“Sometimes, all you need is a symbol,” screams a celebratory ad showing an Ankara scarf without a face. The viral photo was created by a Nigerian graphics designer, Onuorah, one of the many Nigerians who cannot join the #BeLikeNgozi Challenge- a challenge started by the founder of Lifebank, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, to celebrate the appointment of her countrywoman as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation.
Dressed in African wax prints, known locally as ankara, many Nigerian women and young girls played dress up with circular rimmed glasses and headgear that mirrored the unmistakable style of the former Nigerian finance minister.
The rest who could not join were either writing glowing tributes that boasted of their “sister’s” elevated status or about “another Nigerian who is not a Nigerian Prince”.
Such was the joy the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala brought to an average Nigerian. Maybe…
Source: Guardian Newspaper