For International Women’s Day today, former Big Brother Naija housemate, Anto Lecky is paying tribute to 10 popular Nigerian women who have made or are making a mark in their various fields by recreating some of their most celebrated portraits.
The women Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Chioma Ajunwa, Kemi Adetiba, Genevieve Nnaji, Stella Adedevoh, Linda Ikeji, Mo Abudu, Nike Davies-Okundaye, Tiwa Savage and Chimamanda Adichie, according to her, have managed to break professional “barriers while dealing with personal issues impeccably.”
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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. #IWD #BalanceForBetter #ExpectMoreMadness – 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 🤗 [Video link in my bio] – Credits (All-Female Crew) Creative direction: @room22agency Photography: @demorjstudios Cinematography: @fegographer Hair styling: @florastyles Hair Brand: @creamyshair Gele Tying: @michibeautylounge Makeup: @pressyclassic Costume styling: @ikwu.loveth Bead Accessories: @fibeads Creative Assistant: @gwealth66 Graphic Design: @voss_graphics