The Holy Bible says “The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off and we fly away”…’So, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”…”Oh, satisfy us early with your mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days! (Psalm 90: 9, 10, 12 & 14)
The aforementioned Biblical supplication must have been granted to Umunede, Delta State (Southern Nigeria) born Madam Grace Orisafele as she clocked the divine age of 70 on Saturday August 12, 2017. Her children led by the eldest daughter, Madam Nneka Christy Orisafele (Formerly Ijaola), CEO, La Base International Fashion Store,Lagos rolled the drum out as they invited dignitaries from far and near to celebrate their mother’s landmark age with much glitter, grandeur and glamour.
The event which took place at M.A.N Center events place insideWemabod Estate, Ikeja—Lagos had the attendance of top-notch celebrities on Lagos and Abuja social scene with former Nigerian Football Federation Vice President, Chief Mike Umeh leading the train of high profile guests to the event.
The reason for the thanksgiving tending birthday celebration is not far fetched; 5 years ago, Mama was ill and the illness nearly took her life but God’s mercy prevailed as both the prayers of her children, great men of God and loving well-wishers saved mama’s life from the snare of death. She came back to life prettier, graceful and happy. And for this reason, her children decided to give a ‘thankful celebration’ as they count it a blessing from God for Mama to have survived her most challenging moments through uncanny will to reach the Biblical pegged age 70 thereby earning herself a medal into the club of septuagenarians.
Called from: Asabeafrika.com