Dr Grace Braithwaite, widow of human rights activists and famous lawyer, Tunji Braithwaite recently clocked 90. The mother of five marked her landmark age amidst pomp and pageantry in a three in one ceremony.
The ceremony started with a presentation and book signing of her memoir, ‘Grace to Conquer: Chronicle from the Crucible of a Matriarch’ which was followed with a holy Eucharist and thanksgiving service at St Paul’s church, Breadfruit, Lagos State. A reception was staged at Yard 158 Event Centre. The third event was a lecture titled, ‘Sexual and Gender Based Violence: A Case for a Mental Health and Sexual Health Emergency’.
Titilola Vivour Adeniyi, the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Sexual and Domestic Violence Agency was the keynote speaker at the event. The event also had a panel of discussants made up of four distinguished personalities, Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri, Dr. Kemi Dasilva-Ibru, Mrs. Funke Adekoya, SAN, and former first Lady of Kwara State, Erelu Toyin Saraki. Dr Ibijike Sanwo-Olu, the first lady of Lagos State was the Special Guest of Honour.
Dr Braithwaite got married when she was twenty three years old while studying in England. She worked as a medical doctor with Lagos State Government before setting up on own. She established Beulah Hospital, a private medical facility in Lagos State.