Ace comedian, Atunyota Akpobome, better known as Ali Baba, gathered entertainment buffs as well as captains of industries from across board to celebrate his delectable wife, Mary, who clocked 50 years recently.
The golden event also witnessed the launch of Purple Girls Foundation, primarily initiated by the couple to support girl-child education. The events took place at the magnificent Civic Centre, located at Ozumba Nbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In her remarks, the celebrant and Founder of the Foundation, Mrs. Mary Akpobome, said that the foundation was established to provide solution to an issue of great concern which has been at the front burner of social, economic and political dialogue; education, especially that of the girl-child.
“It is to let us know that what God placed in our hands is not just for our immediate family, but the society in general.
“The Purple Girl Foundation has now become one of the available interventions where we can collectively express our humanity by being our sisters’ keepers, and in our way, leave impactful footprints in the sand of time.
“Our vision is to be the leading platform supporting and advocating access to education and leadership development for the girl-child in Nigeria,” she said.
The event which was anchored by Tee A had in attendance former AIG of Police, Mr. Tunji Alapini, Mr. Tunde Folawiyo, former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, Mr. Richard Mofe- Damijo, Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Princess Sarah Sosan, Dame Abimbola Fashola, Pastor & Mrs. Sam Adeyemi among others.
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