Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S to an unmarried teenage mother. Her mother, Vernita Lee, was a housemaid. Winfrey’s biological father is usually noted as Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner turned barber turned city councilman who had been in the Armed Forces when she was born.
No doubt, 54 year old Mo Abudu is one of the most successful women in Africa. Regarded by many as the “Oprah Winfrey of Africa”, she has built a successful business in the media.
Ifeoma Fafunwa is the founder and creative director of iOpenEye Ltd, a Nigerian production company driving social change through performance art. She produced the popular stage play HEAR WORD! Naija Women Talk True – a collection of monologues based on true-life stories of Nigerian women, aimed at challenging social, cultural and political norms that limit the potential and contribution of women.
Referred to, in a BBC documentary as “The Nigerian woman who sold two necklaces and never looked back”, she started Continue Reading
Danai Gurira was born on February 14, 1978 in
Grinnell, Iowa, U.S to Josephine Gurira, a college librarian, and Roger Gurira, a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Grinnell College. She is the youngest of four siblings and has two sisters, Shingai and Choni, and a brother, Tare. She speaks four languages: French, Shona, basic Xhosa, and English.
Over the years, women have immensely contributed to making the world a better place. We have shown strength, courage and resistance in seeking development. For this reason, it is important we celebrate ourselves by remembering the accomplishments of women who changed the world.
At 40, Lanre Da Silva has looks that still makes heads turn. With that ageless look, which has a streak of innocence, Lanre Da Silva will give social media slay queens a run for their money.
Jack Patrick Dorsey, CEO and Co Founder Twitter Inc. on 19th July, 2018,Â announced the appointments of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Robert Zoellick to its Board of Directors effective immediately. This comes as a result of Marjorie Scardino’s stepping down from the Board for personal reasons at the end of the year.
Do you know any woman who deserves the #SheIsDAW award?
Ahead of the Annual Digital African Woman Conference & Ball on July 28, Digital African Woman (DAW), which is social enterprise dedicated to the innovation and support for female-led tech businesses across Africa and the Diaspora; launches its #SheIsDAW Community Award social media campaign, which is awarded to a woman who is selected by her community to honor her contributions to its development and the improve the lives of those around her.
Watching Moment Z, one is struck with the versatility of topics discussed by the ladies who present the show. Among them is Pelumi Shittu, an architect turned television presenter.
Bisola Aiyeola is fast becoming a household name in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry. The beautiful, brilliant and funny entertainer became more prominent after her 2017 Big Brother Nigeria appearance.
Winnie Mandela was born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela on the 26th of September, 1936 in the village of Mbongweni, Bizana, Pondoland, in what is now the Eastern Cape province.
In a crowd, she is hard to miss. Whether it is giving out her time in selfless service, or engaging an audience, her energy is contagious. She is Gusi Tobby, a 21 year old law graduate from the University of Benin, and the founder of one of the biggest volunteering communities in Nigeria, Girl Hub Africa.
She is Ese Brume the producer, script writer and sole actor of stage play, “My Nina Simone Trip” as she takes us on a journey through the life of singer, Nina Simone.