The BBC “100 women” list is a yearly compilation that honours women from all over the world who are making a difference in their communities.
This year, the list has amazing women from over 60 countries and we’re proud that four of our very own are on it. They are Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, Bola Tinubu, Chidera Eggerue and Amina Mohammed.
She is the founder of Girls Coding and she’s a tech entrepreneur and an activist. Her NGO teaches girls how to code and design websites.
Mrs Tinubu is the founder of the Cece Yara Foundation, an organization that works to prevent child sexual abuse.
Chidera is best known for her blog, The Slumflower, and for championing the #SaggyBoobsMatter movement.
She is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of Environment. She constantly speaks about women’s empowerment and equality.
In 2017, two Nigerian women – musician, Tiwa Savage and tech prodigy, Anne-Marie Imafidon made the list. We can categorically say we’re making progress. So, next year, 8 or 10 maybe?