Kemi Adetiba

I’m celebrating Kemi Adetiba today. An award-winning director, producer and cinematographer. I admire this outstanding woman and she inspires me greatly.

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Kemi Adetiba was born on the 8th of January 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria. Kemi started her journey in to the media as a young child where she headlined two national television commercials for the iconic detergent brand OMO, Towing the path of her father, Dele Adetiba, a veteran in the advertising and broadcast industries. Though a law school graduate, Kemi has, in a short space of time, excelled in the entertainment both in Nigeria and across sub-Saharan Africa.

Kemi started out professionally as a radio presenter with Rhythm 93.7 FM, where she became the voice behind two nationally syndicated hit shows. Kemi began to make a transition from being a voice on radio to being a face on television by producing and presenting several shows on Mnet, which includes Studio 53, Temptation Nigeria etc. The Future Nigeria Awards have taken notice, nominating Kemi for the On-Air Personality of the Year award five years in a row (including 2011, where she became the first double-nominee in the ceremony’s history with a nod for Screen Producer/Director of the year).

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In 2007, after years of success in front of the camera, her love of storytelling drew her to enrol in the New York Film Academy. Her body of work includes music videos, commercials, television content and films. Her short ‘Across a Bloodied Ocean’ was screened at the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles and the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. On 8 September 2016, Kemi Adetiba’s first feature film “The Wedding Party” premiered opening night at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as the opening film of the City-to-City Spotlight.

She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!

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Have a lovely weekend guys.

(http://www.kemiadetiba.com/bio.php)

Tara Fela-Durotoye

I’m celebrating Tara Fela-Durotoye today.  An amazing woman who is a huge inspiration to me. A makeup artist and lawyer. A pioneer in the bridal makeup profession in Nigeria.

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Tara was born on 6 March, 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria. She graduated from the Lagos State University with a degree in Law and proceeded to establish the House of Tara International. She started House of Tara at the age of 20, from her living room, whilst an undergraduate at university back in 1998.

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Tara is the founder and CEO of House of Tara International and creator of the Tara Orekelewa Beauty range. She launched the first bridal directory in 1999, set up international standard makeup studios and established the first makeup school in Nigeria. In 2007, Tara was awarded the Africa SMME Award and the Entrepreneur award in South Africa. In 2013, Forbes listed her as one “20 Young Power Women in Africa”.

She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!

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Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh

I’m celebrating an incredible woman. A heroine of our time. An inspirational woman who lived and died with integrity and honour.  Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the courageous doctor who correctly diagnosed and contained the first case of Ebola in Nigeria though she had never seen an Ebola patient before. When threatened by Liberian officials who wanted the patient to be discharged to attend a conference, she resisted the pressure and said, “For the greater public good” she would not release him. Her heroic efforts prevented a major outbreak in Africa’s most populous country, but as a result she contracted the virus and died alongside 3 of her colleagues.

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Dr. Ameyo was born on 27 October 1956 in Lagos, Nigeria. Dr. Adadevoh graduated from the University Of Lagos College Of Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. She served her one year mandatory houseman ship at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in 1981. She spent her residency at Lagos University Teaching Hospital West African College of Physicians and Surgeons credential in 1983. She then went to London to complete her fellowship in endocrinology at Hammersmith Hospital.

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Dr. Ameyo was the Lead Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at a private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria where she worked for 21 years. Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh passed away on the 19th of August 2014 in Lagos. The Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh Health Trust (DRASA), a non-profit health organisation was created in her honour. The film “93 Days” is dedicated to Dr. Ameyo. On October 27, 2018, she was honoured with a Google Doodle posthumously on her 62nd birthday. May her soul continue to rest in peace and may God bless the family she left behind.

She was truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!

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(https://www.drasatrust.org/)