Tosin Ajayi always surprised me on birthday – Helen Prest

Helen Prest-Ajayi

Former Miss Nigeria Helen Prest-Ajayi, in celebrating her 62nd birthday on Friday, reminisced about her previous birthdays when her husband Dr Tosin Ajayi was alive.

The ex-beauty queen said that although her birthday would never remain the same her children have taken after the late Ajayi to surprise her.

Ajayi died on April 26, 2020. During his separation from his wife Yemisi for over three decades, he met Helen Prest and they had a daughter Tomisin. Yemisi and her children and Helen Prest have been at loggerheads since then over Ajayi’s assets.

Prest-Ajayi, however, said in an Instagram post that her late partner always made sure her birthdays were days she would do nothing.

“Of course my birthday will not be the same without Doc’. Whenever anyone asked me what are you doing for your birthday? I would answer, I don’t know. My birthday was always a surprise,” she wrote.

“The one day I get to do nothing. My late husband was organiser in chief and co-conspirator with the girls. Don’t ask me what I’m doing today, the girls have carried on the tradition of giving me a surprise. It’s too late for me to change now.”

She thanked God for “preserving me and upholding me through the trauma of the past year” and for surrounding her with “angels at every point”.

The runway queen also narrated how a certain stylist contacted her for a photo shoot in commemoration of her 62nd birthday.

“My latest angel is a darling young girl @sisihannah_ who contacted me a few days ago and said ‘Aunty Helen, I’m a stylist can I do a photo shoot with you with you?’ I said ‘no, really I don’t have time for that now’, but when she revealed that her birthday was September 17th I thought, now that’s divine!” she added.