Bisi Olatilo holds party to celebrate 70th birthday, 42nd wedding anniversary

Bisi Olatilo

Veteran broadcaster Bisi Olatilo has put together a party in Lagos to celebrate his 70th birthday and 42nd wedding anniversary.

Several high-profile personalities gathered to celebrate Mr Olatilo and wife Folashade in the Oregun area of Lagos on Wednesday.

Some of the attendees were former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba; actor Nobert Young, and journalist Azuh Arinze.

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Speaking on how he met his wife during an interview on his 30th wedding anniversary, Olatilo said, “I am a Christian, she comes from a Muslim background, a deep one and because her sister, who was living with them, the first child of her mother who also comes from a Muslim background got married to a Christian and that problem was still on at the time we came on.

“You can imagine how it sounds to them, we are trying to see how we can manage this one, now you are bringing another one. That led to a lot of problems. We had to arrange and get away from the public eye. I had to elope with her, abscond with her so to speak to give time for the healing process. By the time we came back, two years later, we were able to convince her people and by December 19, 1981, at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State, we got married.”