British high commissioner, Laing, joins #BeLikeNgoziChallenge

to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, on Wednesday, joined the #BeLikeNgoziChallenge which has been trending online since the beginning of the week.

The #BeLikeNgoziChallenge challenge has attracted sizzling attention lately with the historic emergence of Nigeria’s pride, Dr. , as the Director-General of the .

The Nigerian development economist, known for her African print Ankara wears and peculiar headgear usually tilted at a convenient angle, said in a recent interview that she unabashedly “love being African and being Nigerian”.

The #BeLikeNgoziChallenge challenge involves social media users dressing up like Okonjo-Iweala.

Temie Giwa-Tubosun of Lifebank, a platform that delivers medical supplies.

The challenge gained more traction on Monday as the announced the appointment of Okonjo-Iweala as the new chief of the Geneva-based body. Okonjo-Iweala breaks a 26-year record as the first African and first female boss of the global trade and dispute settlement organisation.

A social media user in the #BeLikeNgoziChallenge.

In a video released via her verified Twitter handle, the who was clad in an Ankara print enthused, “Hey, my sister Ngozi, we are so proud of you, the new director-general of the . Congratulations!”

“And all you young girls out there, see what you can achieve, you can be brilliant in your career but also be yourself,” Laing advised.

See the tweet below:


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