There are so many amazing women featured on BBC’s 2016 “100 Women List” and Nigeria’s very own Funke Bucknor-Obruthe (wedding planner) and Omotade Alalade (infertility foundation creator) are featured on the list.
They are the only two women from Nigeria to make the list but the list features 14 other African women – Aline Mukovi Neema (Congolese Activist), Egge Kande (Senegal Community Leader), Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya (Swaziland Bishop), Gcina Mhlope (South African Writer), Lucy Finch (Malawian Hospice Founder), Mary (Kenyan Abduction Survivor), Nadia Khiari (Tunisian Cartoonist), Paula Hawkins (Zimbabwean Novelist), Prathiba Parmar (Kenyan Filmmaker), Reham el-Hour (Moroccan Cartoonist), Shriti Vadera (Ugandan Banker), Zoleka Mandela (South African Writer), Zulaikha Patel (South African Schoolgirl) and Thuli Madonsela (South African Advocate).
Talking about the list, BBC says “The BBC has chosen its list of inspirational and influential women for 2016. They will bring you groundbreaking moments of defiance, new takes on fairy tales, stories of octogenarian cheerleading, and take you inside the world of e-gaming. Others will be exploring black feminism or taking part in our first ever live festival. You will hear from some of the world’s biggest names but also from women you may never have heard of, but who all have astonishing stories to tell.”
Simone Biles, Alicia Keys, Winnie Harlow and more also feature on the list.
See the full list here.