Lagos gets monument for 50th anniversary

The newly erected monument, `Ojuloge’, was created to celebrate the Lagos woman as part of the activities of celebrate Lagos at 50.


`Ojuloge’ was unveiled on May 4, at the open intersection between the National Theatre Complex and Nigerian Breweries in Iganmu, Lagos. Mr Olorotimi Ajayi, Chief Executive Officer of Modupe Studios, said on Friday in Lagos that the monument portrayed the grace, style and passion for fashion of the Lagos women.

“The inspiration for the concept `Ojuloge’ originated from the age long idea where people talk about Lagos women as `Sisi Eko’. “When you look closely, there is richness in the face of the average Lagos woman.

“All over the world, beyond Nigeria, beyond Africa, when you see a lady who is brought up in Lagos anywhere in the world, they are the most gaily dressed. “As we are celebrating the Lagos woman, we are indeed actually celebrating the nobility of the Lagos man who thinks it worthy to erect a monument in celebration of the Lagos woman.’’

He said that they were also celebrating the nobility of the state governor, who approved the execution of the project for the state government. Ajayi added that the monument was also to project culture and heritage of the people of Lagos. (NAN)