Yes, the guests could not hide their heart-warming pleasure as Tolani strolled on to the stage to treat them to delightful and soulful songs. Buoyed by the ecstatic response of the guests to her music, she upped the tempo, leaving everyone swooning and swaying for the greater part of the night. The guests never got tired of purring odes about her kind of music.
Tolani, the first daughter of billionaire magnate, Femi Otedola, bedazzled peer and the elderly, with the lustre rare ingots make amid a trove of middling jewels. Like her younger sibling, Florence Ifeoluwa a.k.a DJ Cuppy, Tolani has taken to music.
And in conscious bid to announce her passion and artistry to the world, Tolani hosted a musical showcase last Friday, at the highbrow event place, Terra Kulture, on Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island (VI), Lagos.
The United Kingdom (UK) based artiste returned home to establish herself as one of Nigeria’s finest musicians. And if her musical showcase was her entry performance, Tolani no doubt presents as a bundle of talent.
Born into incredible affluence, Tolani, who is a big sister to DJ Cuppy and Temi, a fashion blogger, devotes herself to a vision far removed from what family, friends and associates of her billionaire father and Forte Oil boss, Femi Otedola, probably had of her.
Unlike several billionaire heiresses, she would not tread the beaten path and engage in commercial pursuits related to her father’s business empire like many of her peers from filthy-rich families. Tolani chooses to be different, seeking out her livelihood and acclaim in her passion for music.
There is something about the Otedola’s girls, from Tolani, Florence (DJ Cuppy) to Temi, that inspires. Sometimes it manifests as envy and dread among their peers in high society. Although their father, Femi, is no music maestro, his wards radiate a rare artistry that must be ingrained somewhere along the depths of their lineage, according to pundits. They radiate the essence of creative spirit, passion and acclaim that the odds can never tame. Thus they manifest on the world like scenic spokes of the rainbow across a dystopic world.
Tolani, like her father, is meticulous to the bones. She is quite passionate and adventurous too. Having watched her sister, Florence, evolve as a classy A-list Disc Jockey, Tolani carefully planned her entrance into the world’s music industry.
And she made such a grand entrance courtesy her musical showcase. The event, which had in attendance, the creme of Nigeria’s high society, featured the coming-out of the entertainment hopeful into the challenging but highly gratifying world of international showbiz.
Many of her father’s billionaire friends and associates, the likes of Aliko Dangote, Nduka Obaigbena, Samad Rabiu, Tayo Ayeni, Bola Shagaya, Tunji Olowolafe, Donald Duke, Mutiu Sunmonu, Niyi Adebayo, Mo Abudu, Aig Imoukhuede, Herbert Wigwe, Ladi Balogun, Gbenga Oyebode, Muyiwa Bakare, Aremo Segun Oniru, Segun Sebanjo, Biola Akinola, Sam Iwuajoku, Dapo Balogun, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu and many others were in attendance at the event which also featured the crème of Nigeria’s entertainment and celebrity crowd. They were all on hand to welcome Tolani, heiress to a vast fortune and Nigeria’s newest entrant into the challenging, glamourous arena of international showbiz.
Tolani certainly left no one in doubt that she is out to give established local and international class acts a good challenge and run for artistry