Top 7 women in Nigeria inspring millennials
Today being the International Women’s Day, we at Wheel NG deemed it fit to mention but a few women in Nigeria, who have been inspiring the young girls.
The 67-year-old business tycoon is the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated worth of $1.6 billion, according to Forbes. She is a graduate of Secretarial Studies from the Pitmans Central College London. Alakija started her career in 1974 as an Executive Secretary at Sijuade Enterprises in Lagos. She also worked in the banking industry before she pusued her interest in fashion, when she set up Rose of Sharon House of Fashion. Alakija ventured into oil and gas with Famfa Oil, which an exploration company with 60% stake in oil block OML 127 located at the Agbim oil field.
She is the Vice Chairman of the oil company and Group Managing Director of The Rose of Sharon Group.
Awosika has dual citenzeship; her father is Nigerian, while her mother is a Cameroonian. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Ife( now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU). After her graduation from the University, she started working as a sales representative in a furniture company. But within three months into this job, she resigned to set up her own furniture company in 1989. The 54-year-old business tycoon is the Chairman of First Bank Nigeria Plc. Her networth, reportedly, is set at N 3 billion.
When you hear her name. A herd will think of that lady that has defiled all odds in the media industry, while another group of people will think controversies and gossip. No matter you may think, you can take away the fact that she has impacted and laid a mark in the media Industry.
Linda started out her career as a model, before venturing into blogging, which has made her millions in dollars. The 38-year-old mother of one started her blogging in 2006, and she has been able to turn lindaikejablog into an empire. She, reportedly, bought a home worth N540 million.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Think of the female Chinua Achebe? And you won’t be wrong to mention Chimamanda’s name.
The 41-year-old is one of the literary giants in Africa championing the creative industry. Her fashion sense is top notch. She ferries the gospel of feminism with so much swagger.
Mo is a media mogul. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Westminster, London.
She joined Exxon Mobil to Head Human Resources and Training in 1993 before setting up her media franchise, Ebony Life TV, which has an estimated asset base of N2 billion.
The 59-year-old ventured into the banking industry, when she joined the Central Bank of Nigeria as an audit staff. She has vast stake in oil, real estate, banking, communications, and photography. Currently, she is among the board of Unity Bank Nigeria.
She is an actress, movie producer and director. She has graced the TV screens with over 200 Bollywood movies. Several awards and endorsement deals are in the bag for this beautiful mother of one. She became the first movie producer in Africa to have her movie listed on Netflix.
Business and Lifestyle Editor at Wheel NG