Janet Jackson Gives Moving, Emotional Speech About Women's Empowerment at MTV EMAs

08 November, 2018, 08:17 | Author: Valerie Santiago
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The singer won the Global Icon award, presented by Camila Cabello and Jason Derulo, at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao.

Ojeifo's works' border on mental health, especially for women and she has been identified as a vibrant voice in creating awareness for mental health in Nigeria.

The girls belted the song out and all five showed off their dance moves.

The high-profile Line-up includes Hip-Hop Superstar Nicki Minaj, the platinum-winning artist, Halsey, the Spanish singer Rosalía and Star DJ David Guetta.

Janet Jackson has made an emotive plea for women's voices to be heard in a more loving world.

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Hauwa Ojeifo, a Nigerian mental health activist, has won the first-ever MTV EMA Generation Change Award. "Women who have been gagged, both literally and emotionally".

"I feel like the message for me has always been just like do what makes you happy, even if it's scary, it's worth it to take the risk because your happiness is your responsibility", Cabello said. "You are my sisters", Jackson said.

One of many stars to raise awareness of the movement via awards ceremonies this year, Janet also used her acceptance speech for the Billboard Icon Award in May to hail survivors who had spoken out against abuse. "A world in which caring people, male as well as female, will no longer tolerate gender inequality", she continued. But, it is sad knowing this will most likely be the past year we hear his name for winning an award.

She delivered an impassioned plea for women to use their voices and speak up against injustices.

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