Funke Akindele, Stella Damasus, Others Weep For Nigeria

Women from all walks of life gathered last week for the National Women's Prayer Summit which had the likes of Stella Damsus and Funke Akindele in tears

Women from all walks of life gathered last week for the National Women's Prayer Summit with theme “The Supplication” hosted by Jumoke Adenowo and Awesome Treasures Foundation to pray against violence in Nigeria.

Celebrities like Funke Akindele, Stella Damasus, Ufuoma Ejenobor and many others were in attendance.

Tears started flowing after a woman from Jos came up and graphically narrated how her community was burnt down with pregnant women and children slaughtered in the process.

According to award winning photographer TY Bello who took the photos, "We were going to be praying against violence in Nigeria. I was itching to pray with everything but something kept pressing to bring my camera so I just followed the nudge. The room was filled with women as diverse as we come. There really wasn't a place to hide our emotions this wasn't the news or a blog post. This was OUR sister, standing before us in flesh and blood. Uttering truth we had mastered the art of turning a blind eye to. There were no blind eyes in the room. There wasn't one dry eye either. Reality came and stared us right in the face."

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