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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

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