Join your favourite bloggers in a photo shoot for Project Loving You!

April 15, 2016 Naija girl next door 10 Comments

I'm so excited to share this. There's an event coming up on the 23rd that I am honoured to be a part of. 

A quick rundown
     The Girl Journey is an NGO that works on helping younger girls to build a healthy self image, and part of that is beauty- "love your hair, love your skin, love your flaws. You are beautiful just the way you are." 
*cue Bruno Mars theme music*
      So, they initiated Project Loving You, the first edition of which is this beautiful event here.
 It's a photo shoot and Meet & Greet with your favourite bloggers :p 
In alphabetical order:
Alexandria of nappyhaired
Chinomso of Shanyi organics
Ekene of The Kink and I
Ella of Natural Girl on a Budget
Nafisat and Oge of Coily Head of Hair
Oyime J of oyime's musings
Sandra of Naija Girl Next Door (c'est moi)
Tuke Morgan of Tuke's Quest
We'll be posing with our natural hair and our bare, makeup-free faces, to support the message and affirm that we are all beautiful, warts and all.
    Here's where you come in. Each blogger will be selecting on her terms, a reader who's interested to join in the photo session. So, keep an eye out for posts.

My terms

  • Follow @thegirljourney on Instagram. [You can follow me too while you're at it but it's not a requisite](@naijagirlnextdoor)
  • Comment below with your ig handle and why you would like to be a part of this shoot.

    As long as you can be in Lagos on the 23rd at Terrakulture, 12 noon; please enter.
   There'll be more going on, and free gifts too! See the official statement below. Spaces are limited so you'll have to register to attend, even if you won't be in the photo shoot. 
Oh and everyone is welcome; this isn't for just naturalistas at all. Lil sis can come too. All ages, all shapes, all kinds. It's a free, loving zone.
More details below. 


       The girl journey officially invites you to her maiden edition project loving you.
Venue: terrakulture
Date: 23-04-2016
Time: 12noon
Admission: Free

This project is an initiative of The Girl Journey, a Non Govermental Organization dedicated to setting a new standard of beauty in a world that has its own preformed ideas of what beauty should look and feel like. The Girl Journey is helping girls transform self-doubt into self-love by providing a safe space to connect and have honest conversations about topics that matter including but not limited to education, sex, beauty and empowerment. We work to help the girl child love who she is, to see all the positives in herself, how to harness these positives, shape her immediate environment and to empower her to inspire the same in others.

Everyone has flaws, even DIAMONDS have flaws. Nobody was made perfect, even those that seem perfect still have flaws and teaching young girls to see the beauty in that flaw is what LOVING YOU is about.
To achieve this and further spread our message of self love, we would be having a photoshoot with ladies(mostly bloggers) who are in support of this vision, with their natural hair (no added extensions) and no makeup on. The pictures would be unedited too.
After this shoot we would launch a social media campaign with the #PLY (project loving you) and reaching to more ladies.
We would have ladies from the ages 14-30 present at the event. This is a sophisticated event aimed at celebrating the beauty of the woman, tackling issues on self esteem and discovering what makes each of us beautiful not just the outward appearance.

For the event we would have;
- A photo session with each of the ladies
- Spoken word poetry
- Live musical performances.
- Round table discussions talking about feeling Unpretty and Loving You, self esteem issues in teenage girls and women, turning self doubt to self love.
- Meet and greet for the bloggers
- Games: secret hair Santa.

Come with two notes: 
-note one a list of things you do not like about yourself or things that make you doubt yourself.
-note two a quote about what makes you beautiful and a list of things you like about yourself.
Please these lists should be anonymous because it will be dropped at the door on entering the venue.

Thanks for being part of TheGIRLJourney.
We love and appreciate you.

"Raising the standards for how girls treat each other, themselves, and take on the world”
- The Girl Journey


Phone: Chinyere 07067597853, Jenny 08163268879.



  1. Yippee, I can't wait to meet you.

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  3. I just realized that I'm not in the age limit for the event. Reading is truly fundamental. This seems like a good program to encourage our young people. I'm sure it will go well. Good luck.

    1. Oh there's no age limit for attendance, in fact so far most people there will be older. The pictures from the shoot and the points from the discussion are what will be used to reach the younger girls.
      See you there :)

  4. Oh yes! What a great initiative, I recently did a post on the blog titled "Howmuch Of The Pretty is your truth" you can visit The post is about loving and accepting ourselves irrespective of our flaws. I will like to be your +1 at the event, as I am also a naturalista, I am passionate about initiatives that helps women, my IG handle is @divauju I follow you already and am following @thegirljourney

  5. This looks great! Hopefully, I'll be in Lagos then. Sooo, I can come but I have to register ba? So what's the +1 thing about? Or that one is only to do the shoot but it doesn't restrict you from coming?

    1. Awesome! Yes please register. I'll email you.
      The +1 thing is to be in the shoot. Others can attend regardless

  6. Nice initiative, Savvy Chic are. Proud sponsors ūüėä