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Tony Rapu, Jumoke Adenowo, Leo Stan Ekeh, Clare Omatseye, Maxwell Ubah & More speak at the 3rd Annual WOW D.I.V.A.S Possibilities Hangout – “Unleash The X Factor” | Photos



Udo Okonjo

Udo Okonjo

On Saturday 23rd March 2013, professionals and business executives, men and women alike, turned up at the posh Wheatbaker Hotel Ikoyi, mostly dressed in Black, White and Pink Power Tycoon outfits. This was no ordinary day; it was the WOW D.I.V.A.S 3rd Possibilities Hangout themed “Unleash The X Factor“. The venue was set in X Factor themed WOW Decorations, black drapes and lots of pink, yellow & white flowers to bring out the exquisiteness of the hall.

The day started with the Flo Band playing a mixture of popular spiritual songs. This was followed by a beautiful song by Uzomaka Okorie, the Practice Manager from Fine and Country. Popular TV personality Frank Edoho alongside Hajara Pitan, Lawyer and WOW DIVA were the MC’s of the day. Udo Okonjo, CEO of Fine & Country West Africa and Founder of WOW D.I.V.A.S was the Possibilities Igniter of the day. Seated at a TV Talk show setting, she asked questions to her guests about purpose passion and their X Factor.

The Senior Pastor from This Present house, Dr Tony Rapu set the scene and discussed aspects of the X Factor from a spiritual perspective. He was then joined by his wife Nkoyo Rapu and Speaker Jumoke Adenowo from Awesome Treasure for a question and answer session .

Another speaker that wowed the audience was the rather cool down to earth Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh, multi-billionaire technology entrepreneur. He said ‘Staying Power is the X factor’.

The speakers really challenged the audience to think out of the box, including  Clare Omatseye, MD JNC International. Dr Maxwell Ubah, from Leadership Coach Profiliant Ltd said that one should ‘Go for the 212 Degree level in all you do’.

The highlight of the day was the Business Round table competition led by Udo Okonjo. The audience were offered a 2 minute spot to pitch their businesses for funding. (Similar to the TV show Dragons Den). The judges included Clare Omatseye;  Emeka Onwuka Chairman, Enterprise Bank; Dr Maxwell Ubah and Ayotomi Rotimi, WOW DIVA member & Fashion designer of Xclamations. The winner, Egodi Adedeji, won a ticket and entrance to an empowerment business conference to South Africa in May. All the other five participants were offered a free entrance to the event normally worth $2,590.

Several WOW D.I.V.A.S were awarded and honoured for their individual passions and businesses start ups. The prestigious X Factor Possibilities Ambassador was given to two WOW D.I.V.A.S namely Theresa Onwuka of Needlepoint in the Business Category and Ifueko Karibi–Whyte in the impact category for her selfless dedication to the Autism Awareness cause.

Here are some photos from the event:

Joke Silva


Emeka Onwuka

Pastor Tony Rapu

Udo Okonjo, Leo Stan Ekeh & Frank Edoho

Clare Omatseye & Udo Okonjo


Clare Omatseye & Theresa Onwuka receiving her award

Hajara Pitan, Udo Okonjo & Jumoke Adenowo

Fine and Country Team

Nene, Uzo, Amaka, Sophia, Bus, Riri, Ritau, Ayo, Winifred, Nkechi


Photo Credit: Kunle Haastrup & Olufemi Pappy for Insigna

About WOW D.I.V.A.S.
WOW D.I.V.A.S which stands for Women of Worth- Divinely Inspired Victoriously Anointed Sisters was launched in Johannesburg in October 2010; by Udo Maryanne Okonjo, C.E.O of Fine and Country International and about 25 women from more than 6 countries including, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Canada, USA, Ghana and the U.K.

A network of over 100 like-minded (and not always so like-minded) women, WOW D.I.V.A.S. has been charged with a vision to encourage, inspire and actively promote strong women.
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  1. HRS

    April 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I want to be a WOW D.I.V.A!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • jcsgrl

      April 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Me too…everyone looks beautiful and well put together. Love the selection of speakers too. Hmnn I’m inspired…need to go start what God has been telling me to do

  2. ehi

    April 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    the event and the people look classy..different from uti or karen kind of events and pose.

  3. Ok o

    April 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Just for the matured!

    • OnPoint

      April 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      U mean mature?

  4. Chi

    April 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    All the ladies are decently dressed-properly covered and look very nice. Certain people should take note and copy.


    April 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm


  6. konnie

    April 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Clara, love your outfit. These ladies are all looking good. Better than the younger ones….
    is some regression in presentation taking place?

  7. debbie egwuogu

    April 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Go divas!!!

  8. julit

    April 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    wow divas!!! My sisters!!

  9. Rapu

    April 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    You guys took my breathe away!! So women can be soo covered up and still look gorgeous?!!! wow

  10. Ritzy

    April 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Great Event WOW DIVAS! Whoop Whoop!

  11. Just saying...

    April 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    No comments here….
    If na Karen or Genny vs Omosexy pixs now, war of war go full here…

  12. Just saying...

    April 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    *war of words

  13. OmoMakun

    April 2, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    The first thing that came to mind when I saw this was….”See how respectfully dressed they are, conservative but chic.” Who would see this and not be inspired to be a respected woman in society. Young ladies should take note, you don’t have to bear all to gain the world…

  14. huh?

    April 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm


  15. Gbemmy

    April 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    But really what’s all the noise about well dressed or not it’s obviously a business meeting do people expect them to wear dinner wears or jeans , if Omotola or genny were invited they would obviously be in suits also …

  16. tolu

    April 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Gbemi thnks jere.. *rolls eyes* besides, these women- no doubt classy- are obviously of a certain age bracket.

  17. Jo!

    April 2, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks o Gbemmy

  18. Joy

    April 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Such a beautiful collection of women. Definitely looks like a fun event! Wow!

  19. Beebee

    April 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    the bottom line is that you dont have to open all dem cleavages the rest to make a statement…while wanting to look fab some people go way far above the top…its not just called for

  20. Her Excellency

    April 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I see This Present House everywhere

  21. Her Excellency

    April 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Staying power = X factor. very well noted.

  22. Aduke

    April 4, 2013 at 5:44 am

  23. lara

    April 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Wow divas isn’t about dresses pls.   i attended the Xfactor possibilities hangout , When you embrace your purpose, you will become God’s ambassador. You will look like it, smell like it.
    Hearing God is the X Factor.

  24. Nkem

    May 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Please could you tell me the name of the fair lady(in a solo pix) wearing white shirt and slacks with strings of grey pearls? Thank you.

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