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Rochas Okorocha, Dolapo Osinbajo & Betty Irabor at the Grand Opening of Elfreeda Foundation – An open Shelter for Homeless Women & Children



Elfreeda Foundation

His Excellency, Governor Owelle Anayo Rochas, Uloma Rochas, Her excellency, Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo and Her Excellency, Wife of the Imo State Governor, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas

The Elfreeda Foundation is an open shelter for homeless women and children. It was founded by Uloma Rochas Nwosu, the daughter of the incumbent governor of Imo State.

With a mission to “strive every day to create a safe haven where homeless women and children find stability and access to the basic needs of life”, the Elfreeda Foundation launched its open shelter on the 11th of August 2017. In attendance were dignitaries such as: the wife of the vice president of Nigeria, Her Excellency Dolapo Osinbajo; the governor of Imo State, His Excellency Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha (OON); wife of the governor of Imo State, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha; wife of the governor of Enugu state, Monica Ugwuanyi; the chief of staff of the Imo State Government, Honorable Uche Nwosu; publisher of Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor amongst others.

Uloma Rochas Nwosu

Uloma Rochas Nwosu spoke on how she plans to do more for the helpless. In her words, her love for giving and helping the needy developed when as a young girl, she would go with her family, once a month to share food to the needy in a part of Kaduna. This imbibed in her a sense of compassion, with goals to always thrive to be of help to the poor. In a short drama, which precluded the presentation of the Elfreeda Foundation theme song, the Elfreeda Foundation team described how they intend to clothe, feed and render any form of assistance to the needy.

One of the highlights of this event was the fashion show which was organized by Frank Oshodi. The designers who showcased their collection during the fashion show are Amos Tafiri, Ade Bakare, House of Jacy, House of Rev, Kiki Kamanu, Tresor by Dunni, Aura, Le Victoria and Wsquared.

After this, the Elfreeda Foundation cake was cut by the dignitaries present and the Nollywood stars that came to honor Uloma Rochas Nwosu. The audience then proceeded to the Elfreeda Foundation open shelter to officially declare it open for use and this was done by Her Excellency Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the vice president of Nigeria.

Oge Okoye and Ebube Nwagbo

The celebration of this worthy cause was moved to the governor’s house, where he hosted the Nollywood stars, the designers and other special guests who added glamour to the event. Alex Ekubor, Oge Okoye, Ebube Nwagbo, Ngozi Ezeonu, Susan Peters, Chelsea Eke, Chamberlain Uzo, Olakunle Churchill amongst others were treated to a sumptuous meal alongside the banters from the very amiable governor and family.

The launch was planned by Elizabeth R Events. Ibidunni Ighodalo, the CEO, and her team did an extraordinary job with the decor at the Imo Trade and Investment Center, the venue for the official launch of the Elfreeda Foundation. There were umbrellas and crystal raindrops hanging from the ceiling. These represent a form of covering or shelter in the rain, which basically translates the very essence of the Elfreeda Foundation; to provide shelter and help in dire situations.

Elfreeda Foundation

Uju Rochas-Anwuka

Elfreeda Foundation

Dede Mabiaku

Adelline and Chamberlain Usoh

His Excellency, Governor Owelle Anayo Rochas

Her excellency, Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbanjo

Uloma Rochas Nwosu

Dayo Benjamin Laniyan

Olakunle Churchill, Her excellency, wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbanjo and Uloma Rochas

Her Excellency, Wife of the Imo State Governor, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas and Her excellency, Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo

Betty Irabor

Alex Ekubo and Susan Peters

Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, Acho Ihim, Speaker, House of Assembly and Royal Highness Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri, Chairman Imo State Council of traditional rulers

Her excellency, wife of the vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo at the opening of the foundation

Cutting of the cake

Dancers at the event

The partners of this event include House of Freeda, Shirley’s Confectionary, Dana Air, Aero, Multichoice, Shirley Supremo Finishings Limited, Channels TV, WODDI, CNN, Arik Air, Indomie, Afrydef, Rochas Foundation, Frosty Haven, Genevieve Magazine, Daily Med Pharmacy LTD,, M&B, Cute and Lean Dry cleaners, Zulwa, NAPTIP

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  1. madman

    August 18, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    who is funding this foundation #thieves.

  2. Buhari Bu Ndi Ojor

    August 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Who “really” paid for this extravaganza? Rubbish. Dolapo, not every invite persin dey accept. Thou shall not roll with pigs. Your husband is already corrupted. Lying pastor.

  3. Anon

    August 18, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    A band of money launderers and others who are there to pick up brown envelopes. Looks like a wedding reception. Her husband Uche is Okorocha’s anointed one but Imolites will have the final say.

    BN if you moderate comments, then I know you have fully lost it.

  4. madman

    August 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Of course, BN is moderating.

  5. imo citizen

    August 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Waste of money when Imo people are suffering. Bad road everywhere, non payment of workers salary especially pensioners but there is money to lavish uselessly like this. You have now followed the foot steps of ur father launching a foundation so that you be able to launder more money all in the name of charity. Her excellency Dolapo Oni please i beg you desist from associating yourself with this ugly and wicked family because I see you as a very decent woman.

    BN if you moderate my comment then i will jejely know that you have fully lost it.

  6. MurdaSheWrote

    August 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Olakunle Churchill!!! I tuale for your climbing skills bro. What a wawu!

  7. iHeart

    August 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Love Dede Mabiaku’s outfit! Wonder who made it …

  8. olanna+odenigbo

    August 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    EFCC please when you are ready just start with everything that has Freeda attached to it. Because the you people didn’t think of malls, supermarkets, fashion shows, foundations and so on till APC gave you government house…. Then EFCC can proceed to the road contracts and all his suddenly employed family members…these alone….


    August 19, 2017 at 2:31 am


  10. Ephi

    August 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    All these ostentatious events simply to launch a “foundation”. E be like say charity and foundation is the way to go now for our Nigerian looters.

    Again I say, God CANNOT be deceived.

  11. Bimpe

    August 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Hmmmm….Na wa for comment oooo , all I see is that lovely concept, the decoration amazing well thought out . Well done elizabeth r .
    Imolites here we come . We would decide our faith .

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