Women need to take the lead. It all starts by questioning systems, institutions, culture, religions and every other thing that takes away your freedom as a woman, and then defining your own terms of womanhood. Be the woman you want to be regardless of society standards, claim who you are at any cost. Freedom always has a price and living out of the box is also expensive.… Read More Irakoze, on why women need to unlearn every patriarchal lie…
The poems of these women have helped shape a global African poetic that creates a sense of unity without subjugation, a celebration of the words of Bob Marley when he sang, “How good and how pleasant it would be, before God and [wo]man, to see the unification of all Africans.”… Read More African women poetry changing the craft
Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was named as the new face of Boots No7 beauty range, further securing her position as one of the most influential African women in the world. The move is more than a meaningless celebrity endorsement. Adichie’s love of makeup is no secret: “I love make-up and its wonderful possibilities for… Read More Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Most Influential Woman In Africa
Why did you join the World Economic Forum? I joined the World Economic Forum because I was drawn to the mission, “improving the state of the world”, and the opportunity to work with Global Shapers, young change makers who are true to the vision of being and living the change they want to see in… Read More Chidiogo Akunyili, Shaping The African Narrative
What is holding back the agency of women? Can we name the forces erasing or hampering women’s full participation in public life? However complex or varied the issues at hand may be, there is an urgency to reclaim spaces, and open up dimensions. We asked 11 phenomenal women – intrepid academics, artists, writers, and curators… Read More What Is The Role Of #Women In The Production Of #Information And #Knowledge?
Face of Culture Africa, Miss Jennifer Okechukwu says she is embarking on campaigns to sensitise Nigerian children on proper values to enable them grow up to become responsible adults. This is contained in a statement issued by the beauty queen in Abuja on Wednesday. According to the statement, the campaign tagged “Our Children, Our Future”… Read More Africa beauty queen to sensitise childern on values
I feel that I have assumed and pretended that I am a city girl for too long.… Read More The ‘villager’ in Me