Lagos Community and Support Group for Widows

Our Mission for Widows

We serve to empower widows to lean into life, build resilience and make a positive difference in society.

Modern Widows Club is designed to create a safe and private environment for widows to lean into life together through the journey.

We are the club no one wants to be in because you only get in by virtue of experiencing a great loss. Yet what I hope you find once you’re here is that you’re surrounded by a community of really amazing women that you can lean on and learn from. We’re widows helping widows to live- to go upward and onward. Sometimes we cry and sometimes we laugh. We talk about how to tackle challenges without our partners’ help and cheer each other on. We often share food as we do this, because who doesn’t like to eat?

When a woman loses her loved one she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she will benefit from other women in her life who understand the unique challenges she is now faced with. She needs women who will build her up and encourage her in this new life she walks. We are stronger together. No woman is an island. We need each other.

Meet Our Community Advocate

Diane K.

In 2015 my life took a 180-degree turn when I lost my husband in a ghastly motor accident barely 8 weeks after having our third child. It was a horrific experience that left me completely devastated.

Although I received great love and support, there was always that uncomfortable conversation about me being young and widowed. I found my power after making a post on Facebook, “I’m what widowed looks like” that post inspired many because it birthed a grief support group that has now become a registered Nonprofit and a safe haven for many young widows across Nigeria.

It’s a great honor to be affiliated with an organization like Modern Widows Club, which presents a greater opportunity to contribute and advocate for young widows all around the globe but especially in Nigeria.

It is my absolute pleasure to serve!