26-year-old Hauwa Ojeifo has won in the first edition of MTV Europe Music ‘Generation Change’ award.
The Generation Change Award is a new category created to recognize the inspiring, young change makers of the world.
Hauwa, who was selected alongside four others couldn’t be at the event in Bilbao, Spain, because she could not secure a Schengen Visa from the Spanish embassy in Nigeria to embark on the trip.
The award, which was presented during the MTV EMA red carpet pre-show, aims to elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are changing the world.
Hauwa is the founder of She Writes Woman, a movement of love, hope and support for women that live with mental disorders in Nigeria. She is the creator of walk-in clinic called Safe Place, the first 24/7 mental health crisis helpline and the first anonymous women-only mental health support group in Nigeria.
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We won!!!! We ALL won!!! Gosh!!! Thank you to everyone that voted! Thank you so much!!! . So incredibly humbled by this. . And yes, as you can see, I couldn't make it to Bilbao. See next post for why. . But for now, Alhamdulillah!!! I'm in such good company and I'm so happy to be awarded alongside such amazing young people disrupting, improving and creating a safer world for us all! . We all definitely deserve it. Thank you ALL!!!! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 . Thank you so much @mtvema!!! Thank you for putting mental health, She Writes Woman and Safe Place on a world stage. . WooHooooooo!!! We are GENERATION SAFE babyyy!!! #SafePlaceNg 👭💛