The Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ has been dubbed a “girl power anthem” and 20 years after it’s debut, a kick ass remake of the video starring a diverse cast of female awesomeness has been released to highlight gender inequality issues faced by women across the world.
The reason it caught my attention was the fact that it stars South Africa’s Gigi Lamayne and Moneoa alongside artists from across the world such as U.K trio M.O, Nigeria’s Seyi Shay, Sri Lanka’s Jacqueline Fernandez, Taylor Hatala from from Canada and the USA’s Larsen Thompson.
I though the video, Directed by MJ Delaney, was a purely artistic endeavour but it turns out it has more of a message than I thought.
Launched by Project Everyone, in conjunction with the UN, the video calls for ‘quality education for all girls,’ ‘equal pay for equal work’ and an end to child marriage as part of the UN Global Goals and it will be screened in movie theaters around the world.
Project Everyone is a campaign which aims to eradicate poverty, injustice and fight climate change – goals which are in line with the Global Goals.
The campaign which the video launched has been dubbed #WhatiReallyReallyWant and it focuses on women empowerment as a means of achieving the Global Goals. They are also working towards fixing climate change and addressing inequalities over the next 15 years.
The video has also reportedly received the Spice Girls stamp of approval.
“How fabulous it is that after 20 years the legacy of the Spice Girls’ girl power is being used to encourage and empower a whole new generation?” former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham told The Guardian.
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