Unveiling Princess Okaine Okojie: Cultural Ambassador, Media-Preneur And Philanthropy Of Repute
Call her a beauty Queen. A smart and intelligent Queen. Benevolent, philanthropist, mediapreneur and a cultural ambassador, you are still referring to Princess Okaine Okojie.
A great Queen of Uromi in Esan tribe of Edo State, Princess Okaine Okojie deserves all the mentioning.
This great woman of substance, who will be appearing on a popular show; Forty and Fabulous TV Reality Show, (a show put together by Mothers of Models International Ltd, is aimed at supporting and encouraging ladies above forty, even when married that they should still strive to make their dreams come true in any sphere of life’s endeavour) on Sunday March 6, 2022, hails from the royal clan of Idumu-Okojie-Ebhoiyi in Uromi, Esan North-East Local Governmen Area of Edo State.
Her father, Prince Anthony Okojie is from Idumu-Okojie while her mother, Mary Okojie hails from Idumu-Obodo-Efandion both in Uromi Town and the 4th child in a family of 7 children.
Princess Okaine was born and brought up in Esan Land. She attended Akho Primary School Akho Irrua ,Our Ladies of Lourdes Junior Secondary School Uromi and Irrua Girls Senior Secondary School Irrua.
On completing her education in Nigeria, she travelled to Europe for greener pastures where she has lived and worked as a professional Marketing Executive for the past 20 years.
She is a frontline promoter of Esan culture. She was instrumental to the success of the ‘Esan Language Challenge’ which went viral on social media in the second quarter of 2020.
One of the reasons she was made a Cultural Ambassador by the National Commission For Museum and Monument
On a regular basis, she hosts and anchors live shows on social media where she showcases and promotes Esan tradition and culture. Her burning desire to showcase Esan cultural heritage to the world compelled her to float ‘Esan Akugbe TV’, a YouTube channel which promotes Esan tradition and culture, where she runs an exciting and interesting Esan talk show on the platform on a weekly basis.
Aside her flair for the tradition and culture of her people, Princess Okaine Okojie is an international model, social media influencer, actress, presenter and above all, philanthropist.
She is the founder of ‘Princess Okaine Initiative’, a non governmental charity organisation which renders assistance to the needy and less privileged. The initiative has successfully organized several charity programmes in Ewattto, Emu, Irrua, Ewu, Ugboha, Uromi and other communities in Esan Land.
The young iconic lady is a member of many local and international organisations. At the moment, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Esan Mega Forum which is the apex socio-cultural organization of the great Esan people of Nigeria.
As of today, the forum which has branches in many cities and towns across the country operates the largest and most interactive Esan social media platform.
On a regular basis, her NGO, ‘Princess Okaine Initiative’ do embark on charity outreaches to rural communities.
For example, in 2020, the initiative organized free awareness lectures and skill acquisition training programmes for students of selected secondary schools in Esan Land and also distributed free food commodities to indigent residents of Ugboha community.
Also, in December 2020, the initiative donated empowerment grants and free textile wrappers to women during the grand launch of the initiative in Uromi.
And as a result of her good works, His Royal Majesty, Anselm Edenojie II, JP MFR, the Ojuromi of Uromi Kingdom formally endorsed ‘Princess Okaine Initiative’ on 26th December, 2020.
Princess Okaine Okojie chaired the organizing committee of the 2020 edition of the Esan National Day initiated by Prince Innocent Omozokpia which is the biggest annual socio-cultural event in Esan Land
On a yearly basis, Princess Okaine Okojie coordinates the Miss Esan Beauty Pageant powered by Esan Mega Forum under the leadership of Prince Innocent Omozokpia.
In December 2021 she organized a program on Women Empowerment and the importance of Education of the Girl-Child In Italy and was televised in Italian National Television, after which she was given a recognition by the Italian Art and Culture Ministry.
From time to time, Princess Okaine Okojie renders financial assistance to the needy and less privileged.
Princess Okaine Okojie’s hobbies include; helping people, travelling, singing, dancing, reading and cooking. She is proudly and unapologetically Esan.
She is blessed with a lovely daughter.
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Pace setting and award winning popular On Air Personality, Dr. Adebayo Faleke, otherwise known as “Kakaki Olodumare” of Fresh 105.9 FM Ibadan, has made another exceptional exploration of the broadcast industry.
This time around with another educative and tourism television series tagged People and Places. The initiative could be viewed on his YouTube TV Afrikana channel.
Kakaki Olodumare is a multi-talented entertainer and an OAP per excellence. Recently, he showcased his latest movie titled ‘Rubicon’ in all cinema houses in Nigeria. At a parley few days ago, he unwrapped his latest initiative , People and Places, to media chiefs in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
According to Bayo Kakaki Olodumare, the initiative was motivated by People and Places.
“What motivated my new program is simply PEOPLE and PLACES. I found out that there are different people in different places on the surface of the earth with different cultures. Some cultures are strange and funny to some other people in other regions. ”
My motivation comes from my desire to bring the cultures and tourist attractions all over the world to the door steps of my audience”
He disclosed that his motive for work is basically to inform.
“What I really want to achieve with my new program is to get my audience informed about the people and fascinating features in places all over the world. I want to use this program as an eye opener for Nigerian government and other African governments to know the degree at which tourism can boost our economy”
Speaking about funding the initiative, Kakaki said “the zeal and passion I have for the program will definitely help to sustain it. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
“With the quality and the expertise of the people in my team on Kakaki Olodumare radio and Tv Afrikana, I am confident that this project is sustainable.
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