Popular Nigerian Actress, Abiola Williams and well seasoned vocal coach, Ige Kachi joined hundreds of women at the Capstone Resource Center on February 28. They all gathered to witness the launch of SHAPE 2020, a women empowerment program sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and implemented by Whitefield Foundation.
Ige Kachi, popularly known as Ige Sings opened the event with an afro-pop rendition of the Nigerian national anthem which had the audience cheering with vigour. The voice coach is an all-round performer and has been singing since she was seven years old. Ige is often described as the most prolific soprano voice to come out of Nigeria considering her unique ability to weave through both classical and contemporary genres of music in a dynamic manner.
Nollywood actress Abiola Segun Williams, better known as Titi Kabisoye on Tinsel also rendered a powerful monologue on the plight of women in Nigeria titled ‘Goddamned Rubbish’. The monologue highlighted some of the challenges women face in attaining financial independence in Nigeria.
SHAPE 2020 is a women empowerment program sponsored by Coca-Cola through a grant awarded by The Coca-Cola Foundation. The grant awarded to fund the SHAPE 2020 program by The Coca-Cola Foundation will help achieve Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative which seeks to empower 5 million women economically across its value chain by 2020.
The Coca-Cola Foundation since its inception in 1984 has contributed more than $1 billion to help protect the environment, promote recycling, empower women and enhance communities around the world.