Nigerian women on social media form #BeLikeNgoziChallenge to celebrate Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala WTO Win.
In the run-up to the WTO announcement, Twitter user and Life Bank founder Temie Giwa-Tubosun, proposed a cash prize for the winner of the challenge which she shared under the #NOIGoesToWTO hashtag. "Hillary [Clinton] had a pantsuit army. We are going to create an #AnkaraArmy for NOI! Get ready, the date is February 15th..," Giwa-Tubosun tweeted days prior to the announcement.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s tomorrow! #NoiGoesToWTO! We are giving away N100k to the best dressed! Dress up like NOI and send her a message of support as she goes to WTO! #AnkaraArmy stand up!!!! pic.twitter.com/iT3LNB0Aa0— Temie Giwa-Tubosun (@temite) February 14, 2021
"Let's do this. On the day Prof. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is to be named as the Director General of the World Trade Organization, we all dress up like her. In ankara, with a scarf, necklace just like hers. Share photos too. #justlikeNgozi," Twitter user, Jane Whyte said.
The challenge has been shared more than 30,000 times under different hashtags, including #AnkaraArmy #BeLikeNgoziChallenge as Nigerian women on social media say how inspired they are by an African woman holding such a powerful position and hopeful for young Africans all over (Anita Patrick, 2021)
Anita Patrick. (2021, Feb 16). Nigerian women form #AnkaraArmy to celebrate new WTO boss, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Retrieved from CNN Business: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/16/business/be-like-ngozi-challenge-intl/index.html