The Wider Image: Nigeria's female bouncers show their strength fighting stereotypes
Tolulope Ukpanah, 39, and Emem Effiong, 35, members of the female-only security team Dragon Squad Limited, check the bag of a boy at the entrance of a reception party in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, October 29, 2022. Founded in 2018, Emem Thomas, 37, only employs women of a certain weight and shape, creating a safe space for plus-size women to excel in a field that is traditionally male-dominated. "My team is all about plus-size ladies," she explained. "If you have the plus-size body then that is cool for me, before I now talk about your passion and other qualifications," she said. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA DRAGON SQUAD" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.