Crossing the 50 years mark is surely a cause for a massive celebration. And our very own Bolanle Austen-Peters marked her 50th birthday in style. Having accomplished so much as an entrepreneur, wife, and lawyer, the beautiful Bolanle gathered her loving family and close friends to celebrate the start of another era in her life.
After being a victim of hackers who deleted her Instagram page, BAP, as she is fondly called, created a new Instagram page just in time to announce the celebration of her Golden Jubilee. She posted “50 today and thanking God for his mercies. My IG was maliciously deleted so this is my new handle. Thank you all for being part of my journey”.
As a woman who has influenced so many and a proud advocate of all that is good in Nigeria, she received a lot of warm wishes after her announcement. Among the well-wishers was famous actress Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde who voiced her surprise at Bolanle’s age, and proceeded to send her heartfelt wishes.
But of course, it did not end there. She brought together her friends and family in a classy avant-garde themed party to celebrate her birthday.
The attendees included numerous celebrities, socialites, high-caliber persons, and of course, her family. Her guest list did not come as a shock, because when a woman like Bolanle invites you to her party, it would be crazy to miss it.
The birthday party was threefold. There was the themed party which was fun, lively, and extremely colorful. There was also a thanksgiving service at church and afterward, a poolside party where she continued the celebration.
For a creative, it is only expected that her party would be something out of the ordinary. The Avant-garde theme had some of the guests wearing some interesting and incredibly lovely costumes. Surely, the celebrant was not left out as she stepped out in a glamorous, colorful floor-length dress. Her beauty radiated in her perfect dress and perfect hairdo, so much so that she was the subject of attraction at the venue. As it should be.
Her dresses for the church thanksgiving and the pool party were equally tasteful. The dresses were designed by Ituen Bassey and Tiffany Amber respectively. And to say that the birthday girl liked her outfits is an understatement because she absolutely adored them.
There are not many people who hit the big 50 still looking young and beautiful. But Bolanle Austen-Peters did it so effortlessly. She stepped into her 50s with self-esteem the size of Nigeria, with a smile on her lips and dancing in her feet.
Bolanle usually lives a reclusive life, avoiding the spotlight if she can help it. And we are glad she decided to go big with her birthday party, allowing her friends and cheerleaders to get the opportunity to celebrate with her.