An average Nigerian female child grows in some of the most difficult conditions. Most of them end up making wrong decisions in a bid to escape “poverty and hardship”.
It therefore is only imperative that we have people who rise up to the occasion of proving to the average Nigerian girl that success is not by some stroke of luck or magic.
I wondered about the title of the show before I got to see it. The title seemed rather odd, until I heard the story from the horse’s mouth; and not just the story, several stories. Of strong women, women we’ve come to idolize; who we see on TV everyday and assume that they attained success overnight.
I learnt what it takes to be called a King Woman; the layers of experience, perseverance, hard work, and smart work that goes into being successful.
From how TY Bello embraced not having a father, to how Chigurl struggled in her marriage, to how Tara Fela-Durotoye had the audacity to ask for a loan worth N40 million.
All these were real life stories of how these women struggled in either business or marriage, how they were able to brave the storm and emerge victorious.
But most of all, the amount of respect I’ve wielded for Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett just skyrocketed. The woman practically oozed poise and power. She had me hanging onto every syllable and anticipating every next sentence. She narrated her story with such deep feeling, you could almost picture yourself living her life. She went on to prove that years of existence are the ultimate avenue for experience accumulation.
But most of all, Kemi Adetiba’s ability to draw emotion from these women, the quality of work that went into producing this show and the calibre of people that were featured calls for an applause.
Excellent show, very well put together. King women is definitely a must watch for every Nigerian, (male and female alike).
“IT’S ABOUT TIME WE STARTED LISTENING TO OUR OWN STORIES.”
Written by Atinuke Odubiyi