By Chinenye Offor
The FCT-Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) reminded Abuja socialite Mrs Aisha Achimugu to fulfill her tax obligations on Saturday.
FCT-IRS posted on its social media X handle, wishing the socialite warmest birthday wishes as she lavishly celebrated her 50th birthday, setting the Caribbean state of Grenada agog in a seven-day bash.
Achimugu, the founder and managing director of Abuja-based Felak Concept Group, turned 50 on Jan. 22.
“The FCT-Internal Revenue Service extends our warmest birthday wishes to you! May this special day be filled with joy and blessings. Remember to fulfill your tax obligations by filing your annual tax returns,” FCT-IRS posted.
The dedicated website for the seven-day birthday party included information regarding visa arrangements, available chauffeurs, travel schedules, and the nearest airport to the event venue.
The festivities began on Jan. 16 with the arrival of guests. The following day, the event started with a welcome breakfast, exploring the resort, and mingling.
On day four, attendees wore vibrant African attire for special performances, including drum dances. A bonfire provided a cozy backdrop as guests gathered for an evening of warmth and music.
Day Five showcased performances by a local band, various cocktails, and a retro disco party. On the sixth day, guests embarked on an island excursion.
On Jan. 23, the seventh and final day began with an all-white breakfast culminating in a luxurious dinner-themed ‘glitz and glam’ before guests bid farewell to Grenada.
Many socialites and prominent Nigerians, including a governor of one of the Southwest states, reportedly graced the birthday bash. Those in attendance were said to have flown from Nigeria to Grenada in hired jets.
Some described the birthday bash as one of the most lavish parties they had ever attended or heard of.
The celebrant hired Calivigny Island for a week and booked rooms for her guests at Silversand, Grenada.
Mrs Achimugu was reported to have changed clothes at the party at least 30 times, with each dress reportedly costing thousands of dollars.
These were in addition to the high-end clothes she wore for a photoshoot with a celebrity photographer before the event.
Throughout the evenings, she wore costly diamond jewelry, designer shoes, and carried Hermes crocodile leather handbags, each estimated to cost between $50,000 and $80,000.
One of the many gatherings occurred aboard the Silver Angel, a yacht sailing on the Caribbean Sea under the flag of the United Kingdom.
According to reports, Achimugu spent nearly one million dollars (more than N1 billion) to rent the island for the entire week.
A significant number of local and international A-list musicians and entertainers flew in to perform at the various events. Artistes who performed included American saxophonist and composer, Kenny G, Nigeria’s Waje, Flavour, Adekunle Gold, Asake, and Mr Killa, a Grenadan musician.
The event was filled with lots of activities from swimming to extravagant meals, bonfires, kayaking, and treasure hunting.
The Nigerian version of the birthday bash continued on Friday at Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, and another one on Saturday at an undisclosed location.
Achimugu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Jos. She also holds an honorary degree from The Commonwealth University, Belize, also in the Caribbean.
She married Engineer Sulaiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, and they have three children.
Mr Achimugu lost his life to Coronavirus in 2020. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Alli Hakeem