On Sunday 9th August 2020, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st officially declared D 1st Bread and Bottled water plant open to the public in a sublime, but power-packed setting, and the event was well attended by eminent personalities and gurus of both the Entertainment and Political world.
The event, which commenced in the afternoon, was very exclusive given the heavy presence of security personnel of both the Mobile Police and Armed forces as well as the calibre of guests that later turned up in exotic vehicles of all make and marvel.
The high and the mighties turned out in droves to honour one of their own on the day of officially announcing his business diversification drive as a result of his Covid-19 experience.
Godfather of Nigerian comedy, Ali Baba, was amongst the first to arrive, accompanied by his wife and sons.
Honourable Abike Dabiri Erewa, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora and three-term member of the House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency in Lagos between 2003 and 2015 arrived the Zion Drive, Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos venue of the event looking elegant and resplendent in a lovely red gown, assisted by security aides and personnel to a warm reception from the host, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st, GCFR, his lovely wife, pastor, family and staff.
Ali Baba and his darling wife who arrived earlier also showed the Senator great love with friendly banter and happy exchanges. As a Reps member, she was chairman of House Committee on Diaspora Affairs; and had sponsored the bill seeking the establishment of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission.
After delivering the keynote address, Hon. Dabiri was led to the bakery for the tape cutting session while everyone present cheered her on.
After this, she went into the bakery to inspect the facility which had encountered a minor fire incident which had been quickly extinguished prior to her arrival, as well as, to pray for the host.
After lingering a little while longer, she took her leave after explaining that she deliberately missed her flight to Abuja to be able to attend the event.
Much later in the afternoon, Hon. Jimi Benson, lawmaker representing Ikorodu Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture of Lagos State, Media Guru and Lagos Guber 2023 hopeful Hon. Jandor of Lagos, Seun Oloketuyi, CEO, BON Awards, and many others, from different fields, later arrived.
Hon. Jimi Benson, who was the launcher of the steaming hot and freshly baked bread commended the management of Adunni Ade Foods for being so entrepreneuring, and for not allowing Covid-19 issues to dim the shine of creativity.
Various photo sessions also took place in rapid succession, as well as entertainment of guests with giant, oven-fresh bread and ‘Ewa Agonyin’.
Ace comedian, omobaba, was compere at the event and he also featured on Da Scenario online TV Special which will be uploaded soon.
While speaking to Da Scenario TV, CEO, Adunni Ade Foods, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st GCFR said the motivation to diversify came during the covid period and also cleared the air on the issue of how the idea had been borne. He said he actually was the conceiver of the idea but that the business name ‘Adunni Ade Foods’ had belonged to his late mother, hence, he decided to immortalize her memory with the name.
He also spoke at length on other diversification ideas which would soon materialize and personal issues which can be viewed @ YouTube/Da Scenario TV.
Online Reporters Association of Nigeria, ORAN, FujipopTv, Bottom line TV, Squard Celebrity Magazine, Ovation International, and more, were ably represented, at the event.