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Award-Winning Actress & Filmmaker Stephanie Linus Partners with the Canadian High Commission to Empower The African Child

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Award winning actor and filmmaker, Stephanie Linus, was a keynote speaker at the ‘African Child Campaign’ organized by the Canadian High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria last Thursday, July 21st 2016. She spoke alongside the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Perry John Calderwood under the theme “Empowering African girls to reach their full potential by delaying marriage and staying in school”.

The two-part event included a the screening of her movie ‘Dry’ and a Press Conference where Stephanie and the Canadian High Commissioner highlighted the efforts they have been employing to enable African women and girls reach their full potential, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.

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In her remarks, the award-winning actress spoke passionately about the need for educating the African Child and how ‘Dry’ has been shifting conversations around the world, thereby shinning the spotlight on the African girl-child.

“As we watch this movie and as we discuss here today, let it be foremost in our minds that the education of girls, especially the most marginalized, is key to their survival & that of the future generation,” she said.

The Canadian High Commissioner also reiterated the Canadian government’s commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, while highlighting some of their recent campaign efforts in Nigeria and other African countries.

The movie was well received by members of the press, staff of the Canadian High Commission and all invited guests who lauded Stepahnie’s efforts in producing a world-class movie which is being used as a tool to create awareness about the plight of the African Child.

6 Comments

  1. Hian

    July 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Stephanie’s fashion always look hideous and out of style. Please Nne hire a stylish… Mbok

    • Stephanie's Defender

      July 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      What is so hideous about what she’s wearing?? Fashion police!!! Awon fashionista!! She has chosen to dress conservatively on this occasion. Let her be abeg. Is it every time someone will be in the mood to deck up and go overboard?

  2. Prince

    July 25, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Well done Steph

  3. Not Bitter Kola

    July 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Well done Stephanie. You’re doing well. But not to sound bitter, how has this her movie directly impacted in the girls in rural areas, VVF and all, I believe that’s what the movie is about. I’m honestly trying to understand, cos it seem to me that the accolades are more than actually tackling the problem. I applaud her though. But this is an honest question.

    • Village Woman

      July 25, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Great question that applies to several other ” save the village people projects”…

  4. tiny

    July 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    way to go girl

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