Full Name: Modupe Ozien Ozolua
Place of Birth: Benin City, Nigeria
Parents: Chief J.I and Chief Mrs M.S Ozolua, who hail from the Sabongida Ora area of Edo State
Date of Birth: 10th of October 1973
Children: 1 son (Seun)
Education: Miss Ozolua had her early education in Nigeria, where she attended University of Benin Primary & Secondary School, Queen Idia Girls College (Benin City). Her secondary education was completed at Apata Memorial High School, Isolo, Lagos. She left for the United States of America in 1989. She studied in South Western College, San Diego, and Devery International University, Los Angeles, California (1989–1995). She was recognised in the 1994-1995 edition of the NATIONAL DEANS’S LIST. She majored in Graphic Design & Business Administration.
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Philantropist
Awards: Nigeria Women Awards, Dame International for Pioneering Action Award 2003, City People for Female Achiever in the Beauty sector 2001, Moremi Hall Executive Council, Obafemi Awolowo University for Award of Excellence 2002, City People for Beautician of the Year 2001.
Her name, Modupe, means “I thank God”. While she was growing up, Ozolua wanted to become a Doctor, but the sight of blood made her renounce the idea. Modupe Ozolua is the Chief Executive Officer of Body Enhancement limited in Nigeria. She is also the founder and president of Body Enhancement Annual Reconstructive Surgery (BEARS) Foundation. Ozolua has helped people “achieve an admirable weight, attain the best standard of beauty and befashionable without regard to age”. Ozolua has won numerous awards.
Miss Ozolua describes herself as a “workaholic.” She has been featured on CNN, BBC and many other international media publications. In Africa, in numerous magazines and press publications. For example, Pride magazine of the united kingdom, Guardian Newspaper [London and Nigerian editions], Ovation International Magazine, Tell Magazine, Society International Journal, Afrikan Beatz magazine, The Empress magazine, Reality International magazine etc. She has appeared on numerous radio stations and TV shows, including BBC and Nigerian Television Authority.
So far her organisation BEARS has rendered services to numerous people. Recently, BEARS treated 36 kerosine victims in Edo State, Nigeria. In her interview with the Nigerian journalistOlatunji (2006), Ozolua professes that “BEARS has proved to be a result-oriented outfit through collaborations with some state government and private individuals”.
Her life as Philanthropist
Ozolua organised a nationwide surgery project in Kwara State, Nigeria in October/November 2005. The Kwara state government hosted the beneficiaries and took care of their accommodation, also providing medical facilities. Surgeons, gynaecologists, and ophthalmologists attended the conference from all over Africa and the Americas. They worked for ten days and treated one hundred and ten patients. Some of the surgeons, who participated, were volunteered by the National Orthopaedic Hospital. Three young surgeons specialised in cyst removal, VVF repairs and fibroid removal.