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#ImEveryWoman – ‘Whitney’ Star Yaya Dacosta Channels Naomi Campbell, Meryl Streep & More in New Campaign



Yaya Dacosta for #IAmEveryWoman Campaign - BellaNaija - January2015002For every woman all over the world, there is at least one Whitney Houston song that really hits home. So when actress Yaya Dacosta who plays the iconic singer in the new biopic ‘Whitney’, wanted to express a pivotal moment in the motion picture, she created a fun campaign to pay homage to the song that is one of the anthems of female empowerment – ‘I’m Every Woman’.

Tagged #ImEveryWoman, the campaign symbolizes the ability to transform and relate to all women from all walks of life. In the campaign, we see Yaya turn into icons like Naomi Campbell, Meryl Streep, Eartha Kitt, Pam Grier, Audrey Hepburn and more.

According to Yaya;

One of my favorite things about Whitney is how she embraced and encouraged other women, urging us to love one another, appreciate one another, and see each other as reflections of ourselves.

One example of this is her music video for the song “I’m Every Woman”. In the movie “Whitney”, I perform this song , and without giving too much away, it was the scene I had the most fun shooting, and it included multiple wardrobe changes.

We thought it would be fitting to pay homage to some of the great women of the world, past and present, by literally becoming “every woman” even if just for a moment.

See some campaign images below;

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Yaya as Meryl Streep

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Yaya as Pam Grier

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Yaya as Eartha Kitt

Check out the rest of the campaign images at

Photo Credit:
Photography: Jonathan Mannion


  1. @edDREAMZ

    January 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    She is so beautifull but women dont love them selfs abeg……


    January 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Nice concept and the looks are pretty fierce. As women, we do need to embrace and do more for ourselves.

  3. babycakes

    January 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Naomi Campbell – What a timeless beauty!

  4. Drknite

    January 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Check back later to see Yaya is Patience Jonathan in a 2 piece bikini.

    • Apkeno

      January 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      LMAO! You no well!

  5. Ynnon

    January 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Yaya certainly has a banging body.

  6. Gorgeous

    January 16, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Gorgeous. But her body looks too strong in the meryl streep photo. Too much muscle training

  7. simmie

    January 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    ‘I’m every woman’ is a Chaka Khan song though…

  8. Gary Lampkin

    June 23, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Beautiful internally and externally. I just watched the decent quality movie “Stand Off” where she plays an English girlfriend to Brendan Fraser’s American character while both are in Belfast, and she did a commendable acting job although I must be honest, if she just stood still, smiled and had no speaking part I would still be smitten with her. I see a good acting future for her, even thought the critics weren’t too kind about Lifetimes biopic “Whitney”, everyone agreed the part was played well by Yaya. I’ll catch that one soon, and be looking forward to her next movie part- seeing more of Yaya is a good thing.

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