Nigerian journalists will be gathering to honour the former Religion Editor of Independent Newspapers Limited, Mrs. Aramide Oikelome, at a posthumous birthday organised by her family on Saturday, November 28.
The program, which is billed to hold at the Father’s House Church, 90, Ajayi Farm, Akute by 9am will witness a variety of events such as music ministrations and performances, tributes and the unveiling of Aramide Global Girls Arise Initiative.
Expected guests include Rev Richard Udoh, the General Overseer of the Father’s House; Pastor (Mrs.) Nike Lamai; Tony Ademuyiwa/Biodun Adebiyi; Girls Arise Team; Funmi Sax; Goshen Children Choir; ministers from Men of Purpose Ministry; Best spring Board of Trustees; Best spring choir, Pat Uwaje King among others.
Died on Friday, June 19, 2020, after a brief illness, Oikelome was a fierce advocate for girls, a leader, journalist, singer and champion for her sisters around the world. She was the founder of BestSpring Foundation and Goshen Orphanage, giving critical skills and support to the most vulnerable children and teens by supporting their well-being and education.
Apart from making a mark in her chosen profession, she was also noted for her humanitarian support for the less privileged especially the widows who she stood with till death.
The late Aramide Oikelome was the Executive Director at Goshen Home and Orphanage, Editor of Just 4 Rubies, Executive Director at Bestspring Children and Youth Development Foundation, Founder of Girls Arise Initiative and worked at The Media Project and Independent Newspapers Limited.