It is the International Women’s Day and the perfect time to celebrate women all over world. No amount of words strung together can adequately describe the importance or role of women in the society.
Women are overbearing and have been built to help add form and structure to a set up. As mothers, they are full of love and compassion; they help raise the children of the world by instilling discipline into them.
The morals most children learn from their mothers help mold them in life. As lovers, they comfort their partners. They stand by them and encourage them to make life changing decisions.
Honestly, the world would have been a different place if there were no women. We are lucky enough to have some really strong ones who have enough love in their hearts to keep the world warm.
Many women also inspire us with the kind of life they are living. It is inspiring for young women to see those ahead of them breaking grounds and doing things thought impossible.
And to think that we are in an era where gender equality is being preached and fought for, the very few women who have left their footmarks in the sands of time are amazing.
What they are doing is incredible; commending them over and over will make the aspiring world changers that are women to work harder and leave their landmarks too.
In Nigeria, the list of the women who have done well for themselves and for the nation is endless. However, those in this post are under 40 and have been able to have great achievements recorded in their names.
Check out some of the most influential Nigerian women who have changed the nation with their remarkable success stories:
1. Chimamanda Adichie
This smart young lady is at the moment the face of Nigerian literature. Her captivating works are being read all over the world; she has won many literary awards. She is an ardent supporter of gender equality in Nigeria.
2. Uche Pedro
She is the founder of Bella Naija, Nigeria’s biggest lifestyle brand. Owning this has changed the wedding industry in Nigeria.
Pedro also doubles as the founder of Bainstone Limited which was listed as one of the 50 high potential Nigerian SMEs; for this, she was awarded the British Airways Opportunity Grant.
3. Affiong Williams
Williams is the founder of Reel fruits; a company focused on packaging, branding and processing of quality fruit products.
The beauty young lady was featured Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 Tomorrow’s Billionaires list in 2015. Her brand has won many awards in Nigeria and outside it.
4. Funke Akindele Bello
Popularly known as Jenifa because of the TV series, Funke Akindele has risen to an international level where she is being recognized and appreciated.
As the brain behind the Jenifa’s Diary, she has been able to help solve many societal issues with humor.
5. Ebi Atawodi
She is the general manager of Uber Nigeria. Uber is one of the world’s largest cab companies. Having worked as head of Corporate Communication at Etisalat, she is a hardworking lady whose life inspires many young ladies.
6. Linda Ikeji
Linda Ikeji is a well-known name in Nigeria. She brought the attention of many to blogging with the remarkable success she recorded when she built her blog which is the country’s most popular gossip blog. Linda Ikeji has taken on a new project that involves the TV and Linda Ikeji studio.
7. Ola Orekunrin
She is a British-Nigerian medical doctor who is the founder of Flying Doctors in Nigeria. this brand is West Africa’s first air ambulance service. She also made the list of young global leaders by the world economic forum in 2013.
Watch the video of the Women’s Day rally held in Lagos today, March 8: