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Forbes Africa Profiles Nigerian Writer, Chibundu Onuzo & Kenyan Activist Ory Okolloh in its August 2012 “Women’s Issue”



Chibundu Onuzo & Ory Okolloh

Forbes Africa has released its August 2012 issue which is dedicated to celebrating African women.

With the knowledge that women are the bedrock of the African society, Forbes profiled Africa’s 20 Most Prominent Women in the latest issue of the magazine.

Also in the August issue, an entire section was dedicated to the women in Africa who are breaking the mold to make a name for themselves in the business world.

Wendy Appelbaum has a claim to being Africa’s richest woman. Her story, ‘Wine, Women & Wrong’ gives an insight into one heck of a life for a feisty woman who hated failure and was not afraid to fight her father in the boardroom.

The issue featured profiles on two young Nigerian women, Linda Ikeji and Chibundu Onuzo. Linda Ikeji is a popular blogger and founder of Linda Ikeji’s blog while 21 year-old Nigerian writer, Chibundu Onuzo , is the acclaimed author of ‘The Spider King’s Daughter’.

Linda Ikeji’s profile was titled ‘Beauty, Brains And The Business Of Blogging’.

Kenyan activist, lawyer and blogger – Ory Okolloh was also featured in the magazine. She is also the Google Policy Manager for Africa and the co-founder of the parliamentary watchdog site which seeks to increase government accountability by systematically recording bills, speeches, MPs, standing orders.

The magazine also paid tribute to the Top 25 West African Listed Companies.

Below is the promo video for the August 2012 edition of the magazine:

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at



    August 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Yeah this is definitely Linda Ikeji’s year! Congratulations on her feature!! I am buying this issue!!

  2. adesoye

    August 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Yayyy linda I’m proud of you.go linda go linda go linda

  3. kokoqueen

    August 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    so proud of linda

  4. Abs

    August 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Gee the two ladies in the first pic are beautiful. Natural hair is the ish clearly.

  5. BIMBY

    August 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Congrats Linda Ikeji. African Women truly ROCK!

  6. iCROSSmyHeart

    August 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Linda……you have done us PROUD

  7. Jane Onoka

    August 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Ory, proud of you girl. Your daddy must be all smiles from heaven

  8. ngee

    August 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Yeahhhhhhhhhh go linda go linda so happy for her

  9. Autoprincess

    August 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Congrats Linda!!! And you keep winning…

  10. Lue

    August 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    ladies be winning. so proud of Chibundu
    you go linda

  11. Nneka

    August 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Linda Ikeji rocks!!!! 2012 has certainly been a great year for her!

  12. @ajiriavae

    August 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    This is simply the result of patience, dedication and hard work.

  13. Africandecor(click)

    August 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    aw i’m all for linda baby…

  14. darkhorse

    August 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I am loving their hair, such a breath of fresh air.

  15. songhai

    August 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Loving you so much Linda. No be yesterday you start play play.See now.The sky is definitely your limit.Love Bellanaija to pieces too.You were an inspiration to Linda .Yes o Bella you started it all. Lots of Love from Vancouver.

  16. hansel praise

    August 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    dats my linda

  17. Amber

    August 9, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Yeah..naturals in the house.wooooo.ladies be confident in ur natural looks.these are beautiful them,love them

  18. uniquelyisi

    August 9, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Proud of them ladies o. Dear father pls help me not to be another number of female statistics IJN.

  19. Fola

    August 9, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I keep asking what Linda Ikeji has done. Pls help me – wetiin she do? whats the nosie about her all about? coz I aint feeling her at all at all

  20. chinwe

    August 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I’m so proud of you Chibs!!! More and more blessings!

  21. kiki

    August 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    while you are looking for your glasses to find out what she has done and the hype about her, she is busy smiling to the bank. Sip on your hatorate dude you might wanna suck on a lemon too.

  22. Princess of Zion

    August 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Congratulations! Chibs at only 21? You are an inspirational woman! Linda has really done great things in the past year! Congrats to all the women, all very inspirational!

  23. JAnomaly

    August 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Chibundu has that raw natural African beauty, something refreshing. She’s an inspiration to many women, at 21, you have raised the bar and continue to stay true to who you are. Congrats Linda, we are proud of you. Keep shining.

  24. ola

    August 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    nice job linda…

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