We are experiencing a revolution of beauty in Africa. No longer are African women willing to subject themselves to the western ideals of beauty. Our generation is starting to embrace natural hair, curves, and even tribal marks could be next. In order to fully realize this impending beauty revolution, we need to connect our current and future beauty ideals to our heritage as African women. The goal of the #SMWBeautyUnmasked panel is to empower Nigerian women by re-thinking the way we as African women see beauty in ourselves.
The goal of this discussion is to empower Nigerian women by discussing how we can connect our current and future beauty ideals to our heritage as African women. We will also highlight current misconceptions around “beauty” in Nigeria and the Diaspora. Lastly, we will explore how we as content curators can determine trends on social media while incorporating tradition and culture.
At the end of the event, an audience member will be chosen to share their beauty story. Their story will also be on the Social Media Week Lagos blog and they will receive N10,000 worth of beauty products from My Makeup & Cosmetics.