Uche Eze of Bella Naija featured this past Wednesday on Oprah. Genevieve Nnaji also featured on Oprah last year and now, Stephanie Okereke joins the duo in flying the Nigerian flag on an equally grand platform. Okereke on March 12th, 2010 will be one of seven women, including Meryl Streep, in the opening night play of Seven, a play that according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “ . . . powerfully portrays the transformative way that seven courageous women have changed their societies for the better – from peace-building, to fighting corruption to combating violence against women.”
Secretary Clinton will introduce an exclusive one-night reading at the Hudson Theatre of SEVEN, the documentary play created for Vital Voices Global Partnership to honor the courage of brave female activists from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Guatemala, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, and Russia.
Okereke is one of seven acclaimed actors who has volunteered her time to dramatize the issues highlighted in the play. The complete list includes Meryl Streep who heads the line-up, Marcia Gay Harden, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Archie Panjabi, Julyana Soelistyo and Lauren Velez. The reading is directed by celebrated Broadway director Julie Taymor in an evening made possible by HP. Visit SEVEN.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Congratulations to Ms. Okereke for volunteering her time to be a part of very important play and history.
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