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

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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)

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.

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