Nigerian Woman Becomes the First Female Black Mayor in UK

Victoria Obaze
Victoria Obaze

Victoria Obaze is the first black female to become civic mayor in London Borough of Tower Hamlet. Obaze is from Imo state. She has  lived in Borough for over 30 years. Obaze’s  was inaugurated into office on Wednesday

Obaze contested three previous councillorship elections. She failed in  2010, 2014 and 2016. She eventually succeeded in an election conducted on May 5, 2018, in Whitechapel ward.

Her colleagues, the councillors later nominated her to become the council’s deputy speaker. It is from here she took over the mantle as mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Obaze’s life is all about service to humanity with diligence. Her political experience started when she was elected as one of the board of directors to oversee the regeneration of her area, the Ocean Estate, in 1980.

Cllr Victoria Obaze loves God with a passion.  She is a member of Parochial Church Council (PCC). The mayor is also an Executive Council member at St Dunstan’s Church of England Parish in Stepney.

She gets into politics because there were no black women in the council chambers.  The Mayor started a project named Healthy Life Style for Stepney Women, East London. The project was funded by the local authority through Ocean African Caribbean Association.

 Ocean Saturday School is her school.  The school is aimed at ensuring school attainment for children.  Her Ocean Football Club train young boys to be able to have residential football experiences with Chelsea Football Club.

Obaze has certification in childcare. She registered and operates charitable childcare centre in the UK. The name is named Vicharles Play Centre.

Recall that Ernest Ezeajughi and Kate Anorue, both from Anambra state, were recently sworn into office as mayors of London Borough of Brent and Enfield, respectively.