Popular Nollywood actor Saidi Balogun had his 50th birthday dinner celebration on the 6th of July 2017 at The Executive Spot and Hotels Ikoyi, Lagos. The event was tagged ‘evening with saidi balogun’ and had the likes of Desmond Elliot, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde , Fred Amata as well as various corporate bodies present the highly anticipated event had been put on hold in honor of the recent demise of some popular nollywood icons Moji Olaiya, Olumide Bakare and Prince Adeshina Adesanya (aka pastor ajidara).
The four (4) day event had previously featured a black tie dinner for celebrities and corporate bodies on Thursday night amidst other special visitation made by the actor to various places of interest including the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, where he was honored as an ambassador and the Boys Remand Home Oregun, Lagos. Mr. saidi balogun originally celebrated his 50th birthday earlier this year in February at Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The grand finale of the celebrations held on the 7th of July 2017 at the Grand Dior event center Oregun Lagos. Noticeably absent at the celebrations was the actor’s ex wife Fathia Balogun who is also a prominent nollywood figure and is known to share the same birthdate with the celebrant who is also her ex husband.
Around to thrill guests at the event were Sir Shina Peters and Queen Salawa Abeni. Nollywood stars present at the occasion were seen sharing updates of the celebration via various social media platforms including instagram.