Beauty, style and brains are what we use to describe these first ladies. Each with a humanitarian cause they are passionate about, they always step in grace and style when they are off to carry out their duties.
Africa boasts of exceptional, classy and driven first ladies, and these 8 stunning first ladies top the list:
1. Ana Paola dos Santos (Angola): Ana Paola worked as a flight attendant on the presidential plane which is where she met her husband. Her style is classy and elegant with flattering angles.
2. Margret Kenyatta (Kenya): The wife of the fourth president, Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta is a compassionate, driven beauty who always steps in simple elegant styles. She was named the UN person of the year in October 2014 in regards to her hard work in reducing the rate of child and maternal mortality.
3. Queen Inkhosikati LaMbikiza (Swaziland): The third wife of King Mswati III, she also has a law degree and is a gospel singer. Her daring fashion risks make her fashion critics favourite
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4. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba (Gabon): A stunning simple woman, she chooses only classy, elegant styles to match her role as the first lady of Gabon. She founded the 'For the Family' foundation in 20111, to improve the conditions of impoverished people around the world.
5. Princess Lalla Salma (Morocco): Upon her marriage to the king of morocco, Princess Salma was given the name Lalla which is a traditional name given to people of high society or royalty. She is active in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.
6. Chantal Biya (Cameroon): The ever glitzy and glamorous first lady of Cameroon. She never disappoints with her vibrant choice of colours and dress styles and her very popular hair which is a trend in her country and named after her.
7. Zeinab Suma Jammeh (Gambia): This stunning beauty is the wife of President Yahya Jammeh. She holds a diploma in international systems and management and is passionate about the advancement of children especially in regards to their education.
8. Dominique Folloroux-Ouattara (Cote D'Ivoire): She was appointed as president of the National monitoring Committee of Actions in the Fight Against Child Trafficking, Exploitation and Labour, by her husband, the president of Côte d’Ivoire. She is a french national and was born to Jewish parents.
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