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It is a day of glamour as a great international business mogul and the Anambra State House of Assembly aspirant, Anambra East Constituency, Chief Sir Lawrence Chukwunweuwa Anikpe (KSJI), Onwa Igbariam celebrates a mouth watering and iconic birthday  at his country home Igbariam.

The celebration started with thanksgiving mass at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Igbariam where the Parish Priest, Rev. Father Padre Benedict Udeogu Blessed Onwa's new age and expressed his appreciations to God who created, nurtured, guided, protected and placed Onwa in a position to positively impact and influence every situation, people and locality he finds himself.

Onwa in his speech, thanked the Parish Priest and registered his deep hearted gratitude to the parishioners and all who graced the service regardless of their strict schedule.

"Firstly, I would like to thank you all for coming to celebrate this milestone with me. The reason you are all here is that in one way or the other, you have been a part of my life and moulded me to the person I am today. I would truly like to thank you all for that. 

I would like to thank both my mom and dad for not only putting up with me but being there when it counted and making me who I am. Thank you! Also to those whom I grew up with offering help to me over the years, I know that I am truly blessed to have you all in my life!

For all of you who made the effort to come down here and celebrate this milestone of mine. I could not be happier as all of you in one way, shape, or form have shaped me to be the person I am today and for that I am eternally grateful. Through good times and bad, through sickness and in health, I have been supported and guided every step of the way and that has only reassured to me what really matters in life.

I have been quick to learn that all the flashy and shiny things in life slowly begin to fade, though the one thing that continues to shine in my world is the true connections and relationships I have formed with my family and friends.

Bar. Mrs Chizoba Frances Anikpe, the beautiful wife of Onwa Igbariam (Ugogbe Onwa) continued and said as quote; 

"To the superman in my life. Happy birthday! Words are unable to express the amount of love I have for you. For anyone who knows you, knows how much of a kind hearted and bubbly character you are. Your generosity and strong nature are unlike no other I have ever met.

From when you came over to me over 20 years ago to ask me for my attention, to building a strong relationship, falling in love, creating an incredible family, and now celebrating this milestone of yours today. It seems like a fairytale dream where I need to pinch myself every so often to believe that it is all true.

To all of you that have made the time to make it here tonight, thank you all for coming. Only people who were important to his life are here and it’s amazing how many people are actually here today.

Now back to my loving husband, on your birthday, I want you to enjoy it without a care in the world, because a man like you deserves to be spoilt once in awhile. Happy birthday my love, may you continue to live with passion.

Afterwards, reception continued at Onwa's Igbariam residence where the merriment continued with family, colleagues, friends and well wishers.

Among the people who were present at the occasion are; His Royal Majesty Igwe Samuel Ben Emeka (Okebo Umueri), Chief Dr. Chike Obidigbo (Osisioma  Umunya), Hon. Chinedu Benjamin Obidigwe (Akaoma jide aku), Ikemba Igbariam, Chief Peter Erika Okoye ,Odu Igbariam, Mr. Ikegbune Chukwuma, (Ochinanwata Aguleri), Chief Law Nwaofia (Ochiagha Aguleri), PGs of different communities, Rev. Fathers, all the APGA ward Chairmen, youth leaders and other ward executives were present.

The formal function was followed by serving of refreshments and lunch to all the guests. As this auspicious event ended with great joy filled with personal greetings as people wine, dine and jive, others took pictures while the rest sat and laughed.

Onwa, his beautiful wife Lolo Chizoba Frances Anikpe (Ugogbe Onwa ) and his children remained very delighted and appreciative to all.


 _Onwa 2019 media team_

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