The List of 50 Impactful African Women in Media by The Media AwardsMedia is essentially a tool for impact and like the invisible thread that holds the tapestry of media and impact together, 50 impactful women working actively in media and journalism across the continent of Africa were selected and celebrated to commemorate the “2020 International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day Celebration”.
They represent a truly pan-African diversity from different African countries.
The list highlights 50 stars in the media that are actively leading change, fostering development across sectors and impacting their local communities through their work in the media space. This recognition is unique as there is a need for increased focus and investment in the women who are leading conversations, rewriting the African narrative and pushing for progress in unconventional ways in Africa through media and journalism.
Nominations were received publicly to identify women in different sectors in the media from different African countries, and 50 women were selected to make up the list of Africans leading change. The list is diversified such that it had both women who are pacesetters and also young women who are blazing the trail in the industry.
Mr Osaze Isesele, the Co-Founder, The Media Awards, says, “These women were nominated, selected and celebrated based on their impact and commitment towards using their voice, influence, platforms and organizations to push for progress in our society over the years. Every woman on that list can be identified with tangible result seen in their areas of specialty as making a difference. We believe it is very important to shine the light on the role these women play as they work tirelessly to accelerate progress in Africa using their voices”.
Some of the selected women are: Mo Abudu, Linda Ikeji, Abike Dabiri Erewa, Devi Govender, Peace Hyde, Lehle Balde, Toke Makinwa, Stephanie Busari, Osasu Igbinedion, Uche Pedro, Adesuwa Onyenokwe and others.
We celebrate them for their hard work, consistency, excellence and commitments toward making the world a better place and we are set to make this an annual announcement as well as an annual event if possible so that more women in the media industry across Africa, can be identified, honored and celebrated for they great work they do.
See the list of the 50 Impactful African Women in Media;
· Abike Dabiri Erewa · Adesuwa Onyenokwe · Barisuka Lewis-Wikina
· Betty Irabor · Biola Alabi · Bolanle Olukanni
· Chiamaka Honey Ojukwu · Chika Oduah · Chioma Ezenwafor
· Devi Sankaree Govender · Didi Akinyelure · Eku Edewor
· Eugenia Abu · Ferial Haffajee · Fola Folayan
· Funmi Iyanda · Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi · Idia Aisien
· Janet Mbugua · Kadaria Ahmed · Karima Brown
· Kambili Osadolor Ehima · Kemi Adetiba · Kemi Ajumobi
· Keturah King · Khanyi Dhlomo · Lehle Balde
· Linda Ikeji · Matilda Duncan · Mariam Mohammed Maktoub
· Mo Abudu · Moet Abebe · Nancy Isime
· Nancy Illoh Nnaji · Ngozi Zibby Orlukwu
· Omotunde “Lolo 1” Adebowale · Omolola Oladimeji · Osasu Igbinedion
· Peace Hyde · Sandra Ezekwesili · Stephanie Busari
· Tewa Onasanya · Toke Makinwa · Toolz Demuren
· Tosin Dokpesi · Toun Okewale Sonaiya · Uche Pedro
· Vimbai Mutinhiri · Yemisi Akinbobola · Zainab Balogun
Follow @themediawardsng on instagram to read biographies of all 50 women.