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I want Joke Silva, Genevieve in ‘Acceptance’ movie — Award-winning author

UK-based award-winning Nigerian author, Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo, a graduate of pharmacology from the University of Portsmouth, is a writer of contemporary romance with a twist. Her writing is a portal into her mind and soul. Sparked with a passion for gothic horror, mystery and romance novels, her top writing influences include Virginia Andrews and Stephen King. In 2013, she completed her first Novella, “Acceptance,” a powerful testimony of love, loss and betrayal. In this interview, she speaks on her plan to turn the award-winning book into a movie.

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Healthcare insurance should be made accessible to Nigerians

The healthcare of every individual should be made a top priority regardless of your age, sex and location. In improving the mindset of people towards their health and healthcare centres, Pharmacist Abiola Olubunmi Paul-Ozieh is one of the few women who has stepped out to promote health care among Nigerians. She is the CEO of Pharmacy Villa and High Rock Pharmacy. She is currently the Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State and the vice-chairman of Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria, (HCPAN) Lagos State. In this chat with ESTHER ONYEGBULA, she tells more.

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‘How we primed Eventplus Managers for success’

Femi Toyosi Gbede is the MD/CEO – VIVO Communications / Eventplus Managers Ltd. The name should ring a bell – especially for those in the events management business. He firm handled the grand opening of the IKEJA CITY MALL, GRAND TOWERS ABUJA MALL, Leisure Mall in Surulere and putting up some fun activities at the Palms Mall, Lekki, just to mention a few. She says she’s restless and full of life, yet, she never forgets to bring the God factor into whatever she’s accomplished in life.

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My job is not family friendly —Abolarinwa, Nigeria’s first female urologist

Call her strong-willed, no-nonsense, courageous and fearless, you will not be wrong. Yet, underneath that tough exterior is a caring, kind-hearted and loving woman who has been able to, like Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, dine with kings having washed her hands very well. Dr Abimbola Ayodeji Abolarinwa knows her onions and so has proved her mettle in a male-dominated medical specialty. In this chat, Abolarinwa tells her story, how she delved into not just surgery but urology, considered as a male-dominated field

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14-yr-old girl raped by father inspired me to establish rehabilitation centre – Founder, Mirabel Centre

Mrs. Itoro Eze-Anaba is the founder of Mirabel Centre, a foundation set-up to provide free-of-charge rehabilitation for rape victims. For being a trend setter and with her hard work and persistence for setting-up the first rehabilitation centre for rape victims in Nigeria, she emerged one of the three finalists at the much celebrated Vlisco Women’s Month Award 2015, which held at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, last Sunday.

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We spent the last 10 years projecting Nigeria positively — Yemisi Alatise

For the first time in history, an African woman has been elected to occupy the lofty office of the Vice-President in the International Inner Wheel, a worldwide service organisation constituting primarily of wives of Rotarians— until recently, other women professionals. Here, we bring you that woman, Mrs.Oluyemisi Alatise, a principled and well-respected Nigerian entrepreneur cum philanthropist. Enjoy our chat with her!

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I miss nothing about being in government—Josephine Anenih

Former Minister for Women Affairs and ex-Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mrs. Josephine Iyom Anenih needs no introduction. In a recent encounter with Feminista in Lagos, she fielded questions ranging from her political career to the plight of women in Nigerian politics. Above all, the grandmother who says she’s currently having a ‘well-deserved rest’ declared she isn’t giving up on politics despite the setbacks suffered.

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