagbasoke Says:

    Beautiful pictures!
    The 80s had some really beautiful Aso-Oke designs!
    It’s a pity most of those weavers back then did not transfer their skills.



    • emotan77 Says:

      Thanks, Id.

      I know. The non-transferrable of skills in Yoruba textile technology is something that is troubling but I do know that if you take your old designs to Iseyin and not the quickie outfits around the big cities, you are very likely to get what you really want. That’s what I’ve done each time we need high-quality work done.

      LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ISEYIN REFERENCES. I’ve also seen some very good weaving from Ijebu and Ondo. Just ask around.




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