In Africa, women have always being considered as the weaker or inferior species of both gender and the most unappreciated in relation to the male gender. My honest opinion is that women are the backbone of major areas in our society and there non existence equals the extinction of the human race.
I can’t help but wonder why we add to their burden by abusing their rights and disregarding their significance in our lives and the society at large. Despite all these, women still go beyond their societal limitations and achieve great exploits.
Today we shine our lights and raise our flag to celebrate few of the women who have made us proud and are still encouraging other women.
1. Fumilayo Ransome Kuti(1900-1978)
An activist teacher,political campaigner and founder of the Nigerian Women Union. The first woman to drive a car in Nigeria.
2. Adetowun Ogunsheye
She is the first female professor and dean of faculty.
3. Virginia Etiaba
The first female Governor in the history of Nigeria. Governed from November 2006- February 2007.
4. Agbani Darego
She was the first woman from Nigeria and also Africa to win the Miss World crown.
5. Margaret Ekpo (1914-2006)
Nigeria’s first female political activist. She is credited with helping women position themselves into the first republic.
6. Oprah Winfrey
One woman who is rarely away from the headlines is the media legend, Oprah Winfrey. She started her TV career as a teenager.
7. JK Rowling
She is a writer and the author of Harry potter, which started the career of Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe
8. Queen Amina(1533-1610)
Commonly known as the warrior queen, expanded the territory of the Hausa people of north Africa to the largest borders in history. More than 400 years later, the legend of her persona became the model for a television series about a fictional warrior princess, called Xena.
9. Grace Hopper
Invented the computer software
10. Marie Van Brittan Brown
Home security system inventor.
Post compiled by; Damilola; Climate Change Activist