My passion is to equip young girls with tools that will help them value themselves as treasures and present themselves effectively anywhere in the world. The blog is aimed at mothers, daughters, guardians and anyone who wants to see ALL girls, maximise their full potential.
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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 ConfidentGirls Christmas Tea party.
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
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, MrsStephany 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.