Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to celebrate the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (NOI), an ex-minister of finance, as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), with the #BeLikeNgoziChallenge.
On Sunday, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, CEO of Lifebank, healthcare technology and logistics company, shared a video of herself dressed in traditional gear in the likeness of the ex-finance minister.
She thereafter asked other women to dress up like Okonjo-Iweala and send in messages of support as she awaited confirmation of her appointment.
She also said a hundred thousand naira will be awarded to the best dressed.
“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s tomorrow! #NoiGoesToWTO! We are giving away N100k to the best dressed! Dress up like NOI and send her a message of support as she goes to WTO! #AnkaraArmy stand up,” she wrote.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s tomorrow! #NoiGoesToWTO! We are giving away N100k to the best dressed! Dress up like NOI and send her a message of support as she goes to WTO! #AnkaraArmy stand up!!!! pic.twitter.com/iT3LNB0Aa0
— Temie Giwa-Tubosun (@temite) February 14, 2021Advertisement
Following Okonjo-Iweala appointment as the director-general of the WTO on Monday, a huge number of Nigerians, especially women, took to their social media pages to honour the economist with pictures of themselves dressed in NOI’s signature head tie, Ankara, and glasses.
Below are some of the top posts from the challenge:
#BeLikeNgoziChallenge. Beautiful pic.twitter.com/2m31l4zu7tAdvertisement
— PROF LATTE™ (@honilatte) February 15, 2021
Am honored to take this challenge…. Our girls come out and take this challenge….I know is not some ladies usually kind of challenge😂 but do it to honor her…. Love from the north #BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/WhuSwmYu2s
— SassyBee🔥 (@tinom_j) February 16, 2021Advertisement
Hopping on the #BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/vnTOigI1dh
— Uptown Girl (@MarieyamDee) February 16, 2021
Congratulations Ma! 🎉 @NOIweala #BeLikeNgoziChallenge#WTODG pic.twitter.com/nRKygYopfR
— Genevieve Njoku (@Geneve_vaa) February 16, 2021
Please remind me NEVER to disrespect mum Iweala’s gele! 😑
30 minutes to get the gele right…😂#BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/4dpcQuNTTf
— Adetutu Balogun, MBA (@Tutsy22) February 16, 2021
Respect to an Amazon! @NOIweala@honilatte #BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/vshPZZG0al
— Chibuzor M. Azubuike (@mimichil) February 15, 2021
#BeLikeNgoziChallenge throwback but yeah 🤩 pic.twitter.com/zG6dcYtuBk
— Olori. (@TheDeraaa) February 15, 2021
My submission for #BeLikeNgoziChallenge
Just like ngozi, I also do not care for makeup. pic.twitter.com/C5DFtvFxi2
— A! (@eebiojo) February 16, 2021
I tap into Ngozi's head tie as the
Minister of mines and steel in Nigeria someday 🙏😍#BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/KJMZQxymBS
— Idongesit Uduehe 💡 (@pearl_flowers7) (@IdongesitUduehe) February 16, 2021
#BeLikeNgoziChallenge why won’t I jump on this challenge pic.twitter.com/4BCgN4eNzK
— Port Harcourt watch seller (@AccessoriesEj) February 16, 2021
“I believe that when you find problems, you should also find solutions.” – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.#BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/cOZKkpiAjw
— Dr RIHANAT “FRUIT SPACE” SONA KDRAMA WITH RIH (@rihanat_sona) February 16, 2021
Turkish-Igbo wife joining the challenge. pic.twitter.com/Wq9pXsj5OB
— Deniz (@Denizuwa) February 16, 2021
Because my mum’s name is Ngozi #BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/8hkC1F5MqX
— Goodness Adeosun 😃 (@GoodnessAdeosun) February 16, 2021
Finally a challenge I can identify with 😁#BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/aQbqKN0aeo
— Sarauniya 🦋 (@1stDauta) February 15, 2021
I'm happy to join this challenge to celebrate the phenomenal NOI @NOIweala. It's also cool because my mother who bears NGOZI too is a trailblazer in Engineering and Technology
PS: Don't talk about my scarf mbok 😀🙄😩 #BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/G6aMBqngBn
— Chiezugolum (@OdilinyeChizzy) February 16, 2021
Extra extra late but my husband already took the pictures so here goes: #AnkaraArmy#BeLikeNgoziChallenge pic.twitter.com/locmewpl3M
— Uyai E (@yoowai) February 16, 2021
Loving this 😁 #BeLikeNgoziChallenge
I made my blouse too 🥰 pic.twitter.com/9GLa3uWSqe
— AMAKA (@Amiiee_Ig) February 16, 2021
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I don’t see the hotties who were all frantic for the #SilhouetteChallenge hurrying to join in this one How detached from priorities the younger generations are!