The Wider Image: Nigeria's female bouncers show their strength fighting stereotypes
Esther Brown and Ukeme Tom, 37, members of the female-only security team Dragon Squad Limited, guard newly crowned king Obong Ibanga Ikpe at his coronation ceremony 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.