Meet the very controversial Nigerian lady who wears her "saggy boobs" with ALL levels of confidence, Chidera Eggerue.
On twitter, she often threads her thoughts on different subjects that many 20-something women often have to deal with: Are they enough for their boyfriends? What should they do about mixed signals? What is self-love?
Her style, bubbly personality and words attracted people of all backgrounds and publications like Vogue, Galore, i-D and CNN. As a blogger, writer, speaker and creative director, she uses her platform to connect with people on a human level. Although she has a very clear target audience, Eggerue's message transcends race and gender and is received by thousands of her fans
In her interview with OkayAfrica, she says "My content revolves around female empowerment and social issues and this made me realize that if I’m connecting with women online, there are also women offline who will be able to relate to me. Writing is something I have always been interested in but I never felt like a ‘writer’ because I didn’t study English at graduate level. This may sound like a silly reason but there are a lot of people who feel like they can’t do something without formal accreditations.
I decided that as long as I enjoy what I write, I am a writer for an audience of one. What surprised me, was when that audience of one became an audience of 100, which multiplied into 1,000 and before I knew it, has now exceeded 10,000! I’ve realized that the situations I’ve found myself in are situations a lot of people are currently going through and I feel like if I had the clarity I have now then, that I have now, my life would have made sense earlier, but everything happens the way it’s meant to. I want to be the voice I wish I had, for someone else.
You’ll be seeing me on TV, ad campaigns and on the shelves of your favorite bookstores soon. I’m writing a very important book." Cc: theslumflower