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Hon. (Mrs.) Omorede Osifo-Marshal of Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

September 1, 2018

Hello everyone! Happy new month. It's September which means the year is slowly coming to an end. We hope this month brings you good tidings in all you do. Please meet our September star of the month Hon. (Mrs.) Omorede Osifo-Marshal! 

 

We are celebrating this simple and down to earth woman who hails from Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria for all the good work she has done for herself and others. 

 

Hon. Osifo is a woman of substance (power and influence) who enjoys serving her people. This mother of four children - all boys - attended Saint Maria Goretti Girls Grammar School, Benin for her O. levels and Federal Govt. Girls College Benin for a one year A level. She has a B.Sc Hons in Economics and Statistics; and an M.Sc in Banking and Finance - both degrees from The University of Benin (UNIBEN).

 

She also holds an executive certificate in Innovations in Governance from Harvard University, U.S.A. While in Harvard, she was classmate with the current reigning Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan; Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

Hon. Osifo is a two-time honorable commissioner in Edo State having served as Hon. Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism and later as Commissioner for Youth and Sports. She was honored with special royal beads by the late Oba Erediauwa of the Great Benin Kingdom for her tremendous accomplishment in those two positions as a commissioner. 

 

Our star of the month is one of the first to start the fight for women empowerment with her NGO Advancement for Women in Democracy (AWID) which was founded in year 2000. She went on to create another NGO called Association of Professional Women in Politics (ANIPWIP) to showcase that there are capable women who can join the men in running the affairs of the country Nigeria.

She has received several Awards for her great job and developmental strides. Prior to joining Politics, she worked in the Banking Sector both in Nigeria and Abroad. 

 

There is so much happening in the country with the people being dissatisfied. Hon. Osifo is still fighting for the people to ensure everyone benefits from the government. She is currently seeking to represent Oredo Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives come 2019.

For someone who has impacted some many lives positively, we hope she achieve her dreams in representing Oredo Constituency in the Fed. House of Rep. in 2019. 

 

We wish Hon. (Mrs.) Omorede Osifo-Marshal the very best!!!

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Marilyn Ojehonmon Nwene of Los Angeles, California

Juy 1, 2018

My name is Marilyn Ojehonmon Nwene. The CEO of Mon's Media. I am from Eme-Ora, Edo State, Nigeria. I live in California with my family. The youngest among my siblings. I currently work as a Care Coordinator in the health care sector and I hope to do something greater in the industry.

In as much as I can't stand toxic people - I cut them off as soon as they become a distraction to my focus - I love people. I love to enjoy life, live the moment and just live life to the fullest. 

I am an influencer and a former model. I have three instagram accounts: Mons Pick (my personal blog), Mon's Media (My blog's account) and Enthralling Styles By Mon (My fashion feed). Check them out for more update. I also have a Face Book page for my blog www.facebook.com/monsmedia and my personal account Marilyn Ojespadi Nwene. On Twitter: www.twitter.com/monspick

Blogging is a hobby for me because it's a powerful tool to communicate with the world even though you are sitting in restroom and posting information once a week. You would be amazed at the number of people who read your post.

I want the world to be a better place. Where people operate based on love. A society where our kids can be safe at school and we don't have to worry while they are at school. A world where people can enjoy the movie theater, go to concerts, shop at the mall, worship God in church without a "psycho" opening fire on them. A world where there is no racism and everyone is treated well.

I love to stay happy and keep people happy. Life is not always fair but I encourage myself and other to look at the bright side of every difficulty. There could be a 'blessing' on the way after the storm. 

 

I hope to use my blog to impact lives around the world and keep people smiling. 

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Uche Eluwa of the United Kingdom

March 1, 2018

As we push forward in this month of March with Spring being super awesome to every single one of us, we would like to introduce Uche Eluwa also known as Bionic Uche as our star of the month!

 

Eluwa is a qualified Child Practitioner who has a great passion in healthy lifestyle. In order to dole out a ton of advice on the importance of making a few lifestyle changes such as eating habits (diet), incorporating regular exercise to our daily routines to boost self-esteem and self-confidence, decrease stress and anxiety, enhance mood, and improve general mental health, Eluwa joined the Juice Plus Company two years ago. 

The mother of one cute boy lives in London, United Kingdom where she has become a socialite and an educator of healthy living - beauty, food, fitness and diet. She also has ten years of experience within the hospitality sector, a unique background that has afforded her the opportunity to better manage her business with a high level of professionalism and expertise. 

We would describe the personality of this woman as someone who is easy-going and who finds joy in motivating others especially the Stay-at-Home Moms to start their own business and even work from home. 

 

On her Social Media handles, you would see success stories and photos of women that she has placed in the program. Eluwa does take pride in her work and believes you can achieve any goal you set your heart to - as long as you stay focused and never give up. 

Bionic Uche is a true "life influencer" because walks the talk. She would work closely with her Clients regardless of the distance in terms of location. She has Clients from different walks of life both in the United Kindom, Nigeria, United States of America, Canada, etc.

 

As a positive minded individual, she believes every idea starts with a dream and dreams do come true. On her Facebook account and instagram, you would comes accross many inspirational quotes to keep her followers going.

 

"I see myself as a living witness of the power of dream and the unlimited opportunities that lie within mankind." she told us.

As a strong woman who helps others build their career, Uche is also a role model to her son who believes he can achieve his dreams through persistence. 

 

Congratulations Eluwa Uche on becoming our Star of the month. We love what you do and wish you the very best in it! 

 

To learn more about Bioni Uche and how to be part of the healthy lifestyle that she promotes, you can check her out on her website

Rihanna of Bridgetown in Barbados

February 01, 2018

February is almost over and it's one of our favorite artists birth month. She is beautiful, fierce, and loved by all. She is a singer, songwriter, record producer, model, actress and even rapper! She is none other than our sexy diva Rihanna!

 

All the way from Bridgetown in Barbados, she moved with high hopes to America - "New York" to be exact - to pursue her singing career. 

 

She met Evans Roger in Barbados who thought she had amazing vocals. With his help, she made a demo which she presented to Def Jam Records. She went on to audition for the President of the record company at that time Jay-Z and music mogul Antonio "L.A." Reid. Both men knew they had discovered a world star. 

 

L.A. Reid himself said he was so thrilled, he asked the crew not to let her leave the building. It was the big break Rihanna wanted and she got signed to the record company.

Bad Gal Riri's career took off in 2005, with release of her debut studio album "Music of the Sun" and "A Girl like Me" released in 2006, which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the successful singles "Pon de Replay", "SOS" and "Unfaithful".

 

Ever since Rihanna stepped her foot in the spotlight, she has continued to soar higher and one of her best attributes is that she is fearless. She is not scared to wear some many hats and you can't help but love her style and the confidence she exudes. 

Riri as she is fondly called is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as a current total of 31 top ten singles on the same chart. 

 

She has 9 Grammys under her belt, 12 American Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards to mention a few.

 

Rihanna has been a blessing to her country and the world at large. To acknowledge her for all her accomplishment, Westbury New Road - the street in Barbados that Rihanna grew up - has officially been renamed Rihanna Drive by the Government of Barbados.

She is an Ambassador of Barbados. In 2016 she teamed up with GPE as its first ever Global Ambassador in September 2016. Through a multi-year partnership, Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, international advocacy group Global Citizen and GPE will campaign together to ensure that girls and boys in the world's poorest countries can get a quality education.

Her role as GPE Global Ambassador, is to encourage world leaders and policymakers to boost their support for global education and education in emergencies through GPE.

In 2017, Harvard named the renowned artist Humanitarian of the Year for her passionate support towards charity.

 

Rihanna has been a blessing to her country and the world at large. To acknowledge her for all her accomplishment, Westbury New Road - the street in Barbados that Rihanna grew up - has officially been renamed Rihanna Drive by the Government of Barbados.

Everything she lays her hands on flourishes and just when we thought her line fragrance: Nude, Kiss by Riri, Rouge, Rouge Love, Crush by Riri, Riri Crush, Riri by Rihanna, Riri, Reb'l Fleur and Rebelle was the best she could offer, she blew our minds with her makeup line "Fenty."

 

She said was inspired to create Fenty Beauty after years of experimenting with the best-of-the-best in beauty—and still seeing a void in the industry for products that performed across all skin types and tones. She launched a makeup line “so that women everywhere would be included,” focusing on a wide range of traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, creating formulas that work for all skin types, and pinpointing universal shades.

 

Fenty sold $72 million in the first month it came on the market. 

Ifeoma Okonji Grace Yvonne of Lagos, Nigeria

January 01, 2018

Hello everyone! We are glad we made it into another beautiful year! As we begin this year, hoping that our troubles be less, our blessings be more and nothing but happiness, we would like to celebrate this month of January with our fabulous star of the month Okonji Ifeoma Grace Yvonne.

 

Okonji is the co-founder of Women Economic and Leadership Transformation Initiative (WELTI) a Nigerian-based women's non-profit organization which caters to young women between ages 14-30 on a three pillar of Economic, Leadership and Health. 

 

"WELTI is pet project as I see us impacting over 10,000 women in 2020 who would have been able to leverage technology to make their businesses work," she told us. 

 

Besides being a loving wife to her husband and an amazing mother to their beautiful daughter, Okonji enjoys making sustainable acquaintances, voyage propensity and dancing.

Her dreams for 2018 and beyond, is to have more people recognize what WELTI does. She hopes they would have more support because they have been self-funding since it's inception in 2015.

To learn more about what WELTI does and how to join the organzation, kindly view this link to view our Annual report for 2017.

 

We wish you goodluck in every aspect of your endeavor Ifeoma Okonji!