Forbes names 10 Nigerian women among most powerful in Africa

Forbes names 10 Nigerian women among most powerful in Africa

- In a new compilation, Forbes Africa has recognised 50 women who are a strong force on the continent

- Out of those who were picked are 10 Nigerian women who have made a mark in areas like finance, oil, publishing, and public life

- While some names on the list are socially well known, they were newer faces like Uchenna "Uche" Pedro and Olajumoke Adenowo

Forbes Africa has made a list of 50 leading women on the continent who have made great marks in almost all spheres of human life.

Among them are 10 Nigerians who contributed greatly to art, politics, business, and public life. Popular author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Folorunsho Alakija, Ibukun Awosika, Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Uchenna ‘Uche’ Pedro are some of the Nigerians who made the cut.

Below is the list of Nigerians Forbes picked:

1. Folorunsho Alakija (Oil sector)

2. Ibukun Awosika (Manufacturing)

3. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Publishing)

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4. Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili (Social development)

A collage showing Alakija, Okonjo, Adichie, Tara, and Ezekwesili

A collage showing Alakija, Okonjo, Adichie, Tara, and Ezekwesili
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5. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Healthcare)

6. Uchenna “Uche” Pedro (Media)

7. Olajumoke Adenowo (Advertising)

8. Arunma Oteh (Finance)

9. Amina J. Mohammed (Social Development)

10. Tara Fela-Durotoye (Beauty)

Here is the link to the full list that contains the names of 40 others.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about Eleanor Nwadinobi who is one of the people constantly fighting for Nigerian women’s rights to health and protection in Nigeria.

She is also the president of the Medical Women’s International Association for female doctors and dentists, an organization that has over 90 countries as members.

With the help of her organization, Eleanor always works towards the reduction of maternal mortality, breast and cervical cancer, and other issues affecting women.

She has also worked with so many groups like pregnant women, victims of sexual violence in order to find lasting solutions to their problems.

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In her interview with the media, she said that one of her organisation's greatest achievements was in the passage of the 2015 Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act.

Before the act was passed, the organisation had to engage in a 14-year-activism that also involved other civil agencies and societies.

In other news, a man identified as AD Patrickson has narrated his inspiring success story of how he became an owner of oil and gas company years after he worked as a night watchman on oilfield vessels. Nothing beats passion and hard work.

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Patrickson said that to achieve his dream, he had to put in his all. He added that passion also made him improve his academics.

Never to be one who does not give back, the downstream expert said he also contributed to his country, Cameroon, during the pursuit of his career goal.

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