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BellaNaija Listed on Invicta Africa & SME100 Nigeria’s “100 Most Innovative Female-Owned Businesses in Nigeria” | See Full List



Thank you BellaNaijarians for your support over the years!

No doubt, Nigerian women are one of the most enterprising sets of women in the world, and this was attested to in a recent report by BBC, which said that “Forty percent of Nigerian women are entrepreneurs, that is higher than anywhere else in the world”.

Still in the spirit of International Women’s Day, Invicta Africa and SME100 Nigeria came up with a list of “100 Most Innovative Female-Owned Businesses in Nigeria,” and yours truly is on it.

“The 100 Most Innovative Female Owned Businesses in Nigeria list showcases and celebrates the efforts of female Nigerians who have leveraged on the digital disruption in industries, changing consumer trends and new market segments in the creation of innovative products and services that offer real value to their customers.

The list which cuts across various industries such as fashion, healthcare, agriculture, beauty and so was put together in recognition of the strategic role that the Female Economy has played over the decades in the growth and development of the nation.

The businesses featured here were selected based on their creativity, innovation, opportunities for growth and expansion, contributions to their chosen industries as well as their potentials in improving the lives of women and the girl child,” SME100 Nigeria said.

See the full list below:

Linda IkejiLinda Ikeji’s BlogMedia
Uche PedroBellaNaija.comMedia
Ola OrekunrinFlying DoctorsMedicine
Tara DurotoyeHouse of Tara InternationalBeauty
Didi OkoliCar spaService
Tope OmaiMystiquee PerfumeryBeauty
Kasope Ladipo-AjaiOmo AlataAgriculture/Food
Bilikiss AdebiyiWeCyclersEnergy
Arese UgwuSmart Money AfricaFinance
Toke MakinwaMedia PersonalityMedia
Ada OsakweNuli JuicesFood
Ehime EigbeSweet KiwiFood
Damola LadejobiAsk DamzLifestyle
Nkechi OnajideOwner, Centro MallReal Estate
Ruth ObiConvener,  Real Estate UniteReal Estate
 Elizabeth KperrunLizzie CreationsTechnology
Isoken OgiewonyiL’EspaceManufacturing
Ibukun AwosikaChaircentreFurniture
Rene FolawiyoAlaraHospitality
Folake Folarin CokerTiffany AmberFashion
Bolanle Austen PetersOwner, Terra KultureArt, Hospitality
Ugoma AdegokeLights Camera AfricaCreative
Adenike OgunlesiRuff n TumbleFashion
Mo AbuduEbony Life TVMedia TV, Entertainment
Olajumoke AdenowoAD Consulting LimitedArchitecture
Deola SagoeDeola SageoLuxury Fashion
Kofo AkinkugbeSecurity ID NigeriaI.T and Digital Security
Nkemdilim BeghoFuture Software Resources LtdE-learning and I.T
Chinwe OhajurukaFounder and CEO of compreshensive design servicesGreen Building Solutions and sustainable housing Projects
Achenyo IdachabaMitimethArts and Craft
Banke KukuBanke Kuku TextilesTextiles and craft
Sherefah AnduArabel Nig LtdFashion
Leslie OkoyeCookie SkinSkin Beauty
Veronica OdekaVane PolishBeauty
Olori AjayiFashion on WheelsFashion and lifestyle
Ono BelloOnoBello.comMedia
Omo ClarkFounder, iBezIT and software developement
Bukky Karibi-whyteRobert Taylor Media GroupPR, Lifestyle, Media and Events Management
Ijeoma NdekwuRedrick PRPR and Image Consultancy
Nnenna Kalu MakanjuolaRadiant Health MagazineMedia and Public Health
Omoyemi AkereleLagos Fashion and design WeekFashion and Lifestyle
Eva SonaikeEva SonaikeInterior and Life style Brand
Ini OnukWriter, Trainer, Speaker and ConsultantManagement
Toyin Sokefun BelloPhotographer, Musician , ArtisteArt and Entertainment
Biola AlabiBiola Alabi MediaMedia and Business Consultancy
Uche MajekodumiNewton & DavidEvents
Sonariwo AdereleRele Art GalleryCreative Industry
Ngozi OparaHeat Free HairBeauty
Joycee AwojooduORÍKÌHealth/Beauty
Nkem OkochaMamaMoni LimitedSocial Enterprise
Adenike AkinsemoluThe Green Campus InitiativeSocial Enterprise
Bimbo BalogunSoFreshAgriculture
Ezinne AlfaBeautyInLagosMedia
Ayoronke Tosin YeyeiMentor AfricaManagement
Cynthia Mosunmola UmoruHoney Suckles PTL VenturesAgriculture
Adiat DisuAdireeMedia/fashion
Anike LawalMamaletteTechnology
Banke MeshidaBM ProBeauty
Oke MaduewesiZaron  ComesticsBeauty
Kudirat FasholaKuddy CosmeticsBeauty/Retail
Ujama Kalando-Akpata & Kikelomo Fola-OgunniyaJand2GidiLogistics
Rainat KomolafeBabies EssenceLogistics
Olubukola AsafaOba CoutureTexile/Fashion
Femi OlayebiMy World of BagsFashion
Ugochi UgbomehTranzitTransport/IT
Ajibade OluwatosinOloriSupergalMedia
Adaora MbeluA2 CreativeMedia
Lanre DaSilva AjayiLanre DasilvaFashion
Anjelica NwanduThe ShaderoomMedia
Bukky GeorgeHealth Plus/CasabellaHealth/Beauty
Chizoba Okpala-AstuElles IceboxFood/drinks
Funke Bucknor-ObrutheZapphaire EventsEvents
Funke AkindeleJenifa’s DairyMedia/Entertainment
Kemi AdetibaK’Alpha InnovationsMedia
Kemi Lala AkindojuMake iT Happen ProductionsMedia
Samiah Oyekan-AhmedFusion LifestyleRetail/Events
Saudat SalamiEasy Shop Easy CookIT/Agriculture
Toun Okewale-ShonaiyaWFM 97.1Media
Wonu OkoyeMeiDeiFashion/Retail
Kunmi OtitojuMinkuFashion
Damilola SolesiSMIDTechnology
Omolola FaleyePOP ConceptsBeauty/Media
Cassandra Ogu-UjuThe Lady PainterDesign
Ore Somolu LesiW-TECTechnology
Chimanda AdichieWriterCreative
Adesuwa OyenokweToday’s WomanMedia
Betty IraborGenevieveMedia
Tori AbiolaMontogomery West AfricaConsulting
Sandra AgueborThe Lady MechanicAuto
Funke AwobokunGrills In and OutHospitality
Funke Opeke Main OneTechnology
Toyin OnigbanjoAugust SecretsFood/drinks
Tiyan AlileCulinary Academy Nigeria OnlineOnline
Mimi Ade- OdiachiOmar GardensAgriculture
Amy JadesinmiMD, LADOLOil & Gas
Nimi AkinkugbeMoney Matters, Lagos MonopolyFinance
Mosun Belo-OlusogaCity of Knowledge AcademyEducation
Fati MamzaMamza BeautyBeauty
Tope OlagbebiSixth SenseDesign
Amara AgbimNanny AcademyEducation


  1. Melvy

    March 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Yay!!! Who else came to see if Linda Ikeji made it??? ? Congrats BN!

    • Olu

      March 9, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      She had better!!

  2. Intheoverseas

    March 9, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Kudos to the celebrated but women shouldn’t focus just on being in business, BUT innovative business. The world is moving fast with technology and science. We need more STEMpreneurs or Agricpreneurs…. not just media, beauty and fashion. Let’s move Nigeria forward, biko.

  3. tunmi

    March 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I’ll come back and do the proper due diligence: their websites, their Instagram / Facebook / Twitter accounts.

  4. Sdk nko?

    March 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Where Stella???????

  5. Mr.A

    March 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Kudos to the ladies doing their thing in the misogynistic society we live in . Those listed and not listed, your impact is felt more than you think.

  6. Kelechi

    March 10, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Nigeria is probably one of the best place for female to live in 21st century. Look at all those achievements. The Nigerian men are really trying.

  7. lolarae

    March 10, 2017 at 3:49 am

    this is way better than that crappy y naija list made by debola and chude lol

  8. mimi

    March 10, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Sisi Yemmie shud be on that list.

  9. Tosin

    March 10, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    well done everyone

  10. naomi

    March 11, 2017 at 8:06 am

    How is Ladol an SME? I dont understand? We are talking about a company that controls a facility with over US$450 million worth of investment???

  11. Jon Kelechi

    March 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    My girl MatseCooks should be on that list. Lovely list though.

  12. Jon Kelechi

    March 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    My darling Ijeoma of Bubez Foods is not on the list? Why?

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