By Mitchelle Uzorka
Eveafrique Empowerment Initiative hosted the 11th edition of her annual Redball event on Sunday May 1st, 2022. The Eveafrique Redball is a seasoned event organized to inform, educate, sensitize, and support a cause in the society especially the Niger Delta region.
The Theme of this year’s Redball was ‘A Night Of Hope With Focus on Lupus Awareness And Management’, a theme talk was Given by a representative of Princess Medical Centre who also entertained few questions from attendees about Lupus and it’s Management.
Boma Alaiyiboba Graham-Gouglas a Lupus Warrior who represents hope to other Lupus Warriors shared her story of how she has battled with the disease. Boma who is not only managing Lupus, is also the founder of ALAIYIBOBA LUPUS FOUNDATION (ALF) where she advocate on creating awareness of the disease and providing relief to those who are diagnosed with the lupus/autoimmune disease.
Meanwhile the event was graced by friends, well wishers and dignitaries including; HRH Henry Micah Beterfie the II ( the Amadabo of Ono-Bio Sambo Ama Twon Brass Kingdom) of today’s Bayelsa state and his entourage, the Management Team of Port Harcourt One Love Family, the Iconic Dr Ngeri- Nwagha, Ama Opuoropo Virginia Major, Residence and Members of Rotary club Port Harcourt South, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe the MD Fidelity Bank plc, Osepiribo Ben- Willie the Directorate Head South South/South East Heritage Bank amongst others.
The crux of the event was the presentation of HEART OF GOLD AWARD to awardees for their socio-economic impacts in the Niger Delta and beyond.
The awardees are; HRH Henry Micah Beterfie the II the Amadabo of Ono-Bio Sambo Ama Twon Brass Kingdom, Adokiye Tombomieye, Mrs Daba Subuola Alo, Osepiribo Ben-Willie, Chinyere Stacey Akuma, Lady Patricia Oriakhi, Comrade Tambere Ibisiki, Mrs Josephine Itonyo, Ngozi Darling Udoh and Brisibe Igonibi Asikiyeofori.
Also, the Spiritual Leader of Portharcourt City one love family in person of Ambassador Idaere Gogo Ogan and other well wishers donated a sum of N4 million to support the ALAIYIBOBA LUPUS FOUNDATION (ALF).
The partners of the 11th edition of Eveafrique Redball are Dr. EMI MEMBERE-OTAJI FOUNDATION, HERITAGE BANK, FIDELITY, AKVIDSON GROUP, PRINCESS MEDICAL CENTRE, INAGBO NIGERIA LIMITED, IDEASCORP LTD, NOSTALGEA FOOD, VINO IMPERIUM, MARIE – THEREZE AOUAD MEMORIAL LUPUS FOUNDATION, RIVERS STATE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT BOARD, TRAVENTINO MARBLE & GRANITE LIMITED, ORBIT9 INTERACTIVE, IXORA RECEPTIONS, SUPREME & MITCHELLS, LADY PEACEFUL OWOGHIRI, LADY PATRICIA ORIAKHI, COCKTAIL N SHAKES.