We first came in contact with this palatial edifice a few weeks ago, we immediately made up our mind to bring the pictures to the viewing pleasure of our numerous readers from far and near.
This humongous edifice that we have tagged-The Immaculate Palace- belongs to the great man of style-Otunba Michael Olasubomi Balogun-CON, the Asiwaju of Ijebu Christians and the Otunba Tunwase of Ijebu-Ode, the lawyer, banker, administrator and great philanthropist who was the founder of the first indigenous Merchant bank in Nigeria. He is the founder and Chairman of First City Financial Group.
Known for his style, a man of 78, who still looks fantastic anytime he goes out, either in his full regalia-which is always immaculate white or even in suits- we suspect it would either be Savile Row or some of the best of the rack brands one can think of, even his cars are not the common ones- he is a lover of the Rolls Royce brand and has several in his awesome garage.
We would not want to describe the house, which is at nos 1, Milverton road, Ikoyi, as we think it can describe itself, we heard the great Otunba moved to the new place late last year. Work is presently going on at frenetic pace to do the finishing works on the palace of the Olori Omoba of Ijebuland, as the great Icon would be clocking 78 years old in a few days time- March 9, 2012 and the celebration might be at the palace.
We believe the edifice is a worthy birthday gift. And we wish the great man, many more fruitful years on earth.
Pictures by MM