On Tuesday, 14th of March 2017, the International Women’s Society (IWS) held its 60th Investiture and Conferment of Ego Boyo as President.
The investiture ceremony which was compered by Jasmine Tukur (IWS Programmes Secretary) and Ifeoma Williams (Image Consultant), celebrated women who are doing extraordinary work and changing lives through a photography series that was displayed around the venue. The event was a “call to arms” to young women to embrace charitable service whilst pursuing their careers.
Ego Boyo, in her acceptance speech, talked about the importance of women, children and youth affairs, she said: “This year, our focus is strengthening existing partnerships with individuals or organizations that have a focus on women, children and youth affairs, as well as building new alliances. Therefore, we are planning to open our event calendar to allow for more meaningful collaborations.”
The crème de la crème of the Nigerian society graced the event including Mofe Boyo, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, Wale Tinubu, Toyin Saraki, Senator Daisy Danjuma, Mo Abudu and a host of many other dignitaries.
Rita Dominic, Eucharia Anunobi, Ono Bello, Susan Peters, Femi DaSilva, Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi, Mimi Onalaja, Ifeoma Williams, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Deola Sagoe, Nike Oshinowo, Nkiru Anumudu, Ruth Osime, Richard Mofe-Damijo and more were also spotted at the event.
Fun highlights of the day included performances by Singers Chee who sang a powerful version of “I’m Every Woman” by Whitney Houston and Emma Nyra who performed her new single title “Love Vs Money” and a spoken word performance by Bikiya Graham-Douglas titled “Wait”.
See photos from the event below!
A cross section of Dignitaries
Susan Peters, Ono Bello, Eucharia Anunobi
Femi DaSilva, Lanre DaSilva & Ono Bello
Ifeoma Williams & Mo Abudu
Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju
Lanre DaSilva & Ego Boyo
Derin Agbaje & Lanre DaSilva
Ono Bello & Emma Nyra
Ono Bello & Mo Abudu
Ono bello & Rita Dominic
Rep of Dr Zainab Bagudu, First Lady of Kebbi State, Suraiya Mansur
Rita Dominic & Lanre DaSilva
The Erelu Kuti of Lagos, Omoba Abiola Dosunmu
Conferment of Badge of Office on Ego Boyo 60th President by Izarene Adams the 59th President of IWS
Cutting of the cCake
Jasmine Tukur & Ifeoma Williams, Compere of the event & Image Consultant
President Ego Boyo
Amina Ahmadu – Former IWS President and Trustee
Emma Nyra Performing
Dame Abimbola Fashola Former First Lady Lagos State & Princess Sarah Sosan- Former Deputy Governor Lagos State
Time for Photos!
Ekua Abudu, Gbemi Shasore, Evelyn Akeredolu, Dr Katia Ekesi, Toyin Saraki, Amina Ahmadu, Cecilia Acqua-unuoren
Eucharia Anunobi & Rita Dominic
Femi DaSilva and Ono Bello
Gbemi Shasore, Mo Abudu, Ego Boyo, Rita Dominic & Pat Faniran
Hon justice C A R Momoh & Toyin Saraki- Founder Wellbeing Foundation & wife of the Senate President
Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Biola Otufale, Ono Bello & Bikiya Graham-Douglas
Ade Adegoke- Oando Foundation, Yomi Awobokun, Alex Irune of Oando
Bola Adesola & Mofe Boyo DGMD Oando PLC & His Royal Majesty Oba Akiolu Oba of Lagos
Ego Boyo and Hon Justice C A R Momoh
Jennifer Eneh, Dr Dorothy Nnamani, Ego Boyo & Dr Jeff Nnamani
Toyin Saraki, Ego Boyo, Senator Daisy Danjuma
Nike Oshinowo, Dame Abimbola Fashola & Mo Abudu
Nikki Ogbuefi, Mo Abudu, Grace Osime, Abiola Otufale, Nkiru Anumudu & Ruth Osime
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo Alake of Egbaland and Kavita Chellaram
Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu and Alake of Egba Land Oba Michael Adedotun Gbadebo
Past IWS presidents- Dr Katia Ekesi, Grace Omotosho, Toyin Olakunri, Sonja Ally, Ekua Abudu & Bola Adesola
Ruth Osime, Mo Abudu, Ego Boyo, Ify Ighodaro
Singer Chee, Nkiru Anumudu & Moji Akinkunmi
Susan Peters & Mo Abudu
Yinka Fowora & Ego Boyo
Photo Credit: @stylesquadng @studio24nigeria