ENERGY UNPARALLELED by the Unseen Nigeria Project | Telling the Story Of the Nigerian Women Behind the Scenes | You Nominate, We Find Them, The World Celebrates Them

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 4:23 PM

By BellaNaija.com

Unseen-Nigeria

Over the last 100 years, Nigerian women have contributed immeasurably to the nation’s development. While some of them, especially those in the formal sector, have been increasingly visible, others in the informal sector have largely remained unsung heroes in the background.Many of these women have unique stories of their journey to survival and success and these are the stories the Unseen Nigeria project team wants to curate and celebrate. From market women to fisher women and farmers, women of the underground economy have contributed to the day-to-day socioeconomic development of Nigeria and have done so under less than stellar circumstances.

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ENERGY UNPARALLELED seeks to project the unseen Nigerian woman with uncompromisable values who is driving for development, pushing for change, making a difference, breaking and setting records, driving community, leading exemplary lives, raising a voice, setting standards, empowering young minds, maintaining unhampered integrity. celebrating courage, honesty, integrity, accountability, persistence,leadership, resilience, hope and the never-die spirit.

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If you know a woman in the informal sector who, through her life, work and spirit, is making a difference in their own way, click here www.unseennigeria.com to nominate her as one of the 100 women to be celebrated in this project.

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Unseen Nigeria Introductory Video 

For More Information:
https://twitter.com/UnseenNigeria
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unseen-Nigeria/184648731706645
https://plus.google.com/u/0/114133628612828198651/posts
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  • 25 Comments on “ENERGY UNPARALLELED by the Unseen Nigeria Project | Telling the Story Of the Nigerian Women Behind the Scenes | You Nominate, We Find Them, The World Celebrates Them”

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    • Hassan Adulmumin September 12, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      God bless the nigeria womam

    • Lanre September 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Naija oooooooooooooooo””””””””””””””””’

    • Mz Socially Awkward... September 12, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      Amazing. All I can see are mothers continually hustling to feed, clothe, educate, house and care for their families in a country with no social welfare system. And some of these women are doing it on their own without the physical or financial support of a husband.

      What a worthwhile project, I’d love to see more of this kind of thing spotlighted in the social media. And I pray that you mothers will live to eat from your harvest and that the lives of those you’ve sacrificed for will bear abundant fruit.

    • edie September 12, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      what a beautiful collection..

    • #GISTville.com September 12, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      I’m definitely going to nominate my vegetable customer :)

    • Spesh! September 12, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      God bless the Nigerian Woman and see them through o – the backbone of Nigeria. Contributing to the informal sector which is a chunky part of our economy.

    • CuriousShe September 12, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      Now this is awesome! It’s refreshing to see more people giving back and appreciating our unseen women.

    • Yinka Ogunbajo September 12, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      Sweet Mothers of Nigeria! God bless and protect them all, Amen.

    • amaka September 12, 2013 at 6:45 PM

      Can I nominate my mom? That woman is the most amaa-haayyy-zing woman ever. Without a formal education and shuttling between Lagos and Seme three times a week, she singlehandedly sent four children to university, built two houses in Lagos and one in the village and bought two cars. I love you Mummy!

      • oyin September 12, 2013 at 11:52 PM

        wow!!!! phenomenal woman. I ‘trowe’ salut. your mum is
        fulfilling scripture already, Proverbs 31 woman ( Her children
        shall call her blessed)

    • Obi September 12, 2013 at 6:49 PM

      Dear BN, could it be a tech glitch or oversight? Missing comments.

    • ICO September 12, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      finally! Our reality deserves an award. these are the unseen backbones of the society so I say Amen! to this

      • oyin September 13, 2013 at 12:04 AM

        our ‘reality’ indeed compared to the population of Nigeria,
        the savy people of Nigeria that are presented to us on blogs are a
        far cry from the reality. eg, a hermes or channel bag to some of
        these women may just be a bag that they will put things in.. but
        give them the money, their families are empowered!

    • beezprof September 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      This is a breath of fresh air from the usual red-carpet grabbing, spotlight hugging, over-packaged and over-washed “socialites” and “celebrities” we see here. God bless our women.

    • Vee September 12, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      This is great!!

    • NNENNE September 13, 2013 at 12:16 AM

      Who do you nominate? I guess it is almost all Nigeria
      women.

    • FOB September 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      By the way that smoked fish looks yummy…..efo riro on my mind

    • Tunmi September 14, 2013 at 4:24 AM

      These are the strong women

    • Graceworth September 14, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      Nigeria women are amazing! i will nominate my mum, she’s one in a million

    • Blaise A. September 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      I really like this. Just a kind of thing i would like to be part of. The birthers, tutors, and backbones of nations. I like :) Good initiative, nice pictures.

    • nikky September 15, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      Bellanaija – when u say informal sector does that include paid employment too. Teachers, Hairdresser also on my mind. The woman that plaits my chilren hair is a hustler a widow she has a timetable for all of us and visits our homes Monday through Sunday plaiting hair for different families. she bought comb, “ilarun” for each child and packed them in improvised bags using pencil cases. she never comes empty handed and all of our children just love her doing their hair. mama Rasheeder is blessed between us we have provided scholorship for her children.This is one hardworking woman.

      • John September 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

        You go ahead and nominate her…………you never can tell, she could make the list.

    • Apt September 15, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Hard working women….congratulations

    • ejogene September 17, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      This is so nice and different from the “regulars” we see on the social medias. Women are the backbone of every family, the sacrifices, the love, the hard work etc. God bless all of them and the the initiator(s) of this project. Omo that smoked fish, mouth watering.

    • Sheerhealth Magazine September 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM

      Wow!!! This is awesome and outstanding.Love this and love to see more of these.