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The Feminist Coalition That Helped Organize #EndSARS

The Feminist Coalition That Helped Organize #EndSARS

The Feminist Coalition, popularly referred to as “FemCo”, is a group of young Nigerian feminists who work to promote equality for women in Nigerian society. It was co-founded in July 2020 by Damilola Odufuwa and Fintech entrepreneur Odunayo Eweniyi. The Feminist Coalition was met with mixed reactions by members of the Nigerian youth, particularly Twitter users, who probably misconstrued them …

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HAJIA GAMBO SAWABA: The Northern Beacon Of Women's Rights

HAJIA GAMBO SAWABA: The Northern Beacon Of Women’s Rights

Hajia Gambo Sawaba (15 February 1933 – October 2001) was a Nigerian women’s rights activist, politician and philanthropist. She served as the deputy chairman of Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP) and was elected leader of the national women’s wing of Northern Element Progressive Union (NEPU) She was educated at the Native Authority Primary School in Tudun, Wada. She however had to stop …

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LEYMAH GBOWEE: Restructuring The World, Peace By Peace.

LEYMAH GBOWEE: Restructuring The World, Peace By Peace.

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women’s nonviolent peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Her efforts to end the war, along with her collaborator Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, helped usher in a period of peace and enabled a free election in 2005 …

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BETHLEHEM ALEMU: The Sole Rebel

BETHLEHEM ALEMU: The Sole Rebel

Bethlehem Alemu is an African businesswoman from Ethiopia. She is the founder and executive director of soleRebels, Africa’s “fastest growing footwear company”. Bethlehem Alemu has received honors and accolades for her business acumen, as well as her efforts to shift the discourse on Africa away from poverty to the continent’s entrepreneurial spirit, social capital, and economic potential. Alemu launched “The Republic of Leather”, designing sustainable luxury leather …

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OBY EZEKWESILI: A Trailblazer In Leadership

OBY EZEKWESILI: A Trailblazer In Leadership

Obiageli Ezekwesili was born on the 28th of April, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria. More popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili,she  is a former vice president of the World Bank (African Region), co-founder and founding director of Transparency International, co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls movement and has also served twice as Federal Minister in Nigeria. She is also …

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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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