Monday, 20 June 2016

Pastor Tony Rapu's daughter, Uju launches Lagos' latest Botox centre


A few days ago, we reported a new research on how Botox shows promise to help fight depression. So, it was exciting to attend a seminar organised by the latest Botox centre in Lagos yesterday, June 19 at the Chinaville Restaurant in Victoria Island Lagos.

If you are in Lagos and want to get Botox done, you may want to check out  Belfiore Wellness Centre,  a medical aesthetic service specialized in non surgical, anti ageing procedures and treatments requiring only a small incision or insertion.

The brain behind this initiative that is fast catching up in the Nigerian beauty industry, is This Present House church founder, Pastor Tony Rapu's daughter, Uju.

The elegant Uju has served as a Medical doctor at St. Nicholas Hospital. She is an alumna of the Imperial College, London, where she studied Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. From Windsor University School of Medicine, St Kitts, West Indies, she bagged a  Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medicine degree. She then combined the knowledge pursue a medical business. Her specialty is in the area of Aesthetic Medicine.

After attaining her MD degree at the Windsor University,  she moved to Nigeria and attained board certification by the Medical and Dent Nigeria.

She pursued clinical medicine for a period but with an evident passion for Aesthetics, went on and trained with some of London’s Harley Street Aesthetic Specialists in the performance of cosmetic and anti ageing treatments on both black and caucasian skin types; including botox therapy, dermal fillers and chemical peels.

She is a trained and licensced Zein Obagi representative in Nigeria.  She has set up her clinical practice, Bel Fiore, which partners with  South Africa-based Medical and Dental aesthetic practice Airesthetics.

The Bel Fiore brand hosted a wellness and anti-aging seminar tagged "#LagosWellnessSeries". Notable entrepreneurs in the Nigerian wellness industry were also there.

Mesa Imakhela from Lagos-based nutrition and wellness company Omnutri; Belo-Osagie, the brain behind the first-of-its-kind commercial boxing gym, Elite Box, Chef Tolu Eros of Cookie Jar and Eros & Gourmet; Dr Uju herself and so many more.

She has the support of her family; just yesterday. father's day,  her father wrote an open letter to his two daughters Uju and Kene her fashion designer sister.  "Uju, ever since you were young, you have shown a quiet strength and incredible thoughtfulness towards others. You have always carried yourself with gentle dignity, and we called you the ‘brainbox’ of the family. Not surprisingly, you went ahead and became a Medical Doctor," he wrote.

On their chosen careers, he wrote:

"May you find who you are within yourselves because your God-given dream is in you. Discover what you want to do in the world, and when you have chosen it, pursue it with determination and tenacity. Enjoy life. Live life with a sense of meaning and purpose. Commit yourselves to developing your lives as good stewards of your gifts and opportunities. May you fearlessly and diligently live out your passion in the world. I have all the confidence in the world that both of you are capable of harnessing your strengths to be successful and to become the women that you want to be."