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Ifeoma Fafunwa is a social impact theatre-maker living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the founder and creative director of iOpenEye, a Nigerian non-profit production company that utilises performance art to challenge the status quo and drive social change. Her creative activism focuses on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. She co-wrote and directed the acclaimed woman empowerment stage play titled HEAR WORD! which challenges social, cultural and political norms that limit the potential and contribution of women. HEAR WORD! opened at the American Repertory Theater (February 2018), The Public theater in Manhattan NYC (January 2019), Thalia Theater in Hamburg (January 2019) and the Edinburgh International Festival (August 2019). Ifeoma is a Fellow of the third class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.