International Women’s Day began in 19911 and was adopted by the United Nation in 1975, the day is marked on March 8 of every year to celebrate the remarkable achievement of women in the world.
The cry for gender parity in the world, where women must have equal opportunities as men in all fields without exceptions has continued to be a key part of the celebration.
A few women have stood up to challenge the system by working extra-harder to make a name for themselves and influence the world positively. Nollywood screen goddess, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Media Entrepreneur, Mo Abudu made the list of 50 most influential women in entertainment around the world in the first Variety Magazine’s international impact report.
Although we are just in the first quarter of the year, Omotola is already having an extraordinaire year. Making a comeback unto the movie scene in 2017 and continue to this year with more. The United Nations World Food Program ambassador tells Variety how she plans to establish the first acting village in the Slave port of Badagry, a town in Nigeria to enable young Nigerian filmmakers to harness their potential.
Another African woman doing great exploits in the entertainment world is the Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife Television, Mo Abudu who is carving a strong niche for herself. She has constantly been likened to America’s Opera Winfrey. Her next project is going to empower more young African women in film and broadcasting on the continent.
We celebrate these two amazing women of Africa and others who are changing the stories of the continent. Happy International Women’s Day.
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