Leading Ladies Africa – 100 most inspiring girls in Nigeria 2020


Now in its fifth consecutive 12 months, Leading Ladies Africa at the side of YNaija presents its #100Women listing, chronicling 100 of essentially the most inspiring, influential, highly effective and revolutionary girls in Nigeria. “We’re thrilled to be able to show the world the diversity and multifacetedness of what it truly means to be a Nigerian woman,” says FRANCESCA URIRI, Founder, Leading Ladies Africa. “Nigerian women all over the world, in politics, business, social enterprise public policy, the corporate space, the creative sector are present and redefining what leadership and excellence means. This list reflects that diversity and acts as a catalyst to motivate a new generation of female changemakers, innovators and disruptors. This year, we are asking how we can actively challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, celebrate and recognize the contributions as well as impact of Nigerian women. What do we need to do to help create and maintain a gender equal world? These and many more are what this 2020 list hopes to highlight,” she mentioned


Grace Ihejiamazu
Founder of iKapture Networks, Grace has reached over 3000 younger individuals since inception. One of the companies supplied by ikpature is the YLEAD, a six-weeks program aimed toward equipping younger individuals of their transitional years with crucial expertise. She can be the founding father of Opportunity Desk, a platform that gives mentorship, coaching and knowledge on related studying and progress alternatives for teenagers.


Hajia Lami Tumaka
Former Director of Special Duties NIMASA. Before her retirement, Hajia Lami labored with NIMASA for 22 years. She joined the companies of the then National Maritime Authority (NMA) as Chief Research Officer and noticed her rise to the rank of Director has been characterised by a number of awards and accolades from inside and with out particularly within the subject of Public Relations which has outlined most of her keep within the Agency.

During her management, she remedied crises that threatened to erode the arrogance of stakeholders in NIMASA, the apex maritime regulatory Agency within the nation. Her human-faced Public Relations follow even earned her worldwide recognition when she gained an award as some of the excellent Public Relations Practitioners in Africa.


Ifeyinwa Ighodalo
Upon realizing her ardour for interiors, Ifeyinwa established Design Options Limited. in 1987. Since inception, it has grown to turn out to be and is now well known as one in every of Nigeria’s highest in its space of experience, in recognition of which it was honoured with the 2004 St. Moritz Style Award for Interior Design. She is a volunteer mentor for the mentorship programme of Fate Foundation.

Ijeoma Igbaji
Ijeoma is the founder/CEO of dynamic presents and surprises firm, White Rabbit Favours. Since being launched in 2013, the corporate has served over a thousand purchasers. The firm packages and delivers truffles, contemporary flowers, balloons, candies, jewelry, wine, champagne, vehicles, Spa vouchers, purchasing vouchers, present certificates and so forth for each event and celebration. WR Saxophone or violin serenade for traditional birthday surprises can be included.

Intisar Bashir Kurfi
Founder of Ifrique Collections and Designs Limited. Intisar works to advertise SDG 6, which is offering clear water and sanitation by way of Sustainovation Solutions. The firm now produces interlocking tiles and eco-friendly bathrooms utilizing wastes from pep bottles and used sachet water plastics. She can be the Founder and Managing Director of ICO Conferences & Events, a global convention manufacturing and occasion administration firm based mostly in South Africa and Nigeria.


Irene Ochem
Irene is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), a non-profit girls empowerment group that works to advertise and assist girls enterprise and innovation in Africa. She can be the Founder and Managing Director of ICO Conferences and Events, a global convention manufacturing and occasion administration firm.

Jade Rawa
Jade is the founder and inventive director of the ready- to- put on Afrocentric style model, Melia by Jade. Successfully making style that cuts throughout all social standing, she offers a proportion of her gross sales to organisations that take care of girls with breast most cancers.

Jadesola additionally has huge expertise in media, tv manufacturing and public relations spanning nearly a decade throughout totally different organisations in Nigeria. She began out because the Media Officer on the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and at the moment works as a Policy & Partnership Associate at All On – a Lagos-based influence Investment agency.

Jemima Osunde
Jemima is an actress, mannequin and presenter who got here into limelight after enjoying Leila within the tv collection, Shuga. Jemima holds a level from the University of Lagos in Physiotherapy, which she practices along with her performing profession.

Joana Nnazua Kolo
Humanitarian, advocate of excellent governance and youngest serving commissioner in Kwara State, Joana is a 2018 graduate of Library Science from Kwara State University and is believed to be the youngest commissioner within the historical past of Nigeria. A grassroots mobiliser and an ardent advocate of neighborhood improvement, Joana was nominated for appointment two weeks earlier than the top of finishing NYSC.

Karo Omu
Karo is the founding father of Sanitary Aid Initiative, a humanitarian and advocacy physique selling sanitary well being of the girl-child. The organisation goals to supply free sanitary pads and different sanitary merchandise to women from low-income households throughout public faculties in Nigeria and women in Internally Displaced Persons Camps throughout the nation. The group has given out almost 11,000 pads to women and girls throughout 9 Nigerian states – all in underneath 24 months.

Kehinde Smith
After graduating from theUniversity in 2012, Kehinde went on to run My Extensionz pure extensions magnificence firm within the United States and not too long ago, in Nigeria. She intends to make use of her function as model ambassador of Revolve Clothing to advocate for extra variety and inclusivity by working with each native and worldwide manufacturers.

Kiki Mordi
Kiki is a Nigerian journalist, media persona, filmmaker and author. In 2016, she gained the award of Outstanding Radio Program Presenter on the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards. In October 2019, she and a crew on the BBC Africa Eye launched a documentary exposing sexual harassment of scholars by lecturers. Her documentary led to the proposal of a senate invoice in opposition to sexual harassment in universities. She additionally produced the documentary, Life on the Bay which tells the story of the inhabitants and the survival and struggles of their girls.

Laurie Idahosa
Laurie is a pastor, motivational speaker, creator, co-founder, Big Ben Children’s Hospital and a mentor. She additionally skilled as a missionary, an Emergency Medical Technician, First Aid and CPR teacher and a Disaster Relief Responder. She has owned a number of profitable companies. Most not too long ago, she spearheaded the marketing campaign to boost aid supplies and funds for the assist of Internally Displaced Children.

Lilian Ajayi
Lilian is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W), a not-for-profit group. She is a Harvard Graduate and an MBA Candidate in Finance and Marketing from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College.

Linda Nnodiogu
Linda is anti-rape and sexual abuse advocate and creator of fiction centred on rape and baby abuse. She can be a speaker and co-host of Anambra’s literary debate and individually hosts one other literary debate membership to encourage studying and communication amongst youngsters.

Lolo Cynthia Ihesie
Lolo is a socio-behavioural communication specialist; gender, sexual and reproductive well being advocate; UNHCR Media Influencer and founding father of LoloTalks. She works on social points bordering on social inequality, high quality schooling, high quality healthcare and social mobilisation, together with baby and youth care whereas tutoring youngsters, native communities and correctional centres. She created a complete sexuality schooling toolkit, My Body Is Mine, a human proper based mostly and gender-focused strategy to sexuality schooling.


Mercy Chinwo
Mercy is a singer, songwriter and actress, rising to fame after successful Nigeria Idol Season 2 in 2012.

Michelle Bello
Michelle is an entrepreneur and award-winning filmmaker. In 2007,she produced and directed her first characteristic movie Small Boy. In 2011, she moved again to Nigeria to be a part of Nollywood.

Modupe Adefeso-Olateju
Mo is an schooling coverage knowledgeable with a number of years of analysis expertise spanning educational and private-sector analysis. She was Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee which designed, organized and reported the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES20) on Education held in March 2014. As a Centenary Scholar (Africa), she obtained a PhD in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education (IoE), the University of London.


Mofe Yejide Runsewe
Mofe created on-line journey firm, Naija Nomads, after an eye-opening journey to Morocco in 2011 and began her journey platform in 2015 resulting from lack of Nigerian travellers’ tales. Naija Nomads has advanced from a weblog to a full firm that gives every kind of journey wants from content material to experiences.

Mofoluwaso Ilevbare
Mofoluwaso is a marketing consultant, govt coach and women-in-leadership advocate with multi-cultural expertise throughout Australia, Europe, U.S. India, Middle East, and Africa. Working with Procter & Gamble (since 2002) Australia & New Zealand as its Human Resource Director, her company profession spans over 18 years. She’s additionally an creator, coach, worldwide speaker and mentor. She additionally runs Women Connected by Purpose which empowers girls and deprived children in SouthWest Nigeria.


Nancy Isime
Nancy is a Nigerian actress, mannequin and media persona. In 2009, she gained the Miss Valentine International magnificence pageant and commenced a profession as an actress within the TV collection Echoes in 2011.

Naomi Osemedua
Naomi is the creator of Amazon Best Seller, Socially Speaking -My Periscope Miracles, inspirational speaker, reformer, optimistic change coach and advocate in opposition to home violence. In 2011, she based the Nigerian department of Making a Difference (M.A.D.) Positive International in Abuja to interrupt the silence surrounding sexual abuse and home violence. In 2014, she organised Nigeria’s “1 Billion Rising for Justice” to protest in opposition to sexual assault in opposition to girls and in addition demand justice.


Natasha Akpoti
Natasha is a barrister, social entrepreneur and politician. She ran for the publish of Kogi Central Senatorial District seat underneath the Social Democratic Party in 2019 and in addition contested the Kogi State Governorship election which held in November 2019.

She is the Founder of Builders Hub Impact Investment Program (BHIIP), a social influence and sustainability agency that gives options for the federal government and companies to maximise the influence of their social investments. She got here to nationwide prominence after presenting an investigative report back to the National Assembly on March 1, 2018 on corrupt actions relating to the Ajaokuta Steel Mill. The report detailed the repetitive waste of presidency funds and embezzlement for the reason that preliminary development of the metal mill which has remained moribund regardless of a number of makes an attempt to get it operating.

Ngozi Ejedimu
Ngozi is a breast most cancers survivor and the founding father of WhatMost cancersNaija, a breast most cancers consciousness platform that covers all the pieces from prevention and consciousness about breast most cancers to life after surgical procedure. It advanced from the “Pink Gratitude Project”, an initiative the place pink present baggage are given month-to-month to sufferers and survivors to encourage and assist them through the journey.

Nkasi Obim Nebo
Nkasi is the founding father of ‘PeachAid Medical Initiative’, an NGO which reduces maternal mortality charges amongst rural communities and Internally Displaced Person Camps by offering free antenatal care to susceptible girls. Her organisation has skilled over 2,000 native beginning attendants and has additionally began a free household planning service.

Nkemdilim Begho
Nkemdilim is the CEO of Future Software Resources Ltd. (Futuresoft). She is an Obama African Leader and a Forbes’s Top Ten Female Tech Founders in Africa. In 2019, she was appointed as a Non-Executive Director for Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc. She’s a recipient of many awards and commonly volunteers for mentoring and empowerment programmes typically sharing her experiences with younger Nigerians and fewer privileged youngsters.

Nnenna Kalu Makanjuola
Nnenna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Radiant Health Magazine. Her lifelong dedication to enhancing well being outcomes for Africans started together with her work as a pharmacist. Wanting to make a bigger influence, she transitioned to the general public well being sector beginning as an intern on the World Health Organization (WHO). Nnenna served as a Global Health Fellow on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the place she spent a 12 months in Tanzania working to strengthen the laboratory system for HIV/AIDS analysis and therapy monitoring. She continued her public well being work at CDC Atlanta and later as a marketing consultant for the D.C. based mostly Advocates for Youth earlier than happening to launch Radiant Health Magazine.

Obis Oragwu
Obis evokes her followers day by day together with her posts. From DIY make-up and magnificence suggestions for various physique varieties to life classes about being a mother, Obis helps girls throughout her neighborhood and past achieve confidence and look good whereas at it.

Obis can be a physique positivity advocate and in addition hosts common styling lessons, purchasing guides and skincare classes for her neighborhood. She additionally helps expectant and new mothers be ok with themselves and their our bodies by way of her being pregnant and postpartum styling classes. She can be the founding father of Wardrobe Merchant, a style retailer which serves as an avenue to attach individuals who need to declutter their wardrobe with others who need to get fashionable outfits.

Ogechukwu Anugo-Obah
Founder, Body Like Milk, Ogechukwu’s foray into enterprise is an inspiring one. Due to monetary instability and the lack to afford fundamental skincare merchandise, Oge determined to make her personal with the final cash she had together with her (N1,000). She packaged and bought to her first two purchasers. Fast ahead to a month, she ended up promoting 50 cups of the cream. Today, she has expanded her vary from simply skincare merchandise to facial, hair, make-up and fragrances. With the rise in demand, she quickly began delivering her merchandise outdoors of West Africa.

Olarinde Olayemi Ayanfeoluwa
Olarinde is a Visual artist and photographer however is extra well-known for her model, Scribbling. She is a self-taught artist and illustrator who’s impressed by a Peruvian artist based mostly in Italy, Erick Centeno.

Olatowun Candide-Johnson
Olatowun is a seasoned oil and fuel skilled, lawyer and compliance specialist turned entrepreneur and Founder of GAIA, a member’s solely enterprise and social membership for girls. She can be the Non-Executive Director, Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Chairwoman, African Delivery Technologies. In 2019, she was appointed because the chairwoman of French start-up “Kwik” ” – an on-demand, last-mile bike supply service specializing in offering logistic companies in West Africa.


Omolola Aneke
Omolola is the manager director of the Comprehensive Autism and associated Disabilities Education and Training Academy, generally known as the C.A.D.E.T. Academy, and in addition the founding father of Dewdrops Community Centre for Special Needs, each situated in Abuja. Since 2015, Lola hosts a weekly particular wants radio present (which at the moment airs on Kiss FM Abuja), aimed toward creating consciousness and advocating for kids with particular schooling wants and empowering dad and mom and caregivers with related data and assets. She has skilled and empowered quite a few dad and mom, lecturers and caregivers regionally and internationally and not too long ago authored two books, Special Needs Made Easy (Vol. 1) and Mastering Autism.

Omozino Eguh
Founder of Yudimy which makes use of psychological profiling to assist individuals achieve profession readability by matching their pure talents to viable job roles and profession paths, it additionally helps recruiters and employers make higher hiring selections by hiring candidates which can be really passionate for the function and assist dad and mom match their youngsters’s pure talents to appropriate profession pathways and topic combos whereas making ready them for the way forward for work.


Oyinkan Braithwaite
Oyinkan is a novelist and author. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist within the Eko Poetry Slam and in 2016, was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She grew to become a literary sensation after releasing her debut novel, “My Sister, the Serial Killer” in 2018. In lower than a 12 months, the e book has been praised by The New York Times, The Washington Post, revered authors and was longlisted for the extremely coveted Booker Prize.

Powede Lawrence-Awujo
Powede is a style and magnificence influencer, ex-beauty queen, registered nurse and midwife, with a nursing diploma from the Niger Delta State University, Bayelsa. The mannequin can be an Aviation pilot with a wonderful PR relation. She received licensed by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). Asides being a pilot and nurse, she can be the CEO of Tods and Kids, a retail youngsters’s high quality clothes retailer that renders the service of constructing child purchasing enjoyable for grown-ups. She joined French luxurious model, Lancome in April 2019 as a worldwide associate representing Nigeria. Powede additionally has a basis known as Powede Lawrence Foundation which goals to advocate for individuals dwelling with disabilities and the much less privileged within the society.

Rahama Sadau
Rahama is an actress, filmmaker, and singer. Born and raised in Kaduna, Rahama rose to fame in 2013 after becoming a member of the Kannywood film trade together with her first film, “Gani ga Wane.” She has appeared in lots of Nigerian films in each Hausa and English and is without doubt one of the few Nigerian actors that talk Hindi fluently. In 2017, she grew to become the primary Hausa celeb to look within the prime ten Hottest Female Nigeria Celebrities.

Sharon Ikeazor
Sharon is the present Minister of State and Environment. She can be a lawyer, politician and administration marketing consultant. She is the previous Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate. During her tenure at PTAD, she was capable of determine areas in want of crucial adjustments and took acceptable measures. As a part of cleansing the system, she inaugurated the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) to assist clear out the system internally by guaranteeing the actions of workers are internally checked.

Shola Lawal
Shola is an impartial filmmaker and freelance West African correspondent for the Mail and Guardian, a South African-based newspaper. Her work focuses on improvement points, girls and the setting. Apart
from Mail and Guardian, Lawal’s work have appeared in Al Jazeera, TRT World and IRIN News.

Simi Nwogugu
Simi is the Executive Director of Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide. Simi introduced Junior Achievement to Nigeria in 1999 after she served as a volunteer in New York and realized that the entrepreneurial coaching applications have been precisely what the big unemployed youth inhabitants in Nigeria wanted. JAN has reached over 950,000 in- and out-of-school youth in over 29 cities throughout Nigeria, and a few of its alumni are profitable enterprise leaders and social entrepreneurs who volunteer their time and assets to make sure JAN’s sustainability. She sits on the Advisory Council of the African Capital Alliance Foundation and is a member of the Global Advisory Committee for Teach For All.

Sola Adesakin
Sola is the lead coach and CEO of Smart Stewards. An skilled, versatile chartered accountant with 17 years expertise in private and SMEs finance, she is a private finance coach, coach and convention/seminar speaker. Through her weblog and The Smart Stewards Academy, she has helped many women and men bounce again from stress to relaxation and from debt to wealth.

Sola Babatunde
Sola is the Founder/Creative Director of OSC Couture and OSC College of Fashion. She can be the Creative Director of One Stop Celebration LTD, a Pan African garment manufacturing unit and style coaching college. She started her profession at FATE Foundation, working by way of all of the departments, and is the current National Publicity Secretary for Fashion Designers Association (FADAN), the Nigerian export promotion council licensed exporter, who focuses on coaching, creating and producing celebrated style entrepreneurs which can be celebrated within the trade.

Sunmbo Adeoye
Sunmbo is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, a Goldman Sachs scholar and an alumni of Lagos Business School. She is the CEO, Esobevents and founder, Esob Academy, the place she trains budding occasion managers within the occasions planning and styling enterprise. She can be the Founder of Inspiring Change Initiative, a platform the place girls can work together, be taught, develop and people striving to take the lead of their respective companies and profession may be effectively knowledgeable and empowered.

Temi Ajibewa
Popularly known as ‘The Electric Temi‘, Temi is a highly-sought-after author, speaker, trainer and result-driven coach in the business and personal development niche in Nigeria because of the way she ignites her audience and clients into possibilities. She is a two-time Amazon Bestselling Author and has published three books including A Millennial’s Guide to Mentoring and How To Make Millions Doing What You Love. She is the founding father of Ignite Her Africa Community, a web-based neighborhood of over 15,000 savvy and passionate girls who need to create wealth and influence doing what they love. She can be the President of The Millionaire Housewife Academy, a foremost edutech enterprise in Africa with the imaginative and prescient to empower housewives and stay-at-home mums to launch worthwhile on-line companies from the consolation of their houses in order that they will make empowered selections, elevate robust households and assist causes they imagine in.

Temi Olajide
Temi is an authorized baby sleep/potty coaching marketing consultant and baby psychologist. She is the co-founder of the Association of Child Sleep Consultants of Nigeria and a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. She can be the Founder of Mummyclinic, a web-based platform that gives methods and result-driven options to the challenges of child-rearing and helps moms efficiently mix the necessities of life and motherhood whereas responding appropriately to the peculiarities of the digital age. She is the creator of Wi-Fi Kids and Analog Parents, a complete e book that equips dad and mom on the way to elevate well-rounded children within the digital age.

Temilade Openiyi
Temilade is a singer, songwriter and upcoming music producer. Better generally known as Tems, she is much from the everyday breakout skills within the Nigerian music trade. She may be described because the Jane of all trades and grasp of all in the case of music, as a result of when she places the act of singing, writing and producing specialities to work, she creates a musical masterpiece, as heard on her debut single, Mr REBEL launched in 2019.

Tewa Onasanya
Tewa is a Publisher and Mindset Stylist in addition to the Founder/CEO, Exquisite Magazine Services Limited, the publishers of Exquisite Magazine a style, magnificence and life-style journal for girls. The journal organises an annual most cancers stroll, an occasion aimed toward growing the attention for cervical and breast most cancers and free screening for individuals. In 2009, Exquisite journal began an solely feminine awards ceremony known as the Exquisite Ladies of the Year (ELOY) awards. The ELOY Awards is aimed toward celebrating girls of excellence in numerous fields, empowering, motivating and provoking others.

Titi Adewusi
Titi is a seasoned Management Consultant with over 18 years expertise. She began within the banking sector earlier than she joined one of many Big Four Multinational Audit and Consulting companies the place she labored for over 10 years, offering enterprise options to purchasers. She co-founded 9ijakids with two of her sisters with a imaginative and prescient of creating studying video games and assets that make studying enjoyable. She is at the moment the chairperson of Bethesda Child Support Agency, a Lagos based mostly NGO that gives free schooling to youngsters in poor communities in Nigeria.

Titilayo Medunoye
The want to assist new mums who discovered it tough to lactate after supply made Titi turn out to be a lactation marketing consultant. Having gone by way of the identical expertise which led to melancholy, she determined to proffer options to new mums confronted with such challenges; therefore, beginning Milky Express.

Tobore Mit Ovuorie
Tobore is an award-winning investigative journalist with a deal with girls and baby trafficking. Her investigations have led to insurance policies being modified, in addition to lives being impacted positively. For occasion, her human trafficking story titled: “Rejected, stigmatized, trafficking survivors shun Libyan horrible experiences, ready to travel again” revealed April 2018, led to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) taking full duty for all medical and surgical bills of one of many Nigerian women she wrote about within the story. Her five-part collection on “How Nigeria ‘Kills’ Children Living With HIV” has been instrumental in breaking the silence that surrounds HIV within the schooling sector and illustrates how stigma and discrimination nonetheless prevail for kids dwelling with HIV in Nigeria.

Tola Makinde
A seasoned banker, entrepreneur and child-caregiver of kids with extra wants, Tola is obsessed with serving to and supporting children dwelling with challenges having been confronted with the identical problem when her daughter was recognized with Down’s Syndrome in 2011. Tola engages in volunteer work, which entails residence/door to door visitation of households with children dwelling with Down’s Syndrome, serving to and aiding them address the emotional trauma, supporting and offering supplies and remedy gear to assist developmental milestones.

Tolani Alli
Tolani is a global documentary photographer, award-winning visible storyteller and private documentary photographer to Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Before her present function, she was the official photographer to former Oyo State Governor, Ajibola Ajimobi. A University of Michigan graduate, Tolani began her photo-journalism journey in 2010. As a most cancers survivor and a visionary, Tolani not solely fought for her life and gained, however she fought for her desires and resides it.


Tolu Oniru-Demuren
Tolu popularly generally known as Toolz is a giant title within the Nigerian media trade. An on-air persona, discuss present host and radio presenter, she hosts The Midday Show on Beats 99.9 Fm and anchors her present known as The Juice. Prior to settling in Nigeria in 2008, she labored with MTV Europe and Walt Disney Pictures within the United Kingdom. As CEO of Sablier Lingerie and Shapewear, she tasks a way of inclusivity for the fashionable and discerning African girl. Alongside Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, she hosts successful discuss present and podcast titled “OffAir.”

Tosin Olaseinde
Tosin is a chartered accountant with 10 years of expertise spanning throughout accounting, audit, monetary administration and taxation. Founder/CEO of Money Africa, she has labored as an auditor at Horwath Leveton Boner in Johannesburg, South Africa and received chosen as one of many prime eight merchants in Africa to characteristic on a inventory market buying and selling present that aired in 2012. She additionally labored as a monetary analyst and Senior Financial analyst at CNBC Africa and Bloomberg TV Africa respectively.

Toyin Lolu-Ogunmade
Toyin is a human assets specialist by coaching with over 20 years of expertise reducing throughout a number of sectors together with vitality, finance, well being care, manufacturing and logistics. She can be the Founder/CEO of Precious Conceptions, a holistic Family Building Consultancy.
Toyin Umesiri

Toyin is the artistic genius and mastermind behind manufacturers comparable to Nazaru LLC, the Trade with Africa Business Summit and Skincare line. She spent over a decade in America at each Walmart Corporation’s HQ. in Arkansas and Whirlpool Corporation HQ in Michigan. She is a worldwide influencer and a number one determine serving as IATF Ambassador by appointment of the African Export-Import Bank and African Union. She is an inspirational speaker featured as a number one girl in know-how on the platform the Spark Women and revealed within the e book: Leading Women. As founder and convener of the Trade with Africa Business Summit, she convenes world leaders, commerce consultants, policymakers and innovators remodeling the continent.

Uduak Akpan
Founder, Udy Foods, she can be a video content material creator who creatively produces energetic video contents to maintain her viewers glued and video jingles for different entrepreneurs. Uduak is an inspiration to imminent entrepreneurs on what it takes to develop a start-up right into a profitable enterprise.
Ugoma Adegoke

Ugoma brings a tireless and energetic presence in her work as a artistic entrepreneur and foremost cultural curator, neighborhood builder, adventurer, artistic pressure and a dynamic taste-maker. While she skilled as an economist and company finance skilled, she directs the workings of the award-winning design model, Zebra Living, producing experiential occasions and applications impressed by Nigeria’s wealthy cultural and multi-arts heritage, beforehand underneath the auspices of The Life House which she co-founded. She can be the founding director and chief curator of Bloom Art; the competition director of Lights Camera Africa Film Festival and the producer of the annual Woman Rising Music Concert and Arts Weekender. The occasion is an annual commemoration of International Women’s Day and a wonderful celebration of ladies within the arts and ladies that allow the humanities. In 2014, she originated an essential artwork repatriation transaction which noticed important items of 1980s modernist Nigerian artwork value over 70 Million ($400,000) returned to Nigeria.


Ukinebo Dare
Ukinebo is the Managing Director of Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs). She can be the C.E.O. of Poise Graduate Finishing Academy (PGFA), the place she designed the PSENSE employability curriculum.

The PSENSE employability curriculum has achieved a file 87% employment fee and is endorsed by the National Universities Commission in Nigeria for implementation by increased establishments. Uki additionally serves because the Program Director of Ekobits, an academy that gives ICT and digital design coaching to youth from deprived communities and connects them to alternatives to earn a very good dwelling. Current tasks as SSA to the Edo State Governor on Skills Development embrace EdoJobs, EdoInnovates, Edo Food and Agri Cluster and Edo Production Centre.

Ukonwa Ojo
Ukonwa Ojo is the Global Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of MAC Cosmetics. Prior to this function, she served as Global CMO and General Manager for Coty (portfolio together with Covergirl, Clairol, Sally Hansen, Rimmel, and Lifestyle Scenting/Fragrances), the place she performed essentially the most important function within the model’s 60-year historical past that led to the Covergirl model distinctive facelift and in addition launched ‘I Am What I Make Up’.

Yemisi Odusanya
Food blogger, vlogger and content material creator, Sisi Yemmie, as she is popularly identified blogs about meals, life-style, relationships and parenting. She has addressed psychological well being points comparable to ‘burning out’ and ‘signs you need a mental health break’.

Yewande Akinola
Yewande is an engineer who specialises in sustainable water provides. She works as Principal Engineer for Laing O’Rourke and hosts tv exhibits about engineering for Channel four and National Geographic. She began her profession at a younger age, designing model-sized homes. She is the founding father of the Global Emit Project, which mentors younger people who find themselves excited by engineering. She is a distinguished voice within the motion to extend variety inside engineering.

Yvonne Ofodile
Yvonne is the founding father of 360 Woman Africa, a private and enterprise improvement non-profit for girls in Africa. A public speaker and mentor, Yvonne has been acknowledged by a number of platforms for her work as a change agent, inspiring younger girls leaders and businesswomen, and with a deep curiosity in human capital improvement and enterprise progress. She can be the Founder of Woman Skill Development Scheme, a platform she set as much as problem girls to dwell their finest lives deliberately in the direction of the achievement of their desires and actively rising the variety of women-led/owned companies and ladies in management positions. Through this platform, she showcases profitable individuals in numerous walks of life who’ve in opposition to all odds consciously pursued their desires to arrange enterprises and are immediately celebrated for what they do.

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