Founder - Pastor Julie Oyebobola
The Women of Praise Award is held in order to give individuals the opportunity to celebrate, appreciate and award any woman in their life that has been a blessing to them, whether it be mother, friend, wife, pastor, or a pastor's wife, to show appreciation to that lady who has made a great impact in their life; by presenting them with an award and expressing in public their words of love to that special woman.
One of the greatest feeling in life is receiving appreciation for your efforts and this night enables that special lady to experience that awesome feeling. Its a night of fun, entertainment and a delicious 3 course meal in a peaceful and joyous atmosphere.
Honourable Woman of Praise of the year 2018 - MRS TOKUNBO OLAGBAIYE
Mrs Tokunbo Olagbaiye is a citizen of the United Kingdom by birth, she is married with three children. She studied law in the UK and qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She has worked with various organisations including sensitive government departments in the UK before she embarked into private practice where she runs her own law firm. She currently has both practising certificate as a qualified Solicitor and Senior Immigration adviser.
Her wider experience in both Immigration enables her to concentrate on Immigration laws where she helps people on a daily basis, deliver seminars to churches, Mosques, Schools and Organisation and of course she is a Social media guru given free immigration advice on Facebook, You Tube, Instagram in the United Kingdom. Mrs Olagbaiye is a human rights lawyer, who has used her wealth of experience to put smiles onto many of the Nigerians in the UK. Mrs Olagbaiye, is a hardworking and compassionate individual, who has used her personal resources to deliver many Nigeria residents in the UK, from the ‘claw’ of UK Visa enforcement agency and unlawful detentions.Read more
Honourable Woman Of Praise for the year 2017
Muzvare Betty Makoni (BA Gen, BA Special Hons) is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Girl Child Network Worldwide an international ch arity registered in the UK. Recently she was selected to be in the team of experts for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative was officially launched on 30 January 2013 by the UK Foreign Office. She joins the team as a Gender Based Violence expert. In her many high profile titles, millions across the world passionately call her CNN Hero as she was the top in 2009 category for Protecting the Powerless and was honoured by Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman. Betty Makoni might be the highest honoured and awarded African woman in the world with 40 local, regional and global awards for innovation, commitment and passion for her work to protect over 300,000 girls in Zimbabwe.
Mayowa Oyinloye – Host
Pastor Wunmi Oladunjoye – Guest Speaker
Lauren Vanier – Guest Speaker
Ayaba Esther George – Guest Artist
Isabella Ogo-Uzodike – Guest Artist
Adelaide McKenzie – Guest Artist
Wopa 2018 Nominees
PASTOR YEMISI ASHIMOLOWO
Dr Comfort Momoh
EJIRO O. ATENAGA IGBOGIDI
CHRISTINE OLA FAJANA
REV. DR BUNMI ROACH
ELIZABETH ADUNOLA ABE
PASTOR FUNMILOLA AKINFENWA
REV MRS ELIZABETH FALADE
MARGRET BOLA JAMES
PASTOR JUNE DARBY
REV. MOTHER ESTHER ABIMBOLA AJAYI
PASTOR BOLA LEKE-SANUSI
MRS DUPE OGUNLEYE
MS MARY SUMAH KEH
I have always attended The WOPA each year since it started but last year's one stood out. The whole excitement was in knowing the person who nominated me on the very night of the awards, The WOPA night is filled with Love, Humor, appreciation, uprises adn most of all tears of joy. I highly recommend everyone to be a part of the WOPA nightPriscilla Kofi
Receievd a WOPA las year and I was trully shocked. I was not expecting anyone to nominate me so i felt ectastic. Receiving an award made me feel special and appreciated. I thank God that he led someone to show me that in the midst of trials God still loves us. I am looking forward to my next award this year in Jesus namePatricia Mohammed