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Vlisco Presents Tolulope Sangosanya, Itoro Eze-Anaba and Adedotun Akande As Honourees For The 2015 Vlisco Woman Of The Year Awards

The Honourees

The success of Vlisco Women’s Month in previous years motivated the brand to continue the celebration of inspiring women of West and Central Africa during the whole month of March. This year’s theme is LIVE THE DREAM, a tribute to women who have the courage to turn their dreams into reality, despite the challenges they face in their daily lives.

VLISCO WOMEN’S MONTH AWARD

As part of the celebration, the Vlisco Women’s Month award honours the outstanding achievements of West and Central African women by identifying and rewarding those who inspire others to realize their dreams. In other parts off Africa where this is done the competition is over but due to the elections in Nigeria, Vlisco has just unveiled the competition for Nigerians. Thus, Vlisco has nominated three women in Nigeria for the Vlisco Women’s Month Award 2015.

Chosen by public vote, the winner, who becomes a Vlisco’s brand ambassador for 2015 will be revealed during the Vlisco Women’s Month Award Night holding on the 26th of April at the Federal Palace hotel, Victoria island. To know more about the nominees and follow their activities, visit dream.vlisco.com. You also stand the chance to win incredible prizes by voting your favourite nominee online, by sms or instore

 

THE HONOUREES OF VLISCO WOMEN’S MONTH 2015 in NIGERIA are:

1. WHO IS TOLULOPE ODUNAYO SANGOSANYA?

_MG_7721Tolulope Sangosanya is an energetic award winner of the Future Award for Best Use of Advocacy on her philanthropic work with children. Her drive for the LOTS charity project blossomed from her personal experience and needs as a child, she suffered dyslexia and therefore saw a pressing need to reach out to children in this category all over Nigeria and help them have a hope for a better future.

WHY IS SHE NOMINATED?

She was selected based on her excellent work and achievements at the dustbin estate, Tolu is indeed a success story and an achiever, after obtaining her award in 2010, she became a major source of inspiration to many young people and women in Nigeria

 

 

2. WHO IS ITORO EZE-ANABA?

_MG_7731Itoro Eze-Anaba is the founder of Mirabel Center, a foundation that was set up to provide rehabilitation for rape victims. She was drawn out of compassion and determination after her personal encounter in 2003 with a younger girl who had been sexually abused by her father to set up the foundation. With much diligence and sincere hard work, the center has helped hundreds of victims to get over the trauma and get special care.

WHY IS SHE NOMINATED?

Mrs Itoro is indeed a trend setter and with her hard work and persistence she has set up the first rehabilitation center for rape victims in Nigeria, this developmental work has saved many lives in Nigeria.

 

3. WHO IS AKANDE ADEDOTUN?

_MG_7725Mrs. Dotun Akande is the Founder and Proprietress of Patrick Speech and Languages Centre for individuals living with autism and advocates for early intervention of same. It is the first centre designed for individuals with Autism in Nigeria. She started an innovative strategy designed to show that children with Autism have talent. Patricks Centre has since then been a pillar of support to families struggling with the challenges of Autism in Nigeria.

WHY IS SHE NOMINATED?

Adedotun’s story was really touching, she developed and changed the course of her life through deligence and hardwork just to prove to many women going through the same challenge that there is an ability in every disability and have a hope about the future.

 

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