It was historic on Tuesday at the Beke-Ebi Lakeside Hotel and Suite, Ebrumede in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State as one of Niger Delta foremost philanthropist and a multiple award winning personage, His Excellency, Amb. Anthony Ebitonmo Alapala as he marked his birth anniversary in grandstyle.
Alapala, popularly known as Odumalagba, Raw, Peleaghaboudi, private turbine and the Richard Igbe of the club surely had a wonderful birthday celebration near Warri in Uvwie Local Government Area, seeing how people from all works of life stormed the overcrowded venue speaks volume about his personality.
No doubt, Ijaw music kingpin, Alfred Izonebi, Jking and his crew where at their best as the scintillating performance almost made people go crazy.
The Ijaw ladies
Just like their male counterparts, the elegantly dressed Ijaw women filed out in their numbers to massively grace the occasion.
The wonderful and magnificent dance steps, the dress patterns and the friendliness exhibited during the birth anniversary of this philanthropic colosus would make one wonder and adore the rich culture of the Ijaw people.
It was as if there had been a dance rehearsal among these female folks as very magnificent dance steps where unleashed before the excited gathering.
The popularly and good deeds of the celebrant became more glaring as the entire hotel could not contain the crowd of distinguished personalities that came to grace the occasion.
Some of the personalities that turned out for the event include Rt. Hon. Frank Enekorogha, former speaker, Delta State House of Assembly; President Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Barr. Pereotubo Oweilaemi; Chief Boro Opudu, Chairman Delta State Waterways/Land Security Committee; Chief Promise Lawuru, member Delta State Waterways/Land Security Committee; Hon. Simeone Bebenimibo, Newspaper publishers, legal luminaries, Niger Delta human rights activists, youth groups, women groups as well as others too numerous to mention.
It would be recalled that before the musical display of Jking, there were series of events that took place as part of activities marking the birth anniversary of the global peace advocate at the Beke-Ebi Lakeside Hotel.
Some of these events include pooling competition among different men as well as the female folks. The entire birthday celebration was indeed a rare sight to behold.
Appreciates Niger Deltans
Meanwhile, Odumalagba has appreciated all those that took out their time via the social media, text messages, phone calls and by coming to grace the occasion with him, stressing that celebration shall continue to reign in their families.
In his words: “I am very surprised that I am so loved by my Ijaw people, i really lack words to appreciate them for the massive show of love, my birth anniversary potends lots of things to me, I will continue to do good to humanity”.
Nonetheless, all those who spoke during the occasion described Odumalagba as a man worthy of celebrating, stating that he will go far in life.
However, it would be recalled that Alapala is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, he was a former aspirant of Burutu North, Delta State House of Assembly.