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When you meet Rita Ezenwa-Okoro, it can only get more interesting, for the creative culturist, performance activist and communications specialist with 16 years’ experience has been using the instrumentality of creative arts tools to empower 2,000 Nigerian youths and counting.
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In continuation of our series celebrating the achievements of some Nigerian women on some selected in the month of March, here are a few things you need to know about Rita Ezenwa-Okoro:
- She is the founder of Street Project Foundation and ROC Strategic Communications.
- She founded Black Soup Media and Ideas Cache.
- She has empowered more than 2,000 youths using creative and performing arts tools.
- She achieved the above through projects like the Creative Youth Boot Camp, Digital Amazons, Street University, Talent Hub and Youth Psycho-Social Support Initiative.
- She is a Mandela Washington Fellow.
- She is a Global Fellow of the International Society of the Performing Arts (ISPA).
- She is a recipient of the Lagos State Award of Excellence in Youth and Social Development.
- She received the NELIS Next Generation Leaders Award.
- She was honoured with the Champion of Change Award.