Are we strong? Have we had enough?” Beyoncé asked the audience, while she stood surrounded by her army of female dancers.
As her anthem Run The World (Girls) drew to a close, the powerful words of feminist writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie flashed up on the giant screen.
It stated: “We teach girls to shrink themselves. To make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten the man’.”