Anto Lecky celebrates Fela’s mum, Dr Adadevoh, Tiwa Savage, Genevieve, others on International Women’s Day

Big Brother Naija Anto Lecky

2018 Big Brother Naija housemate, Anto Lecky, on Friday paid tribute to iconic Nigerian women in celebration of the International Women’s Day.

In a special video uploaded to YouTube, the 29-year-old who describes herself as a feminist is dressed and made up to look like each of the women.

She also posted pictures from the shoot, which was done by a women only crew, on Instagram.

Among the women she celebrated her activist and Fela Kuti’s mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Nigeria’s first Olympic gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa; writer and novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and late Dr Stella Adadevoh whose intervention prevented the spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria in 2014.

Others are media entrepreneur, Mo Abudu; singer, Tiwa Savage; actress, Genevieve Nnaji; art curator and designer, Nike Davies-Okundaye; filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba, and blogger, Linda Ikeji.

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This International Women’s Day, I pay tribute to some Nigerian women who inspire me professionally and personally, who have been able to break barriers professionally, while dealing with personal issues impeccably. You should know who all of these women are already and if you don’t, now you do! Please research these and more women because they can inspire you as well. I get asked if I’m a feminist. I’m more than a feminist; woman was brought to this world because man NEEDED her, woman brings LIFE to this world. Life CANNOT go one without woman. The sooner we all, women and men, accept this, we will reach gender equality. #IWD #BalanceForBetter #ExpectMoreMadness –  Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti: Teacher, political campaigner, women's rights activist Chioma Ajunwa (@chioma_ajunwa): Nigeria’s only individual Olympic gold medalist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (@chimamanda_adichie): Novelist, Writer of short stories, and non-fiction Ameyo Adadevoh (@drasatrust): Physician who lost her life while curbing the spread of Ebola Virus in Nigeria Mo Abudu (@moabudu): Media mogul, Human Resources Management Consultant, and Venture Capitalist Tiwa Savage (@tiwasavage): Singer, Songwriter and Actress Genevieve Nnaji (@genevievennaji): Actress, Producer and Director Nike Davies-Okundaye (@nikeartgallery): Batik and Textile Designer, Art Educator, Philanthropist Kemi Adetiba (@kemiadetiba): Director and Filmmaker Linda Ikeji (@officiallindaikeji): Blogger, Writer, Media Entrepreneur You’ll also see without replicating her own picture, we paid tribute to @tybello by selecting many of her images to recreate for the project 🤗 [Video link in my bio] – Credits (All-Female Crew) Creative direction: @room22agency Photography: @demorjstudios Cinematography: @fegographer Hair styling: @florastyles Hair Brand: @creamyshair Gele Tying: @michibeautylounge Makeup: @pressyclassic Costume styling: @ikwu.loveth Bead Accessories: @fibeads Creative Assistant: @gwealth66 Graphic Design: @voss_graphics

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Born in North Carolina, USA, Anto holds two masters degrees in business administration and sports business management.

She was evicted from the 2018 edition of Big Brother Naija twice.

The International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 every year to celebrate womanhood and recommit to women’s rights.