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5 NIGERIAN FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

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Nigeria is the leading economy in Africa right now and an exciting place to be a FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR. We would be listing some inspirational entrepreneurs who are flying the flag of Nigeria, changing the face of business in the country and getting the world to sit up and take notice of the products they are creating and the business empires they are building.

  1. Mo Abudu CEO of EbonyLife TV:

Mo Abudu has been listed on Business Insider’s Top 100 businesses visionaries creating value or the world. She is the only African on the list with a ranking of 56 on a list o 100 people from all over the world. As the head of one o  the media ventures, the Nigerian-based television network EbonyLifeTV, endeavors to  tell real African stories and change the conversation around the continent.

  • Tara Fela-Durotoye, founder of House of Tara:

Tara Fela Durotoye is a Nigerian lawyer and also a make-up artist. In case you are wondering what a make-up artist is doing on this list, she is not just a make-up artist. She is the founder and CEO of House of Tara International and creator of the Tara Orekelewa Beauty range, Inspired Perfume and the H.I.P Beauty range. She started Hose o Tara at the age of 20 from her living room as an undergraduate.

And she is on this list because she has managed to build an empire from something many people consider trivial- Makeup! House of Tara is one of the most prestigious make-up brands known and recognized for its quality and high price and this indeed makes Tara one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

  • Betty Irabor, CEO Genevieve Magazine

Betty Irabor was a freelance writer for ThisDay and Vanguard newspapers and today she is the founder and publisher of Genevieve magazine. So she is on this list because she is  innovative, she took advantage of how much people love fashion, style, news and merged it to build something profitable for herself. The popularity and respect accorded Genevieve Magazine is enough to make Betty one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

She is also a champion for breast cancer awareness with her nonprofit known as Genevieve PinkBall Foundation.

  • Linda-Ikeji, CEO Linda-Ikeji blog

Linda Ikejiis the highest paid blogger in Nigeria.

And even though she may not have a net worth rated in billions, she is on this list because she is an entrepreneur that is indeed innovative. Some people like her, some don’t but either ways she has found a way to make millions for herself by appealing to and tapping from every Nigerians weakness which is the love for gossip.

5.Olajumoke Adenowo, founder of AD Consulting:

Olajumoke Adenowo is an award winning architect, entrepreneur, speaker, radio host, author and philanthropist. She is also the founder of boutique architecture and interior design firm AD Consulting which is based in Lagos, Nigeria which she founded when she was only 26. Her company has worked for leading world brands like Coca-cola. Olajumoke also hosts a Syndicated Radio show on leadership called ‘Voice of Change’.

She has been recognized internationally by CNN as “Africa’s Star architect” and as “the face of Architecture in Nigeria” by The Guardian. She hosts “Voice of Change” a radio show on leadership.

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