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OUT & ABOUT AT WIE AFRICA 2014 IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA
TOYIN SARAKI & GBEMI SHASORE
JASMINE TUKUR, TOYIN SARAKI & GBEMI SHASORE
OLUCHI ORLANDI

The annual WIE Africa Conference 2014 took place to a loud ovation in the very vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kofo Abayomi Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos.



On the date stated above, women leaders from across the globe gathered at the venue in Lagos to empower and inspire the next generations of leaders. WIE means Women: Inspiration & Enterprise. This year’s conference was hosted by the Dee Poku, who is the founder of the organization and she was joined as co-hostess by the former first lady of Kwara State, the gorgeously elegant philanthropist, Her Excellency Mrs. Toyin Saraki, who is the the founder-president of the Well-Being Foundation Africa, the ex-first lady we hear was the symposium sponsor. She co-hosted the very successful symposium with the likes of renowned designer Folake Folarin-Coker, talk show host & top media personality Mo Abudu, who is the founder & MD/CEO of EbonyLife TV, also there as a co-hostess was media personality Julie Giuchuru. 


The theme of this year’s discuss was ”Bridging the Gap- The Global Leader”. The idea behind those chosen to host the conference from media to entrepreneurship, fashion to finance was so as to inspire a whole gamut of the next generation of women leaders in those areas of endeavours towards leadership. The idea is to help inspire the future women leaders towards taking very central roles in the shaping of the Africa of the future. The aim also is to help change the negative perceptions of Africa in general, by presenting highly successful African women & innovations.


The headliner for this year’s conference was none other than the richest black woman on the face of the universe, the gorgeous & very industrious Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, who is the MD of Famfa Oil & Gas; she shared with the participants her very inspirational life experience to a very captive audience.


The founder-president of the Well-Being Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, moderated the Nike Foundation ‘Girl Effect’ panel, which was titled ‘Our Future: This is the Moment to invest in Girls. In her welcome address to the participants of the WIE Africa symposium 2014, Mrs. Saraki stated that ”women
and girls “play a great role in today’s global economy; and in order to
make an impact in [their] spheres of influence, professions, vocations
and passions, all women should be fulfilled, empowered and
achievement-driven.” 

To address the marginalization of adolescent
girls, who are key change agents in society, the Nike Foundation’s
‘Girl Effect’ initiative continues to promote the Girl Declaration,
which is fully supported by the Wellbeing Foundation Africa. The
Foundation has long challenged practices that hinder the prosperity of
the girl child, such as child marriage and domestic violence, while
promoting behaviours that ensure their progress, such as girl education.



Stimulating
a loud applause from the delegates, Miss Salamatu 17, said “A real
woman is a woman who seeks to empower others and is a role model to
other women” while Miss Aisha, 19, articulated the best of the
Symposium’s goal; When she said “I am here to be the voice of the girls who
cannot be here.”
Some of those we caught sight of at the event were the likes of ex-supermodel Oluchi Orlandi, ED Polo Ltd Jennifer Obayuwana, Gbemi Shasore, Jasmine Tukur, MD Bobby Taylor Consulting Bukky Karibi-Whyte, tv show host Dolapo Oni, OAP Kayla Oniwo, fashion editor & top stylist Ezinne Chinkata, former MD of Mnet Africa Biola Alabi, actor/model Gbenro Ajibade, Reni Folawiyo, Editor The Pride Magazine Latasha Ngwube, founder Glam Report Bola Balogun, Creative Director HON Ugonna Omeruo, elegant stallion Onyeka Onwenu, deputy editor Hello! Nigeria Onah Nwachukwu, publisher Genevieve Magazine Betty Irabor, ex-MBGN Nike Oshinowo, International Make Up artist Eryca Freemantle, host of The Protege & OAP Fade Ogunro, Publisher Exquisite MagazineTewa Onasanya and very many others.  

We have a few of the pictures of the event for your viewing pleasure. Some of the pictures were sourced from Style Vitae. 

 MORE PICTURES AFTER THE BREAK. CLICK ON READ MORE BELOW
KAYLA ONIWO
BUKKY KARIBI-WHYTE, FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA & JASMINE TUKUR

TOYIN SARAKI, FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA & DEE POKU

EZINNE CHINKATA
‘BIOLA ALABI

BETTY IRABOR
MAKI OH

BOLA BALOGUN

JENNIFER OBAYUWANA
DEE POKU & RENI FOLAWIYO

FADE OGUNRO & UGONNA OMERUO

ONAH NWACHUKWU

FADE OGUNRO

ONAH, FIFE, LATASHA & EZINNE

OMOYEMI AKERELE

GBENRO AJIBADE & ADAURE ACHUMBA

TEWA ONASANYA

TOKINI PETERSIDE

VERONICA EBIE-ODEKA

UGONNA OMERUO

DOLAPO ONI


GBENRO AJIBADE

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  • All that money mamA alakija no fit buy proper hand and feet cream to comot that ashiness. She needs to exfoliate

  • Madam Alakija Makari has very good hand,foot and elbow cream they'll help esp when going short short like this, nice dress though!

    Mrs Saraki looking fab, Biola Akanbi i just love her – no homo

    Genevieve lady Irabor looking good too!

    HYBunny

  • Mrs Florence Alakija is the richest black African woman, granted. She could travel out to Switzerland for something great to be done for her skin.

  • If you are looking for money well spent, look no further than Mrs Saraki. There's beauty in simplicity. Unlike the endless garish looks of Mrs. Alakija.

    All these puffy clothes they wear these days, I don't dig them at all.

    Ugonna's skirt is pretty.

    Biola Alabi and not Akanbi.

    Bola Balogun; yes boss! Effortless looking all the time.

  • I forgot to add, I can't help but notice Tola Adegbite's sad eyes all the time. Surely, it's not that bad. Her sister, who has the best shoe game in Nigeria always looks cheery.

  • @Fan, i know right,. Her face is always so oily and red. She for just siddon there……….

  • At some point I began to think the camera had a problem darkening people's feet. I mean HOW CAN THERE BE SO MUCH BLACK FEET AT ONE GATHERING??? And these are supposedly wealthy women. Are they bleaching with Movate? Can't they get decent products? So disgusting.

  • Never the camera. People think it's all about their faces. Even their necks are black. Hands and legs are very hard to bleach & they need to double the effort. If you rub on your face three times you need six times on the hands and legs. Better still bleaching cream sellers are wicked. They should manufacture the ones specially for those hard parts.

  • Looool at the black feet comments from awon uber bleachaz! Na so o…. Lighting must have bin terrible or #nofilter ?

  • even if you wash your skin in morroco if u dont have good skin products to maintain it, its back to square 1, Mrs Alakija shd invest in good products to follow up her cleansing