OLAJUMOKE ADENOWO, popularly acclaimed as Nigeria’s leading female architect is a serial award winning Architect. Admitted to the University of Ife to study Architecture at the age 14, she graduated at 19 with a BSc. (Hons) and subsequently with a record breaking distinction in Masters of Science (MSc) in Architecture (a first in the several decades of the history of the Institution). While in the University, she won several faculty awards for her academic work.…"The architect called Olajumoke Adenowo"
Ladi Dosei Kwali popularly known as Dr Ladi Kwali was born in 1925 in Kwali town in the present Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,Nigeria. Probably she is the best known of the Abuja potters. Making pots was women’s work in Kwali and the entire Gbari villages, therefore Ladi came to Abuja (the then Suleja) with knowledge of traditional Gbari pottery. She did not at first take to the idea of using wheels and kilns and the other paraphernalia of the European potter, but…"The woman magician called Dr. Ladi Kwali"
Nwokocha Agbadi is a proud, handsome and wealthy local chief. Although he has many wives he finds a woman named Ona more attractive. Ona (a priceless jewel) is the name he has given her. Ona is the daughter of a chief. When she was young, her father took her everywhere he went, saying she was his ornament, and Nwokocha Agbadi would say jokingly, “Why don’t you wear her around your neck like an Ona?” (a…"Buchi Emecheta : The Joys Of Motherhood"
Purple hibiscus is a story of the tragic disintegration of a family, seen through the eyes of a teenager, Kambili, who is herself a victim. The family in question-the Achikes- live in affluence, which is characterized by generosity and a great sense of religious devotion. It is this later attribute which, when perverted, paradoxically devastates the family. The patriarch of the family, otherwise known as Papa, Uncle Eugene or Brother Eugene, was educated by the Catholic missionaries and he is…"Book Review : Purple Hibiscus"
The stumpy level of business growth in Nigeria, especially among the middle class is attributed to poor infrastructure as well as deprived access to information, despite the opportunities available locally and internationally.Stakeholders at the National Conference of the African Women Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) Wednesday in Abuja opined that inspite of the availability of funding opportunities in the country, small business owners have not been able to do well for the reasons of logistics and low…"AWEP members blame poor business growth on bad Infrastructure."
A Women’s Conference meeting in Midrand, South Africa has appealed to African Union (AU) member states to provide financial and logistical support to the government of Nigeria to support its efforts to free the girls held by Boko Haram rebel group in Northern Nigeria. The Conference, held at the Pan African Parliament headquarters from October 16-17 also condemned violence against women in particular and appealed to all organs of the AU, the United Nations Security…"#BringBackOurGirls : An appeal to African gov’ts over Boko Haram girls"
Today, we focus on Africa’s female techpreneurs. In a field that is widely dominated by males, these young and vibrant women are championing the cause of the African woman. We celebrate them. NKEMDILIM BEGHOFounder and CEO Future Software Resources NigeriaNkemdilim Begho is the Managing Director of a leading IT solution provider in Nigeria, she co-created Futuresoft’s i-Connect Project, an ICT4D initiative focused on education, which won the 2012 Etisalat Prize for innovation and the AR-CSR™…"5 AFRICAN FEMALE FOUNDERS AND TECHPRENEURS MAKING IT BIG"