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On September 18th 2022, the first-ever Her Summit, presented by the global inspirational and lifestyle platform Her Network, brought together women from diverse sectors and levels for an interactive learning and networking experience.

Neya Kalu at Her Network Summit The theme of the first edition of Her Summit, tagged ‘The Power of Community, reverberated throughout the varied panel sessions, where a diverse set of experienced female professionals and entrepreneurs who have led admirable careers and built sustainable businesses shared their impact stories and inspired professional and career growth among attendees. Bunmi Adeniba at Her Network Summit

Each session was distinctive, touching on areas like entrepreneurship, technology, inclusion, career, gender diversity, beauty, and collaboration. One of the recurring words shared by the speakers was that constant development is always significant for better performance and confidence.

Nkem Onwudiwe (Founder, Her Network and Convener, Her Summit)
Nkem Onwudiwe (Founder, Her Network and Convener, Her Summit)

In her introduction speech, the founder of Her Network, Nkem Onwudiwe, said, “The Power of Community” was inspired by our collective belief at Her Network that, while we all understand the value of belonging to a community, a lot of people don’t realize how powerful a community can be if it is comprised of the right people with the right values, goals, and motives. Now, more than ever, women genuinely need to not just come together but also lean in and understand that no woman is an island, and we all need one another to thrive. That’s the key message I want everyone to take away from this!”

Singer and Songwriter Kaline entertained the guests with a brief music performance which left guests awed by her melodic voice. The guests also connected, networked, listened to a health and wellness conversation by Mutti, learned about Real Estate from Omalicha by Middlechase and took affirmative photos in front of the branded photo walls of affirmation.

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Her Summit was hosted by multidisciplinary marketing consultant and author Izin Akioya, whose eloquence, poise and constant words of affirmation kept guests vibrant and engaged.

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Guests left with multiple goody bags from Her Summit’s brand partners; premium hair extensions brand LUSH Hair Nigeria, real estate investment company Omalicha by Middlechase, and Mutti, a trusted online pharmacy. In addition to these goody bags, speakers and two lucky guests were gifted the newly launched Paco Rabanne’s FAME perfume courtesy of Glam Brand Agency.

For more information about Her Network, visit www.hernetwork.co

Global Inspirational and Lifestyle Platform, Her Network is set to host an interactive impact experience with phenomenal women from various industries and professional backgrounds under one roof on September 18th at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos.

Her Summit” is a gathering of female founders, career women, and aspiring changemakers, providing opportunities for women to connect with peers and other successful female leaders where they can benefit from mentoring, network building, listening and learning from impact stories, and more.

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The Summit’s theme, The Power of Community,” emphasizes the importance of communities as a catalyst for the success of an individual or a collective, conversations around the entrepreneurial ecosystem, career, and personal growth, collaboration and more are on the agenda for the day.

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Speakers expected at Her Summit include Joyce Awosika, Founder of Oriki Group and UNWIND, Yanmo Omorogbe, Co-Founder of Bamboo, Ifedayo Agoro, Founder of Dang Lifestyle, Bukky George-Taylor, Founder of Robert Taylor Media, Crawl App, Pearl Uzokwe, the Executive Director Sahara Foundation at Sahara Group Limited, Musical Artist Kaliné, Bunmi Adeniba, Marketing Director of The Coca-Cola Company, Temilola Adekpetun,  MD/CEO of SKLD Integrated Services Limited, Bolanle Olukanni, Zainab Balogun and many more.

For more information about Her Summit, visit www.hernetwork.co/hersummit


After months of research, we created a hair experience that offers healthy hair care in a timely manner.

The star of Ebony Life TV‘s Purple Hibiscus HotelZainab adds that clients will not need to spend extra long hours at the salon just to get their hair done.

 A2-hour salon trip flat! That’s our promise.

The salon will specialise in the steam-treatment wash and seven stylish weaving options.

Bolanle also adds that they worked with the best in training their hair technicians.

We worked with the best artisans and consultants while training our hair technicians to ensure the best service for every single client.

The store is set to officially open on Monday the 30th of September.

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Not sure how to say this but . Myself and @zainbbalogun are opening a salon. Yikes! Excited is an understatement. I’m overwhelmed at the fact that on Monday September 30th you can experience our new wash and weave concept salon. Our clients are offered an all-inclusive steam-treatment wash and can choose one of seven stylish weaving options. Our focused business model allows you to say goodbye to spending long hours at the salon and hello to our 2 hour service promise. We love all hair types-Permed, natural, texlaxed and are ready to take care of you. We worked with the best artisans and consultants , while training our hair technicians to ensure the best service for every single client. I introduce you to our baby WASH and Go! Go follow @mywashandGo for all the details !! Visit our website www.mywashandgo.com and boookkk your appointments!!! See you on Monday 🚀🚀🚀 PLEASE SHARE and REPOST!! I appreciate your support #HelloWashandGo #ItsSimple #WashandGo 📸 @bolajiodukoya_

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Nollywood actress Zainab Balogun has opened up on how she met her husband, Dikko Nwachukwu, who is the owner of Jetwest Airways.

According to the award-winning screen star who surprised many when she got married to Dikko last year, has now revealed how they met and how life has been as a step mum to her husband’s two sons.

In a fresh interview with Bolanle Olukanni for Ndani TV, Zainab said;

”I honestly didn’t envision I would get married as soon as I did. For me, it has always been about connections. I have never particularly dated guys for what they had or what they can give me. So when you meet someone that is the definition of kindness, of partnership, of love, of understanding, it just makes life easy. I think that is when you know somebody is for you, when it is not hard, when you don’t have to beg someone for attention, when you don’t have to communicate with you, they love what you do, they push you. It feels effortless.

So we were friends. We were introduced by a mutual friend, comedian Chigurl. She has got the spirit. I don’t know how many marriages Chioma has got under her belt. She was like “I have a guy that really likes you. We always joke and call you Slaynab”.

So we met, we had coffee. I wasn’t sure so I was like we should just be really good friends. We just built a really good bond and he became someone that I would talk to all the time” she said

Before their marriage, Dikko Nwachukwu, was a widower whose wife died in 2015. Speaking on how it was like when she first met his children, Zainab said;

”At first I was Aunty Zainab and I remember my husband saying they really like you. I was like how can you tell and he was like suddenly, they are performing for you. They normally don’t do that. Then we started spending time together, doing all the fun stuff’

”I will never ever forget when we told them that we were going to get married. It was such a special moment. I remember they were sitting down and I was recording, they didn’t know I was recording and I said to them that me and Daddy are thinking getting married.. so how would you feel if I became your mum and we got married? It was so weird they burst into tears. They were so happy and for me, it just made sense.”



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Bolanle was brought up in Nigeria, Israel and Kenya. Olukanni went to St. Guardian angels Primary school in Lagos and went ahead to Queens College . She moved to Nairobi, went to Rosslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya for some portion of her secondary school. Preceding her last year of secondary school, she moved to America for her senior year and went to Wichita Southeast High School in Wichita, Kansas, where she partook in the National Speech and Debate Tournament for Dramatic Interpretation .
In 2011, she got a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University, Chicago, with a twofold degree – Bachelors of Arts in both Communications and International Studies. In May 2010, while still in school, she won the Loyola University Chicago Kale Williams Award for Exceptional Work in Promoting Human Rights and Social Justice.
Bolanle co-hosts Nigeria’s number one singing competition, MTN Project Fame with Joseph Benjamin and is also a co-host on Moments with Mo. She is a co-founder of ‘Girls For The Future’, an empowerment training workshop which focuses on giving aid to Nigerian girls through education.
Today, we celebrate a woman who is making a difference in our society!