Ada Osakwe, Toyosi Akerele, Amy Jadesimi Makes Forbes Lists Of ‘2014 20 Young Power Women in Africa’


It’s a good feeling every time to know that more and more Nigerian females are being recognized globally for their hard work and contribution to the continent’s development.

Forbes Magazine has released its 2014 edition of the annual ’20 Young Power Women in Africa’ list and quite a number of Nigerians made the cut.

The list includes Nigerian amazons like Ada Osakwe, Adiat Disu, Amy Jadesimi, Rimini Makama, Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Toyosi Akerele as well as Kenyans Naisula Lesuuda, Yvonne Khamati and Irene Koki Mutungi, South Africans Tebogo Mashego, Phumzile Van Damme, Naadiya Moosajee and many more.

According to Forbes, these women are “20 young, extraordinary and inspiring African women, aged 45 and under, who are making the most dramatic impact in individual African countries in the world of politics, business, technology, policy, diplomacy and media. Meet the 2014 class of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa: the continent’s emerging power brokers, the Amazons to watch, and the custodians of tomorrow.”