Four Nigerian women have been listed among the 2018 BBC 100 Women.
Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, Chidera Eggerue, Amina Mohammed and Bola Tinubu are the Nigerian women in BBC’s list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018.
The BBC list, which has women from more than 60 countries, includes “leaders, trailblazers and everyday heroes,” and it explores “a variety of themes, including using anger to spark action and uncovering women from the shadows of history”.
Read the profiles of the women below
Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin – Social impact entrepreneur
33-year old Abisoye is the founder of GirlsCoding, an NGO that teaches girls how to code, design and build websites that help solve problems in their communities.
Chidera Eggerue – Blogger
23-year old Chidera is a best-selling author and activist behind the social media movement #saggyboobsmatter, driving new conversations about perceptions of women’s bodies.
Amina J Mohammed- Deputy secretary general, United Nations
57-year old Amina is a former minister of environment in Nigeria and has previously been a special adviser to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.
51-year old Bola is a corporate lawyer who established the first free children’s helpline in Nigeria.
The trailblazers and everyday heroes on this year's #100Women list 🙌
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