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9 Times Nigerian Women Have Made The Country Proud

In the mood of International women’s day celebration, we have deemed it safe to celebrate/recognize women that made Nigeria proud in various fields ranging from; politics, entertainment, sports, education, and so on.

Plus that, they have been a role model/mentor to female child in different parts of the world, following reactions on the internet trailing their success, take a look;


Nigerian singer, Tems, made her country proud on Sunday February 5th, after becoming the first female singer to win a Grammy.

The singer, whose real name is Temilade Openiyi, won her first Grammy at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards for her work on Future’s song “Wait For U,” which also features Drake.

Tems, who has made a big impression with her music over the past few years, was also nominated for Album of the Year for her contribution to Beyoncé’s Renaissance album.

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Earlier this year, the “Higher” Singer scored an Oscar nomination at the 2023 Oscars for co-writing “Lift Me Up’, one of the songs on ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The current DG of WTO (World Trade Organization) is undoubtedly a model for women all over the world, as she is the first woman (and of color) to hold the prestigious position.

Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian-American economist has worked with the world bank (Managing director) as well as the Nigerian government (Finance Minister).

She is a figure of hope for the girl child and has made Nigeria proud.

Photo Credit: WTO

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Prolific and award-winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie is another woman who has made Nigeria proud.

She has put Nigeria on the world map through her literary works as well as speaking up for the girl child all around the world as a feminist.

Folorunsho Alakija

The Nigerian billionaire businesswoman, Folorunsho Alakija has inspired a lot of women all over the world, no wonder, she was listed among the 100 most powerful women in the world.

The richest woman in Africa made her fortune through fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries.

Chioma Ajunwa

In the world of sports, especially athletics, Chioma Ajunwa is a household name in Nigeria.

After various setbacks in her career she achieved fame when she became the first athlete in Nigeria to win an Olympic gold medal (1996) and to date remains Nigeria’s only individual Olympic gold medalist.

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve is one of the outstanding women in the Nigerian movie industry that has put Nigeria on the world map.

A recipient of the Nigerian national awards (OFR), Genevieve Nnaji’s movie, ‘Lion Heart’ is the first Nollywood movie to be submitted for the prestigious Oscars Award.

Stella Ameyo Adadevoh

Nigerian physician, Dr. Adadevoh is a name that cannot be forgotten in the medical field especially among Africans. She is credited with having curbed a wider spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria by placing the patient zero, Patrick Sawyer in quarantine despite pressure from the Liberian government.

Blessing Okagbare

Sprint star, Blessing Okagbare is the finest woman that has put Nigeria on the world map in the track and field event.

Note that, Okagbare is an Olympic and World Championship medalist in the long jump, and a world medalist in the 200 meters.

She also beat sprint star, Usain Bolts to a Guiness world record, as she has the most appearances in the athletic Diamond League.

Really incredible!

Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau

Popularly known by her stage name Kaffy, is a Nigerian dancer, choreography, dance instructor and fitness coach. She is also the founder and owner of a Dance company.

She made Nigeria proud in 2006 by leading her dance group to break the Guinness Book of Record for “Longest Dance Party” after they danced for 55 hours and 40 minutes.

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