Now sound the alarm, roll out the drums and let the ovation be heard!!!
It’s the 30th of November 2014!!! The Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s “Against all odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” has come to a thrilling end.
First, there were 119 soul warming and enriching stories of totally amazing Nigerian women.
And now…….the indomitable three.
Thanks to our judges, the indefatigable trio: Uche Okonkwo, Amaka Nkanang and Seun Sangoleye.
With great delight, we present…..
The first prize winner:
Mrs Modupe Ehirim!!!
Her amazing Nigerian woman is Chigozie Christiana Udemezue, and her entry can be accessed here
At the time of publication, it had amassed 939 votes.
Mrs. Modupe EHIRIM is the proprietress of Hidden Treasures Bookstore, a specialty retail bookstore in Enugu which opened for business in 2003. Although, she has lived in Lagos with her family since 2006, she has continued to operate the bookstore with five staff. She is a member of the Management Committee for Lady Ibiam Girls’ Secondary School, Enugu.
She is currently the President of Christian Booksellers Association Nigeria. She is also 2nd Vice-President of NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women NNEW and Vice-President of NNEW Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited. In 2008, she benefited from the Goldman Sachs 10000 Women Initiative which provides business and management education for women entrepreneurs at the Pan African University, Lagos. She mentors young people, aiding them to chart their lives’ paths.
In the second place………..
Marion Itohan Odigie!
Her amazing Nigerian woman is Mrs Lovinah Odigie, and her entry can be accessed here
At the time of publication, it had amassed 428 votes.
Marion Itohan Odigie is an undergraduate student of the University of Benin, Edo state, Nigeria. I am Christian and Esan by tribe; the third of four children born to Dr. and Mrs. Odigie.
And in the third place:
Her amazing Nigerian woman is Mrs Aisha Umar, and her entry can be accessed here
At the time of publication, it had amassed 378 votes.
Jameelah Yusuf, Student at Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto. She can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org
Many hearty cheers to the amazing trio!!!
Thanks to everyone who sent in articles. You are indeed Amazing!
And to our great friends and well-wishers who took out time to click the “like” button above/below each of the articles; we say, thank you for making a difference.
Long live Mrs Felicia Okonkwo!!! Many thanks for celebrating Nigerian Women. You will continue to be celebrated.
Stay glued to Konnectafrica.net and be on the look-out for our next Writing Competition.
Do have a glorious December 2014.
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