Some mothers and daughters have a perfectly fine peer relationship. But most never quite advance to the level of real friends that is differentiated by a genuine affinity for one another and a sharing of spirit and soul. However, herbal slimming business mogul, Quincy Olasumbo Ayodele, and her first daughter, Tobi Ayodele-Keeney are different. They could pass easily as best buddies. The gorgeous mum and daughter look so young and have always set tongue wagging anytime they stepped out together with many meeting them for the first time wondering which one is the mum, which one is the daughter? The bond has been so tight with emotional and supportive reciprocity. For nearly three decades, Quincy has built a remarkable career in the alternative medicine practice which has deservingly earned her the ‘Grand Dame of herbal medicine’. But in recent years, the skin therapist has had Toby as her reliable sidekick and manager of the iconic Quincy Herbals.
A fortnight ago, the proud, sociable grand mum turned 60 and to celebrate the diamond jubilee, Toby and her siblings –Tola and Temi– threw a lavish four-day destination ball in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for their genial mum. The stupendously all-white birthday party was held at the awesome man-made island 5-star resort, The Atlantis, at The Palm Jumeirah on Crescent Road, Dubai. Ace comedian and compere, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st, hosted the event while award-winning Nigerian gospel artiste, Nathaniel Bassey, was the day’s guest minister. The highest point of the Dubai bash was when Quincy officially announced she’s stepping aside as the CEO of the herbal health company and handed the baton to Toby to take charge as the managing director.
Quincy told Spotlight that the outfit which originally started as a herbal weight loss company before expanding to an all-natural skin treatment firm, would be under the watch of young, vivacious and innovative Toby who she confidently said possesses the competence to preserve the standard and even make the brand to compete favourably with the rapidly changing market preferences.