Today is International Women’s Day and people across the world are currently celebrating notable women that have made impacts.
Former Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Anto, has in this light, made beautiful impressions of prominent Nigerian women. Posing as Mo Abudu, Dr Stella Adadevoh, Funmilayo Ranson Kuti and many others, the reality star says all these women have inspired her.
Anto does creative impressions with an all-female crew
Sharing the photos with a long caption, the reality TV star revealed that she is a feminist. It is time for the world to become aware of the need for equality, she said. She, however, revealed that the entire team for the shoot were all women.
This International Women’s Day, I pay tribute to some Nigerian women who inspire me professionally and personally, who have been able to break barriers professionally, while dealing with personal issues impeccably.
You should know who all of these women are already and if you don’t, now you do! Please research these and more women because they can inspire you as well.
I get asked if I’m a feminist. I’m more than a feminist; woman was brought to this world because man NEEDED her, woman brings LIFE to this world. Life CANNOT go one without woman. The sooner we all, women and men, accept this, we will reach gender equality.
On the characters she replicated, she wrote:
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti: Teacher, political campaigner, women’s rights activist
Chioma Ajunwa (@chioma_ajunwa): Nigeria’s only individual Olympic gold medalist
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (@chimamanda_adichie): Novelist, Writer of short stories, and non-fiction
Ameyo Adadevoh (@drasatrust): Physician who lost her life while curbing the spread of Ebola Virus in Nigeria
Mo Abudu (@moabudu): Media mogul, Human Resources Management Consultant, and Venture Capitalist
Tiwa Savage (@tiwasavage): Singer, Songwriter and Actress
Genevieve Nnaji (@genevievennaji): Actress, Producer and Director
Nike Davies-Okundaye (@nikeartgallery): Batik and Textile Designer, Art Educator, Philanthropist
Kemi Adetiba (@kemiadetiba): Director and Filmmaker
Linda Ikeji (@officiallindaikeji): Blogger, Writer, Media Entrepreneur
You’ll also see without replicating her own picture, we paid tribute to @tybello by selecting many of her images to recreate for the project ?
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Credits (All-Female Crew)
Creative direction: @room22agency
Hair styling: @florastyles
Hair Brand: @creamyshair
Gele Tying: @michibeautylounge
Costume styling: @ikwu.loveth
Bead Accessories: @fibeads
Creative Assistant: @gwealth66
Graphic Design: @voss_graphics
Happy International Women’s Day to all the women out there.
Omaku Josephine Ananeyi is a Journalist with keen interest in social reformation, a spontaneous writer, an impulsive reader, and a talker. She currently writes for Ghafla Nigeria.
Catch me on Facebook @Omaku JhoJho Ananeyi and on Instagram @Jho_Ananeyi
March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019