The Convener of CentreStage Live Conference Naomi Osemedua has emphasized the need for women to be empowered so as to fulfill their God-given potential.
She made the disclosure while briefing Journalist in Abuja. She urged all women to engage in meaningful business and skills that will make life meaningful for them.
The CentreStage International (CSI) in partnership with Ascend Studios Foundation for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)- A White House Initiative that supports Women Entrepreneurs around the World and proudly supported by TENT Group Limited hosted the maiden edition of the CentreStage Live Conference 2021.
The theme of the conference was- Changing the African Narrative through the Power of Storytelling.
Osemedua noted that there is a need to thrash the labels that individuals have identified within time past, and ensure that they are not limited by the past obstacles.
“We need to deal with the situation at hand and move forward in every area of our lives in order to make progress. The program has created an opportunity for women to tell their stories and share it on a larger platform.”
She added that the theme of the meeting,” Changing the African Narrative through the power of Storytelling (Virtual edition) is strategic as it will enable every individual to share their story, and encourage others out there to make positive progress.
“Initially I was a “stay at home mum” in an attempt to make a difference, I started sharing my stories on the platform called Periscope. Now, Centre Stage is a global organization with a presence in over 25 Countries. It is a platform where Individuals, corporate Organizations, and nations especially the African Continent are empowered to turn their stories to profit. Storytelling has changed my life and I know it can change the world. I want you to know that you have a gift and a story. Your life is a story.”
While speaking at the event, Jemimah Talatu Angulu who is a Dancer said there is a need for everyone to discover how they can share their stories with the world.
Angulu noted that dancing is a medium through which she expresses herself to the world, and it has really helped her in sharing her story to the world.
“Dance can be used as an instrument to learn and build confidence to relate with people.
Dance is for everyone, your authenticity can be built with dance, and can also connect to people through dance. I want all individuals to discover their own storytelling scheme and be ready to share the information to the world.”