On Tuesday, 14th of March 2017 at the Lagos Preparatory School Ikoyi, Lagos, the International Women’s Society (IWS) held its 60th Investiture and con
On Tuesday, 14th of March 2017 at the Lagos Preparatory School Ikoyi, Lagos, the International Women’s Society (IWS) held its 60th Investiture and conferment ceremony of Mrs. Ego Boyo as President. The investiture ceremony which was compered by Jasmine Tukur, the IWS Programmes Secretary and Ifeoma Williams, an Image Consultant, celebrated women doing extraordinary work and changing lives through a photographic collection displayed around the venue. The theme of the investiture ceremony was a ‘call to arms’ to young women to embrace charitable service whilst pursuing their careers.
The new president Mrs. Boyo in her acceptance speech reiterated the importance of women, children and youth affairs, adding that, “this year, our focus is strengthening existing partnerships with individuals or organisations that have a focus on women, children and youth affairs, as well as building new alliances. Therefore, we are planning to open our event calendar to allow for more meaningful collaborations.”
The crème de la crème of the Nigerian society that graced the event, were; Mofe Boyo –Deputy General Managing Director, Oando Plc and husband of the new president; Oba Adedotun Gbadebo – Alake of Egbaland; Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu- Oba of Lagos; Omoba Abiola Dosunmu – The Erelu Kuti of Lagos; Wale Tinubu – CEO Oando Plc; Toyin Saraki – Founder and President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and wife of the Senate President; Senator Daisy Danjuma; Mo Abudu – CEO EbonyLife TV; Bola Adesola – MD Standard Chartered and chairperson of the event; Dame Abimbola Fashola – Former First Lady Lagos State and Princess Sarah Sosan – Former Deputy Governor Lagos State.
Others were; Supo Shasore – Former Attorney General, Lagos State; Asue Ighodalo of Banwo & Ighodalo and Chairman Sterling Bank and his wife, Ifeyinwa Ighodalo – MD/CEO DOii; Jeff Nnamani – ED Total Fina Elf; Hon Justice C A R Momoh- Former Chief Judge Edo State; Sena Anthony; Chris Ubosi- MD Classic FM and his wife, Ijeoma Ubosi; Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Publisher TW Magazine; actors Richard Mofe Damijo, Rita Dominic, Susan Peters, Ufuoma McDermott, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and Eucharia Anunobi, Fashion Designers Lanre DaSilva Ajayi and Deola Sagoe; IWS trustees – Funke Arthur-Worrey, Ekua Abudu, Sicily Jacob, Amina Ahmadu, Sonja Ally as well as past presidents and members, friends and well wishers.
Fun highlights of the day included performances by singers Chee who sang a powerful version of ‘I’m Every Woman’ by Whitney Houston and Emma Nyra who performed her new single title ‘Love vs Money’. There was also a spoken word performance by Bikiya Graham-Douglas titled ‘Wait’.
IWS 60th President, Ego Boyo
Dame Abimbola Fashola and former Deputy Governor Lagos State, Sarah Sosan
Erelu Kuti of Lagos, Omoba Abiola Dosunmu and guests
Nike Osinowo, Dame Abimbola Fashola and Mo Abudu
Bola Adesola, Mofe Boyo DGMD Oando Plc and His Majesty, Oba Akiolu Oba of Lagos
Jennifer Eneh, Dorothy Nnamani, Ego Boyo and Dr Jeff Nnamani
Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu and Oba Michael Adedotun Gbadebo
Ruth Osime, Ego Boyo, Mo Abudu and Pat Faniran
Femi DaSilva, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi and Ono Bello
Representative of Dr Zainab Bagudu, First Lady of Kebbi State, Suraiya Mansur