Actor Deyemi Okanlawon has reacted after Genevieve Nnaji called him out for making a joke of the Women Supporting Women Black and White Challenge.
The challenge requires women to post black and white photos on their page and pledge to support other women after being nominated.
Deyemi and a number of male celebrities like Don Jazzy, Nosa Rex, Uti, Kenneth Okoli, and Melvin Oduah dressed like women to take part in the challenge.
Deyemi made sure to repost photos of the other men who took part in the challenge. See post below;
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While I know how much we need some laughter in these times I still feel the responsibility to find ways to bring to light the causes dear to my heart and that I am very passionate about – equal rights and the true empowerment of women. Special thanks to all the men who are committed to same ✊🏾✊🏾#empoweringwomen #mensupportingwomen @donjazzy @siruti @babarex0 @kennethokolie @melvin0duah @toosweetannangh @alexxekubo @brodashaggi . . Excerpt from @news18live… But while the challenge on Instagram is new, the network is a very-much real, very strong entity offline. Women in patriarchal societies have always been pitted against each other to make them feel as if every other women was in a competition against them. It takes years of unlearning this toxic practice to see and recognize women as other, actual individual beings instead of someone you're constantly trying to one-up. Then women build strong networks, or stepping up for other women, of calling out sexism when it happens to someone else, but most importantly for establishing a safe space, with other women. The network tells you, "I'm here for you." And sometimes, that's all women have ever really needed: the support of other women.