For every individual, birthday is usually a time to celebrate with friends and thank God for His blessings. For some, it’s a time to throw big parties and merry in thanksgiving, while praying for a brighter future.
However, for the reigning Ada Ogbunike, Miss Ogechukwu Ibemesi, her 2016 birthday was just an opportunity to reach out to special kids at the Model Motherless Babies Home, Real Estate, Awka, Anambra State capital, where she spent time and showered them with gift items.
Accompanied by top members of the Central Working Committee of Ogbunike Cave Carnival (OCC), including the Secretary General, Victory Ogalanya; Head Strategy Team, Ogugua Iwuchukwu (Ichie Esibe) and Head of Communications, Casmir Obiegbolu, the Queen and her entourage arrived the home at about 14:45 pm on Sunday, August 21, 2015, and was received my officials of the orphanage.
After presenting gift items to the orphanage and special gifts to about 24 children, the kids, who openly expressed their excitement over the visit, also joined Ada Ogbunike in cutting her birthday cake.
In her remarks, the queen said, “though my actual birthday was August 19, I decided to come here today being Sunday to show some love to these special kids; I want to show them that they are special. Sometimes, things of life occupy us to the extent that we forget people like this, who depend on us for a living. So, for me, this is my own little way of contributing to mankind and making the children happy,” she said.
According to Ibemesi, the visit is part of her charity projects, which he promised to embark upon after winning the contest in January.
“After I won Ada Ogbunike Beauty pageant, I promised to carry out some pet projects targeted at the less privileged. So, today, I’m happy that I’ve been able to come here today and we have other activities lined up,” she said.