Thursday October 2nd, 2014
Thursday October 2nd, 2014
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I have goodwill, not godfathers

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Rose

Rosemary Akaette Duamlong is one lady that has carved for herself a silver-spoon through diligence and hard-work. An English graduate and alumnus of the Lagos Business School, the mother of two is exceptionally adept in the business of international tourism and events managements.

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I’ve never been heartbroken — Hauwa Allahbura

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She has endeared herself to the hearts of Nigerian movie lovers with her show on Tv –Village Square TV. Hauwa Allahbura is a young lady who isn’t new to the limelight, she hugged stardom when she emerged the winner in the Miss FCT pageant years back. Armed with a passion for making anything she does work, Hauwa opens up on her experience as a media personality, why she hasn’t been heartbroken and her celebrity crush.

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Your intellect is what counts, not gender —Otegbade

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By MOSES NOSIKE Kemi Otegbade is a woman with a man’s heart. This could be the reason why she sees no difference between men and women in terms of intellectual achievements, even though she accords them due respect. She has a character for quality and standards, and she is passionate about counseling youths on rightful

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Niger-Delta ‘ll never accept reduction of 13 percent derivation —Annkio Briggs

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Annkio-Briggs

Madam Annkio Briggs is an environmental activist from the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria. She is a federal government delegate and member, Committee on Devolution of Power in the ongoing national conference in Abuja.

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It’s women’s time to arise and change Nigeria —Apostle Jegede

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Apostle Busola Jegede is the Founder of Daughters of Destiny Interdenominational Fellowship who has, based on her passion about prayer and intercession which are in line with her divine apostolic mandate, been working assiduously to raise women as intercessors for the family and nations.

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I sacrificed my acting ambition for marriage

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As a child , I had flair for media especially TV and I once starred in the now rested soap opera, ‘The Cross Road’ on Muri International TV but due to pressure of starting a family, I sacrificed my ambition of becoming a renown actress and chose to build my marriage. Nevertheless, my husband is an encouraging one.

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Finance is no longer a challenge as we generate funds internally — Tara Durotoye

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Tara Durotoye is one of the few outstanding female entrepreneurs in Nigeria who have been able to evolve from being a makeup artist to having a complete cosmetic line tailored to suit the delicate feminine features of African woman.

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Why I feel pity for today’s school children– Akinmeji

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GOKEL

Mrs. Nike Akinmeji is a passionate Child Development Professional with over 10years experience working with kids She is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Green Oaks Kiddies Entertainment Limited, also known as Kiddies Kingdom.

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My challenges, frustration and gains of pursuing AMAA project- Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

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Ten years ago, a dream was hatched by a woman who believes in celebrating and recognising the individual talents that abound in the continent of Africa.

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Change of environment leads to skin problem — Akhimien Amanda

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Akhimien is a woman that has her heart sold to making people look beautiful. For the past five years, her company, ‘’Ever After’’, has been providing quality skin care to Nigerians of all tribes and gender. Saturday Vanguard had a chat with her about how it all started . Enjoy

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Many NGOs are money-making ventures —Chika Okafor

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Engineer Favour Chika Okafor is the Group Executive Director, CHIKASON GROUP and Executive Coordinator, Rock Foundation for widows, orphans and less privileged (ROFWOL), a foundation she started 12 years ago to help the underprivileged within the country and across the globe.

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Workers must be disciplined, they can’t just do what they like – Lagos HoS

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Olusheyi Williams

eing a female Head of Service is really not a big deal. I am not the first and I know I am not really going to be the last. Being the Head of Service is the actual thing whether male or female but when it comes to management decision making, you are already same gender.

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I have passion for good health, beauty and fashion – Okere

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Evelyn Okere is a woman of many colours. She is the Managing Director/CEO of St. Eve Concepts and St. Eve Magazine. In this interview , she reveals her passion in seeing people look healthy, beautiful and fashionable. She is also of the opinion that if the society could be kind enough to support women, they would do more than expected.

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How my fashion label put smiles on faces of women with cancer – Jane Ole

  /   in Prime Woman 12:00 am   /   Comments

Jane Ole is a woman of many ‘faces’. And for those who know her worth, Elizabeth Waldorf is a designing label capable of leaving you breathless. Aside that, her label has made it a point of duty to put smiles on faces of cancer patients through yearly gifts. For this young and talented lady who dumped her juicy bank job for a call to humanity, she is worth celebrating.

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We can reduce the scourge of childhood cancer – Dr. Nneka Nwobi

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*Dr. Nneka Nwobi

For most people, it is not only strange to hear, but pathetic to know that children, even as young as a month-old, could be afflicted with cancer – the world’s most dreaded disease. Unfortunately, this is a sad reality of what some children have to contend with at a very young age. Children Living with Cancer Foundation (CLWCF), is one of the few non-governmental organisations in Nigeria pioneering the fight against childhood cancer. Dr. Nneka Nwobi , the President of the Foundation talks about her long walk with children living with cancer, her experience in the battle against cancer, her frustrations and pains when a child dies of cancer, the future plans of the Foundation and other sundry issues with Esther Onyegbula.

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Women should be allowed to realise their potentials – Prof Urua

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*Prof  Eno-Abasi Urua  with others

Prof. Eno-Abasi Urua is a Professor of Linguistics and Director, International Programmes at the University of Uyo. The widely travelled author was among the three academia who were recently inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL). In this interview, she shares her views on the standard of education as well as other sundry issues.

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Maternal mortality has reduced by 40% in Africa – Diene Keita

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*Diene Keita

Diene Keita is the representative of United Nations Population Fund, UNPFA, in Benin Republic for the past seven years. UNFPA is the world’s largest multilateral source of population assistance, which has provided more than $6 billion in assistance since it became operational in 1969. Keita, who speaks six languages, is also a freelance translator in the United Kingdom. In this interview with Esther Onyegbula, she talks about the reproductive health and the challenges of the average African woman and other issues.

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My daughter’s amputation spurred me into voluntary service – Crystal Chigbu

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Crystal with daughter Beulah

When little Beulah lost her limb as a child after suffering a missing kneecap at birth, her mother, Crystal Chigbu, the CEO of “Irede Foundation” after that harrowing experience vowed to provide solution to children in similar situation. In this interview, she expresses her determination to serve humanity by providing functional artificial limbs to amputated children. Excerpts:

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I was a foodstuff merchant as an undergraduate – Princess Akinbile

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Princess Akinbile

Beautiful and industrious Princess Uzamat Folasayo Akinbile has an exemplary story that inspires young women. Her youthful looks no doubt will make many think she is probably a 20-year old who was born with a silver spoon. But at 40, her story tells how she rode her way to success through determination at a time when many of her mates depended on handouts from “generous” men .

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Empowered women are the best – Bee Azubike

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*Bee Azubike

Bee Azubike started out as an entertainment writer but presently works as a PR consultant and freelance writer. As a child, she spent a lot of time drawing and even though that talent is gone, she’s still an avid lover of the arts and is currently on the team of the monthly performing arts event, TARUWA. Bee is crazy about her creator; the Almighty God. She is presently lost in Nora Ephron’s world, through the book ‘I Feel Bad About My Neck’.

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Showcasing plight of the deprived motivates me – Fiberesima

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Fiberesima

Even during a brief encounter, you can’t ignore the passion in her voice, especially when she’s defending the rights of the African child and women. Short version, Funmi Fiberesima is not just a media personality but also an actress, producer and human rights advocate. From Lagos back to Okrika, her home-town, she’s all set to assist humanity. Excerpt:

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Social media has great influence on our values – Adekunle

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Adenike Adekunle

Adenike Adekunle is the founder of SWIM, a forum that has been put together to reach out and empower women collectively to achieve positive and enduring results in their homes and the society.

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‘We take borderline students to next academic level’

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Busola Thompson is a UK-based educationist with over 10 years’ experience. She is the brain behind Anchor Tutors, a tutelage service that specialises in taking borderline secondary school students to the next level in their academics. In this interview, the Osun State-born teacher explains why she has decided to bring Anchor Tutors to Lagos and more. Excerpts:

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Street children are products of societal dysfunction – Ashogbon

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Ashogbon

In line with her passion for service, Mrs Ufuoma Emerhor Ashogbon, CEO, Fair Life Africa Foundation, helps rehabilitate children who take to the streets due to ill-treatment, poverty and sexual abuse. In this interview with Woman in her Prime, she highlights how parents can guard against the conditions that force children to make such drastic moves.

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At nine, I’ve started making waves in dancing – Enenche

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Alice Enenche

ALICE ENENCHE started as an international dancer from age nine. She acquired a name to reckon with in Benue state Arts and Culture and in the dance world. Hers was a journey that started when she was only a girl and when her mates were still spoon fed.

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Onari Duke on her Run-for-a-Cure Charity Walk

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Former First Lady of Cross River State, Mrs. Onari Duke is an ideal role model for all age groups. She found her passion and is using it to touch lives. With many Nigerians losing their battle to cancer and HIV, Mrs Duke believes positive changes can be made through the activities of The Child Survival and Development Organization of Nigeria, CS-DON.

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We should develop passion in training children – Valerie

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Dr Samuel Valerie believes that when a woman is well empowered, she can do exploits. She has worked internationally for over two decades and has remarkably impacted Nigerian education sector since 1994.

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How much is a Nigerian life worth – ‘Yemi Adamolekun

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Yemi Adamolekun...We talk about corruption as something that is out there, but it is the way that we live our lives

Yemi Adamolekun, Executive Director, Enough is Enough Nigeria (EIE), a coalition of individuals and youth-led organisations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens.

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‘I grew up needing a father’s love’

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Linda Francis, founder and CEO of ‘Red Roses Event’ outfit, has her hands full. Apart from her records in Nollywood as an actress, she is showing great talents in guidance and couselling for younger ones who are passionate about reaching their potentials; as well as exhibiting professional dexterity in events management especially for couples. In this interview, she shares her reasons for targeting youths and married couples; her childhood and future plans.

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Why people say I am mermaid – Quincy

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*Quincy Olasumbo Ayodele

Mrs. Quincy Olasumbo Ayodele is pioneer Secretary General for the umbrella body of traditional medicine in Nigeria; and an adviser for the development of African traditional medicine to the World Health Organization (WHO). Quincy has contributed significantly to the development of traditional medicine to combat malaria and HIV, as well as research and development of African traditional medicine and integration of African traditional medicine into the healthcare system and many others.

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Countries that expand opportunities for women achieve greater prosperity – Azeez

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Azeez

Mrs. Adeola Azeez is the chairperson of WIMBIZ, an organisation that advocates women empowerment and contribution in the society. Azeez is a seasoned correspondent banker with Deutsche bank, an organisation she has worked with for over two decades.

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‘My goal is to address low self esteem and inferiority complex in youths’

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Princess Simisola

Princess Simisola is in her early twenties and already doing exploits as a woman in her chosen career as well as in her first love which is engaging the youths positively so as to become great in future.

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