Laura and Sandra Ikeji

Jennifer Okundia

In an event that held in Lagos, Laura Ikeji’s sister Sandra Ikeji, who is an event planner celebrated one year Anniversary of her company ”Eventsbysi” and therefore decided to give back to the society. Their brother Peks also celebrated his birthday today and they decided to celebrate the big day together in the most amazing way.

The chosen location is Makoko community, a slum neighborhood across the 3rd Mainland Bridge whose means of livelihood is mainly fishing in Lagos where a third of the community is built on water along the lagoon and the rest is on the land. The waterfront part of the community is largely harboured by the Egun people who migrated from Badagry and Republic of Benin. In July 2012, the Lagos State government ordered that some of the stilts beyond the power-lines be brought down without proper notice. This led to the destruction of several stilts on the Iwaya/Makoko waterfront and many families were rendered homeless.

Sandra Ikeji

Sandra wrote on her Instagram page: Events by SI @eventsbysi is ONE Today Hurray! Thank You to our clients, families, friends for the beautiful journey so far. Love you..

Laura also wrote: All for @eventsbysi and @sandraikeji . It’s their one year anniversary and they’ve decided to give back to the society. Guess where we ‘re headed???

The team with Makoko Baale