One of the most discussed issues in Africa is the continent’s resource abundance. Yet, its countries suffer from poverty. However, the less addressed, but more paradoxical, is the high rate of gender disparity, especially in its politics. Despite the females having an almost equal population as males, the patriarchal hegemony has paled the role of…
“I feel real great having my face on this unique book. It's my way of joining voices against gender based violence, gender inequality, rape and harmful traditional practices against African women because brutality and affliction against any woman is brutality against all other women.” An excited Esther Whyte Bassey shares as she talks about her…
AFRICAN Women in Media (AWIM) is seeking applications for its Media Graduate Trainee Programme. AWiM’s objective is to make a positive impact on the way media functions in relation to women.
Lizz Ntonjira is strategic communication, media, advocacy, and policy facilitation expert with experience gained in the public, private and international development sectors spanning over 15 years...
29 Jul 2021
The need for Africa and indeed Nigerian women to bridge the gap and compete favourably with their counterparts in the western world through maximising opportunities
3 Jul 2021
So goes the old adage: The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world. While some might find depth and truth in this saying, others might beg to differ based on realities that determine the social challenges women face the world over.
12 Dec 2020
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering young African entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with the European Union (EU) to identify, train, mentor and fund 2,500 young African women entrepreneurs next year.
19 Jun 2018
African Women in the Media 2018 Conference, which has ‘Visibility’ as theme will host female journalists delegates from around the world at University of Ibadan Conference Centre from June 21 through 22, 2018.
25 Mar 2018
He is not your regular actor. But he is a jazz musician after the mold of his inimitable mentor, Fela Anikulapo. It fell on him to represent Fela live on stage and he performed excellently. This Easter, ‘LAITAN ADENIJI, or simply ADENIJI HEAVYWIND, will reenact Fela, again as Bolanle Austin-Peters Productions’ Fela and the Kalakuta…
20 May 2017
The African Women Power (AWP) Network recently hosted leading African women in technology to an engaging conversation on what it means to be a woman in technology.
3 Sep 2016
Making the right hairstyle will always make a woman look chic. This is because the wrong hairstyle will mar a woman’s appearance. A hairdo that never goes out of style is the cornrow hairstyle, which appears in various styles, shapes and sizes.
13 Aug 2016
Two weeks ago, I and two of my friends – I call them my fellow women of power and vision – had lunch with one of our mentors. This person, a serial entrepreneur, is a lovely, pleasant and inspiring woman who has been in the media for over 30 years.