100 Most Inspiring Nigerian Women- 9



Tara Fela-Durotoye
In the beauty and makeup industry, Tara Fela Durotoye is King. She is the pioneer in the bridal make up profession in Nigeria and the CEO of House of Tara International. She is also the creator of the Tara Orekelewa Beauty range, Inspired Perfume and the H.I.P Beauty range. Beyond all of this, Tara clearly has a heart for God, and recently started the TFD series, a mentoring platform for young women, where she pays forward to other women, all that she has learned as business woman.

Titilope Sonuga
Titi is an award winning poet, writer and performer who has graced any stages locally and internationally. She was the winner of the 2011 Canadian Authors’ Association Emerging Writer Award for her first collection of poems. She performed alongside renowned poets like Sonia Sanchez, Jayne Cortez, Yusef Komunyakaa and others. Titi also had the privilege of performing at President Buhari’s inauguration in May 2015.
Toke Makinwa
Love her or hate her, Omotoke Makinwa is here to stay. A distinguished and hugely successful OAP, Vlogger and media personality, Toke has a knack for building houses with the bricks life’s thrown at her. Her versatility and impeccable taste in fashion has unarguably earned her a spot as one of Nigeria’s style icon. Her media presence and popular vlog have spurred brand endorsements, media deals and a slew of new opportunities. Talk about a woman rising!
Tope Oshin Ogun
Tope Oshin Ogun is a multiple award winning motion picture professional. She has directed 350 episodes of Africa’s biggest soap opera “Tinsel”, 3 multiple award winning productions, “The Young Smoker”, “Till Death Do Us Part”, “New Horizons”, the award winning feature “Journey To Self” and Mnet’s tele-novella, “Hotel Majestic”. Now that’s a long list of accomplishments!
Tori Abiola
Tori is passionate about entrepreneurship in Nigeria. She is the Managing Director of Montgomery West Africa, an independent exhibition and events company at the forefront of trade and consumer shows in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She launched WOWE (Women of West Africa Entrepreneurship) where she helps to create business opportunities for the discerning woman.
Tosin Ajibade
Olorisupergal is one name that most will recognize. Tosin is the founder of Olorisupergal and she is a seasoned Digital Media professional. She has expanded her brand on many frontiers and now co-produces a digital travel hub, Travel Story Africa, and is the convener of the New Media Conference. She recently celebrated the 6th year anniversary of the OSG, and is an example of consistency, diligence and hard work.
Toun Okewale-Shonaiya
She is the MD of the first and only women radio station in Nigeria, FM 97.1. Through inspirational and enlightening programs the station provides a platform that will advance the affairs of women in different ramifications. Its programs cut across business, politics, sports, news and entertainment, all from women’s perspectives.
Toyin Saraki
Toyin Saraki is a healthcare philanthropist with over two decades of advocacy covering maternal, newborn and child health, ending gender-based discrimination and violence; and improving education. She is also the Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, a pan-African maternal health and wellbeing charity. She is a lawyer and sits on the boards of the Global Foundation for the Elimination of Domestic Violence and The Africa Justice Foundation.

T.Y Bello
Everyone knows… and loves T.Y Bello – and if you don’t know or love her yet, then you will. As a photographer, musician and artiste, T.Y’s works are deeply evocative, personal, human and powerful. She captures the world in a way that makes us all see and appreciate beauty. And we won’t forget just how instrumental she was to the rise of Jumoke Orisaguna – the now hugely famous bread seller.
(Culled from YNaija.com in partnership with Leading Ladies Africa)

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