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The logo of Chinese video app TikTok is seen on the side of the company’s new office space at the C3 campus on August 11, 2020 in Culver City, in the westside of Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP)


To celebrate the International Women’s Day, TikTok community has launched #WomenofNow – a month-long hashtag challenge to inspire and celebrate the diverse and inclusive female community on TikTok.

The incredible community is made up of women who are leading the way in various spheres including fashion, sport, education, media, arts and culture, tech and more.
The #WomenofNow campaign, which runs until the end of March, encourages TikTok users to create content that celebrates the unique qualities that make them, or a woman in their lives, remarkable.

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Also, adding fun and creativity to the campaign, special activities have been lined up for everyone to enjoy in-app throughout the month. These include various hashtag challenges (#WomeninFashion, #WomeninComedy, #WomeninSport and #WomenofTikTok), playlists featuring sounds by iconic female musicians and an International Women’s Day quiz.

Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok Content Operations Manager, Africa, said that International Women’s Day is an opportunity to highlight the platform’s commitment to supporting women and their creativity.

According to Sidwaba, TikTok does this by providing its female community with a unique and safe space to share their authentic selves with like-minded women while having fun.
“Today is a special moment to acknowledge the achievements of women globally. At TikTok, we are committed to empowering women, helping them to harness the power of creativity, express their most authentic selves and own their narrative.”

TikTok wants to recognise the incredible women on the platform who use their creativity, humour and overall strength to inspire and support others. A special shout-out goes to Tiwa Savage whose page is an all-around tribute to the incredible nature of women and their ability to maintain all facets of their life with a flourish. To Jemima Osunde, the actress who shares behind the scene details of her professional life on TikTok to inspire others. Last, but certainly not least, to creators like Russetdiane and Beryl.ama who are using TikTok to document their lives one real moment at a time.

TikTok would like to also celebrate the following creators who are among the most influential women on TikTok in Nigeria. These women showcase the meaningful role played by modern females in everyday life:
1. Iyaboojo: Award-winning actress
2. Aduni Ade: Disc Jockey (DJ)
3. Yemialadeofficial: Award-winning musician
4. kaffydance: Award-winning dancer

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