To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, CNN asked 12 African influencers including Angelique Kidjo, Tiwa Savage, DJ Cuppy and more to share their favourite quotes from other African women that inspire them or have made an impact on them.
Lupita Nyong’o, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Wangari Maathai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and more were some of the women quoted.
Watch some of the inspiring, beautiful and motivational messages below.
To mark International Women’s Day 2017 we asked African influencers what their favorite quote from another African woman was, and why it has made such an impact on their lives. Singer songwriter @angeliquekidjo is up first, quoting Nobel Peace Prize winner the late Wangari Maathai. #CNNAfrica #IWD2017
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