By Obiajulu Nio Uwadone | PRESSTV | Lagos
The popular Mabaileje family in the ancient city of Ikorodu, Lagos state was a cynosure of peoples’ eyes as one of its ‘root, Modupe Jaiyesimi returned to the city after many years sojourn in the United Kingdom, UK. Daughter of Late Pa.Balogun Idowu Mabaileje, Lady Dupsy as she’s fondly called was thrown into an elaborate birthday party. It was a colourful event on Sunday, 30th October.2022. In attendance personalities, government functionaries, family and friends graced the event, has it held at Oasis Cinema Hall, 6 Ewuala Street, by Odo-eran, Ikorodu, Lagos Nigeria.
A legal professional, Barr. Modupeola Jaiyesimi, born in London, six decades ago, she’s from a family of 11, the only girl child. She was sent to Nigeria at an early age of three months to be raised by her paternal grandmother. In Nigeria she had her Primary Education at Anglican Primary School, proceeded her Secondary Education at Oriwu College there she did form 1 to 3 and completed her secondary school education at Methodist Girls high School, Yaba Lagos.
The tertiary education pursuit began when she went back to London, where she secure admission to study for a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB Law), as part of her aspiration to be a highly resourceful Lawyer, she got her Master’s in Law (LLM Law) respectively.
“Today we are celebrating God’s faithfulness in my life, being a Lawyer I advocates for many clients, assisting them to the point where the law permits.Through the legal system, I have also impacted positively into the lives of many.” she stated this during an interview section with PRESSTV Correspondant, Modupe said she has a good sense of judgement and a great ability to detect lie.
In the mood of celebration, Modepe’s family and friends, well-wishers in home and abroad sent their wishes, Good will messages to celebrate Madam DUPSY and her achievement so far in life.
CEO/MD of Labi Oasis Limited, a famous Hotelier & entrepreneur in Ikorodu, Lagos Nigeria, Alhaji Afolabi Alade Mukaila, said Modupe is her cousin and very brilliant, and dedicated to her profession. As a matter of fact; she is a gift to the family and humanity.
“We lived together, I was then living with her grandmother who was my Aunt. Modupe has an amiable, sweet personality, very accommodating, eager to help when need arises. I prayed that the mercy of the Lord should continue to be with her as she continues to prosper in all her endavour.” said Uncle Alaba Akeredolu.
Mrs Abolanle a cousin to the celebrant in her good will message, she gave a brief background of Modupe’s. “Myself and Modupe were more than cousins, a best of friends and confidants.
After Secondary Education, we travelled outside Nigeria for tertiary Education, I proceeded to the United States and Modupe back to England. The distance was not a barrier to our friendship – because we had occasionally planned trips to Nigeria together several times, just to see and bond with each other.” Abolanle discribed Modupe has a loving, kind hearted, confident, embodiment of both beauty and brain, generous to a fault with her resources. ‘Today am overjoyed to see Modupe, happy and doing well with her family, my earnest prayer for Modupe is to lives to celebrate 70, 80 and above100 if Jesus tarries.’
Asked about her experience in abroad, Modupe Jaiyesimi said she had been enjoying her stays in England for many years.
“If you’re an hardworking person, things we work for you over there. Because British government is responsible and dedicated to it’s people unlike Nigeria where corruption is parts of our life. In the world of today its only my country that had no plan for the youth; no stable electricity, no work and safety environment for the upcoming generation. Our Leaders had fails us in many ways. In London you pay for your crime committed, no one is above the law, in Nigeria our Leaders are corrupt and not Law abiding.
“ I wish you tons of happiness and blessings on your birthday. May your special day blesses you with all
things great and leave you with some truly
magnificent and everlasting memories.” Mrs Funmi Afolabi, gave her good will message to the celebrant.
Modupe is blessed with four lovely children, while speaking she shared are past story on how she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in her late 20’s,’ God in His infinite Mercy saw her through the Cancer, right where she taught all hope was lost , God blessed her with another child, which christened as Remilekun.
“My children are so lovely and their part of my success story; Omolara Ojikutu is my first child, married to her husband Ojikutu’s. Omolara with her siblings organized a surprise birthday party for me in London before I departed to Nigeria, for this my country home celebration. Sincerely these came as a pleasant surprise to me. Thanks to you all for putting a birthday bash together, warmest gratitude to the man of the house , Big Jay, Remilekun as ‘I’m looking forward to have you all married in my lifetime’. May God guides and prosper you in all your endeavor.”
Unfortunately generally life is not balanced; lost Serah to Cold clutches of death, has she passed away at the age of 15. May her soul continued to rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ, you are fondly remembered.
Sweet-sixteen Modepe sees herself soaring higher, relocating to another part of London. She ascribes her source of beauty to God Almighty. Reinstated to live life of simplicity and stress free life style.
Barr. Modupe gave a special thanks to God Almighty, said without whom, she’s nobody. Extends her appreciation to Dr Majekodunmi,’ says I thank you for been special and for being you’. Generally I thanked everyone who has contributed to my life in one way to the others. I appreciate you all for coming to celebrate with me and prays that things of celebration will not cease in all our lives. Amen.