Style Rave Founder Wins Award

A breezy evening on New York City’s Tribeca Rooftop was accompanied by soft background music, the clink of wine glasses, and hearty laughter emanating from individuals from all walks of life. made in our world.

Ofonime “Elfonnie” Inokon-Anusionwu, honored as one of the top 34 women in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria in 2021, is giving back through her creation of a unique brand in the global digital and fashion space. stood out in the crowd as an entrepreneur who non-profit organization, weCare Africa.No wonder why she’s in it “40 Under 40” Certification by her alma mater, Stony Brook University.

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Known for winking at challenges and stepping out of them with impertinence, Elphony interestingly studied health sciences at university, setting a solid educational background for her now thriving interdisciplinary career. She then completed her Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on the environment and water resources from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

With Morley McInnis, President of Stony Brook University

The talent of this year’s honorees is a true testament to the power of a Stony Brook education to impact not only our own communities, but the world. ” The president of Stony Brook University said: Morley McInnis. “I am inspired by the progress these amazing alumni have made so early in their careers.”


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Kristin Matthews and Interim Director of SBU Alumni Operations

Besides her exciting career, Elphony was also recognized for her social influence. As editor-in-chief of Style Rave, she trains writers from around the world and hone their editorial skills into her digital publishing world. As a philanthropist, she is a multi-talented expert advocate for girls’ education, especially in marginalized areas of Africa. Setting her example, she provides educational opportunities for girls and also awards college scholarships based on her merit.

Through weCare Africa, the winners are passionate about developing rural school infrastructure, providing drinking water and sanitation. Through her nonprofit, she donated relief items to Nigerian orphanages, internally displaced persons camps, and the underprivileged.


‍To promote mental health awareness in the global black community, a section of Style Rave is devoted to the subject of mental health. Mental health is an important aspect of health and lifestyle that is often neglected and stigmatized. Staying true to her commitment to improving the mental health of her style rave audience, Elphony works closely with her husband. Reagan Anusionwrunner southend cyclea telepsychiatric clinic that provides care to individuals with mental health-related problems.

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The youngest of six children, Elphony is married to Reagan and has two beautiful children. One of her admirable traits is the way she prioritizes her home regardless of her overcrowded schedule. Among other awards, this recognition of her Stony Brook 40 Under Forty is well-deserved and the start of more victories. She started her Style Rave with her sister her Uni (as she affectionately calls her). Elphony is still part of her family and maintains a close relationship with her mother and many other loved ones, who are always rooting for her. With her system of support, it’s no surprise that she has the success that she does.

A mother of two, she strives to lead a balanced lifestyle. Making time for her to exercise and being conscious of her diet and environment may be one of her secrets to her success.

Elphony flanked by her mother, Susannah Inokon and sister Annie Akpan

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As a fashion entrepreneur, her style game is simple, understated, and classy. That she deserves Stoney Her Brooke’s recognition is evidence as she gracefully walked the stage. Smythe cargo pocket longline blazer, hypothesis white button down shirt White House, Black Market skirt, styling Mach & Mach double-bow silk pumps with leopard print embellishments, balenciaga with earrings Alexis Bitter (Talented) Clutch to receive her award.



Dr. Marianna Savoca and her mentor and former professor

Elphony attributes her career growth to the solid foundation she gained at Stony Brook.

“The work I did in Stony Brook’s Health Science Writing class gave me the tools to pursue my passion.” she said. Without that class, I wouldn’t have been able to confidently start a blog. It has evolved into a company ranging from media to shopping. ”

She continues to build a brand that inspires people to be more stylish, build confidence and make better lifestyle choices. People are raising their voices for improvement. Congrats on her Stony Brook 40 under Forty certification.

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With Morley McInnis, President of Stony Brook University
Stacey Jaffee-Gropak with Health College Director

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Vivian Bence-Patrick

A fashion lover with a voracious appetite for art and travel. As someone who is passionate about advancing women, creating content that inspires smart style and living and positive lifestyle change is a duty I take seriously. We aim to inspire our readers by providing content.Follow us on Instagram @StyleRave_ ♥