On the 19th of November 2009 the family of the late legal luminary Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) and his first wife Mrs. Ganiat Fawehinmi gave out the hand of their beautiful daughter, Oluwatoyin Kudirat in marriage to her heartthrob, Olawale Peters the son of Most Senior Evangelist Isaac and Mother Celestial Florence Komolafe. The traditional marriage ceremony, held at Lagos Television House (LTV8), Lateef Jakande Road, Opp. Coca Cola Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos while the white wedding took place on Saturday 21st November at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Street GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. With the reception following immediately at Eko FM Multi purpose hall, LTV8 premises, Lateef Jakande Road, Opp. Coca Cola Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.
MOHAMMED FAWEHINMI, STEPS INTO FATHER’S SHOES
After his father’s death, the onus of filling in his father’s shoes fell on him, the first was taking over his father’s chambers and another major one fell on him at his sister’s wedding where he had to stand in as her father. But like the man he is, he handled the task well and if the dead had the chance to observe what’s going on down here, his father would have obviously beamed with pride.
The late Gani’s first wife, Mrs Ganiat Fawehinmi who is also the bride’s mother was beautiful in her olive green Aso Oke which had mint green embroidery on it, which was the same Aso Oke worn by her first son who stood in as the bride’s father and the groom parents. The woman who came in to the hall smiling was overwhelmed with greetings from her late husband’s family and was moved to tears as she was patted on the back severally by people who were still commiserating with her on her husband’s death.
It’s common knowledge that before his death, Gani Fawehinmi was a Muslim and the Seriki Musulumi of Ondo kingdom so it irked some people that his daughter was getting married in the church. But unknown to many, Kudirat had since converted to a Christian and chose to be joined to her life partner in the church.