#ChallengeAccepted, #womensupportingwomen trend is the latest viral challenge on social media that aims to spread messages of female empowerment and solidarity. The movement features women posting black-and-white photos of themselves on social media. Genevieve Nnaji, Tiwa Savage, Rita Dominic and more celebrities have shared photos of themselves “accepting the challenge” and nominating other friends to participate.
“#Challengeaccepted @katebeckinsale . Thank you for nominating me 💋.
We are all the strength we need to go on. 🤍” Genevieve Nnaji, Nigerian actress, producer, and director thanked English actress, Kate Beckinsale for nominating her.
While its origin is unclear, photos for the challenge started surfacing over the weekend. The challenge, however, has been criticized by some for lacking actionable steps and a clear message.
Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji recently came under fire as she shared her take on feminism and how she relates to it since she wields much power in the media space.
She said: “My own feminism is just human rights. I am a woman who has rights to her own choices. I can do whatever I want whenever I want. It’s just that simple. If I were a man it would be the same thing.”
“They either abuse their power, or have the power to abuse. In or out of uniform, we live in constant fear of men…”