“Rebuilding Lives…”: Be Inspired by Tonye Cole, D’banj, Ali Baba, Ty Bello, Ituah Ighodalo & Kate Henshaw-Nuttall at The Nehemiah Project – 24th July 2011

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 12:11 PM

By BellaNaija.com


Tonye Cole, the head of the young troyka who owns and directs the affairs of the wave making oil and gas multinational – Sahara Group, is now fully kitted and equipped with a masterplan to rebuild the world’s most populous black nation and its most promising market, Nigeria.

Undaunted by the myriad problems bedeviling the nation’s unity and faith, and peace and progress, Tonye is armed with a visionary blueprint that maps out a clear-cut, mass-embracing strategy which signposts a promising path into our desirable future as a nation. And he christens it, The Nehemiah Project, inspired quite possibly by the great works of the biblical Nehemiah, the nation rebuilder.

In an earlier statement, the Project Founder/ Convener, Tonye Cole, defined the The Nehemiah Project as “a group of well meaning individuals who are committed to rebuilding the society by empowering and inspiring the youths as the future leaders of our country: to discover, explore and realize their full potential.”

To kick start the laudable civil responsibility project, Tonye Cole has packaged a world-class event to inaugurate the project whereby twenty (20) outstanding youth leaders from various walks of life who are constant sources of inspiration to other young people around the world especially in Nigeria can challenge youths between the ages of 18 and 30 to think outside of the norm and pursue careers utilizing their God giving skills and talents.

The event is scheduled to hold on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Expo Centre of the Eko Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. And it promises to be an exceptional night of inspiration and fun. Included in the programme are pep talks to be delivered by renowned motivational speakers including Nigeria’s king of contemporary comedy, Ali Baba, and the delighting queen of Nollywood, Kate Henshaw-Nuttall. Some of the other distinguished youth leaders, with exemplary records of success in their various callings, include ace footballer Austin J.J. Okocha, beauty entrepreneurs – Tara Fela-Durotoye and Banke Meshida-Lawal, D’ banj, Olamide Ajayi of Iconola, former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Omowunmi Akinnifesi, the fashion making phenomenon – The Okunoren Twins, and the reputable fashion model hunter behind Beth Models, Elizabeth Elohor Aisien. The side attractions include an exquisite fashion show, musical performances by rave artistes including MI.

Beyond the inaugural event, TNP will execute impact-making, sustainable projects addressing the various challenges facing the Nigerian youth in their quest for success. The brain behind it all, reputable builder of international note comes with a resume of past and ongoing successes of projects, some of which he had recorded as a practicing architect while in Brazil, and now back home in Nigeria.

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About Tonye Cole
Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to the highly respected Ambassador Patrick Dele-Cole, Tonye Cole attended Corona School, Victoria Island and later King’s College, Lagos before proceeding to King’s School, Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
He is also an alumnus of the University of Lagos. A merit honours graduate of architecture, Tonye Cole worked as an architect for frontline Brazilian architectural firm Grupo Quartro SA in Goiania Brazil (’90-92) where he was involved in the design and implementation of the urban planning and city development of Palmas, the capital city of the newly created state of Tocantins. The city of Palmas was designed as a ‘green fields’ project and built up from scratch.

The Managing Director of Sahara Energy Resource Limited which he co-founded in 1996 with his friends Tope Shonubi and Ade Odunsi. Sahara Energy started out as an oil and gas company whose core business at the time was the trading of excess fuel oil from the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries.

With a combination of hard-work and dogged determination not to be middlemen in the transactions, Sahara Energy established itself as a credible trading house within three years followed by diversification into storage depot and vessel ownership, building depots in Lagos, Onne and Abuja with a combined capacity of 55,000 metric tonnes and a fleet of five vessels moving products across West Africa. Today, Sahara Energy is a major employer of labour with a staff strength of just over 400 people. The company also has a growing portfolio which includes upstream assets comprising of 9 blocks including one deep water block in Ghana and is deeply involved in developing the domestic gas infrastructure.

Sahara Energy remains very strong in the trading sector and has set up a trading office in Geneva, Switzerland which actively trades in crude oil, gas oil, Jet A1, mogas and bitumen in various markets globally. The company also maintains a strong physical presence in Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal and representative offices in Cameroun, France and Brazil.

The Nehemiah Project
Motivational Speeches by Ali Baba, Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, Austin J.J. Okocha, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Banke Meshida-Lawal, Dapo Oyebanji aka D’ banj, Olumide Ajayi, Omowunmi Akinnifesi, The Okunoren Twins, Elizabeth Elohor Aisien. The side attractions include an exquisite fashion show, musical performances by rave artistes including MI.
Date: Sunday July 24 2011
Venue: Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 3PM to 9PM
Tickets: N1,000
Dress Code: Smart Casual

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1) Victoria Island: Ligali Ayorinde Branch
2) Surulere: Ogulana Drive Branch
3) Maryland: Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Branch

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  • 17 Comments on ““Rebuilding Lives…”: Be Inspired by Tonye Cole, D’banj, Ali Baba, Ty Bello, Ituah Ighodalo & Kate Henshaw-Nuttall at The Nehemiah Project – 24th July 2011”

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    • Ex-boy July 20, 2011 at 12:36 PM

      Nice

    • rita July 20, 2011 at 12:45 PM

      is it Free?

      • annie July 20, 2011 at 1:59 PM

        since u apparently missed it…
        Date: Sunday July 24 2011
        Venue: Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
        Time: 3PM to 9PM
        Tickets: N1,000
        Dress Code: Smart Casual

        Ticket Purchase Points
        Access Bank
        1) Victoria Island: Ligali Ayorinde Branch
        2) Surulere: Ogulana Drive Branch
        3) Maryland: Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Branch

    • Ronke July 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM

      what time is the program stating and whats the duration? Any dress code, gate fee….. please provide more details

      • shabach July 20, 2011 at 1:28 PM

        na wa Ronke and Rita, una no dey read abi you posted your comment before the whole thing was loaded finish. its 1000naira, and for other info please scroll back up…..

      • annie July 20, 2011 at 1:56 PM

        since u apparently missed it…
        Date: Sunday July 24 2011
        Venue: Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
        Time: 3PM to 9PM
        Tickets: N1,000
        Dress Code: Smart Casual

        Ticket Purchase Points
        Access Bank
        1) Victoria Island: Ligali Ayorinde Branch
        2) Surulere: Ogulana Drive Branch
        3) Maryland: Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Branch

    • fokasibe July 20, 2011 at 2:54 PM

      I love this!!! God bless em!!!

    • eloho July 20, 2011 at 11:29 PM

      An amazing initiative and the gate fee is SO AFFORDABLE. Thumbs up!

    • U July 21, 2011 at 8:23 AM

      This should also come to Abuja..Not fair :(

    • pretty July 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM

      I must attend oooooooooh. Rain no fall on sunday.

      • pelu gbogbostic July 21, 2011 at 8:57 PM

        ..LOL…because you talk am, there must be showers of blessings!

    • Bisi BusyBee! July 21, 2011 at 12:09 PM

      wow, this is great! God bless Tonye cole and entire team. I sure must attend. cheers, http://www.busybeeeventsng.com

    • Oghale July 21, 2011 at 2:11 PM

      This is a cool stuff, hope to be there…Gods blessings

    • StephanieIj July 22, 2011 at 12:41 AM

      Awesome…

    • Mariah July 22, 2011 at 7:59 AM

      And tickets are also now available at Ozone Cinemas, Yaba.

    • Blesyn July 22, 2011 at 11:04 PM

      You guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i must be there oooooo.

    • pretty July 25, 2011 at 9:37 AM

      I was there and I had fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun. God Bless TONYE COLE and HIS TEAM.Thank God it didnt rain.

      And TEE A-u too dey misbehave.