Ojuloge Monument    Photo: Twitter

By Victor Ernest with agency report

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

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Ojuloge’ was unveiled on 4 May, at the open intersection between the National Theatre Complex and Nigerian Breweries in Iganmu.

Olorotimi Ajayi, Chief Executive Officer of Modupe Studios, said on Friday in Lagos that the monument portrays the grace, style and passion for fashion of the Lagos women.

Inspiration

He said 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,” he said.

”As we are celebrating the Lagos woman, we are indeed actually celebrating the nobility of the Lagos man who thinks it’s worthy to erect a monument in celebration of the Lagos woman,” he added.

Ajayi said they were also celebrating the nobility of the state governor, who approved the execution of the project for the state government.

However, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state announced on his twitter handle that the Ojuloge Monument Park, Iganmu was commissioned as part of urban regeneration efforts to beautify the state as well as promote its culture.