TY Bello’s Take On: Lilian Olubi

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Born in 1976, one of the most beautiful people in my life turns 40. Our sweet Lililili. There’s something about a pure heart that keeps one’s beauty timeless. Lilian’s heart is golden and she’s been that rock with the gentle voice that was always there when things got tough.

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This was the one of the few people I could talk to when #chrissndchris felt like a fantasy. Lilian, our gentle rock, you will always mean the world to us. One of the wisest people I know, yet always seems to be easy about just how awesome she is. From corporate achievements to the fact that she’s just breathtakingly beautiful .

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So when it was time to photograph her for the Big 4-0, I straight up bullied her from a simple shoot into something a little more dramatic- exploring beautiful looks from different decades. I’m happy to present my friend in a way most have never seen her, starting with this very simple portrait.

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Lilian, thank you for being such an amazing gift to us all. Thank you for always inspiring a deeper walk with God. Thank you for all you’ve done to make me a better business woman and human being.

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TSS

Everything beautiful.

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