Nigeria : Folorunsho Alakija,Abike Dabiri, Others Grace Women Radio launch

By Duchess Magazine


It is a new era, an era where women issues are taken more seriously and the plight of women are addressed on a daily basis. WFM 91.7 has taken the issues concerning women to another level with women-focused programmes.

WFM 91.7, Nigeria’s first radio station for women, had its formal launch conference at Oriental Hotel, Lagos, penultimate Friday, and it came as no surprise that tons of influential women graced the event. The conference, themed ‘Using Radio as a Tool for Women Development’, was necessitated by the need to cater for women and their families. Among those who turned up for the conference were former member, House of Representatives, Abike Dabiri-Erewa; Nigerian business woman, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija; Ovation magazine publisher, Bashorun Dele Momodu and educationist Shirley Okharedia.


Momodu, in his address, said it was necessary to give women a voice because today’s women are empowering our youths in various ways. The managing director WFM 91.7, Toun Okewale-Sonaiya, in her welcome address, described the station as “unapologetic for women.” She explained that it is a radio station for women, the men in their lives and for the whole family.

A hidden fact about Alakija came to light at the occasion.  The Forbes-rated African richest woman is highly connected and her influence transcends the shores of Africa. One thing that many people do not know about her is that the founder of Rose Of Sharon Glorious Ministry International is a born-again Christian.

At the official launch of WFM 91.7, she played her role as a major speaker very well.  At the well attended event, she made sure that her daily devotional book was distributed to everyone at the event.




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