Independence Day Gala 2017 – Her Nigeria

Our Independence Day Gala themed Her Nigeria was a great success! We celebrated the critical role women and girls play in Nigerian society with food, drink, dance and, of course, our wonderful guests.


Our keynote speaker, Ifeoma Fafunwa, an internationally recognized playwright and creator of the popular play Hear Word!, spoke eloquently about the issues the women in Nigerian society continue to face. In honor of our theme, we made donations to a charity focused on women’s’ rights in Nigeria. We had performances from numerous amazing groups including the Kuumba Singers, Omo Naija, MIT’s Sakata Afrique, Boston University’s Afrithms, as well as the wonderful Nayja Williams performing spoken word. We also featured Kelechi Designs and Arome in our integrated fashion show.

Below are a few photos from the event itself: