I’m celebrating Princess Modupe Ozolua today. “Africa’s Humanitarian Queen”
An outstanding woman who is a huge inspiration to me. An entrepreneur and a philanthropist.
Modupe Ozolua was born on 10 October 1973 in Benin, Nigeria. Modupe earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from South-western College, San Diego (California), in 1993 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from DeVry International University, Los Angeles California in 1995. Princess Modupe Ozolua returned to Nigeria in 2001, and founded Body Enhancements Ltd, a cosmetic surgery company – the very first of its kind in West Africa.
In 2003, she founded Empower 54, a non-profit organisation providing humanitarian assistance through health, hunger eradication/rural development, educational, empowerment, and IDP/ refugee programs to the underprivileged. All humanitarian aid rendered through Empower 54 is free to the beneficiaries.
Under the leadership of Princess Modupe, Empower 54’s ‘Rise Above Terror’ initiative has been active in rehabilitating women and children survivors of the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, through self-employment and education for the children at the IDP camps. Princess Modupe personally leads the Empower 54 team in to communities attacked by Boko Haram in remote parts of North East Nigeria to help survivors of terrorist attacks.
During one of the foundation’s missions, she discovered the extremely malnourished children rescued from Boko Haram’s captivity and facilitated the collaboration between Empower 54 and the Borno State Government in evacuating them to Maiduguri for urgent CMAM treatment. 1500 extremely malnourished children were evacuated from Bama, along with their families
Princess Modupe has received many international awards and recognitions. Elle Magazine has also featured her twice for her entrepreneurial achievement as a leading “African Female Boss” and also as one of the “50 Women Changing Africa”.
She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!
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Have a lovely weekend guys.