Now to the main event on the evening of Saturday the 04th of November 2017 as the OIF honours HRH. Queen Grace Ikenchukwu of Agbor Kingdom and celebrates our WOMEN & CULTURE.

The evening was a gathering of Royalty and the elites of the society. The presence of more members of the public would have been appreciated but the show went on regardless.

From the depth of my heart, I want to thank, HRM. Oba Tejuoso of Oke-Ona, Abeokuta and his Oloris for gracing our event in person. YM, words simply can’t express my gratitude. May God bless you, the Oloris and your kingdom beyond your expectations in Jesus’ name (IJN).

I want to thank with all my heart, HRM. Alhji. Shehu Idris, the Emir of Zaria who was represented by his son, Prince Yusuf Shehu Idris for deeming our event a worthy enough cause to travel such distance. May God bless you richly, IJN.

How do I begin to thank HRM, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwunsi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife not only for sending a delegate of over ten persons but also included his staff of Authority indicating his presence at the event. YM, may the good Lord Himself bless you and your kingdom richly IJN.

There were a couple other Royal Fathers from neighbouring Yoruba clans whose details I do not have at the moment but will send a separate message to them once I confirm their details. Thank you YHs and May God bless you.

Now to the “heartbeat” of the event – our speakers and elites, ie. the Awardees, etc who graced our event.

Speakers – Mrs. Dayo Keshi and Mr. Richard Mofe Damio (RMD). I love you both and may God reward you richly;

Prince Engr. Yemisi Shylon, Prof (Chief). Olopade, Prof. Aba Sagoe, Chief. Mrs. Folake Solanke, Chief (Mrs). Margaret Amechi, the Oriuwe of Agbor Kingdom, Dr (Mrs.) Olufemi Ogunsanya, CEO, Oxbridge College and Founder SWORTE TALK who rescued us from the embarrassment of lacking a chairperson at the event, Mrs. Funke Fowler-Amba, Ms. Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, Ms. Tolu Ighodalo, Hon.&Mrs. Kayode Otitoju, Mr. Paul Adams, my cousins, Prince Nkem Obika and Barrister Sunny Gbenoba who both came from Agbor and all my friends and family who attended, may you each be blessed and honoured by God IJN.

Now to our children – students of Dowen College Lagos and Vivien Fowler Memorial College for Girls, you were simply the BEST! I thank you all.

As you have all joined me in honouring my mother and our women, so may the Lord honour you all IJN.

I cannot end this note without my profound thanks to our corporate sponsors – Access Bank, Bank of Industry, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) and Prince (Engr.) Yemisi Shylon.

Finally, I wish to thank our partners and my church, Tolaram Group/Foundation and Guiding Light Assembly (GLA) for their on going support to the OIF.

If you wish to sponsor the OIF or simply just want to be a member, please contact us on: 0818.0000.923 or 0810.0000.923. To donate please use any of the following account details:

Zenith Bank: 1013842933;
Access Bank: 0739444546

With love from all of us at the “Obi Ikenchukwu Foundation” (OIF).

By Amebo

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