The second Annual International Women of Power Event will be holding on March 8th in the USA and Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde will be a Special Presenter there, Congrats to her! Thats a great one for Nigeria and Nollywood. I love when I see we Nigerians and Africans being part of positive events that take us to the next level, around the world.
The event will be hosted by American veteran actress Wendy Raquel Robinson
Present also will be American actress/comedian Tiffany Haddish who will be a recipient of the 2019 International Woman of Power Entertainment ROAR Award.
The event is being organised by Ghanaian-American Koshie Mills‘ of Diaspora Dialogues. – a movement that tries to bridge the gap between Africans on the Continent and Africans in Diaspora.
According to her, God dropped “The Diaspora Dialogues” into my spirit one day after having an encounter with an African friend who was dismissive of the African-American culture. Within days, another incident happened when an African-American friend became disparaging and did not agree with me calling her “African” without the “American.” Days later a client of mine was scolded on social media about being a “so-called Nigerian star.” Africans went innnnnn with their perceived stereotypes of American blacks and African-Americans went innnnnnn with their perceived stereotypes of Africans and I read every single comment and was so HEAVY SPIRITUALLY that day.
I called my client to tell her how sad and broken I was to see such vitreous behavior for ourselves. “Why do we seem to hate each other?” I asked, then In my head, I said: “God please change this thing we have for each other, it’s ugly and sets us back from achieving anything together.” Then He said talking is your gift, from childhood you’ve always been INQUISITIVE and challenged the status quo, just TALK to people and it will start the healing process. I meditated on what that would look like and he gave me “The Diaspora Dialogues.” The Diaspora Dialogues is space where I can create an environment to bring all parties of the diaspora together to speak to EACH OTHER, hear, listen and hopefully heal our wounds of deep-seated cultural divide.
Well Imust say this a commendable effort by her. May I add that she is the mother of Kofi Siriboe, the hot Ghanaian American actor of Ava Duvernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’! Now you see she is truly blessed! Lol
If you are in the US and you would love a seat at the event click HERE: http://iwop2019.eventbrite.com and secure your 💺at the table!