Nigerian mogul Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade is a woman of many titles: Mommy, Wife, Founder of Joyful Joy foundation, former Miss Black USA, model, presenter, and actress behind the character Adanna (Danni) on the soap opera Tinsel.
‘Joyful Joy Foundation’ co-founded by Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade and Sioux Greaux in the United States of America (USA), and launched in Nigeria, October 13 2013 was birthed to kill off Malaria – the disease that plagues many in Nigeria. She dedicates her efforts and resources towards awareness initiatives and fundraising.
Their mission is to create a healthier and malaria-free Africa through a multi-tier approach. This includes providing local communities with quality food, health, hunger, and disease-prevention programs.
The mission to fight malaria is not only a passion but sadly one that hits close to home for Osas.
Joy Ighodaro, sister to Osas, was infected with malaria during a trip to Nigeria. With very little activism and awareness around malaria, and early detection her life was taken.
Osas is extremely passionate and pro-active about Malaria, using her status as a woman, mother, celebrity, and lover of people to create a platform for eradicating malaria.
There’s one more role she really rocks (and uses to leverage in her mission above): red-carpet fashion icon!
Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade has graced the red carpet at Arise in creative entrepreneur’s wears Washington Robert
Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade has wowed in Chi Chi Vogue at the Headies Awards in Lagos: black straps spider-webbing over a nude-colored bodycon dress that greeted the floor with ruffles. Hello!
Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade wore a long-sleeved, knee length, body hugging Clan dress to her Joyful Joy Foundation Launch. Cue lightning bolt!
Osas Ighodaro at the Future Awards 2014 in Chidinma Obairi looking every bit of the Queen of the Carpet that she is.
At the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2013 this gray, mermaid-inspired MacDuggal dress fits Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade frame swimmingly. Could she be any more elegant? Seriously.