She was almost locked up by the police for a social media stunt – see brave filmmaker Afungfege Evita
Unfortunately, life chose a different path for me. My story is that of a youth struggling with passion and society’s demands. Despite almost getting locked up by the police for a social media stunt, [her short film] …. “IN 72“ hours got selected in two festivals.
Is she too young to run an empire for women and children in Northern Nigeria? Definitely not Wadi Ben-Hirki
Wadi Ben-Hirki is the brilliant 22 year old founder of WB-H foundation, working in Northern Nigeria. She’s involved in policy influencing / development work. She’s currently a country representative for a Chatham House Project to Connect youths in Africa & Europe on policy issues.
Despite being only 17 when she started out, Wadi Ben-Hirki founded a foundation, stepped in to help many children who had been internally displaced by war, help women who had been marginalized, and help youths in Northern Nigeria who needed to gain entrepreneurial skills to fend for themselves.