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My fast rise is well-deserved

Tope Oshin Ogun is presently one of Nigeria’s fastest rising female directors in the make-believe industry. Also a producer, actor, dialogue coach and casting director, the lovely mother of four boys was for five years the only female director on M-NET’s multiple award-winning ‘Tinsel’. Tope’s movies have received several nominations and awards from reputed bodies like African Movies Academy Awards (AMAA), TAVA (Television and Audio Visual Awards) and more. The year 2000 graduate of Theatre Arts, TV and Film Production from the Lagos State University currently owns Sunbow Productions Limited and she is happily married to Yinka Ogun, a screenwriter, content provider and developer. Enjoy our chat with her.

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Six miscarriages, failed marriage but still glowing @73

Chief Agnes Otobo-Ojehomon could pass for a spinster in her thirties but in reality, this beauty is a septuagenarian clocking 74 by July 2014. This is in spite of her share of life’s bitter pills weighty enough to make anyone age faster. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Agnes who is MD/CEO of Babo Nigeria Limited, an Oyo-based firm adept in the importation of Italian furniture, ceramic tiles, bathroom and kitchen fittings, is also past Director and Club President of Zonta International. She presently sits on the Board of the West African Women Association- WAWA. Isoko-born Agnes shares her life experiences with Feminista. Enjoy!

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One Billion Rising: When women hijacked Valentine’s Day worldwide

While the world celebrated Valentines Day a couple of days ago, women the world over did something eccentric: wearing a touch of red, they rose, danced, walked out and demanded an end to violence against women and girls. The unifying mantra was “Rise for Justice” though, in various countries, the event tagged ‘One Billion Rising’ highlighted sub-themes that portrayed the struggles of women in terms of nationality and continent.

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Nothing limits the woman — Joy Isi Bewaji,Media entrepreneur/author

Joy Isi Bewaji joyfully wears the hat of a publicist, media entrepreneur and author. She is an all round media personality with incredible presence on TV, radio, online and print. Driven by the desire to make a mark in whatever she does, Joy presently engages in celebrity PR with the sought after showbiz personalities like Joseph Benjamin, and Tonto Dike in her portfolio. In this interview with Kehinde Ajose, she opens up on how women can make their mark, the projects she is currently working on, and many more.

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We fight for the defenceless, not only the poor —Omotola, OPD Lagos Director

OMOTOLA Rotimi is the Director, Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, OPD. The organisation was established in the year 2000 to render free legal services to indigent persons, especially women, children and the physically challenged. An astute lawyer who does not mince words in her fight against injustice in the society, Omotola, in this interview, bares her mind on OPD’s activities among sundry issues.

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Meet Bisi Bright, the benevolent pharmacist

But like Mahatma Gandhi once said, you must be the change you wish to see in the world. That’s why one Nigerian, Mrs.Bisi Bright, Executive Director of LiveWell Initiative, has taken on herself the responsibility of delivering pro bono healthcare services, especially to the poor majority, since her retirement from the Nigerian Ports Authority in 2006, where she was Head of Pharmacy. 

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