She was 44 years old on November 10, 2020.
For the beautiful queen of Ikate land, Oloori Sekinat Aramide Elegushi, it was time to thank God and also give back to the society especially those in need of medical intervention.
On her 44th birthday, the queen and wife of Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III), the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom, reached out to women and children in their Ikate community via a medical outreach.
An elated queen who had always been a fulcrum of support to the community through the Queen Sekinat Elegushi Foundation recalled that running a foundation for the needy is one of her dreams.
“I have been involved with different charities for over five years, supporting their activities and giving back to the society. About two years ago, the need to have our own platform became more important and that was how QSE Foundation came to life. We desire to give Quality and Selfless Empowerment to our women and also support their children. We are doing that and we thank God that we are able to achieve our goals. BefID-19 pandemic, we reached out through the distribution of food items and money to the less privileged.
To mark my 44th birthday, the medical outreach was also organized to create access to them for free medical check up and conduct minor tests of the eyes, blood sugar level and the Blood Pressure.
She said, “I will not hesitate to describe what I do as an act of philanthropy. It is just my humble way of giving back to the society. We are in an era, where most people are driven by the urge to be socially responsible to humanity and one’s immediate environment. In the past, charitable giving wasn’t focused enough on the poor and the needy. Besides, it used to be an exclusive preserve of the very rich. But things have since changed. People are getting more sympathetic towards supporting the needy. You don’t even have to have millions of naira to support people who are in need. I must say that I am impressed by how Nigerians have become more charitable and supportive of worthy causes. My husband and I are united in the act of giving back to the society mentality, and we strive to show this as often as we can. We run an education trust that is responsible for children’s education within the Ikate Kingdom. My husband and I are custodians of arts and culture. It is an avenue through which we support a number of artists. I am a huge fan of the renowned Nike Art gallery.
In my own little way, I seek to advocate for women and youth empowerment. I am also actively involved in the International Women’s Society (IWS) Skills Centre in Ikate. The centre has trained thousands of students. I also pray I am able to achieve more with the Foundation. We want to reach as many vulnerable women as possible, within and outside our kingdom. I hope to be part of a society where women, regardless of their social or marital status, are not allowed to suffer. God has been so good to me in 2020 and I return all the glory to Him.”
Also, the queen whose business spanned hospitality, manufacturing and more was able to complete and open her event centre, The MONARCH, to the public in October 2020.
Located in Ikate, along the Lekki Ajah expressway, The MONARCH event centre sits on over a 10,000sqm of land overlooking the palace, is a one-stop-shop for those seeking to hold a memorable event.The masterpiece architectural design, with a top-of-the-range interior décor, shopped from the biggest designers around the globe has over a 500-capacity car park. No doubt, The Monarch is set to change the face of event centres along the fast-growing Eti-Osa and Lekki areas in Lagos, a city of aquatic splendour. She revealed, “I’ve always wanted a place where events would not only take place but which would always make a difference in terms of service delivery. I When I mooted the idea with my husband, he keyed into the vision and supported it wholeheartedly.
The popular Olori with an uncommon heart of gold is also a firm believer in the popular saying that “no one has ever become poor by giving and that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more because it is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”