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Architect & Philanthropist Fifi Ejindu speaks alongside Cherie Blair at the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation “Girl Child Initiative” Launch | Photos & Video

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In September, BellaNaija Movies & TV brought you an interview with Nigerian architect and philanthropist Fifi Ejindu on CNN’s African Voices. (click here to watch)

Although a lot of you were more interested in the fashionista side of Fifi, there was no denying her drive in the cause of humanity.

Friday 11th October 2013 was the second International Day of the Girl Child.

Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo‘s non profit organization launched the Girl Child Initiative on that day.  The event themed “Engaging the Private Sector in Supporting the Girl Child Education in Africa”, took place at the Bulgari Hotel, Knightsbridge, London, UK.

Fifi Ejindu was a keynote speaker alongside British barrister and women’s right activist Cherie Blair, CBE, QC. They spoke to a select group of guests including CEOs/MDs of top private sector firms, who joined efforts in a bid to make a meaningful and sustainable change towards the advancement and development of the girl child in Africa.

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Anne Welsh & Fifi Ejindu

Anne Welsh & Fifi Ejindu

Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair

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Watch the video on the event.

Stella Damasus also spoke on the International Day of the Girl Child, watch the video 

Photo Credit: S Two PR

13 Comments

  1. Gistyinka Blog

    October 31, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for making Nigerian proud..

  2. Bnaturalspa

    October 31, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I love love @fifiejindu.beautiful woman !believes in her philanthropy and she speaks from the heart.one of the few so called society ladies that puts he money where her mouth is.

  3. Gorgeous

    October 31, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Has she designed any buildings? I would like to see her work. Because bella would not let us rest with the “Architect”. Not hating please

    • ms lala

      October 31, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      You just read my mind…love her giving spirit real talk about ummm listen i wanna see some of the buildings she designed

    • Phoebe

      October 31, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Nne me too, crossed my mind.

  4. innocent

    October 31, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I keep loveing this lady. Well am yet to see her works oo. I mean deseigning of buildings

  5. The new life

    October 31, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Good stuff..

  6. Aidan

    October 31, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Aunty Fifi!

  7. Ibukun

    October 31, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Really?! you want to see some of the buildings she has designed??! so bellanaija is supposed to put up building plans because they want to prove to you that fifi ejindu is an architect?? why on earth will… *Sigh* infact i give up, can’t deal

  8. ms sexy

    October 31, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    gorgeous, ms lala and innocent darlings, dd u watch her interview on CNN Inside Africa sometime ago? OMGush ubber respect for this woman, u wld v sn her n her boots and safety cap inspecting projects, and some of her works were flashed during the interview, she no dey roll baby plans o – she’s one woman wt beauty, class and brains!

    • ms lala

      October 31, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!

  9. Hurpeyeahmie

    November 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

    thanks Jare fifi much love if una like bella make una no post my comment

  10. e-bukun

    November 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Please where did they find this Anne Welsh girl?…I will not say further on that. In the meantime, I do believe that our school curriculums do need some revamping. I mean seriously, preparing our students on every level to be global citizens.

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