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Michelle Obama commends Nigerian Entrepreneur/Advocate Toyosi Akerele & South African Citizen Journalist Annah Tseko – Videos & Photos



United States of America First Lady Michelle Obama is currently completing her first major solo tour without her husband – US President Barack Obama.
Michelle Obama is visiting various cities in Southern Africa. So far she has met with South African icons Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A major stop on her tour was in Soweto where she met with young female leaders from all around the continent. Among these women were Nigerian entrepreneur and advocate, Toyosi Akerele (RISE Networks/RISE Prints) and South African citizen journalist Annah Tseko.

Congrats to Toyosi and Annah. Watch the videos below.
You can follow Michelle Obama’s Southern African Tour via

Watch Michelle Obama’s inspiring speech at the Young African Women Leaders Forum at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, Johannesburg

Michelle Obama in Southern Africa – Photos

US First Lady Michelle Obama (2-R), her daughters, Malia (L) and Sasha (2-L) as they pose for photographs with former President Nelson Mandela (R) at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg

Michelle Obama with Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Michelle Obama gardens at Vhuthilo Community Centre in Soweto township

Michelle Obama gives an address to the Young African Women Leaders Forum at Regina Mundi church in Soweto township, Johannesburg

Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy Maseru | Daily Mail


  1. StephanieIj

    June 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Beautiful and Insightful. 🙂

  2. Temi

    June 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I’m inspired…

    Learned she wore some Duro Olowu pieces during her SA tour…

  3. jcsgrl

    June 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Chai the woman get orobo oh! Hail to the African Queens!

    • wuggy

      June 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      haha! i noticed d perk bum too!

  4. Bisi BusyBee!

    June 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    way to go! Dame SuperToyorcey Rise Akerele, you indeed sit with Kings and not mere men. [email protected] Events! says Congrats and we so proud of u.
    Michelle looks so adorable..*wink*. cheers,

  5. ifeoma-adiagwuagwu

    June 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Well done

  6. Pst Dunamis

    June 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Congrats to Toyosi Akerele.

  7. Jennifer Ate

    June 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    omg! d kids have grown so big.Malia has got fat cheeks now? lol…dey’re just adorable.

  8. MissOti

    June 24, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Toyosi! Well done!

  9. ME

    June 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Certainly searching for a wife like MO..any around?
    That woman, she purely a model of motherhood and of my mum too..

  10. Mary007

    June 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Truly inspiring

  11. Kachi

    June 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    i love my first lady

  12. Maryam Mohammed

    June 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    i think whaty she is doing here is great. Shining a light on Young African Women making a difference!
    Visit Together we can restore the image of Africa
    Twitter @Face2FaceAfrica

  13. mamav

    June 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Congratulations toyosi. We were in faculty of law together. Great josites!

  14. Lola X

    June 25, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Love Michelle!!!

    Lola x, London

  15. Olivia

    June 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Can this remarkable lady make me any prouder to be a WOMAN?!!!! Thanks for being a great role model; for your spirit, style, grace, confidence, beauty, wisdom and intellect. I ‘see’ 2 future female american presidents….Malia and Sasha learning from the very best!!

  16. Lolly-Dee

    June 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Wow! Good job Toyosi!

  17. dolapo

    June 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    awwwwwwwwwww Toyosi I hailllllll….nice one

  18. NNENNE

    June 27, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Welcom home Ms Michelle Obama! Hope U have a good time in Africa.
    To Malia and Sasha,remember to always visit.Africa is your home.

  19. ify

    June 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    i am just so inspired!

  20. nk

    June 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

    toyosi congrats, indeed ur hardwork has finally paid off! kudos

  21. BE

    June 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    This is awesome… and Michelle is simply gorgeous.

  22. NNENNE

    June 30, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Good job Toyosi!

  23. Tee

    July 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Am ever so proud of you Toyosi! Am glad I was there from the humble beginnings. God bless you babe! Greater things yet to come!

  24. Ogo

    August 18, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Weldone Toyosi

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  26. Abayomi

    January 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I’m so inspired. Well done Toyosi, Michelle

  27. Jackson Anyanwu

    June 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    great job its time for African women to take a lead TOYOSI ride on.

  28. Jackson Anyanwu

    June 26, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    i wont forget the day TOYOSI cemented the change in my life at ENUGU NIGERIA. she is a builder

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