7-Year Old Nigerian Commedienne to star in Disney Film

7-Year Old Nigerian Commedienne to star in Disney Film

Nigeria’s youngest child comedian, Emmanuella Samuel, will feature in a Hollywood movie shot by Disney Studios. The exact nature of the film is as yet unknown, but her role came to the attention of fans when she posted photos on Instagram of herself on set at Disney.

Her post read, “Thanks @disneystudios God bless everyone whose support has added to bringing us here. I never dreamed of being here so soon. I miss Success. I love you all.”

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Source: Instagram @officialemanuella

Born on July 22, 2010, the seven-year-old captured viewers’ hearts on social media and rose to fame in 2016 when she starred in her cousin, Mark Angel’s comedy skit “This Is Not My Real Face Oh”. Millions across the world saw the little girl and laughed at her true-to-life character, and the video has now propelled her to stardom.

Since leaping to stardom in Nigeria, Emmanuella has been featured in several ad campaigns, and is also the youngest recipient of an Afro-Australian Music and Movie Award (AAMMA), winning the Best New Comedienne and the Princess of Comedy awards. She is also currently one of the most influential child entertainers in Nigeria, with a net worth believed to be in the millions.

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Source: Huffington Post SA

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#Times Up, #MeToo and other Clicktivism campaigns

#Times Up, #MeToo and other Clicktivism campaigns

This year started with a surge of  movements and clicktivism campaigns challenging and uprooting the oppressive systems which women find themselves in – across industries.

In the media and entertainment world specifically, the #MeToo campaign saw many female (and male) survivors of sexual harassment and abuse, share their stories and show solidarity towards each other. The hashtag was first created in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke, the Senior Director of Girls for Gender Equity.

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At this year’s Golden Globes, a collaborated effort from Hollywood stars had them taking actionable steps against sexual harassment and abuse, including the creation of a legal fund for people who have experienced harassment or abuse.

Many celebrities promoted Time’s Up by wearing all black or a pin. The “black-out” of the red carpet at the Golden Globes served as an act of unity against sexual harassment and abuse.

The internet is a powerful tool and the rise of clicktivism is bringing more awareness and exposure to societal issues than ever before.

Clicktivism is not exclusively the support or promotion of a cause online. It is the use of digital media for facilitating social change and activism.

Womandla, as a digital media platform, fully advocates and promotes the work that all influential leaders and change agents are doing.

In 2018, we wish to be more intentional about taking action and making a positive impact in our community at large.

Stay tuned!

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A Heartfelt Thank You!

A Heartfelt Thank You!

We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our fervent followers! Womandla has had such an incredible year and would like to thank you all for the love and support in 2017.

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This year our numbers grew from 2446 to 2798 followers, just a short margin from our target.

We rebranded our logo to represent the meaning of Womandla. The fist, representing power and strength, and the colour lilac was used to bring a feminine element to the look.

We had the privilege to host Forbes International Business Coach, Tamiko Cuellar, for an e-Workshop on an online conferencing platform. She will be in Cape Town, South Africa in April 2018 to deliver a half day masterclass for businesswomen. More details to follow.

Our editor, Sam Gqomo, was invited to the United Nations for a Humanitarian Leadership Symposium. She represented Womandla in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 5 (Gender Equality and Women Empowerment).

In effort to increase our online presence, we joined Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for all the follows and shares. We were also featured in the Entrepreneur’s Magazine, where our editor spoke of the objectives and vision of Womandla.

So many women have approached us with their stories and yearning to promote the work they are doing in the women community at large. Thank you for engaging and collaborating with us. Let’s continue to do more and share more!

In 2018, you can look forward to more inspiring content, women’s health e-workshops, a Womandla High Tea in Johannesburg, South Africa and Breakfast in Port Elizabeth. We also hope to register Womandla as a social enterprise, and will take any help you may have to offer.

We are so excited to bring about positive change in women’s lives and join forces with others around the African Diaspora and the globe!

Have a wonderful holiday!

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Leave no one behind – 16 Days of Activism

Leave no one behind – 16 Days of Activism

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.

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This year, Womandla supports the UNiTE Campaign that marks the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence under the overarching theme, “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls”— reflecting the core principle of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Share your photos, messages and videos showing how you support this cause at facebook.com/womandlaonline and twitter.com using #WomandlaToTheWorld and #16days.

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Watch! Own Your Brilliance eWorkshop

Watch! Own Your Brilliance eWorkshop

For those who missed the Own Your Brilliance e-workshop, you can now catch it here:

We had such a great time with Tamiko and cannot wait to host her in Cape Town for a Masterclass next year!

Womandla aims to make a difference and add value to women’s lives through digital media. We are committed to informing, celebrating and empowering women to achieve great success beyond their borders.

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Cheers to the Power of Technology!

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Mentorship Programme Launch this December

Mentorship Programme Launch this December

We love to see young women doing their part to give back to their communities, like Asisipho Tsotsa (21) from Uitenhage, Eastern Cape.

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Asisipho, is a final year Occupational Therapy student and the founder of 21 Daughters and Sons of The King. Her mentorship programme aims to empower the youth of Uitenhage, by harnessing and developing their skills and offering support to members as they transition through various stages of life.

The launch will be held on Sunday 3 December 2017 at the LoveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle. The itinerary will include an array of speakers to empower and uplift those in attendance. Join in and share the word!

For more information visit www.Facebook.com/21oftheking

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Own Your Brilliance right from Home!

Own Your Brilliance right from Home!

The day has finally arrived! We’re so excited to be hosting FORBES business coach, Tamiko Cuellar, tonight at 6pm (SAST) and 7.30pm (SAST).

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Please register here to receive access to the meeting. Choose the time you are available and you are good to go! You can connect from your PC, iOS, laptop or Android.

We will also send a podcast of the session in the coming weeks, just to remind you of the points discussed.

There’s nothing better than getting equipped from one of the world’s best coaches, from the comfort of your home.

Please do connect with us on Facebook too and send us selfies with the hashtag #WomandlaOwnYourBrilliance

“See” you online!

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