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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Chief (Mrs) Opral Mason Benson(1935- )



Chief (Mrs) Opral Mason Benson(1935- ) Administrator, Fashion designer & Entrepreneur
She was born in Liberia and educated at Universities in the United States. In 1962, she married the flamboyant lawyer/ politician Chief T.O.S Benson. In the 60's she served as Registrar for Student Affairs, Admission Officer, Appointment Officer and Information Officer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She was a Foundation Board Member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nigeria in 1971. She was Principal Liaison Officer for FESTAC 77, and a Member of Nigerian Olympic Committee in 1982. In her private capacity, She is the Executive Chairman of Johnson Products of Nigeria Limited, Chic Afrique Enterprises Limited, Creative Consults, Pretel Productions Limited, Opral Benson Beauty Training Institute, Bitts Travel and Tours Limited, Bitts International Trading Company Limited, The Outreach Foundation (an NGO focusing on women empowerment and youth development). Also an accomplished Fashion designer, she was granted the traditional title of 'Iya Oge of Lagos'(Queen of Fashion) by Oba Adeyinka Oyekan in 1973.

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