Genevieve Nnaji And Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Make Arise 100, Dynamic Women List

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Nollywood veteran actress, Genevieve Nnaji and award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie were among the list of Nigerian women of Arise Magazine’s 100: Dynamic Women.

The list, which is broken down into 5 categories, celebrates the achievements of these women who are shaping modern Africa today and has a number of other Nigerian women in the list.

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Business & Law:

Ayo Obe, Vice Chair, National Crisis Group, Nigeria

Bridgette Radebe, President, South African Mining Development Association, SA

Cherie Blair, lawyer, UK

Dambisa Moyo, economist, Zambia/US

Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia

Eva Muraya, co-founder and CEO, Color Creations Group, Kenya

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, The Gambia

Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director, Carlyle Group Africa, Tanzania

Hajia Bola Shagaya, founder and CEO, Bolmus Group International, Nigeria

Irene Charnley, CEO, Smile Telecoms, SA

Isabel dos Santos, investor and businesswoman, Angola

Jonitha Gugu Msibi, Senior Partner, Ernst & Young, SA

Maria Ramos, CEO, Absa Group, Portugal/SA

Minoush Abdel-Meguid, co-founder, Union Capital, Egypt

Monhla Hlahla, Chair, IDC, SA

Ngozi Edozien, Director, Actis West Africa, Nigeria

Nombulelo ‘Pinky’ Moholi, CEO, Telkom SA LTD, SA

Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, CEO, Arcelormittal South Africa, SA

Phuti Malabie, CEO, Shanduka Group, SA

Rosalind Kainyah, Vice President, External Affairs & CSR, Tullow Oil, Ghana/UK

Stella Kilonzo, Chief Executive, Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Susan ‘Santie’ Botha, Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela University, SA

Teresa Heinz Kerry, businesswoman and philanthropist, US

Thuli Madonsela, public protector, SA

Tsega Gebreyes, Managing Partner, Satya Capital, Ethiopia/UK

Wendy Ackerman, retail tycoon, SA

Wendy Luhabe, social entrepreneur, SA

Culture/Media/ Sport

Ahdaf Soueif, writer and activist, Egypt/UK

Angélique Kidjo, singer and campaigner, Benin

Angelina Jolie, actress, US

Buika, singer, Spain/Equatorial Guinea

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, journalist, US

Charlize Theron, actress, SA/US

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author, Nigeria/US

Genevieve Nnaji, actress, Nigeria

Dr Johnnetta B Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, US

Kanya King, founder, Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, UK

Kerryn Greenberg, Curator (International Art), Tate Modern, SA/UK

Lira, musician, SA

Mariam Doumbia, vocalist, Mali

Oprah, media mogul, US

Oumou Sangaré, musician, Mali

Rungano Nyoni, filmmaker, Zambia/UK

Serkalem Fasil, journalist, US/Ethiopia

Sophie Okonedo, actress, UK

Thandie Newton, actress, UK/Zimbabwe

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem, US

Tirunesh Dibaba, runner, Ethiopia

Wanuri Kahiu, film director, Kenya

Yvonne Chaka Chaka, singer, SA

Fashion

Alek Wek, model and campaigner, South Sudan

Ann McCreath, KikoRomeo designer, founder of FAFA and Fashion for Peace, Kenya

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder, soleRebels, Ethiopia

Candice Swanepoel, model, SA

Deola Sagoe, fashion designer, Nigeria

Folake Folarin-Coker, fashion designer, Tiffany Amber, Nigeria

Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-chief, Vogue Italia, Italy

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, model, Tunisia

Iman, model, campaigner and entrepreneur, Somalia/US

Laurence Chauvin Buthaud, designer and founder, LaurenceAirline, France/Côte d’Ivoire

Lisa Folawiyo, founder and Creative Director, Jewel by Lisa, Nigeria. Liya Kebede, model, Ethiopia

Liya Kebede, model, Ethiopia

Nadiyah Spencer, Director of Sourcing and Production, SUNO, US/Kenya

Oluchi Orlandi, model, Nigeria

Sharon Wauchob, Creative Director, Edun, Ireland

Vivienne Westwood, designer, UK

Politics/Activism

Hon Aicha Bah Diallo, Chair of the Forum for African Women Educationalists, Kenya

Dr Asha-Rose Migiro, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, Tanzania

Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, activist and writer, Somalia/Netherlands/US

Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, former Prime Minister, Mali

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia

Elsie Kanza, Director, World Economic Forum, Tanzania

Graça Machel, advocate for human rights, Mozambique

Ida Odinga, Founder, Ida Odinga Trust, women’s health campaigner, Kenya

Joyce Banda, President, Malawi

Joy Phumaphi, Vice President, Human Development Network, World Bank, Botswana

Leigh Blake, founder, ACT V, UK

Leymah Gbowee, peace activist, Liberia

Melinda Gates, philanthropist, US

Mphatheleni Makaulule, founder, Mupo Foundation, SA

Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng, former Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Lesotho

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chair, African Union, SA

Odile Sankara, activist and comedian, Burkina Faso

Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, speaker, Ugandan Parliament, Uganda

Sarah Brown, campaigner, UK

Waris Dirie, model, author, campaigner, Somalia

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician, SA

Baroness Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator, UK

Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Sierra Leone

Science/Technology

Dorothy K Gordon, Director General, Advanced Information Technology Institute, Ghana

Juliet Ehimuan, Google Nigeria Country Manager, Nigeria

Isis Nyong’o, Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, InMobi, Kenya/US

Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist and BBC presenter, Nigeria/UK

Dr Natasha Sauven, paediatrician, Sierra Leone/UK

Ory Okolloh, Google Policy Manager for Africa, Kenya

Tebello Nyokong, scientist, Lesotho

Thyla van der Merwe, Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering, SA

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