Anita Asuoha, the comedian popularly called Real Warri Pikin, has announced a grant of N1 million to support women entrepreneurs in Nigeria.


To commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, the comedian gave out N50,000 each to twenty small-scale women entrepreneurs in Nyanya Market, Abuja.

Real Warri Pikin has been supporting women in business for the past four years through the RWP Foundation.

The foundation provides business mentorship opportunities, finance, and visibility to women entrepreneurs every International Women’s Day. It also gives access to grants and educational materials for school children and runs a monthly mental health program that provides safe spaces for people with mental illnesses, aiming to end discrimination and stigma related to mental health.


“I’m thrilled to support women’s empowerment on International Women’s Day,” said Real Warri Pikin.

“As a woman in the entertainment industry, I’ve seen the challenges that women face while pursuing their dreams. I believe that investing in women is crucial for creating a more equitable and just world.”

In a recent interview with TheCable Lifestyle, Real Warri Pikin revealed what led to the creation of the foundation in 2018.


“I and my husband went into debt we had serious financial issues and we couldn’t pay our children’s school fees and they drove our kids from school,” she said.

“So, I promised myself that I would be of help to children and that is how the foundation started. I started paying children’s school fees, which is one of the things that we do, it is called the ‘Back to School’ project and then we also do this Mother’s Day N1 million challenge.

“Every March, like this which is women’s month, a few days before Mother’s Day, we go online to audition for women who need N100,000 to boost their businesses. We end up picking the top 10 and credit them, I have done that for four years.”

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