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Yay! Nigeria’s Funke Bucknor-Obruthe & Omotade Alalade make BBC’s “100 Women” List for 2016



_92576437_100_women_facewall_promo2_976There 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.

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Omotade Alalade

Omotade Alalade

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.


  1. Lolarae

    November 23, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I thought they said yoruba women were not enterprising please look around yoruba women ar e breaking barriers in Nigeria and the world be it entrepreneurship, services, banking, media, music, movies and sciences,
    Abeg up the most beautiful set of women in Africa,

    Up yoruba abeg

    • Icrossmyheart

      November 23, 2016 at 9:03 am

      It is ok!!! If it hit a nerve, I am apologize on their behalf. It is a gross generalization, Yes!! But lets move on abeg.

      Because BBC lists 2 Yoruba women, you are shouting. What about the Hausas and the Igbos they have been mentioning??? If you think Yoruba women are enterprising, all well and good. No one should have thr power to hit your nerve.

    • Oprah

      November 23, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Can you see how this positive article is being tainted with your stupid unwarranted commentary. As a yoruba woman, you are an embarrassment to us. Can you not celebrate this great achievement without getting tribalistic. Why stoop so low to compare tribes? So if they were Edo women, you would not celebrate? You are disgusting!

  2. Mo'Diva

    November 23, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Kudos women, i’m proud of you

  3. Josephine

    November 23, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Inspiring ladies doing the darn thing.

  4. That-I-May-Fly

    November 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Awesome…so proud of what these women are doing. More power!

  5. The Real Oma

    November 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations ladies, we are proud of you!

  6. Ray

    November 24, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Well done Naija ladies, una too much!

  7. bp

    November 29, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    How won’t it hit a nerve how can someone says such things and it won’t hit a nerve. If yoruba omen are been stereotyped badly everyone will be clapping and laughing but when someone points out that they are doing well then the person is tribalistic and should celebrate them as “women” they are yoruba women period! Bella post my comment!

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