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Cherie Blair, Deola Sagoe, Funmi Iyanda, Lanre Olusola & Toyosi Akerele at the Launch of the “Business Women” A Nokia Life Suite



L-R: Corporate Services Executive, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Akinwale Goodluck;Vice President, Nokia West-Africa, Mr. James Rutherford; Founder, Cherie BlairFoundation for Women, Mrs. Cherie Blair; and Global Head, Nokia life, Mr.Jawahar Kawahar Kanjila

On Thursday, August 23 2012, Nokia in partnership with Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and MTN Nigeria formally introduced a new Nokia Life Service, “Business Women“; a service specially designed to provide business women in Nigeria relevant business and entrepreneurship tips via SMS to their mobile phones with the Nokia Life service.

It was a gathering of women (and men) from different works of life with Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair and Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, as the keynote speaker. Mrs Blair noted that the service tool will give women the opportunity to be financially independent and make the most use of their talents so as to increase the standard of living for themselves and their families.

The event was anchored by veteran broadcaster, Funmi Iyanda with CEO, Impression Management Consulting, Olusola Lanre and Youth Advocate and CEO, Rise Networks, Toyosi Akerele as guest speakers.

Funmi Iyanda

Toyosi Akerele

Lanre Olusola

James Rutherford, Vice President of Nokia West Africa said, “Working with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is a key milestone on our journey to connect the next billion people to relevant information. Nokia Life is by far the world’s largest mobile information services suite helping consumers in emerging markets learn, live, and share information better. We are delighted to partner with the Foundation to provide Nigerian women with the best information available to help grow their businesses”.

Cherie Blair & James Rutherford

Deola Sagoe & Aisha Mohammed Oyebode


Beatrice Olumhense & Funmi Iyanda

Jawahar Kanjilal

Leading telecommunications provider, MTN Nigeria, has promised to provide the service free of charge for an initial six-month subscription period to Nigerian women and Sifiso Dabengwa, President and Chief Executive Officer, MTN Group, said, “We are confident that MTN customers will enjoy the Business Women service, which has the potential to enrich many people’s lives.”


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  1. toyin

    August 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    is it just me or funmi iyada has turned to oyinbo pepper omaga

    • Concerned Citizen

      August 28, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      I know right.????? and she’s well over “40”

    • auntie

      August 29, 2012 at 3:20 am

      yea.. was gonna say the same. she looks good tho

    • Idak

      August 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

      she is toning.

  2. jd

    August 28, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    MTN/NOKIA…way to go!………………sup wit fumi iyanda?


    August 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Nice occasion. Thanks to the organizers. Hope it yields good fruits.

  4. Mr. Happylife

    August 29, 2012 at 5:08 am

    See my man! All the way to the top! Congrats…!

  5. Akor Margaret

    October 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    It is nice,very liven and ecourgement.

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