A ctress and film producer, Ego Boyo recently hosted a networking event to celebrate women in media and film, in honour of International Women’s Month. The event, which was held at Gaia Africa, Victoria Island Lagos, brought together female professionals from various fields in the media and creative industry.
Themed cocktails and conversations, the event was designed to provide a platform for women to network, exchange ideas, learn from one another, build relationships that would help them succeed in their respective careers, while highlighting the importance of supporting and empowering women.
It featured a discussion on the challenges facing women in the media and creative industry, and how these challenges can be overcome. In her welcome address, Ego Boyo spoke about the importance of supporting and empowering women in the creative industry.
“I wanted us to have an opportunity to not only talk about the issue but see how we can do something about it. I don’t want us to have a conversation and then leave it at that,” she said. “I think we have the ability and agency to be able to make actual change.”
Ego Boyo noted that “I also wanted us to be able to pledge our commitment and plan to take action to ensure that women in our industry have more opportunities and are given the support and resources to be able to do well and continue to thrive,” she said.
The event was attended by women from various fields in the media and creative industry, including film producers, directors, writers, and actors. They include veteran actress Mrs. Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, award winning actress and Activist, Kate Henshaw, and director/founder of The Audrey Silva Company, Mildred Okwo.
Thespian and manager, Glover Memorial Hall, Joke Silva, producer and co-founder of the Audrey Silva Company, Rita Dominic, founder of Terra Kulture and artistic director BAP Productions, Bolanle Austen Peters, actress and writer, Ireti Doyle and other notable women were also part of the all-female guests.
The guests expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to connect with other women in the industry, and for the valuable insights shared. As an actor, creative producer, executive producer, entrepreneur, founder, managing director of Temple Productions and Temple Media, Ego Boyo has worked tirelessly to create this space where everyone can feel comfortable and supported; inclusive and welcoming to women of all backgrounds.