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Accomplished Woman Dorcas Bakare Relishes Grace, Fulfillment As She Turns 80 In Style





A popular bible passage that says, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” aptly interprets why a mother, grandmother, and accomplished woman, Mrs. Dorcas Oluwafunmilola Bakare, is over the moon. She’s privileged to have hit the milestone age of 80, even though her ageless traits and energy do not suggest she’s been around for eight decades.

Meanwhile, beyond the celebration of numbers, Ilara Mokin, the Ondo State-born widow of prominent and successful businessman, late Alhaji Tijani Bakare, is relishing and celebrating grace, fulfillment, and favor.

Setting out in life, Mama did not only get her priorities right by setting her goals; she was lucky to have come from a background where she was well brought up, so embarking on the journey of life, she was armed with qualities that were helpful to her course. She was imbued with the virtues of hard work, honesty, and dedication to whatever she found herself engaged in. At the time she was due to go into matrimony, Mama Oluwafunmilola was fortunate to have found a man of her dreams with whom she entered this phase of life. She was smart enough to discern that her offspring would be her best legacy; therefore, she spent her youthful age training and molding her children accordingly. She equally contributed immensely to the success of the business empire of her husband. She no doubt played the role of a dutiful wife and mother perfectly. Her husband, to whom she was dedicated and devoted, passed on, and she too, at the instance of old age, retired from active business activities, but certainly not without leaving imprints of her successes that are still evident.

Taking an assessment of her journey, she recognizes that the labor of her youthful days has all turned gold, particularly her children, who have equally all turned out to be admirable and successful in their various endeavors. She is not oblivious to her grandchildren, who are considered the delights of old age. Mama, therefore, feels so blessed and fulfilled as she turns 80.

While Mama has since become a model and institution whom younger women fashion their lives after, it’s worthy to note that being able to unlock the grace and favor in her destiny is not unconnected with her ability to hold so tightly to her prayers as an ardent follower of Christ. To make Madam Dorcas Oluwafunmilola Bakare a memorable one, a private bash has been planned to be held in her honor in Lagos.