Daisy Danjuma. That two-word name resonates in every circle. The ever gorgeous woman has a presence that’s hard to ignore. At star-studded events, the glamorous socialite appeared next to A-listers and mingled with the power brokers. Without patronizing, elegant, graceful and intelligent are some of the adjectives that can best describe her personality. Married to a highly influential billionaire and former Defence Minister, Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, yet Daisy has no airs around her. She remains a distinguished Amazon that has stood out and commanded respect in her own right. And that has won so many to her corner.
The woman of style used to be a staple at high profile events in the country —though in recent years, she appears to be selective of the events she attends— thus it surprised no one when the creme of high society gathered to celebrate one of their own and the newest entrant into the Septuagenarian club last Saturday August 6 when Daisy clocked 70. The landmark celebrations kicked off with a thanksgiving service at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos and peaked with a glamorous gig at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
At the party, Daisy looked elegant in a brown dress with her octogenarian husband, Danjuma, practically glued to her side as they played host to scores of top politicians, friends and shakers of the high society —including Lagos, Delta, Sokoto and Taraba States governors (Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ifeanyi Okowa, Aminu Tambuwal and Darius Ishaku respectively) as well as three presidential candidates (Abubakar Atiku, Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwakwanso) who were all around to celebrate her. Daisy has continued to age gracefully and can easily make much younger ladies green with envy.
An accomplished businesswoman and politician, Daisy —a trained lawyer— has lived a good life. Her love for choice jewellery is second to none. And when it comes to relaxation, the Edo-born Daisy treats herself to some pampering —exotic European destinations, high end spas and beauty clinics. On her big day, the former distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic swirled and swayed in happiness.