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Ifeanyi Chris Oputa, LSETF, NAPTIP, Bimpe Onakoya, Miss Nigeria, Azu Nwagbogu & More for Studio24 Nigeria CSR Project titled “#Sumthin4dGirls” | Register Today



Studio24 #Sumthin4dGirlsLast Friday, August 4th, 2017, Studio24 Nigeria, a professional photography and multimedia company unveiled its Empowerment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project for women tagged “SUMTHIN FOR THE GIRLS” (#Sumthin4DGirls) with a global press conference which took place at the brand’s flagship store located at 47, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

The project which has Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) as its anchor partner, is a training, mentorship and funding programme to empower 100 women in each of the 36 states of the federation, starting with the pilot phase in Lagos State.

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Barrister Juli Okah-Donli Esq -DG NAPTIP

Present at the press conference were top dignitaries and brand representatives including Barrister Juli Okah-Donli Esq. (The Director General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP), Dr. Kunle Adeyemi (Dean, School of Art, Design & Printing, YABATECH), Omotayo Omodia (Country Manager, Canon Central & North Africa), Toshifumi Saeki (General Manager of Taichi Holdings Limited, headquartered in Japan), Bimpe Onakoya (Artistic Director of Maybelline New York in Nigeria), Nallah Sangaré (Formerly of MAC Cosmetics, Paris, France & Course Consultant, SFTG), Chioma Obiadi (Miss Nigeria 2016), Sam Demilade Ladipo (Representative of TEEN The Entrepreneurs Network Nigeria), Morin Osunmakinde (Founder, BABES Redefined), Azu Nwagbogu (Founder & Director of the African Artists’ Foundation, AAF) and distinguished representatives of the Nigerian media.

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Chioma Obiadi- Miss Nigeria 2016

Speaking on this Empowerment project, Ifeanyi Chris Oputa (Team Leader at Studio24 Nigeria, Kodak Express Laboratories, TwinkleStar, StyleSqaud, Pretty Powder & College 24) explained what the project is all about.

He said, “The project is targeted at empowering 3,600 young women of age bracket 18-35 at the grass root level across different states and regions with a passion for photography, makeup and business with the pilot phase in Lagos state and will spread across different states and region in the country. We aim to empower a final selection of 100 with the pilot phase of Lagos state and make sure each of them is empowered enough to start off their own businesses.”

“After the final selection of 100 is done, these women will be given paramilitary-style boot camp training that will include various aspects of regimental, mind clinic, leadership, arts education, makeup, photography as well as equip them with entrepreneurship skills that will help them run viable creative businesses of their own in Nigeria.”

With the official launch of this project taking place on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, it will see some of the biggest names in the local and international creative industry come together to make it a success.

#Sumthin4DGirls is also supported by KODAK, Canon, The Royal Photographic Society UK, African Artists Foundation (AAF), Maybelline New York, School of Art, Design & Printing (YABATECH), Lagos State Professional Photographers Association of Nigeria (LASSPPAN), DNP Photo Imaging, International Manufacturer of Printing Technologies, Civil Society Groups, Zaron Cosmetics, House of Tara and Studio24 TV.

See more photos from the Global Press Conference below!

Bimpe Onakoya- Artistic Director of Maybelline New York in Nigeria


Dr. Kunle Adeyemi Dean, School of Art, Design & Printing, YABATECH

Toshifumi Saeki- General Manager of Taichi Holdings Limited

Nallah Sangaré- Course Consultant, SFTG (previously with Mac Cosmetics, Paris, France)

Chioma Obiadi & Azu Nwagbogu- Founder & Director of the African Artists’ Foundation, AAF

Bimpe Onakoya highlighting the benefits of the project

Omotayo Omodia- Country Manager, Canon Central & North Africa speaking on the role of Canon in the project

Ifeanyi Chris Oputa addressing partners & members of the press

Ifeanyi Chris Oputa, Toshifumi Saeki, Chioma Obiadi, Bimpe Onakoya & Nallah Sangaré

Morin Osunmakinde & Mowumi Olumide Obidiran- Project Coordinator, SFTG

Morin Osunmakinde- Founder, BABES Redefined, Ifeanyi Chris Oputa & Chinelo Ifionu- Lekki Zonal Coordinator, BABES Redefined

Ifeanyi Chris Oputa, Omotayo Omodia- Country Manager, Canon Central & North Africa & Toshifumi Saeki

Sam Demilade Ladipo- Representative of TEEN The Entrepreneurs Network Nigeria with a guest

Vera, L’Oreal West Africa

Sign Up Today for the Studio 24 Empowerment Project in partnership with LSETF

Applications for this pilot phase is now open to all women between the ages of 18-35 years living in vulnerable conditions, who are resident in Lagos State ONLY.

#Sumthin4dGirls: How to take action

  •  Application (If you’re a woman, aged 18 – 35, resident in Lagos, and living in vulnerable conditions. Please note that you will be asked to provide a referee who will be required to provide attestation to the facts of your situation);
  • Nominations (If you know of any such women as described above and would recommend them for enrollment)
  • Sponsorship bids & pledges (For any persons or organizations who would like to get involved by sponsoring a candidate or more or any other phases of the project).

To register, follow this link:

For more information, follow on Instagram: @studio24nigeria | Join in the conversation with hashtag: #Sumthin4DGirls

Application closes on Monday, 14th of August, 2017.

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  1. Ephi

    August 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Great initiative. Well done to the organizers. Imagine if we had several initiatives like these.

  2. just me

    August 11, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Kindly, inform the adminstrator of the hyperlink site for the registration process that the site is not connecting cos registration closes on Monday….something should be done about that asap….bless you

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