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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 Ikeji Linda Ikeji’s Blog Media
Uche Pedro Media
Ola Orekunrin Flying Doctors Medicine
Tara Durotoye House of Tara International Beauty
Didi Okoli Car spa Service
Tope Omai Mystiquee Perfumery Beauty
Kasope Ladipo-Ajai Omo Alata Agriculture/Food
Bilikiss Adebiyi WeCyclers Energy
Arese Ugwu Smart Money Africa Finance
Toke Makinwa Media Personality Media
Ada Osakwe Nuli Juices Food
Ehime Eigbe Sweet Kiwi Food
Damola Ladejobi Ask Damz Lifestyle
Nkechi Onajide Owner, Centro Mall Real Estate
Ruth Obi Convener,  Real Estate Unite Real Estate
 Elizabeth Kperrun Lizzie Creations Technology
Isoken Ogiewonyi L’Espace Manufacturing
Ibukun Awosika Chaircentre Furniture
Rene Folawiyo Alara Hospitality
Folake Folarin Coker Tiffany Amber Fashion
Bolanle Austen Peters Owner, Terra Kulture Art, Hospitality
Ugoma Adegoke Lights Camera Africa Creative
Adenike Ogunlesi Ruff n Tumble Fashion
Mo Abudu Ebony Life TV Media TV, Entertainment
Olajumoke Adenowo AD Consulting Limited Architecture
Deola Sagoe Deola Sageo Luxury Fashion
Kofo Akinkugbe Security ID Nigeria I.T and Digital Security
Nkemdilim Begho Future Software Resources Ltd E-learning and I.T
Chinwe Ohajuruka Founder and CEO of compreshensive design services Green Building Solutions and sustainable housing Projects
Achenyo Idachaba Mitimeth Arts and Craft
Banke Kuku Banke Kuku Textiles Textiles and craft
Sherefah Andu Arabel Nig Ltd Fashion
Leslie Okoye Cookie Skin Skin Beauty
Veronica Odeka Vane Polish Beauty
Olori Ajayi Fashion on Wheels Fashion and lifestyle
Ono Bello Media
Omo Clark Founder, iBez IT and software developement
Bukky Karibi-whyte Robert Taylor Media Group PR, Lifestyle, Media and Events Management
Ijeoma Ndekwu Redrick PR PR and Image Consultancy
Nnenna Kalu Makanjuola Radiant Health Magazine Media and Public Health
Omoyemi Akerele Lagos Fashion and design Week Fashion and Lifestyle
Eva Sonaike Eva Sonaike Interior and Life style Brand
Ini Onuk Writer, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant Management
Toyin Sokefun Bello Photographer, Musician , Artiste Art and Entertainment
Biola Alabi Biola Alabi Media Media and Business Consultancy
Uche Majekodumi Newton & David Events
Sonariwo Aderele Rele Art Gallery Creative Industry
Ngozi Opara Heat Free Hair Beauty
Joycee Awojoodu ORÍKÌ Health/Beauty
Nkem Okocha MamaMoni Limited Social Enterprise
Adenike Akinsemolu The Green Campus Initiative Social Enterprise
Bimbo Balogun SoFresh Agriculture
Ezinne Alfa BeautyInLagos Media
Ayoronke Tosin Yeye iMentor Africa Management
Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru Honey Suckles PTL Ventures Agriculture
Adiat Disu Adiree Media/fashion
Anike Lawal Mamalette Technology
Banke Meshida BM Pro Beauty
Oke Maduewesi Zaron  Comestics Beauty
Kudirat Fashola Kuddy Cosmetics Beauty/Retail
Ujama Kalando-Akpata & Kikelomo Fola-Ogunniya Jand2Gidi Logistics
Rainat Komolafe Babies Essence Logistics
Olubukola Asafa Oba Couture Texile/Fashion
Femi Olayebi My World of Bags Fashion
Ugochi Ugbomeh Tranzit Transport/IT
Ajibade Oluwatosin OloriSupergal Media
Adaora Mbelu A2 Creative Media
Lanre DaSilva Ajayi Lanre Dasilva Fashion
Anjelica Nwandu The Shaderoom Media
Bukky George Health Plus/Casabella Health/Beauty
Chizoba Okpala-Astu Elles Icebox Food/drinks
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe Zapphaire Events Events
Funke Akindele Jenifa’s Dairy Media/Entertainment
Kemi Adetiba K’Alpha Innovations Media
Kemi Lala Akindoju Make iT Happen Productions Media
Samiah Oyekan-Ahmed Fusion Lifestyle Retail/Events
Saudat Salami Easy Shop Easy Cook IT/Agriculture
Toun Okewale-Shonaiya WFM 97.1 Media
Wonu Okoye MeiDei Fashion/Retail
Kunmi Otitoju Minku Fashion
Damilola Solesi SMID Technology
Omolola Faleye POP Concepts Beauty/Media
Cassandra Ogu-Uju The Lady Painter Design
Ore Somolu Lesi W-TEC Technology
Chimanda Adichie Writer Creative
Adesuwa Oyenokwe Today’s Woman Media
Betty Irabor Genevieve Media
Tori Abiola Montogomery West Africa Consulting
Sandra Aguebor The Lady Mechanic Auto
Funke Awobokun Grills In and Out Hospitality
Funke Opeke  Main One Technology
Toyin Onigbanjo August Secrets Food/drinks
Tiyan Alile Culinary Academy Nigeria Online Online
Mimi Ade- Odiachi Omar Gardens Agriculture
Amy Jadesinmi MD, LADOL Oil & Gas
Nimi Akinkugbe Money Matters, Lagos Monopoly Finance
Mosun Belo-Olusoga City of Knowledge Academy Education
Fati Mamza Mamza Beauty Beauty
Tope Olagbebi Sixth Sense Design
Amara Agbim Nanny Academy Education


  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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