Friday, January 2, 2015

First of its kind, Raising Confident Girls event was hailed a success!

A few days before Christmas a selection of young girls from different parts of Lagos were invited to attend the very first Raising Confident Girls Christmas Tea party. 

The event was a CSR initiative by Majestically Rare Events & Publicity. The girls didn’t know what to expect but were promised that they would have fun and learn some nuggets of wisdom.

The first surprise was the red carpet photo shoot experience. On arrival, each girl struck a pose on the red carpet. A selection of girls were interviewed and asked about their expectations of the event. The girls said they were excited and eager to find out what was on offer.

With a hall full of girls aged mostly 11 to 14, it was important for them to get to know themselves. The icebreaker was led by Mrs Chinyere Anokwuru, author of ‘Who Says I Cant? She is a speaker and Senior Special Assistant to Lagos state government. She was the facilitator/compere of the occasion.

The girls had fun getting to know themselves with a competitive game. And the winners were awarded with gifts, courtesy of the Party Shop.
Guest speaker, Mrs Stephany Nwanmah founder of Tehla Women Youth Empowerment Foundation, spoke passionately to the girls. She encouraged them to beware of their bodies and their uniqueness. She also told the girls not to be in a hurry to grow up as they have their life ahead of them.

Saxman Emmunel took time out of his busy schedule to give the girls a melody on the Saxs.
The girls got a taste of the Catwalk and demonstrated that no matter what brands they are wearing, they make the clothes stand out by their confidence and the way they carry themselves. The clothes don’t make them. Confidence is from within. The Mothers at the event also got a chance to perform on the Catwalk but the jury is out.  The girls stole the show.

Mrs Rita Okoye, the CEO of Majestically Rare and the founder of Raising Confident Girls initiative took the girls through her own journey and shared her struggles to find her inner confidence in a predominately white world, where she grew up in England, as a young girl. She said it took quite a journey to get to the point of believing in herself and her self worth.

She told the girls that being outwardly bold does not mean that you have it all together. Some people are just good public speakers or are just good actors. What is more important is inner confidence, which can only come from inside of YOU and your ability to stay strong in your unshakeable truth.

Mrs Rita Okoye said, "It was important for the girls to recite what they were being taught". They chanted affirmations like, “I am somebody”. “I am valuable”. Research shows that regular chanting of affirmations helps build one’s self esteem.

A Harvard first year student by the name of Feyifolu Edun was a guest speaker. She encouraged the girls to not have restrictions on themselves and to do their best.  Many of the girls had questions for her and soon discovered that hard works pays.

The event ended with the cutting of the cake. The cake was cut in honour of the Valuable You blog and dedicated to all the girls in the hall and across the world to say that they were indeed valuable. The girls and their mothers were given refreshments, goodie bags from Design Essentials, TeekyRazzi Magazines and there was music from DJ Henry.

The feedback was awesome. Mrs Taiye Aluko said that her daughters loved the event.  Another mother Mrs Jovita Agwu said her daughter refused to go when she came to pick her up and cant wait for the next program. Many mothers commended the event and said it was a great initiative for their girls.

Majestically Rare would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors. Tweeky Arena and Events Place, Laura Gardens Decorators, Saxman Emmanuel, Bash Photos, Design Essentials Professional Hair care products and The Party Shop. The CEO of Majestically Rare, Rita Okoye says that there are plans to hold quarterly events for Girls. There is also a planned Mother and Daughter bonding event coming up soon. Watch out for details.

For enquiries or to put your daughter’s name on the waiting list for next event please contact with heading Raising Confident Girls.

Click link below for photos of the event

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