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The Spice Girls' "Wannabe" Gets A Dope Remake For A Great Cause

20 years strong, and it's still teaching lessons.

OMG! Not only is it the 20th year anniversary of the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" release (and proof that we're all officially getting old), but the monumental song is still being reused and reiterated to empower young girls worldwide.

The Global Goals' Project Everyone took this grand opportunity to get together some of the dopest female artists from India, Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, USA and Canada to make a statement about the issues plaguing women worldwide.

Messages/themes throughout the new video comment on violence, education, child marriage, and equal pay to name a few. The campaign hopes to spark an influx of young women online to share their photo with ideas of an equal and just world for women with the hashtag #WhatIReallyReallyWant on social media. Submissions will be taken and presented to leaders worldwide this September at the UN General Assembly. 

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham commented on the project, saying “I think this film is a wonderful idea,” to The Guardian. “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?”

The video was directed by MJ Delaney, it features Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, London R&B trio M.O., Seyi Shay, Gigi Lamayne, Moneoa, Taylor Hatala, and Larsen Thompson. Watch the magic below.

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