By Uche Ogbonnaya
IT was really a great spectacle to behold as Champions all over the globe converged to mark their 23rd Anniversary.
Ngowari, a fast rising musical entertainer who just released a hit track single titled “Light” which is already making impact in our air waves was hounoured at The Trailblazers 2021 Convention.
The glamorous anniversary started with the red carpet session by talented TV red carpet anchor Regina Aghagbon after which The National President of Champions Family International (CFI) Richard Uwah gave the opening prayer.
Popular TV personality and actor, Son of Fire with his Co-host Chioma brilliantly anchored the largely attended event.
Champion Mike Onyekwelu, the founder of the fast growing movement, Champions Family International said that he has a mission of grooming generational great giants and have been doing that since 16th April,1998 through various activities such as Free Skills Acquisition programs, empowerment workshops, welfare packages, scholarships, campus summits, excursions, academics, creativity and talents shows.
Brilliantly dressed students of LUDI Schools International led the National Anthem with a beautiful display of the use of violin, guitar and recorders.
At the 2021 Anniversary, some of the pioneers of this great movement was available on ground to share their testimonies of how CFI movement have impacted them these 23 years.
They include: Richard Uwah, Anjola Ajao, Daniel Madu, Shola Adeniji, Collins Ogbonna and Princess Peters and Dolapo Balogun (birthday celebrant). They told the crowd how CFI empowered them to become who they are today in the society.
There was the unveiling of a new book by Mr Champion called CHAMPIONS CREED, then the unveiling of Anniversary Champions branded T-shirts with other products from the Champions Family International Skills Acquisition factory and unveiling of new talents from the Talents Academy of this great movement.
Ngowari was honoured as the upcoming Trailblazer in musical entertainment.
There was another superlative singing performance from students of LUDI Schools International after which their leader Cecilia played the guitar dexteriously to the amazement of the cheering mammoth crowd.
It is on record that Champions Family International have trained and empowered 100,123 people since her first program in 1998.
Guest Speakers include :ASCI Abolurin Oluwaseun NSCDC PRO and Ehiliz, popular TV presenter of Vivid View with Ehiliz. They both encouraged the young ones to avoid crime and strive for excellence.
Other artistes who performed include Heavenly Bound, Kingswill, Samuel the dancer, CFI Stepliners, Champions Drama Group, etc.
Scholarships and welfare packages for the less privileged such as free foodstuffs, clothes, cash, books, etc were given.
Dr. Buchi Thomas, Pastor of The Shepherd House Assembly, Lagos prayed for the Champions Family International after which the Anniversary cake was cut.
This event was proudly powered by Trailblazers Network International, Actem Concept Consultancy, Ecstasy Concept Global etc.
There was strict adherence to all covid-19 protocols.
Furthermore, there was the presence of heavy security by officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
A big congratulations to the Champions of Champions Family International for touching lives positively these 23 years.
Truly, this is a milestone achievement.
Champions Family International is really putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged and empowering people to become Champions in their various fields of endeavours.