Popular comedienne and actress, Chioma Omeruah, professionally known as Chigurl and the wife of the presiding pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, House of His Glory, Mrs Adenike Owolabi stressed the importance of more women empowerment to nation-building.
The launch, which witnessed a large turn-out of women from all walks of life, was compered by mirthful entertainment personality, Chigurl and featured activities such as music performance, fashion runway, award presentation and guest speeches.
Speaking at the official launch of the fourth edition of Radiance Magazine in Ikeja, Lagos, during the week, Mrs Owolabi, the convener of Inner Beauty Outward Radiance (IBOR) event, enjoined women all over the world to seek ways of more empowerment, rather than to concentrate on outer beauty.
“Enough of the make-ups, no intelligence, no self-esteem”, she said, adding, “We want women to be empowered enough to work out their beauty from the inside. The days are over to have a beautiful face without anything to show for it.
“We form the society. We give birth to presidents; the nation comes from the women. Women need to be empowered so they can do more. If women are underneath and are feeling oppressed, the society cannot tap from their great potentials. That is why we need more empowerment for women.
“There is more to us than the kitchen and the other room. We have a womb, a womb of inspiration, of fruitfulness, even our words alone are life.”
Commenting, Chigurl said women around the world needed to have a change of orientation about their role in the society.
“It is a man’s world. But at the same time I think women should be given opportunity to prove themselves.I think it is good to be reminded constantly that you are beautiful, that you are important and that you are needed.
“We are the nurturers of the nation. We actually provide the care children need to grow. And when you are empowered, you function better. Women don’t belong to any other room, but the room they choose to be.
“I want to say to women that you are beautiful, that you are great, that you are a vital part of what makes society great. You are mothers, sisters, friends and necks of your husbands. So hold his neck up high. You are in control”, she said.