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Nigeria’s Modupé Ozolua Receives US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Nigeria's Modupé Ozolua receives US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Princess Modupé Ozolua is a Nigerian-American philanthropist and entrepreneur who was born into the Royal House of the Kingdom of Benin in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.


Princess Ozolua started her first business at the age of 21 in Los Angeles, California before pioneering cosmetic surgery in Nigeria, West Africa in 2001 at the age of 27.


In 2003, she founded Empower 54, a US 501©3 to non-profit organization which provides humanitarian aid such as health, education, empowerment of women/girls and refugee programs to disadvantaged Africans across the Continent. His Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu was the Patron of Empower 54.


On February 19th, 2023, the Office of the President of the United States of America presented Princess Modupé Ozolua with the US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in celebration of her 19-year devotion to assisting humanity. President Joe Biden personally signed a letter from The White House and presented her with a certified award certificate.



Her passionate contribution to helping humanity for over 19years has earned her numerous recognitions including:



• One of Africa’s leading female entrepreneurs, Elle Magazine, (2015)

• One of 50 African women who shape the African Continent, Elle Magazine, (2016)

• Official Proclamation for service to humanity, City of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2016)

• Letter Of Commendation for service to humanity from Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia, USA (2016)

• Official Proclamation declaring 10/10/2019 Princess Modupé Ozolua’s day in Houston, Texas, USA (2019)

• Letter Of Commendation from Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston, Texas for Princess Ozolua’s humanitarian activities (2019)

• One of Africa’s 100 Most Inspiring women in Nigeria (2022)


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