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Forbes Woman Africa & Ecobank Launch Inspirational 12 Part Series “Against All Odds” to Celebrate Exceptional Women in Business | Watch Teaser



Leading Pan-African bank, Ecobank has teamed up with the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa magazine to launch a 12 part series celebrating the achievement of exceptional women in business.

The program, “Against All Odds” seeks to tell the story of inspirational powerhouse women who have defied all odds to achieve remarkable success in their respective fields of business.

Following the success of its sister magazine’s My Worst Day, Against All Odds will also draw from the quality journalistic skills of the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa magazine which for the past 3 years has persistently celebrated women who have shattered the glass ceiling and made a significant impact on the African continent.

Against All Odds is created by the Forbes Woman Africa editor, Renuka Methil who has grown the publication to be one of the top-tier brands on the continent. It will be anchored by the Forbes West Africa Correspondent, Peace Hyde with a planned airing date on the CNBC Africa platform on DSTV channel 410 in April.

Backed by Ecobank, the show will shortlist a select pick of women from across the continent who are trailblazers in business to inspire a younger generation of women to be bold and break boundaries in order to contribute positively to the growing narrative of women who are moving the African continent forward.

Watch the exclusive Interview below for more information about the show


  1. AY

    April 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    YAASSS! Bring it on…we are ready!

  2. bunmi

    April 18, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I was wondering when the women will have their time on Forbes Africa with all these so called billionaires on My Worst day. now its time to listen women of substance and not just flash.

  3. AY who?

    April 18, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    We need to push great women’s stories more than ever now with AY actions this past weekend! Sickening and disgusting for him to joke about rape! This is very inspiring and needed – women uplifting and supporting each other. You go ladies!

  4. funmilola

    April 18, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    they only celebrate, they will never think of empowering the upcoming ones….Na wen your yam don done, dem go show face.

    • funmi

      April 19, 2017 at 12:31 am

      funmilola PREACH! they never empower the upcoming ones!

  5. bb

    April 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    should be interesting, i know so many successful women that need to be celebrated.

  6. Hawa

    April 18, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    [email protected] it is very true…but on the other hand I think it will be strange if they celebrate women who have not achieved anything significant. Listen to the facts that the woman is saying in the video, out of 54 countries in Africa we have only two female presidents. There is a serious problem here.

  7. Taiwo

    April 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Men nobody wants to hear about women and their Wahala. There are no female billionaires who got their money legitimately so please sit down!

  8. Ademola

    April 18, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Some interesting statistics there. I like the concept of this show more than the bragging nature of My worst day. I think women have a lot more substance than their male counterparts.

  9. Jaytown

    April 18, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Why is every other show celebrating one inspirational woman after the other? I beg we are tired of the forceful celebration of women who have simply secured good jobs. I hope this show is different from the chaff that is out there.

  10. folake

    April 18, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Woow, another show with Peace Hyde my favorite, can’t wait… well done Forbes

  11. Simi

    April 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Love to see women celebrate for pushing through.

    Will hate if this is simply a rip off King Women

  12. Proud Feminist

    April 19, 2017 at 1:12 am

    After millionaire men and billionaire men on Forbes TV it is only right women get a chance- Bringing untold inspiring stories to light.. we are always overlooked and not as celebrated even though it so much harder for us. These are the stories that we should share to uplift ourselves and give young women hope that they can achieve anything. If it’s a master class I’m ready to learn!

  13. Demide

    April 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Let’s hope it is at least Pan-African women this time, and not just Nigerian women because it looks like “Forbes Africa’s” correspondent really means “Forbes Nigeria”.

  14. Annoying

    April 19, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    @demide did you not listen to the video- the statistics against women are staggering, if we have successful women here, I am sure Nigerians will prefer to see their fellow successful Nigerians than any other race…some people will complain about every stupid thing!

  15. Engoz

    April 19, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Good it’s across the continent. If it’s restricted to Nigeria we will start hearing how they still cook for the husband or wash his underwear. Nigerian women despite all the gra gra are so far behind in female consciousness, it’s alarming. That is why when they get into positions of power, they are as useless as the men.

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