Abba

Gracefully ageing Hajia Abba Zainab Folawiyo, who can be described as the doyen of the social circle; today have become one person whose life has continued to inspire many others, especially young women who aspire to be great by being focused, dedicating and hardworking.

Sisi Abba, as light skinned and beautiful Hajia Folawiyo is also called, discovered her strength lied in her passion, which was in fashion and she wasted no time in creating a career in it while she grew up back in Ghana. Upon her relocation to Nigeria, she took it more seriously and before anyone could know it, her skills in sewing began to be noticed and she blossomed gradually till she became popular among the high and mighty. Meanwhile, at every point in her life, Abba made showing care and loving others a watchword and this rubbed off on her and she became toast wherever she found herself even as her striking beauty, style and infectious personality endeared her to great men who jostled for her hand in marriage at the three times she settled in to matrimony for peculiar reasons.

This woman of immense connection and influence recently added another year to become 75 years old and many had imagined in their thoughts how much she would have been pampered if her late husband, Alhaji Iyanda Folawiyo was alive, because it was obvious the deceased loved her so much that he practically lived for her. However, there was really no reason for her to worry so much about the vacuum death of her hubby created as she reaped bountifully from the love she had sown, more so that her only son, Segun Awolowo would do anything to make his mother happy. It is almost an understatement that Abba was celebrated like an amazon. All roads, penultimate weekend led to her Ikoyi home where a prayer was offered to celebrate her birthday amidst low key fanfare. Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Tunde Ayeni, Razak Okoya, Florence Ita Giwa, Folorunsho Alakija, Daisy Danjuma were among lots of big wigs who were on hand to show love to the birthday girl on her special day.  

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