Ita-Giwa turns passion to business
‘Mama Bakassi’ as female politician, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, is known is a woman favoured with the gift of turning everything she touches to gold.
The former Special Adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo clocked 73 a few days ago and as expected, she is planning an elaborate celebration to mark the day.
The socialite’s 73rd birthday party is taking an unusual pattern, as she is putting one of her foremost skills into test.
People close to her can attest to her love for cooking. ‘Mama Bakassi’ is said to be an expert in the kitchen and she doesn’t hide this as she loves to invite her friends to her Banana Island, Lagos home to have a feel of her cooking.
To mark her birthday, the ex-lawmaker is opening the Echoes of Calabar, a restaurant located at the highbrow Akin Olugbade street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Her plan is to introduce her celebrity and prominent friends to her new business. They would party, eat, drink and make their observations to guide the operations of the new restaurant.