M.F.MI. Celebrates International Women’s Day

Last week Wednesday (March 8) marked International Women’s Day 2017 world-wide and at Abeokuta. I now seize this opportunity to apologize for my absence at the scheduled event organized by Public Faces Magazine, especially to my sister Bola Ayedun Solate. Unknown to me that morning, Mainframe and Media Institute – MFMI had scheduled our Guest Lecturer, Dr Olayinka Egbokare from Communication and Language Department of University of Ibadan. I was now a celebrant!
As it turned out, Dr Egbokare took us through her thorough look at role of Yoruba Women in history before a search light on portrayal of women in Nollywood films. Generally women in our films are often misrepresented and portrayed negatively. A look at portrayal of women n Mainframe films was inevitable across the body of works including Koseegbe, Oleku, Thundebolt, The Narrow Path, Saworoide, AgogoEewo, The Campus Queen, Maami, Arugba and The Dazzling Mirage, incidentally adapted from Dr Yinka Egbokhare’s masterpiece, her novel titled Dazzling Mirage. In conclusion, Dr Yinka Egbokare suggests a change of heart for Nollywood because our women in society contribute positively to development and therefore deserve more.

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