We are indebted to Dr Tobe Levin of FORWARD, Dr Obioma Nnaemeka, IUPUI, Christa Muller and Martin Pauly of (I)NTACT, and Gritt Richter from Terre des Femmes, whose belief in our mission has changed our common destiny.

We acknowledge the contributions of Dr Irene Thomas of IAC, Nigeria, Chuck Mike, President of Performance Studio Workshop; and Bola Thomas of LTC/JW Thompson Advertising Ltd.

My Special thanks to my former colleagues at LINTAS Advertising Ltd: Gabriel Dafiaga, Wande George, Tutu Alabede and Doyin Oredope, whose excellent contributions brought this project along. Sam Ovrati curated our Lagos exhibition without pay; he and his wife, Stella, have earned my thanks.

I would also like to acknowledge the Nigerian press: African Independent Television, (A.I.T) in particular Tosin Odukoya and Jika Atooh, these newspapers: This Day, The Guardian, Champion and Vanguard; as well as Bimbo Oloyede and Roselyn Ogunro of Crystal TV

My family made the most tremendous contribution: Emmanuel 11 and Ifeoma my kids; my parents Elfrida and Jonathan Keshi, as well as my brothers Ngozi and Ifeanyi Keshi.

And last, but not the least, my gratitude goes to members of W.I.C.S.A. Nkiru Onono, Folake Mabel Otolorin, Ifeanyi Maha, Helen Osijo- Bassey, my mentor, Stanley Egbochukwu and his former Secretary, Esther.

Praise, too, to the all- mighty God, who as granted me the vision and power to realize this dream!

Joy Keshi (Ashibuogwu) Walker

President, W.I.C.S.A.

Acknowledgement