Lanre Folawiyo is back in the midst of marital joy.
Ten years after he lost wife, Fadeke Benson to Leukemia he is blessed with a baby girl from a new better half.
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Babies will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. Ask Lanre Folawiyo, one of the sons of the late multibillionaire industrialist and Baba Adinni of Nigeria, Chief Wahab Iyanda Folawiyo, he knows.Like the fabled goddess of verges whose tenderness fostered lush and supple harvests, he has sown seeds and nurtured them to fruition. Now the hour has arrived for him to reap bountifully from his efforts.
His new wife gave birth to a bouncing baby girl days ago. Lanre is joyous. Lanre got married to a half Ghanaian, half Belgian beauty last year, exactly ten years after the death of his wife, Fadeke Benson in 2004. He and Fadeke were childhood lovers who grew to become a couple until death rewrote their trajectory. No simple or ornamental tribute could capture an essence of Fadeke Folawiyo’s extraordinary appeal. Men were swayed by her beauty and poise, but her hold on women was even more phenomenal; Fadeke stoked intense feelings of gratitude and contentment in most people privileged enough to have made her acquaintance during 31-year spell on earth. Fadeke, it would be recalled, died on July 5, 2004 in the United States of America (USA), after a protracted battle with Leukemia. She was aged 31 years.
The late wife of Olanrewaju Abdul Mojeed and daughter of the late TOS Benson is fondly remembered for her infectious charm and evocative beauty which makes the sad reality of her demise a recurrent agony for her family, friends and other several acquaintances amongst the crème of Nigeria’s high society. Fadeke left behind, a cute son, Amil for Lanre.
It was a miserable end to the life of one of the most acclaimed invigorators of Lagos’ social circuit and high society no doubt, and the atmosphere at her remembrance ceremony last year, was both agonizing and nostalgic of the indelible impact her presence and then sudden disappearance still has on all those who had the rare privilege of having her acquaintance in her lifetime