Bolanle Olukanni draws attention to plight of widows in ‘God’s Wives’


In a documentary entitled ‘God’s Wives’, media personality Bolanle Olukanni focuses the spotlight on widows and their struggle after the death of their husbands.
Olukanni is an actor, television presenter and event compere.
At a press screening of the documentary on Thursday, Olukanni said ‘God’s Wives’ was inspired by her work with widows at the Self-Worth Empowerment Centre, an NGO that provides group therapy, empowerment courses, and access to self-improvement.
The media personality said she was not only inspired to start a foundation called ‘God’s Wives’ but to also draw the attention of Nigerians to the issue through a documentary of the same name.
“The plight of widows in Nigeria is something that I’m really passionate about. I worked with those group of women and over time, I don’t like what is happening to them. Culturally and societally, it is something we need to address.”
“The plight of widows is so unimaginable in this country.”
Chinenye Arokwuru, CEO of Self-Worth, said the center has since its ten years of existence, helped several women with counselling and empowered them with skills that can of financial benefit to them.

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