Omobola Johnson is one of Nigeria’s boardroom gurus, defying societal limits and breaking new grounds with remarkable achievements. Born few years after Nigeria gained independence, Omobola Johnson gained her primary education at the International School, Ibadan in Oyo state.
Blessing Oborududu was born on March 12 1989. Oborududu made history also as the first Nigerian — male or female — to earn a wrestling medal at the Olympics. Blessing Oborududu Biography and Profile.
Refilwe Ledwaba, born and bred in Lenyenye, a semi-rural township in the Limpopo province of South Africa, found herself at her wits’ end when she could not pursue a career in science due to outstanding university fees. By breaking cultural and social barriers in aviation at the grassroot level, Ledwaba aspires to make aviation a norm for women through the Girls Fly Programme in Africa foundation.
Octavia Estelle Butler was born on June 22, 1947. She received a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award. NASA named the landing site of the agency’s Perseverance rover “Octavia E. Butler Landing,” after the science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. Read Octavia E. Butler Biography.
Wunmi Mosaku, 5′ 9″ (1.74m) tall, was born in Zaria, Nigeria, on 31 July 1986. She emigrated to Manchester, where she attended Trinity Church of England High School and Xaverian Sixth Form College. Read Wunmi Mosaku Biography and Profile.
Princess Latifa, or Latifa bint Mohammed al-Makhtoum, is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Princess Latifa was born on 5 December 1985. Sheikh Mohammed was partly educated in England. Read Princess Latifa Biography and Profile.
Born 11 September 1964, UK to Nigerian parents, Mo Abudu moved to Lagos in 1993 and spent more than a decade in the corporate world, where she launched a consulting firm and, later, a hotel. Mo Abudu, Nigerian media entrepreneur and talk show host, is the founder of Ebony Life TV.
“Haj Qassem’s spirit has been instilled in everyone’s body, and thousands, and thousands of Soleimani’s are ready to march on to the White House,” Zeinab Soleimani said.
Odetta gave life to the songs by workingmen and slaves, farmers and miners, housewives and washerwomen. Odetta once observed: “I’m not a real folksinger. I don’t mind people calling me that, but I’m a musical historian.”