It was a tumultuous turn out by family members, friends and associates of late legend, Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti as they converged to mark the 42nd birthday of his daughter, Lande Ransome-Kuti in Lagos yesterday night.

Lande, the last daughter of the late priceless and principled defender of human rights and democratic values Dr Beko Ransome Kuti, marked her 42nd birthday amidst pomp and pageantry.

The birthday celebrations was emceed by frontline human rights activist, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin who remembered with fond memories her moments with the Ransome-Kuti’s family during the heat of activism against military dictatorship in the country.

While also relieving memories of their own moments with the celebrant and the family, other participants at the occasion described her as a quintessential rare gem.

In one of the testimonies, the family head, Dr. Dotun Ransome-Kuti reminisced how the celebrant loves dancing as a child.

Also present at the occasion was the eldest Daughter of Dr Beko Ransome Kuti, Bar Nike Nedum, who said the younger sister Lande loves marking birthdays.

Another cousin of the celebrant, Mr. Kunle Anikulapo-Kuti recalled the period that his father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti moved briefly to Dr. Beko’s house at Anthony Village, and he moved with his father. Kunle said he and Lande, the celebrant used to exchange pranks.

Other members of the family and friends continued the testimonies, which thrilled the celebrant into endless euphoria.

The testimonies were woven into the toast by the family head, Dr. Dotun Ransome Kuti and cutting of cake by the celebrant.

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