The “Against all Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition Awards Ceremony

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The 6th of December has come and gone, but its memories remain fresh and heart-warming for all who made it to the big event of the day.

It was all about Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations and the Award Ceremony of the “I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition.

Writing Competition Awards Ceremony Mrs. Felicia Okonkwo
Mrs. Felicia Okonkwo

The friends and well-wishers of Mrs. Felicia Okonkwo, her lovely husband, the Konnect Africa team and the winners of the “I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition, gathered at Safe Courts, Lekki in Lagos, Nigeria, in commemoration of Mrs Felicia Okonkwo’s Golden Jubilee on planet earth and the awards ceremony of the “I Know a Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition.

It was a great pleasure for the winners of the competition to finally meet one of Nigeria’s most amazing women, the delectable and amiable Felicia Okonkwo.

Slated for 12 noon, the event ran smoothly with series of activities- guest speeches, dance sessions, the presentation of awards to the deserving winners and lots more. First, it was dance, dance, dance as the queen of the day waltzed in to welcome her delighted guests and well wishers. The Master of Ceremonies, Sheddy Baba, was on hand to ensure a beautiful progression of events, adding gaiety and style to the ceremony.

The First Prize Winner of the Writing Competition, Mrs Modupe Ehirim (see her essay here) was present to receive her prize of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.0. Her Amazing Nigerian Woman, Mrs Chigozie Udemezue was unavoidably absent but she got the sum of N100,000 to support her Organisation that is focused on supporting widows in South-East and South-South Nigeria.

The Second Prize Winner, Marion Odigie, a final year medical student of the University of Benin was also present to receive her prize of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, and she was there with her amazing mother, Mrs Lovinah Odigie, who was her Amazing Nigerian Woman and the subject of her essay. For being an Amazing Nigerian Woman, she received a cash prize of N80,000.

Also present all the way from Sokoto in North West Nigeria was Jameelah Yusuf, the third prize winner, a student of the Usman Dan Fodio University in Sokoto. Also present was her amazing Nigerian woman and the subject of her essay, Aisha Umar, a female taxi driver and mother of two, living in Abuja. For standing out as an amazing Nigerian Woman, she received the sum of N50,000.

The event climaxed with plenty to eat and drink, giving the attendees a memorable time of networking and connecting with friends. See below pictures from the Awards Ceremony…

The first prize winner, Mrs. Modupe Ehirim receives her prize from Mr and Mrs Okonkwo.
The first prize winner, Mrs. Modupe Ehirim receives her prize from Mr and Mrs Okonkwo.
The second prize winner, Marion Odigie receives her prize.
The second prize winner, Marion Odigie receives her prize. To her left is her Mother, Mrs Lovinah Odigie, the subject of her essay
Mrs Odigie, Marion Odigie, Lovelyn and Arizechi.
L-R: Mrs Lovinah Odigie, Marion Odigie (2nd Prize Winner), Lovelyn and Arise of KonnectAfrica.Net
Arizechi, Mrs. Ehirim, Jameelah, Mrs.Odigie, Mrs Okonkwo, Aisha, Marion and Lovelyn.
L-R: Arise, Mrs. Ehirim(1st Prize Winner), Jameelah Yusuf (3rd Prize Winner), Mrs.L. Odigie, Mrs Okonkwo, Aisha Umar (subject of the Jameelah’s essay), Marion (2nd Prize Winner) and Lovelyn of KonnectAfrica.net.
Jameelah Yusuf, the third prize winner and Aisha (the subject of her essay)
Jameelah Yusuf, the third prize winner and Aisha Umar (the subject of her essay)
Mrs. Aisha Umar, the subject of the third prize essay receives her prize.
Mrs. Aisha Umar, the subject of the third prize essay receives her prize.
A warm and reassuring hug.
A warm and reassuring hug L-

Here’s saying a big thank you to everyone who made the day special – the friends and well-wishers of Mrs. Felicia Okonkwo, our distinguished panel of Judges and the Winners of the “Against All Odds, I Know An Amazing Nigerian Woman” writing competition.

Stay glued to KonnectAfrica.net and be on the look-out for our next writing competition.

Cheers.

© 2014 – 2017, Lovelyn Okafor. All rights reserved.

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