- Women across the world are celebrating the 2021 edition of the International Women’s Day
- A host of female celebrities have taken to their social media pages with empowering words for fellow women
- Legit.ng has compiled some powerful posts from Mo Abudu, Dakore Egbuson, among others
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International Women’s Day is a day set aside to celebrate the strides of women across the world and empower those who are still trying to find their way up in what has constantly been described as a male-dominated world.
The first National Women’s Day was marked on February 28, 1909, in the United States after a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. However, in 1965, it was moved to March 8 and ever since the date has marked the global celebration of the event.
In the mood of celebrating the 2021 event, Legit.ng has compiled a list of powerful social media posts from successful Nigerian women to serve as an inspiration to young ladies looking to get to the top.
Check them out below:
1. Mo Abudu
Media executive Mo Abudu was on Variety Magazine cover and she also reeled out some words of inspiration for young ladies.
2. Actress Dakore Egbuson
The movie star's message to ladies reads:
"Arise and Shine African Queen with your head held high and your back straight even when the world tries to make things hard. Keep fighting, Keep pushing and never act less than the Queen that you are, Much love to ALL the ladies all over the world."
3. Actress Funke Akindele-Bello
The movie star's message on International Women's Day is to mothers.
4. Media personality Toke Makinwa
The radio girl says her superpower is being a woman!
5. Actress Kate Henshaw
The Nollywood film star is asking women to know that they deserve better.
6. Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
7. Singer Waje
The music powerhouse celebrated ladies who have dared to dream big and show the world their talents. In her words:
"Today is a celebration for women all around the world, ladies who've dared to dream big, ever since they were little girls. For the diversity and talent that lie within a feminine heart, for the courage and determination that prevents us falling apart. #iwd2021 I #choosetochallenge the safety and security of every woman in Africa. #stopgenderbasedviolence #stopassultingwomen"
8. Music diva Omawumi
The Megbele crooner gave a loud shout out to fellow women making giant strides in the world.
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9. Celebrity stylist Toyin Lawani
The serial entrepreneur is all about celebrating hardworking women.
10. Actress Tonto Dikeh
Celebrating fellow women, Dikeh wrote:
"Today, I join my voice with the world to celebrate women in all spheres of life. Your efforts to make the world safer and better all is appreciated. Happy international women’s day."
Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over three years of working experience in the media industry.
He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)