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Tiwa Savage: Nigerian Diva Makes BBC’s “100 Women” List

By Yvonne Ejiofor 28 September 2017   |   9:32 am

The BBC has chosen its list of inspirational and influential women for 2017, and amongst the phenomenal women featured, Nigeria’s very own Tiwa Savage and Anne-Marie Imafidon made it to the list!

Tiwa Savage

The annual series – which shines a light on important issues affecting women all over the world – this year is encouraging women to make a change.

Also featuring on the list are 7 other Africans – Adelle Onyango (Kenya) Anita Nderu (Kenya) Chaima Lahsini (Morroco), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf(Liberia), Marieme Jamme (Senegal), Naomi Mwaura (Kenya) and Talent Jumo(Zimbabwe)

Speaking on the list BBC says:

This year, the women on the list will be part of the 100 Women Challenge, tackling some of the biggest problems facing women around the world.

Coming together in four teams, the women will share their experiences and create innovative ways to tackle:

  • The glass ceiling – #Teamlead
  • Female illiteracy – #Teamread
  • Street harassment – #Teamgo
  • Sexism in sport – #Teamplay

There are only 60 names currently mentioned on the list, But as time goes on more women who have take up challenges will be added and recognised for their great work.


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