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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 was not just an ordinary day for Olori Sekinat Aramide, Elegushi Queen of Ikate Kingdom. It was the day she marked her birthday and gave back to society. She is one queen who has been tending to the needs of her community, seeking to put an end to the plight of women.
For Her Royal Majesty, Sekinat Aramide Elegushi that Tuesday, was also another time to thank God and to take care of the health needs of the people in her community.
On the occasion of her 44th birthday, the stylish queen of Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III), the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom, reached out to women and children at Ikate by organising a medical health screening which she holds quarterly. The event event took place inside the Elegushi palace, where many gathered for the screening.
The elated queen, who has always been supporting the community through the Quality Selfless Empowerment (QSE) Foundation, recalled that running a foundation for the needy is one of her dreams.
“I have been involved in different charities for over five years, supporting their activities and giving back to the society. About two years ago, the need to have our own platform became more important and that was how QSE Foundation came to life. We desire to give Quality and Selfless Empowerment to our women and also support their children. We are doing that and we thank God that we are able to achieve our goals. During the lockdown, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, we reached out through the distribution of food items and money to the less-privileged.
“To mark my 44th birthday, the medical outreach was also organised to create access to free medical check -up and conduct minor tests of the eyes, blood sugar level and the blood pressure.
She said, “I will not hesitate to describe what I do as an act of philanthropy. It is just my humble way of giving back to the society. We are in an era where most people are driven by the urge to be socially responsible to humanity and one’s immediate environment. In the past, there was less focus on charitable cause and whatever pertains to it.
“Besides, it used to be an exclusive preserve of the affluent. But things have since changed. People are getting more sympathetic towards supporting the needy. You don’t even have to have millions of naira to support people who are in need. I must say that I am impressed by how Nigerians have become more charitable and supportive of worthy causes. My husband and I share this mentality of the act of giving back to the society, and we strive to show this as often as we can. We run an education trust that is responsible for children’s education within the Ikate kingdom. My husband and I are custodians of arts and culture. It is an avenue through which we support a number of artists. I am a huge fan of the renowned Nike Art Gallery.
“In my own little way, I seek to advocate women and youth empowerment. I am also actively involved in the International Women’s Society (IWS) Skills Centre in Ikate. The centre has trained thousands of students. I also pray that I will able to make stronger impact through the foundation. We want to reach as many vulnerable women as possible, within and outside our kingdom. I hope to be part of a society, where women, regardless of their social or marital status, are not allowed to suffer. God has been so good to me in 2020 and I return all the glory to Him.”
Also, the queen whose business spans hospitality, manufacturing and more, was able to complete and open her event centre, The Monarch, to the public in October 2020.
Located in Ikate, along the Lekki Ajah Expressway, The Monarch Event Centre, which sits on over a 10,000sqm of land overlooking the palace, is a one-stop-shop for those seeking to hold a memorable event. The masterpiece architectural wonder, with a top-of-the-range interior décor, shopped from the biggest designers around the globe, has over a 1000-capacity car park. No doubt, The Monarch is set to change the face of event centres along the fast-growing Eti-Osa and Lekki areas in Lagos, a city of aquatic splendour.
According to Olori Elegushi, “I’ve always wanted a place, where events would not only take place, but which would always make a difference in terms of service delivery. When I mooted the idea to my husband, he keyed into the vision and supported it, wholeheartedly.
A beautiful queen with an uncommon heart of gold, Olori Elegushi is also a firm believer in the popular saying that “no one has ever become poor by giving and that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more because it is every man’s obligation to put back into the world, at least, the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”
The beautiful queen was later surrounded by few of her friends and her husband’s friends to have a very private dinner later in the day to celebrate the beautiful queen. She looked beautiful in an all-hand-beaded chiffon kaftan by Tads by Adeola, a lovely royal slippers and her face made-up by Banke Meshida Lawal of Bmpro royalty per excellence.