because we still Remember and we still Believe #bringbackourgirls

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

~Anatole France

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I stumbled on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a dream that can come true for me- to be able to tutor under one of the world’s best makeup artist Buntricia Bastian- at the 4 days makeup skills boot-camp in Lagos. So I entered for the “Buntricia’s Journey to Nigeria Global Makeup Competition” that will qualify me to go on to the next level.

Entering for the competition, I wanted my submission to be more than just a pretty face. I needed it to be a message, to speak and impact lives but more than anything, to fight for a cause. Recently, 57 Chibok girls escaped from their captors, Boko Haram, who kidnapped over 200 girls and I knew that I had to support this cause.

I wanted to do more than just tweet the #bringbackourgirls but I didn’t know how but with this competition, I knew that this was my chance to make a difference and show my support in the way that I know how- Makeup Art. It’s 91 days today and some of the girls are still missing. I don’t even want to imagine or think of what they are going through or being subjected to. Their lives have been changed forever and as a woman who was once a girl and who has gone through some live challenges not EVEN close to theirs, I pray for healing for their body, their soul and their heart.

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This makeup competition entry is inspired by the Chibok Girls and a support to the 57 girls that have escaped. Because I still Remember, I still Believe, I still Hope that soon, very soon, our girls will be back home, ALIVE and SAFE.

Please I need your votes to qualify to the next level. 1 VOTE everyday will be appreciated. Help me win this by clicking on the link http://woobox.com/on2eca/vote/for/4263396 to VOTE for my picture entry into the Buntricia’s Journey to Nigeria Global Makeup Competition. If you are a Makeup Artist, you can also enter for the competition through this link, that will also give me some bonus points. This first level of the competition ends July 31, 2014. I truly appreciate everyone who will help make my dream come true. Thank you sooo much and God bless. I believe we can! 

For Our Girls…

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 Makeup and post by Ngozy Atta-Ezeka

2 thoughts on “because we still Remember and we still Believe #bringbackourgirls

  1. I’ll be honest, first I thought, hummm, mixing an event so serious and dramatic with a make-up competition is something a bit bizarre. It doesn’t fit. And then, I started to appreciate your sister willingness than just doing a competition, bringing politics and world dramas into something seen as superficial and lighthearted. It comes from a good heart!

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    1. Hi Murielle! Thanks for your comment. I was a bit skeptical too at first and asked her and she told me that she needed an avenue to show her support the best way she could- with her brush and her art reminding herself that she hasn’t forgotten and I kinda agreed with her. I think it was very brave of her- I would have been scared. It kinda also made me more aware every time I see the picture and also really makes me sad when I think about them.

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