Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring Women- 2


Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan (Mama Taraba)
Popularly known as Mama Taraba, Aisha is a woman of immense influence and clout. A woman of many firsts, she became the first female to be appointed as Taraba State’s Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice. An immensely formidable politician, she nearly became the first elected female governor in Nigeria in the 2015 gubernatorial elections. She was also the first woman to be appointed as the Secretary of the FCT Judicial Council. She has shattered several stereotypes that have to do with northern women and politics in Nigeria and is currently the Minister for Women Affairs at the Federal level.

Aisha Augie-Kuta
Aisha is a photographer, film maker and mixed media artist. She is the recipient of several awards, including Creative Artist of the Year at the 2011 Future Awards and the British Council ‘Through-my-eyes’ competition 2014 . Beyond being the founder of the Center for Art and Creative Talent (CACT), she was recently appointed as the SSA New Media in Kebbi state. Aisha’s photos show her keen eye for detail and ability to tell important stories.

Dr. Akudo Anyanwu-Ikemba
Passionate about getting rid of malaria, aids and tuberculosis in Africa, Dr. Akudo started Friends of the Global Fund Africa, an African voice in support of the fight against diseases. Till date, Friends Africa has mobilized over $560 million for African countries to tackle these deadly diseases and has trained over 2700 SMEs across Africa, and there’s no stopping them.

 Amara Enyia
Amara is a former Chicago Mayoral candidate, a race in which she stood against already established politicians like Emmanuel Rahm. She’s an accomplished public policy consultant, the Principal Consultant at ACE Municipal Partners LLC, Lead Writer at Municipal Maven, and ED, Austin Chamber of Commerce.

 Anie Akpe
Akpe is a business professional and entrepreneur with more than 15 years’ experience in the banking industry. She is the Founder of Inno8tiv Magazine and the Co-Founder of Ibom LLC. Akpe is also the Vice-President of Mortgages (currently managing a $575 million portfolio) at a banking institution. For her, failure is not an option.

 Anjelica Nwandu
Anjelica started The Shade Room, after she had quit a dead-end job. The ambitious Twenty five year old took celebrity gossip to another level when she began posting celebrity gossip on Instagram as @TheShadeRoom. In less than two years, The Shade Room has successfully carved a niche for itself in the industry. It was recently dubbed as the TMZ of Instagram by the New York Times. Anjelica was recently listed as one of the people to watch in Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Arese Ugwu
Arese is a money guru and the brain behind Smart Money Africa, a platform that delivers quality content on financial literacy. She is the head of Wealth Management at Partnership Investment Plc. She sits on the boards of House of Tara International Ltd and The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation as a non-executive director and is an associate member of WIMBIZ. Fiercely ambitious and driven, Arese recently organized the first edition of the Smart Money Africa Woman Workshop which was attended by women from all works of life, and is likely to be replicated all around Africa due to its huge success.

Arunma Oteh
Intelligent, bold, and confident; many know of Arunma as the former Director General of the Nigerian Securities Exchange Commission, and also as the woman who refused to be cowed or intimated at a Senate Panel hearing session. She is currently the Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank, and is already making great strides.




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