Hey people, it’s good to be back here. I’ve actually missed writing on my blog. Thanks to the never ending preparation of Divas’ Dynasty program tagged “Lets Stand Tall”. Finally it has come and gone. It was held on the 11.11.11. And it was indeed a success.
At the early stage, it seemed very easy to achieve. But at the eleventh hour, it became very impossible and stressful. I almost gave up, but God stepped in, He turned the table around and impossible became possible.
Now what is the program all about? “Lets Stand Tall” is our yearly empowerment and educative seminar designed to promote sexual integrity and character development among teenagers. And our focus is to invite students from secondary schools to be educated by women of substance who are successful at what they do and are good examples of women with dignity.
This year Lets Stand Tall program kicked off at exactly 11am at Terra Kulture on Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island. Female students from Methodist Girls High school, Eko Akete Secondary School, Aunty Ayo International School, Ikeja Senior High School and other notable faces from the business and entertainment industry graced the event.
The first speaker, Josephine Effah-Chukwuma (CEO of Project Alert), spoke on how to speak against domestic violence and abuse. The second speaker, Pastor Eno-Abasi Unogu (GM of African Insurance Brokers), spoke on teenage sexual integrity. The third speaker, Bridget Elesin (CEO of Grace Perspective Limited), spoke on the dignity of womanhood. And the last speaker, Dr Queen Elumaro (CEO of Dental Plus Limited), spoke on personal hygiene. The peak of the event was when star actress, Uche Jombo, gave the closing remark by encouraging the students to aspire for greatness.
On the faces of the students, I saw an expression of fulfillment and excitement as they posed for pictures and expressed their gratitude in front of the camera in a short interview with Divas’ Dynasty TV Crew.
11.11.11. As memorable as that date was to the entire world, it would forever remain a day to be remembered by Divas Dynasty crew and organizing committee. If you missed out, don’t worry as we are already planning the next one, which is coming up in April 2012 and we intend to invite from Austria the CEO of NGO EXIT, Joana Adesuwa Reiterer, as one of our speakers. Keep a date with us as you don’t want to miss out on this one as Joana will be revealing the untold truth behind human trafficking.
Before then, we are taking this opportunity to say thank you to our partners: NGO EXIT, Zamar Entertainment, Wisdom Ways, BusinessIQ magazine, High Society soft sell magazine, 2Much Music Entertainment Record, PPBF Concept, LEAP Africa, Vircot Infantil Montessori, Dental Plus. Our special thanks goes to Wale Reflector who performed a dance, Femi Jubal (a guest artiste who performed a song), Sammie Okposo (who couldn’t get a flight to Lagos to be there in person), Uche Jombo (left behind her busy schedule), Julia Odia (CEO, Wow Magazine) Princess Bibiana Nwankwo (part of the mastermind team from inception), Yinka Almona, Virginia Charles O’Tudor, Pastor George Unogu, Martins Ogunsakin (CEO of Cornerstone), Bobhope Iregbu, Emma Okilo, Emmmanuel George, Ojei (LEAP Africa), Sandra Balarabe, Uduak Umoren and Gloria Erumegbe (EcoBank, Ghana). Oh, I will not forget to mention Ini-Abasi Inyang and Omolara Olawale you guys are the bomb. Thanks once again.
|Pst. Eno-Abasi Unogu|
|Femi Jubal performing|
|Uche Jombo and Julia Odia of Wow Magazine|
|Dr. Queen Elumero|
|Ngozi Ijimakinwa, Chief Host|
|Princess Bibiana, Julie Odia, Ngozi Ijimakinwa and Uche Jombo|
|Ngozi, Uche and Aunty Ayo Intl. Sec. School|
|State Senior Secondary School, Ikeja|
|Eko Akate Senior Secondary School, Lagos Island|
|Martin Ogunsakin, CEO Cornerstone Youth Dev. Center|
|Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa, Editor-in-Chief, BusinessIQ|
|Gloria Erumegbe, EcoBank|
|Ricahrd, NGO EXIT representative|