The year seems to be far from over for Davido as he releases a new single Wonder Woman with a video accompanying. The video with a theme similar to Drake’s Nice for What, is a celebration of Nigeria’s leading women making headway at home and internationally and features a couple of cameos from the amazing women. Here’s a look at all the remarkable women in accordance to their order of appearances in the video
Adetutu’s moving story struck the internet a couple of months ago following her campaign to get noticed by Rihanna and model her makeup brand, Fenty Beauty. Her story drew light to the trials of people bearing tribal marks. She struggled with dating, the father of her child left her, her fear of being bullied by peers in university eventually caused her to opt out of getting a degree. Her goal to get noticed by Rihanna came to fruition as the star followed her on Instagram. Hopefully her dream of modeling for Fenty Beauty gets realised.
Hauwa’s passion for raising mental health awareness particularly for women saw her create her foundation, She Writes Woman. She also created the first 24/7 helpline for mental health crisis and the first anonymous women only mental health support Group in Nigeria. Her dedication did not go unnoticed as she was one of the recipients of the first ever Generation Change Award at the MTV Europen Music Awards.
Funke Bucknor- Obruthe
Mrs. Bucknor- Obruthe is a lawyer and CEO of Zapphaire Events- one of the pioneering event planners in Nigeria.
Starting out as just a hobby, Ms. Uche Pedro has grown Bella Naija into a multi award winning media company. Her achievements have been recognised by the likes of CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Singer, Song Writer, Actress. Omawumi’s unquestionable talent has seen her sweeping up multiple endorsement deals from the likes of Globacom, Konga, Malta Guinness. Her discography include a number of impressive singles and albums (one of which is titled Lasso of Truth)
Abisoye Ajayi- Akinfolarin
Through her foundations, Girl Coding and Pear Africa Youth Foundation aimed at enriching young underprivileged girls with computer programming skills, she has been able to help over 400 girls. Her remarkable work landed her a feature as Nigeria’s first CNN Hero .
One of the most influential figures in Nigerian entertainment. Her passion for the African film industry led to her found the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).
A central character in some of the most memorable Nigerian music videos of the Noughties. Kaffy is a dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and fitness coach. She is also the founder of Imagnetor Dance company. Back in 2006, she broke a Guiness World Record for longest dance party during the Nokia Silverbird danceathon.
Trained as a Lawyer, Mrs. Durotoye can be regarded as one of the pioneers of the Make Up profession in Nigeria. She’s founder and CEO of House of Tara and the Tara Orekelewa Beauty Range.
Mrs. Irabor is the philanthropist, writer and publisher behind Genevieve Magazine. Prior to Genevieve Magazine, she was a columnist for ThisDay and Vanguard newspapers- and Black and Beauty magazine. Back in 2011 she was honoured by Association of Professional, Women Bankers as the Most accomplished Female Publisher in Nigeria.
An entrepreneur and business woman, Tokini is the brain behind the first ever international art fair in West Africa, Art X Lagos which has been able to help cultivate patronage in the Arts.
From uploading her demos to SoundCloud to teaming up with UK producer, Riton and creating a single that earned her a Grammy nomination Faridah “Kah-Lo” Seriki’s carefree and enthralling house tunes have made her a force to be reckoned with. Whilst holding a low profile in her home country, she’s one of the most streamed Nigerian artists in the world.
Through her short film Through Her Eyes, Irabor took viewers on the internal journey of a young girl seeking to pull off a suicide attack in Northern Nigeria. Her work was nominated in the short film category at the Africa International Film Festival. She has also worked with EbonyLife on shows like Sons of the Caliphate and Moving Up.
She is a British- Nigerian Creative Director at Kiwi and Yam clothing brand. She is also a philanthropist and founder of the Misi Africa Foundation, which she set up to help feed the poor and vulnerable in Africa.
Ms. Longe runs a successful fashion, lifestyle and travel blog, Mirror Me. She also has her own affordable womenswear clothing brand KAI Collective.
Amanda and Sophia
Of course Davido had to include the mothers of his daughters in the mix. Sophia the mother of his first child, Imade is an entrepreneur and business woman. Amanda, the mother of his second child, Hailey is also an entrepreneur running her own lash brand, Labellelashes
She really does not need any introductions. The video would not be complete without the inclusion of Davido’s belle, Chioma a.k.a. Chef Chi.