2023 International Women's Day: 3 Nigerian Ladies With Uncommon Achievements and Exploits
- All over the world, International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year since the first one was marked on March 19, 1911
- The IWD seeks to put on the front burner issues and concerns such as reproductive rights, violence and abuse against women, gender equality and celebrate women
- In this article, Legit.ng spotlights three inspiring Nigerian women who have achieved great things and exploits in their fields of endeavour
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Since the first International Women's Day celebration on March 19, 1911, it has become globally accepted for women to be celebrated annually on March 8.
In the face of gender inequality, violence and abuse, women all over the world have risen to achieve great exploits in their chosen fields.
2023 International Women's Day: 3 Nigerian ladies working hard to make our world better, 1 gave out N500k
In Nigeria, the achievements of many women have given credence to the saying that "what a man can do, a woman can do better."
Legit.ng beams its light on three amazons and Nigerian women of virtue who have achieved uncommon feats as we celebrate International Women's Day of 2023.
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1. Adejoke Lasisi
The woman Adejoke Lasisi plays the role of comic heroes, like Iron Man or Spider-Man, in her occupation.
The graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun state, saves the planet and fights waste emissions by converting plastic and textile waste into innovative products like shopping bags and fine dresses.
One of her notable creations, which went viral, was a beautiful dress made from over 5,000 discarded water sachets.
Her organisation, Planet3R, not only champions an environment-saving cause but serves as an employer of labour. Little wonder, her works are being recognised with numerous awards.
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In November 2020, she was nominated and awarded in Aso Villa, Abuja, as one of the leading five innovators in the country.
In years to come, Adejoke hopes to spread her initiative to more communities around the globe.
2. Ogunkeyede Opemipo Grace
Say 'Whizkid', and Ogunkeyede Opemipo Grace comes to mind. The young lady is a trailblazer and a perfect example of what a promising youth should look like.
At just 18, the 100-level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has at least 121 certifications, badges and honours from renowned organisations and institutions such as the US Institute of Peace and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The young lady who had double and triple promotions in primary school due to her brilliance and outstanding performance graduated from secondary school at 14 and stayed at home for four years because her parents lacked the money to put her into university.
It was in the course of her stay at home that she began to amass these helpful certifications.
3. Iyeyemi Adeniran
26-year-old Iyeyemi Adeniran is a poster lady for the "what a man can do, a woman can do better" saying.
Adeniran makes a living driving a tanker and has been in the male-dominated profession for the past four years.
Before now, Adeniran was a Keke driver, but a day came when she saw a female tanker driver, and she was blown away. From then on, her mind was made up.
Nigerian lady who works as a car windshield repairer
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously published a report about a Nigerian lady who makes a living as a car windshield repairer.
Speaking to Legit TV, Titilayo said it took her three weeks to learn the craft. The lady, who is married, said she was doing the job before tying the knot. She has been doing the job for 16 years.
In her words:
"I have been doing this job before I got married. When they see me doing this kind of job, it impresses them. I feel honoured because they don't just talk to me anyhow. They approach me very well."