While many are known to make the loudest noise in the public space only to be exposed as empty barrels, Otunba Bola Koforiji-Olubi is reputed for her quiet demeanour. Even in her advanced years, she manages to exude dignity and power.
The woman, who has been a mainstay of the social scene even before some current celebrities were born, recently turned 80 and elected to mark the occasion in a low-key affair. A thanksgiving service was held at the All Saints Anglican Church, Montgomery Road, Yaba, Lagos.
Among those who graced the ocassion were former governors Peter Obi and Gbenga Daniels, fellow traditional chief Otunba Subomi Balogun, Senator Ben Obi and Mrs Bola Obasanjo, among others.
Otunba Bola kuforiji-Olubi is reputed as a trailblazer, especially among the womenfolk. At a time when most women were still confined to the kitchen, the bedroom and the other room, she had acquired several professional degrees. After earning a degree in Economics from the University of London, she went ahead to become a chartered accountant and also bagged several other degrees. She eventually became the first woman to head the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, among many other laurels.
Culled from: http://thenationonlineng.net