PHOTOS: Faces at the 2nd memorial anniversary of late wunderkind, Orao Orakwusi 

Top shots and senior citizens including Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe and the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, among several others converged on the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos on Sunday December 29, 2019 to celebrate the second memorial anniversary of the late wunderkind, Orao Orakwusi, who died on December 29, 2017.

Orao was the son of the Chairman, Shipowners Forum, Barrister (Mrs) Margaret Onyema-Orakwusi.

Below are some faces at the event.

L- R: Mother of the deceased and Chairman, Shipowners Forum, Mrs. Margret Onyema-Orakwusi; Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi; and former Managing Director of the defunct Oceanic Bank, Mrs. Cicilia Ibru; at Orao Orakwusi’s 2nd memorial anniversary in Lagos on Sunday.


Orakwusi (2nd from left) and family members, Ebisan Onyema, Emeka Onyema, and Kate Emuchay.


L-R: Orakwusi; former Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Kofi Mbiah; and pioneer President, Nigerian Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (NISA), Chief Isaac Jolapamo.


Ibru and Orakwusi


L-R: Chief Executive Officer, Women Radio, Toun Okenale Sonaiya; National Legal Adviser, Nigerian Association of Chambers, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba; former Minister of Defence and President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN; Orakwusi; Deputy National President, NACCIMA, Otunba Dele Oye; and National Vice President, NACCIMA, David Etim.


Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe (middle) unveiling the Orao Foundation to support budding saxophonists.


Immediate Past President, Shipowners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Engr. Greg Ogbeifun and Amaechi.


R-L: Orakwusi; President, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria, Mary Hamman; Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Deep Services, Rollens Macfoy; Director of Human Resources, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Hajia Aisha Musa; and former Acting Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Mrs. Chinwe Ezenwa.

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