Sierra-Leonean activist and social entrepreneur, Moiyattu Banya-Keister is keen about impacting African women and girls. She does this actively through several initiatives
Aisha Saleh... unstoppable star out of a Lagos slum
From the most unlikely places and amidst the darkest odds, stars keep emerging on the Nigerian horizon.
Eloho Gihan-Mbelu:‘I would like to see more women becoming high-impact entrepreneurs, leading more impactful companies’
Over a career spanning close to 20 years, Eloho Gihan-Mbelu has worked with entrepreneurs, companies and entrepreneurial teams across multiple industries, at a range of life-cycle stages.
Ibiwoye among outstanding young people presented with princess Diana Legacy Award
Founder of One Africa Child Foundation, Victoria Ibiwoye, has emerged one of the recipients of this year’s Princess Diana Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work and the Dukes of Cambridge...
‘We should allow women to explore their passion at a young age’
Ihoma Nwigwe a.ka. The African Fitness Queen is the founder and CEO of Selfitness, a foremost fitness and health destination. The passion for fitness goes back to her childhood and parents who didn’t let her unrealised dreams of joining Nigeria’s Olympic track team stop her from playing sports throughout her academic career.
Yetunde Ajibade: ‘I will continue to learn till the day I die’
Yetunde Ajibade is a lawyer, trainer, Montessori educationist and sales expert. She oversees the strategic direction of Ace Michaels Integrated Services Limited, which conducts capacity building programs and strategy sessions for HNI’s and corporate organizations. Unsatisfied with the state of education in the country, after her Master’s, Yetunde proceeded to the University of Nottingham in…
‘We have to improve the lives of women, with more women empowered, we could make a great change’
I’m a people’s person who cares a lot about people. My major reason for setting up the film festival was to improve the industry and long story short, I founded AFRIFF in 2010 after speaking with several filmmakers.
‘Being an artiste, teacher and music instructor has impacted me greatly’ – Coreisa Janelle Lee
Coreisa Janelle Lee was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama to two parents who dedicated their lives to pastoring a church. She attended a performance arts highscool in Alabama where she majored in Music performance.
Two breast cancer survivors: ‘The cost of cancer treatment is killing most people’
In commemoration of the Breast Cancer Awareness month, marked every October, Guardian Woman spoke to two women, Eno Essien and Nnnenna Obasi who both survived breast cancer and are thriving today. They bare it all in these interviews, from discovering lumps in their breasts, getting the diagnosis, treatment and getting their lives back together.
Foluso Gbadamosi: ‘My greatest recommendation to anyone having a hard time balancing is to create support systems’
I am the first of four children. I grew up in a home with open doors to everyone and parents who expected the best. My parents instilled humility and love for people in ways I find hard to describe.
‘I don't allow anything limit me from going for whatever I want’ - Aduragbemi Akintepede
My parents are educationists, my dad used to be a civil servant at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology while my mom is a teacher. So, as a little child, I had access to books early. While growing up in primary school, my dad used to have lots of books hanging around the house...
Super cop Cordelia Nwawe turns a year older
Top policewoman, Cordelia Nwawe is a year older today. DSP Nwawe popularly known as 'The Tigress' is a graduate of Law from the University of Benin. She hails from Ubulu-Unor, Aniocha South LGA, Delta State. The hardworking Police Officer was the First Female PRO of the Sokoto and Akwa-Ibom State Police Commands respectively. She is…