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ASISAT OSHOALA: A Model Nigerian Sportswoman

Asisat Oshoala was born Asisat Lamina Oshoala on October 9th, 1994. She is a professional football player who plays as a striker for both Spanish side FC Barcelona Femení in the Primera División as well as the Nigerian national team which she captains. She is a 4-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year winner, and …

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AGBANI DAREGO: Nigeria's Foremost Beauity Queen

AGBANI DAREGO: Nigeria’s Foremost Beauity Queen

Agbani Darego is a Nigerian model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World in 2001. She was the first indigenous African to win the pageant. AGBANI DAREGO: EARLY LIFE & BACKGROUND Agbani Darego was born 22 December 1982, in Lagos to a family of 8 children, herself being the sixth. At age two, her family relocated to Port Harcourt. Agnbani Darego …

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STELLA NYANZI: The Brash Activist

Stella Nyanzi, born 16 June 1974, is a Ugandan human rights activist, poet, medical anthropologist, feminist, queer rights activist, and scholar of sexuality, family planning, and public health. She was arrested in 2017 for insulting the Ugandan president. STELLA NYANZI: BACKGROUND & CAREER Stella Nyanzi received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Literature …

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NDIDI NWUNELI: One Of Africa’s Leading “Socio-Preneurs”

Ndidi Nwuneli is an expert on African agriculture and nutrition, philanthropy, and social innovation. She has over 25 years of international development experience and is a recognized serial entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and consultant.  Through her work in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, she has led the design and execution of high-impact initiatives focused …

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AISHA YESUFU: Activist Extraordinaire

AISHA YESUFU: Activist Extraordinaire

Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian activist and businesswoman. She is a co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, which brings attention to the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria on 14 April 2014, by the terrorist group Boko Haram. She has also been prominently involved in the End SARS movement against police brutality in Nigeria. AISHA YESUFU: BACKGROUND Aisha Yesufu was born and raised in Kano …

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BONANG MATHEBA: “Moghel” To Mogul

BONANG MATHEBA: “Moghel” To Mogul

Bonang Matheba is a South African television presenter, radio personality, businesswoman, producer, model and philanthropist. Born in Mahikeng, North West, Bonang Matheba is known for her flamboyant presenting skills and her signature voice. She presented the SABC 1 music show LIVE  which thrust her into the spotlight. She is also known for being the first black South African to be featured on …

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Amina Mohammed: A Champion Of Sustainable Environment

Amina Mohammed is a Nigerian diplomat and politician who currently serves as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and was previously the Nigeria’s Minister of Environment from 2015 to 2016. Amina Mohammed was born in Liverpool, UK, in 1961 to a Fulani Nigerian veterinarian and a British nurse. She is the eldest of five daughters of her parents. AMINA MOHAMMED: BACKGROUND AND CAREER Amina Mohammed …

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LUPITA NYONG’O: An African Melanin Queen

LUPITA NYONG’O: An African Melanin Queen

Lupita Nyong’o was born Lupita Amondi Nyong’o on 1 March 1983 in Mexico City, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a college professor. The family had left Kenya in 1980 for a period because of political repression and unrest during which Peter’s brother, Charles Nyong’o, disappeared after he was thrown off a ferry in …

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AYA CHEBBI: A Pacesetter in Youth Activism

AYA CHEBBI: A Pacesetter in Youth Activism

Aya Chebbi is a Tunisian diplomat, as well as a pan-African and feminist. She became the first appointed African Union Envoy on Youth in November 2018. She was appointed by the chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki in November 2018, as the youngest senior official in the history of the African Union and youngest diplomat in the chairperson’s cabinet. She supports …

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KIKI MORDI: An Icon Of Exemplary Investigative Journalism

KIKI MORDI: An Icon Of Exemplary Investigative Journalism

Kiki Mordi was born Nkiru Mordi on 12th August, 1991, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She is a Nigerian investigative journalist, media personality, filmmaker and writer. In 2016, she won the award of Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (South-South) at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards. She was admitted into the University of Benin, but would later drop out as a …

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