At least two Nigerians so far have featured in the 2017 edition of BBC’s list of 100 inspirational and innovative women. The list which was recently released by the BBC, featured Nigerian star singer Tiwa Savage and British-Nigerian scholar, Anne-Marie Imafidon.
7 other Africans also featured on the list. They are; 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
The list at the moment only has 60 names on it but as time progresses more women who have taken up the challenge in some way will be added to the list.
Here is Tiwa Savage celebrating that she made the list.