The late Hosa Okunbo’s first wife and children hold year-long memorial conference in his honor


Aug. 14 (THEWILL) — Nearly a week after Nosa, the second wife of Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo, held the memorial for her husband Evelyn’s first year, his first wife decided to hold her own first memorial for the late businessman.

Evelyn, who is in her sixties, is the mother of Okunbo’s eldest children, including Ivie, the Olori Atuwatse III, who is married to the current Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse lll.

Evelyn’s edition of the memorial was a memorial conference, held in Abuja. It was set up by her, her children and the Olu de Warri.

The theme of the conference was “Lasting Legacy: Key to Nigeria’s Development Challenges”, which was held at the Wells Carlton Hotel and Apartments, Asokoro, Abuja, owned by the late Okunbo.

Other panelists at the conference included Dr. Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, Mr. Tonye Cole, Bishop Wells Idahosa, Mr. Otto Orondaam. The conference was moderated by one of the deceased children, Adesua Okunbo-Rhodes.

Some of the prominent figures who graced the conference were former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, the Dein of the Kingdom of Agbor, HRM Benjamin Ikechukwu, former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole, Dino Melaye, etc.

Last Sunday, the family held a special thanksgiving memorial service in Benin City, Edo State, which saw a strong turnout of family members and dignitaries, including Governor Godwin Obaseki, his Deputy, former Delta State Governor James Ibori, Edo State cabinet members. .

Recall that last Sunday Nosa had a special service of remembrance and thanksgiving with her children at Trinity House Chapel in London where Rev. Ituah Ighodalo ministered.

Evelyn and her children were obviously missing during this event.

As at the Abuja memorial, Nosa and her children were not present.

Nosa and Evelyn disagree, which may have necessitated why two separate memorials were held for the late businessman.
During the late Okunbo’s burial ceremony, Nosa forbade Evelyn from paying her final respects.

She approached an Edo High Court sitting in Benin City, asking for a restraining order to prevent her from impersonating her widow and doing anything to disrupt the funeral rites of a woman. week of the late business tycoon.

Monday August 8, 2022 marked one year since the billionaire businessman died in the UK aged 63, following a battle with cancer.

Angela C. Hale