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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Finally, Venus and Serena Williams Land in Lagos

History was made again in Lagos on Tuesday as one of the Williams’ sisters and tennis icon, Venus Williams, finally arrived in Lagos, as widely reported in the local and international media. 

Venus, the older of the two world's renowned tennis icons, arrived in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital about 3:35pm, aboard a Delta Airline flight. She was welcomed to the hands of officials of Connect Marketing Services Ltd and scores of journalists, who had waited anxiously outside of the arrival lounge of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja.

Her sister, Serena, who has just clinched the WTA title which just ended in Istanbul, Turkey, arrived in Lagos at 9pm local time, on Tuesday.

From the airport, Venus was led straight to a waiting convoy of vehicles and driven to Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island where another group of Journalists had also assembled to receive the tennis queen.
Looking visibly excited about her coming to Lagos, she was accompanied by her managers, who however, did not allow her to entertain any questions from the journalists saying, Venus and Serena will speak to the media elaborately on the purpose of their visit during a Media Conference scheduled to hold on Wednesday 31, October 2012 in Lagos. 

Both Serena and Venus Williams are in Lagos as part of the Nigerian leg of a planned tour of two African countries, namely Nigeria and South Africa.

They are here on the platform of Breaking The Mould (BTM) campaign, a women's empowerment programme put together by Octagon and its West Africa affiliate, Connect Marketing Services Ltd.

While in Lagos, they will participate in a number of supporting initiatives such as a tennis clinic, school visit, exhibition match and gala dinner among others.

Through these initiatives, they will be motivating, inspiring and mentoring diverse audiences in particular women and young persons as well as other categories of people to be the best they can be, regardless of obstacles on their way.
Serena and Venus Williams are considered fit as “Mould Breakers” as the story of their lives exemplifies how determination, passion, hard work and self-belief can turn dreams into reality, despite obstacles.

29 comments:

Adebola said...

I love Venus and Serena. This ladies are so passionate and determined like no one else I know. Am glad they are here in Nigeria. Welcome to Naija. :)

Bimbim said...

look at my cute Hillary Bews welcoming the Williams sisters....too cute!!!!

Bimbim said...

look at my cute Hillary Bews welcoming the Williams sisters....too cute!!!!

Edamwen gift osariemwen said...

We welcum u to naija d willams sista....hope u like our country

Anonymous said...

Luv d william sista!!
Yehhhhhh its my BIRTHDAY 2day..I'm gonna party like its my birrrrthDdddaaayy!!
Billie jean

Anonymous said...

E kaabo sori eto. wish you both an eventful time in Lagos

Mak Nisy Collection's CEO said...

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kehla said...

Welcome my gehs**big hug**

Anwuli Oputa said...

Enjoy your stay in Nigeria Venus and Serena Williams.

Anonymous said...

If they like carry them to slum and remote areas so the world would have impression we are back at stone age! Still angry Rick was taken to slums instead of givin him the real lasgidi trips n go see places..

Ali Bassey said...

I Love,Love d Williams sisters.Female tennis wud b incomplete wivout dem.down to earth,adorable achievers.

ThomC said...

@Linda, please note that Serena is yet to arrive, as she will be flying in via istanbul this morning

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Anonymous said...

wow!!!! Luv luv luv d williams sisters. Serena u rock!! Congrats on ur WTA title. Luved how u beat sharapova.

Anonymous said...

Wow am I dreaming! Venus and Serena were like my role models while growing.. Myslf and my sisters! Wish i could meet and greet them omdaiz

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Serena n Venus.Naija babes,una see as them dey simple for their dressing?upon all their achievement et la?dnt know hw u girls cope with all the orishirishi u heap on urselves in that heat!!beats my imagination all d time!less is more Naija babes.

Ipromote ByDempo said...

Wow, they are both welcome to Lagos.. Oh I mean NIGERIA.. I've been expecting them since and thank GOD they are finally here, I wish I would be able to go to the playing-ground when they are about to kick start the games.. Meanwhile I would also love to meet Mz Linda Ikeji as well.. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank God for journey mercies

Anonymous said...

k they are highly welcome

Anonymous said...

People please what is the history being made the venus sisters. The headline is rubbish.

Anonymous said...

That's only Venus, Serena aint around!

Anonymous said...

I just wrote a message accusing you of sending out conflicting informations about the airline that brought Venus in. I do apologize for that cause i got you mixed up with another blog site (that's what i get for reading too much gossip). I apologize once again Miss Ikeji but I'm sure you can still hold on to the advise for future purposes (lol......just trying to put a smile on your face).

Anwuli Oputa said...

Welcome to Nigeria Venus and Serena Williams and enjoy your stay.

Anonymous said...

Why so bitter!!

Anonymous said...

il love to see serena's ass mehn....damn.

Anonymous said...

she looks less muscular than on tv

Anonymous said...

can l marry one the twins ?

Anonymous said...

See how simple and unassuming they look! If its a Nigerian girl,she will put Her appearance mode in override!
A lil bitch i fuck in Nigeria called me to complain that Okada man beat her and ruined her Loius Vutton shoes! I am here thinking,who wears designer shoes for lectures? Its gazt to be Nigerian girls. Mobile fucks!

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