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Genevieve Magazine honours Abimbola Fashola for her contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness & Women’s Empowerment in Lagos

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On Saturday 2nd of July 2011, Genevieve Magazine, the leading women-focused print magazine in Nigeria hosted an event to celebrate the First Lady of Lagos State, Abimbola Fashola.

In her speech, editor of Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor outlined the reasons why Abimbola Fashola was chosen as the award recipient.
Abimbola Fashola is a woman who has done a lot about the course of women in the state…Honouring people who have done well for the society is an aspect of our magazine. The honour says a lot of what a person represents. It is a life guide and best friend to our people. We share the same vision with many women who aspire to be role model and those who make the dreams of others realisable. Dame Abimbola is a woman who has taken time out to invest in others. Legacy is described by life impacted. She is one of the women who are living their lives in the service of others.”
On Abimbola Fashola’s contribution to breast cancer treatment and awareness, Betty Irabor said;
The early detection of this killer disease and the assistance she renders to finance the medical bills of cancer’s patients is a big plus for the First Lady. Her legendary simplicity and her candour of not seeking attention endear her to us. We share Mrs. Fashola’s passion to leave this world better than the way she met it.

Upon receiving her award, the First Lady of Lagos State expressed her joy and dedicated the award to every individual who worked with her husband to succeed in the first term. She said, “I pray to God that I will maintain my sanity. I ask God to guide my husband. I know that as much as I give, I receive more from God“.

The event was an uplifting celebration with musical performances by stars including Lami, ChiDynma, Waje and Tiwa Savage, a fashion show and speeches by accomplished women including Dr. Doyin Abiola.

Red Carpet

Funke Akindele

Monalisa Chinda

Dr Vivian Oputa

Grace Egbagbe

Nikki Khiran

Soni Irabor

Adora & Chika Oleh

Marita Ayodele

Quincy Ayodele

Amaechi Okobi

Gogo Majin

Owen & Elohor Aisien

Adejoke Adepashe

Lami Phillips, ChiDynma, Waje & Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage

ChiDynma

Lami

Waje

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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi
Additional Photo & Information Source: Office of the First Lady of Lagos State

58 Comments

  1. Someone

    July 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Hope this will spur others to keep doing good things.

  2. mii

    July 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Funke akindele looks smashing!

  3. foolish talk

    July 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    some of these outfits are hard on my poor eyes. lol

    • Sephora

      July 26, 2011 at 3:16 am

      Jealousy!! All the ladies look fabulous jo!

  4. cathy

    July 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    everybody looking glam except the babe in da yellow dress,the one that comes last. what was she thinking? oh that laps!!!!!!!!! smh

  5. Ebube

    July 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I love that Monalisa is always decently dressed, you can cover up and still be beautiful 🙂

    • missy~spectacular

      July 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      plus she relatively just had a baby! 🙂 smashing!

  6. lala

    July 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    its like the same person made 90% of the shoes worn in different colors

  7. lafunky

    July 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    What was her contribution to breast cancer? This story is incomplete. It seems like the purpose of this article is to see what the people at the event wore. You story need to link to the title of the article. I hope you have journalism graduates/media graduates working for you.

    • numommy

      July 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      without saying too much… as a media communications graduate, i can appreciate the write up. Bella Naija is not a newspaper…so information overload is not needed. If you would like to know in details what exactly the first lady of Lagos has done, i’m sure Google can provide you a ton of articles *wink*

  8. Anonymous

    July 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Funke Akindele, the wonders of wonder bra!

  9. Anonymous

    July 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I admire Betty Irabor so much, she’s an inspiration!

  10. anonymous

    July 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Funke Akindele looks stunning & Grace Egbagbe is definitely ageing gracefully 🙂

  11. konnie

    July 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    they all look lovely
    If you don’t like their shoes, here is a chance to start designing and manufacturing yours …….

  12. Gorgeous

    July 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Some people are dressed like they are going to club, abi dem wan catch governor eye. Very unnecessary. Also, what is with the madam in blue and the akisa she wore. The whole outfit needs a makeover. Does she have friends? And her weave? Biko, i just cant!

  13. funky mf

    July 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    APART FROM DIS LAST PICSURE WEY EVEN DE OFFENDER KNOWS SHE WILL BE BANNED FROM ALL THE BOUTIQUES IN LAGOS,ALL OF THEM TRY!LOL!BUT GENERALLY NIGERIANS ARE TRYING

  14. Lil miss sunshine

    July 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    FUNKE + LAMI made my day. naija women no dey sleep o.

  15. WeTalkNaija

    July 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Congratulations to the First Lady, hope she will inspire more people in power to give back to community.
    In other news, love Lami’s dress, Die! The eye thing is bit too much for me but it looks good on her.

  16. sweetie

    July 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Funke looks Gorgeous and Monalisa too…beautiful….i am sorry but owen aisien/elohor’s husband always looks scruffy, and not well put together…

    • Shantee

      July 28, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Thanks a bunched! You have said all I wanted to say 😀

  17. Temi

    July 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Gogo Majin looks amazing. Lami looks like she is about to suffocate… hahha mean me. I’m so sorry but I just had to let that out…

    http://temiville.wordpress.com/

  18. swexyk

    July 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Up Funke Akindele, Up Funke Akindele……………go girl u nailed it!!!

  19. cannime

    July 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Funkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Fabulous…
    Beautiful pics.. Naija ladies were never easy anyways:) lol

  20. Jade

    July 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Funke… no wah oh… u got it on the mark gurl!!! Luv it luv it luv it!!!

  21. Lami's Fan

    July 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Lami – Please do me a favor. Take that – our of your eyes. It does not make any damn sense. You look good and all but that – on your eyes just pulls your down… When you’re not Razz.. Hiss.

  22. boo

    July 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    the last babe should learn to wear stuff that fit her body size….dang at those chunky thighs.

    Funke Akindele is not smiling oh. As in she’s blowing every red carpet now. looking FAB

  23. bimpe

    July 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    buhahahaha dos lashes should be for an occassion in a night club…didnt lami know where she was going Mba n.like d pose sha to match nails and lashes

  24. Nma

    July 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Men! Monalisa has been impressing me lately! loving the makeover…..so stylish these days. And is that Funkelicious?! lol….love the dress on her o…the contrast on her skin color is divine!

  25. DuChess O

    July 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Wow!!!! I am soo impressed by Funke Akindele right now.

    Lami, oh Lami, please take those “winged” lashes off before they fly you to a far far away land. Aba!

  26. Bukky

    July 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Lami???seriously?

  27. 9jaFOODie

    July 26, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Lami and Funke Akindele are my fav.

  28. primrose

    July 26, 2011 at 1:19 am

    lami lami lami how many times did i call u,hmmmm ,BUT WHY NOW hisssssssssssssssssssssss

  29. El Bee

    July 26, 2011 at 1:35 am

    FUNKE AKINDELE LOOKS HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!

  30. THE AMAKA

    July 26, 2011 at 4:56 am

    okay, Lami is wearing the dress i wanted Genevieve Nnaji to wear to the AMAAs. and PLEASE do away with the eyelashes, GOSH. the dress was nice, but the makeup killed the entire look. it looks like classy meets party-goer.
    Funke, WOW. she used to dress like an mgbeke but she has stepped it up.
    Monalisa’s dress was an epic fail for me, looks like a trash bag or some shiny metallica something, idk.
    the lady with the blue and white dress with the split, NICE BODY, BAD DRESS.

    LOOKS THAT STOOD OUT TO ME!
    http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Genevieve-Magazine-Abimbola-Fashola-Event-July-2011-BellaNaija-081.jpg
    http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Genevieve-Magazine-Abimbola-Fashola-Event-July-2011-BellaNaija-067.jpg
    and why are some folks dressed as if they are going to the night club (last pic) and not to an event hosted by Genevieve Magazine?!

  31. sandra

    July 26, 2011 at 9:54 am

    funke looks good, lami d lashes is a no no. thank u

  32. Christy

    July 26, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Please can someone tell me if this Genevieve magasine has anything to do with Genevieve the actress?? i’ve always wondered…no offense ooh!

    • e-bukun

      July 27, 2011 at 6:20 am

      They have no relationship whatsoever. “Genevieve” is a name of French descent that means “woman of the people”…basically, it’s just a name.

  33. faith

    July 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

    @christy….absolutly no!!! @amaka…lolssss

    • Christy

      July 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

      Thx u Faith, such a lovely name, my neice has the same, thx u sha!

  34. luvbogg

    July 26, 2011 at 11:38 am

    how far d last chick nah? she is my size yet she want wear short dress? hehehe

  35. adaeze

    July 26, 2011 at 11:42 am

    first funke akindele…you look dashingly dash, fab, glam,divalicious infact all of dem join together,waje honey, out of all d shoes u av in ur closet you just cldnt find d right size? d last lady wearing d short yellow gown with dem bloated legs should be arrested for violating all codes and ethics of dress sense. does she think its a ‘hook’ a guy shindig, total mgbeke

  36. ADNYL (CHICAGO)

    July 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

    HEY OK THE LADY IN THE BLUE AND WHITE DRESS THE BODY GREAT THE SHOES WHAT WAS SHE THINKING? YES THE LAST PIC OUTFIT LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS HEADIN’ OUT AFTER., THE LONGER DRESSES WERE VERY NICE CHANGE IN PACE.,, EVERYTHING ELSE WAS GRAND STANDING. I WASN’T GOING TO SAY ANYTHING BUT PLSE WEAR SHOES THAT FIT YOUR FEET., NOTHING LIKE LOOKING AT FEET HANGING OVER THE SHOE!

    @AMAKA YOU ROCK:D

  37. Zegzy

    July 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Funke Akindele needs a new stylist. Her dress was totally off for the event. That is an outfit you would wear to a club, not to a formal event.

  38. andels

    July 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Now funke akindele gets what being a celebrity is all about. Keep it up girl

  39. amber rose

    July 26, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    peplum styles r in vogue so can see a few ladies rocking it now. funke looked nice but overdressed. go and ask genevieve. simple and classy is d key. that girl in d blue-ish dress? bad dress, worse shoes. onyibo go talk ‘trailer park trash’. we all know why u dressed like dat. governor no go look u, im aide no go look u, body guard no go look u sef, so next time, remain on the streets of Allen Avenue. loving monalisa chinda, waje, chidyma, elohor and a few other. hating: nikki khiran(pose like a lady not with ur legs apart), the girl in the yellow dress with d cellulite-riddled thighs, the girl in d red dress with d messy hair. na wa for all these poses sha. one leg b4 d other. some look forced like say dia shoes dey pinch dem, some are effortless. anyway, una try.

  40. Sunshine

    July 27, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Bella naija, I dont know what I have done to you people. Pls post my comments. Freedom of speech. Ok oh!!!!! Naija babes!!!! God help us. The way all of them have stepped up with their dress sense. No obodo oyibo effect from we in the UK and US any longer. They want to brush us aside die!!!! God dey sha. After we here are working our behinds off- Nothing to intimidate them with…lol

  41. Uche

    July 27, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Pls you guys should hold Lami b4 she flies away with her winged eyes. Haba!!!

  42. :)

    July 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    What was this dress-a-mess? Adora Oleh was the only one that got it right and Mr. Irabor. Everyone else shoulda skipped the red carpet. Great event though.

  43. :)

    July 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Oh my bad, Funke looked good too, the girl in purple (second to last pic) nice too and Lami’s dress is nice and appropriate but the pose and lashes threw the dress in the garbage. That’s about it.

  44. mosorire

    July 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    i remember when the last 3 girls in the last 3 pictures used to be dark-skinned

  45. June girl

    July 27, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Ok so some people looked good – Funke’s boobs are too out n all over the place but before and after, this after looks better than her before and as for Moji Awoniyi (girl in the last pic)…**smh**
    Genevieve but sha, while I love love love love love Mrs Fashola and Mr Fashola more, haba, plenty pple have contributed to this cancer thing much more ooo…but sha, Mrs Fashola tried too sha so well done…and say hey to BRF…PHCN has never been better in my zones…big smile….!!!!

  46. Liam Fashion Agency

    July 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    FUNKE AKINDELE styled by LIAM FASHION AGENCY(LFA)

  47. Abiodun

    July 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Loving that babe in the yellow dress, I like a woman with body, Check out those breasts, they just dey salute. Pls send her number..Awon Boys want to know

  48. Funmi

    July 29, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Wow, looks like some people pray every day to make others have a bad day or week sef. Can imagine what their prayer is every morning, “Lord help me make someone cry.” The girl in d yellow dress obviously has beefers… and they know her to her name.

  49. Vivian

    August 11, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    wow. such an interesting site. i enjoy reading all comments. lolz

  50. jOlA

    August 17, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Tiwa looks stunning!!!

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