Victoria Adidi Oghre

1942 ~ 2020 (age 77)

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Ms. Victoria Adidi Oghre nee Akpodonor was born in Oghara, Bendel State (now Delta State). She dropped out of School and went into Business at a very young age, after the death of her father. She bought goods from the then Eastern region of Nigeria and brought them to the Mid-West to sell. Her Business was so successful that she bought her first property in her early 20’s. Ms. Victoria was a fantastic dancer. She was known for her skill in performing the popular Opiri Dance in Oghara. She moved from Oghara to Benin City where she opened a Restaurant. Ms. Victoria’s Restaurant at Etebite Street, off Forestry Road was the main hub for a lot of people, from top government functionaries, to bankers, to Flight attendants, to Businessmen and women. You name it. They all flocked to her Restaurant for a taste of her delicious food: mainly local Nigerian cuisine. She got married and had a son who died at infancy. The death of her son put a strain on the marriage, and it ended in a divorce. Many years later, she met the love of her life, Joseph E. Oghre. They got married (she was his second wife) and after so many years of crying, praying and trying to get pregnant, God answered her prayers and she was blessed with a daughter, Patience Ogheneovo Okhuofu nee Oghre. Ms. Victoria was a philanthropist. Her “door” was always open to whoever needs food or shelter. Although her highest education was elementary school, she placed a very high premium on education. She had a hand in the education of a lot of her family members and friends’ children. Those who wanted to go into business or learn a trade she also assisted. Ms. Victoria “pushed” her daughter to always aim high. She would tell her daughter “the school wey I no go

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