Ifeanyi Chris Oputa, LSETF, NAPTIP, Bimpe Onakoya, Miss Nigeria, Azu Nwagbogu, More, for Studio24 Nigeria CSR Project Titled “#SUMTHIN FOR THE GIRLS” | Registration Now Open!


Last Friday, 4th August 2017, Studio24 Nigeria- a Professional Photography and Multimedia Company unveiled its Empowerment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project for women tagged “SUMTHIN FOR THE GIRLS, SFTG” (#Sumthin4DGirls) with a global press conference which took place at the brand’s flagship store located at 47, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

The project which Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) as its anchor partner, is a training, mentorship and funding programme to empower 100 women in each of the 36 states of the federation, starting with the pilot phase in Lagos State.

Present at the press conference were top dignitaries and brand representatives, they included Barrister Juli Okah-Donli Esq (The Director General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP), Dr. Kunle Adeyemi (Dean, School of Art, Design & Printing, YABATECH), Omotayo Omodia (Country Manage, Canon Central & North Africa), Toshifumi Saeki (General Manager of Taichi Holdings Limited, headquartered in Japan), Bimpe Onakoya (Artistic Director of Maybelline New York in Nigeria), Nallah Sangaré (Formerly of MAC Cosmetics, Paris, France & Course Consultant, SFTG), Chioma Obiadi (Miss Nigeria 2016), Sam Demilade Ladipo (Representative of TEEN The Entrepreneurs Network Nigeria), Morin Osunmakinde (Founder, BABES Redefined), Azu Nwagbogu (Founder & Director of the African Artists’ Foundation, AAF) and distinguished representatives of the Nigerian media.

Speaking on this Empowerment project, Mr. Ifeanyi Chris Oputa (Team Leader at Studio24 Nigeria, Kodak Express Laboratories, TwinkleStar, StyleSqaud, Pretty Powder & College 24) explained what the project is all about, he said:

“The project is targeted at empowering 3,600 young women of age bracket 18-35 at the grass root level across different states and regions with passion for photography, makeup and business with the pilot phase in Lagos state and will spread across different states and region in the country. We aim to empower a final selection of 100 with the pilot phase of Lagos state and make sure each of them are empowered enough to start off their own businesses.”

“After the final selection of 100 is done, these women will be given paramilitary-style boot camp training that will include various aspects from regimental, mind clinic, leadership, arts education, make-up, photography as well as equip them with entrepreneurship skills that will help them run viable creative businesses of their own in Nigeria.”

With the official launch of this project taking place on Saturday, 19th August 2017, it will see some of the biggest names in the local and international creative industry come together to make it a success.

#Sumthin4DGirls is also supported by KODAK, Canon, The Royal Photographic Society UK, African Artists Foundation (AAF), Maybelline New York, School of Art, Design & Printing (YABATECH), Lagos State Professional Photographers Association of Nigeria (LASSPPAN), DNP Photo Imaging, International Manufacturer of Printing Technologies, Civil Society Groups, Zaron Cosmetics, House of Tara and Studio24 TV.

See photos from the Global Press Conference below!

A Group Pictures With The Partners
Barrister Juli Okah Donli- ESQ DG NAPTIP
Bimpe Onakoya- Artistic Director Maybelline
Chioma Obiadi- Miss Nigeria 2016
DR. Kunle Adeyemi, Dean School Of Art
Toshifumi Saeki- General Manager Taichung Holdings
Nallah Sangaré- Formerly Of Mac Cosmetics, Paris
Morin Osunmakinde- Founder, Babes Redefined
Omotayo Omodia- Country Manager, Canon
Ifeanyi Chris Oputa addressing partners and members
Ifeanyi Chris Oputa, Toshifumi Saeki, Chioma Obiadi…
DR. Kunle Adeyemi Speaking On Yabatech’s Role
Bimpe Onakoya, Highlighting Benefits….
Chioma Obiadi & Azu Nwagbogu
Ifeanyi Chris Oputa, Omotayo Omodia- Country Manager Canon
Morin Osunmakinde & Mowumi Olumide Obidiran
Sam Demilade Ladipo
Vera with L’Oréal West Africa

Sign Up Today for the Studio 24 Empowerment Project in partnership with LSETF

Applications for this pilot phase is now open to all women between the ages of 18-35years living in vulnerable conditions, who are resident in Lagos State ONLY.

#Sumthin4dGirls: How to take action

• Application (If you’re a woman, aged 18 – 35, resident in Lagos, and living in vulnerable conditions. Please note that you will be asked to provide a referee who will be required to provide attestation to the facts of your situation);

• Nominations (If you know of any such women as described above and would recommend them for enrollment)

• Sponsorship bids & pledges (For any persons or organizations who would like to get involved by sponsoring a candidate or more or any other phases of the project).

To register, follow this link: www.studio24nigeria.com/sftg/

For more information, follow on Instagram: @studio24nigeria | Join in the conversation with hashtag: #Sumthin4DGirls

Application closes on MONDAY, 14TH OF AUGUST 2017.

ABOUT STUDIO 24 NIGERIA

Studio24 is a Professional Photography and Multimedia Company driven by the desire to deliver great value and service to its clients. Our approach to delivering our mandate is tailored to meet and exceed the specific needs and expectations of our clients by providing them with global industry standard products and services. We understand the direct and indirect impact of the images we create on the way our clients and their brands are perceived, and as such, we drive to go the extra mile to deliver quality and creative images to ensure that our clients successfully achieve their set objectives.

Studio 24 is an international partner of Kodak International, Canon, Elinchrom and Bowens UK. The company has photographed for various corporate organizations such as Globacom, DaViva and Social Media Week Lagos. Studio24 for the past twenty-five years has been in Nigeria trying to preserve the African aesthetic, with its team of photographers and videographers. The company offers premium photography products and excellent studio services, with full fledge offices in over 14 locations, spread across Nigeria.

ABOUT LSEFT – LAGOS STATE EMPLOYMENT FUND

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (“LSETF” or “the Fund”), was established by The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund Law 2016 to provide financial support to residents of Lagos State, for job, wealth creation and to tackle unemployment. LSETF serves as an instrument to inspire the creative and innovative energies of all Lagos residents and reduce unemployment across the State. The Fund has the mandate to directly invest ₦25Billion in helping Lagos residents grow and scale their Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (“MSMEs”) or acquire skills to get better jobs.

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