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Instagram Honors Nigerian Footballer Eni Aluko and Three Other Talented Women from Kenya, Egypt, and South Africa

Nigerian football executive Eniola Aluko is set to be recognized by Instagram for her inspiring contributions to the world of sports and beyond. Meta, the parent company of Instagram, shared this information with Legit. Ng on Tuesday, May 21. Aluko, who has made significant strides in her career, is honored for her ability to tell a compelling and inspirational story through film. She is the first African woman to join the board of Italy’s top-flight female football club, FC Como Women.

 

In addition to Aluko, Instagram will also recognize three other African women for their impactful stories told through film. These women are Bontle Modiselle from South Africa, Victoria Kimani from Kenya, and Tasneem Elaidy from Egypt. The recognition is part of Instagram’s ‘Made By Africa, Loved by the World’ campaign, which celebrates Africa Day on May 25. This campaign celebrates women of impact, spotlighting four trailblazing women from the African continent and the diaspora who have built a global presence through their exceptional talents and passions across various fields, such as sports, entertainment, and music.

Now in its fourth year, the campaign focuses on amplifying the voices of African women who are redefining how the world views Africa. Eniola Aluko, Bontle Modiselle, Victoria Kimani, and Tasneem Elaidy have each created inspiring short films highlighting their successes, challenges, and passions. These films, produced in collaboration with five rising filmmakers, showcase these women’s unique stories and journeys.

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Haya Khairat from Egypt, Michael Rodriques from South Africa, Nyasha Kadandara from Kenya, and London-based Nigerian Aaliyah Mckay, alongside co-director Shehroze Khan, have worked together to bring these narratives to life. The films not only highlight the individual achievements of these women but also aim to change the perception of Africa on the global stage. Through their storytelling, these filmmakers have captured what it means to be a woman of impact in today’s world.

 

Eniola Aluko’s journey is particularly noteworthy. As the first African woman on the board of an Italian female top-flight football club, her story is one of destroying barriers and setting new standards in the sports industry. Aluko has used her platform to advocate for greater representation and inclusivity in football, inspiring many young girls and women to pursue their dreams in sports.

 

Bontle Modiselle, a multi-talented performer from South Africa, has made her mark in the entertainment industry through her work as a dancer, choreographer, and actress. Her film captures her journey and her impact on the South African entertainment scene.

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Victoria Kimani, a renowned Kenyan musician, has used her music to address social issues and empower young women. Her film showcases her musical journey and the messages she aims to spread through her art.

 

Egyptian filmmaker Tasneem Elaidy has been a vocal advocate for women’s right in the Middle East. Her work highlights the challenges women face in her region and the strides made towards gender equality.

 

The ‘Made By Africa, Loved by the World’ campaign is a testament to African women’s incredible talent and resilience. By telling their stories through film, Instagram and Meta recognize their achievements and provide a platform for these women to inspire others worldwide. The campaign underscores the importance of representation and the power of storytelling in shaping perceptions and driving change.

 

As these four women continue to make waves in their respective fields, Instagram’s recognition reminds us of the unlimited potential of African talent. Through their stories, Eniola Aluko, Bontle Modiselle, Victoria Kimani, and Tasneem Elaidy are paving the way for future generations of women to follow in their footsteps and continue to redefine what it means to be a woman of impact in Africa and beyond.

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