Although the Vanguard Personalities of the Year Awards, which held penultimate Saturday, at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos was meant for the top echelon of the society, the top businessmen, government functionaries and their associates who may want to felicitate with them, but the occasion turned out to be a jamboree of sort, for entertainers who took the centre stage and dictated proceedings.
The trio honoured on the night were Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Chief Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma and they all came in toe with their retinue of aids,associates, assistants and even families. It was simply a dazzling night of glitz, glamour and potpourri of style but the entertainers, who also came like they had an invasion on their minds just couldn’t be outdone as they added colour,attitude and swag to what could be described as roller-coasting razzledazzle.
Yet, amid the razzmatazz there was an unmistakable personality, who stood out like she was meant to be an icing on a jolly cake . This fact was noticed by so many and encomiums kept pouring her way. That person is veteran Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwura, who is in her late fifties. To many, she could have passed for a woman in her thirties. Little wonder everyone wanted to have a photograph taken with her.
Later on, when I asked her what her secrets are, for keeping herself looking so young, she told me: “ I use mostly herbal and fruit products in my internal intake and external use. I undergo regular detoxification, relaxation, controlled exposure to heat, stone massage, exfoliation, exercises and laughter”. Detoxification is a plain medical term for flushing your system to clean out your internal organs and exfoliation is plain spa term for deep pore cleansing of your skin”.
Credit: Vanguard NGR