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An Evening with Bishop – By Ingram Osigwe

It was an evening of eventful gathering recently at Clear Essence California Spa & Wellness Centre, Alexander Road, Ikoyi Lagos. Captains of industry, business moguls and friends emptied there on Sunday, November 20, 2016, to felicitate with, and celebrate one of their own, Chief Dr. Emma Bishop Okonkwo OFR, Chairman of Ekulo Group of Companies, who was being honoured via a well-attended dinner hosted by Bluefield Associate Incorporated USA in appreciation of the very cordial business relationship between it and the Ekulo boss spanning a decade. Ekulo Group is the exclusive Distributor of Clear Essence Cosmetics skin care products and skin care treatments specially formulated for men and women of color.

Among the galaxy of stars in the business and manufacturing turf that graced the dinner include former Anambra state governor, Sir Peter Obi, Orange Drugs Boss, Sir. Tony Ezenna,  Senator Annie Okonkwo, MD of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals ,Ebere Nwosu, Chief J.O Obijiaku of Middle Point Group, Chief Sam Okonkwo and Joseph Momah of Fair Point Ltd, Jonathan Uzor Okafor and other senior Managers of Ekulo Group.

The ambience of the evening was laced with servings of assorted cuisine’s and choice wines to the delight of invitees who had a fill of their choices.  Applause, only broken by nodding of heads in affirmation, enveloped the arena as  Bluefield  Vice President, K.C Obioha took the floor to render touching but enchanting tribute to Chief Dr. Emma Bishop Okonkwo. Mr. Obioha extolled the Ekulo Chairman’s virtues-his integrity, honesty and dexterity in business, especially as regards taking the Clear Essence brand to the next level. He was of the view that Chief Dr. Emma Bishop Okonkwo OFR is among manufacturers deserving honour from the Nigerian government.

Chief Dr. Emma Bishop Okonkwo OFR in his vote of thanks expressed his profound gratitude to Bluefield Associates Inc. USA for the honour.  He was of the view that it should have been Ekulo Group of Companies honouring Bluefield Associates for availing it the opportunity to relate with them.  It was therefore gratifying and humbling that Bluefield Associates took the initiative.  He promised to continue espousing the tenets of hard work, integrity and transparency for which Ekulo Group is noted in its relationship with Bluefield.  This relationship he stressed is clearly cherished and hoped it would out last the present generation of directors of both companies.

Essentially, Emma Bishop Okonkwo and Bluefield’s path crossed 10 years ago at the Airport when he saw cartons of Maxi Tone, one of the company’s brands, on a trolley and made efforts to find out the passenger checking on the goods and it turned out that the owner of the consignment was K.C Obioha himself. It was from there that the chemistry struck, blossoming into rock-solid business partnership between Bluefield Associate Inc. and the Ekulo conglomerate. On the other hand, Bluefield Associates Inc, USA. is headquartered in Ontario, California. Its flagship brand, Clear Essence is a complete line of skin care formulation that is made to care for the skin of men and women of colour-Asians, Africans and Hispanic.

There are also three basic skin survival steps for maintenance of the skin: Cleanse, tone and moisturize. Clear Essence offers three product lines for the survival steps: The anti-aging line (formulated with rich blend of herbal extracts), the Botanical line (for sensitive skin), and the men’s line (to control razor bumps and uneven skin tone).

Ingram  Osigwe is the Media Consultant to Ekulo Group.

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