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:

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Highlights from the Past Year

Independence Day Gala:

Our annual Independence Day Gala in the fall had a record showing. It was a wonderful night full of great food and entertainment from groups such as Omo Naija. The festivities carried later into the night with our afterparty: KONTROL.

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SKIN TIGHT:

People danced the night away at SKIN TIGHT, our afterparty for Harvard African Students Association’s (HASA) African Night.

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Afrobeat Fit:

Students participated in an hour-long fitness party hosted by NSA and the Omo Naija dance troupe featuring music from artists from the UK and West Africa.

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Africa’s Got Talent:

Harvard NSA linked up with Tufts African Students Association to bring ‘Africa’s Got Talent’ a talent show featuring numerous wonderful acts.

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