Monday, 24 August 2020

Sinach and Yemi Alade made the list of 100 most influential African women (see full list)


 Nigerian gospel musician, Sinach and Nigerian Afropop singer, Yemi Alade has made the list of 100 most influential women in Africa. The list was compiled by Avance Media, and these women were drawn from 34 African countries with their respective contribution to the development of Africa being considered. 


They join the likes of Linda Ikeji, Okonjo Iweala, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Uche Pedro of Bella Naija and others who have been on the list before the recent update. However, Nigerian women recorded the most representation this year as they topped the list with 20 appearances. South Africa and Ghana made up the top three with 11 and 9 women leaders respectively.

This is the first time gospel artiste, Sinach, is making this list, in the entertainment category. See full list of 100 most influential women in Africa below;

1. Agnes Binagwaho (Prof) Vice-Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity
2. Agnes Kalibata CEO, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
3. Amanda Mukwashi CEO, Christian Aid
4. Amani Abou-Zeid (H.E Dr.) Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, African
5. Amel Karboul (Dr.) CEO, Education Outcomes Fund
6. Amina C. Mohamed (Dr.) Cabinet Secretary, Sports, Culture & Heritage (Kenya)
7. Amina J. Mohammed (H.E) Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
8. Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh Regional Head, IBM Africa
9. Angélique Kidjo Musician
10. Anita Erskine Founder, Anita Erskine Media
11. Anna Nimiriano Editor-in-Chief, Juba Monitor
12. Anne-Marie Dias Borges Presenter, BBC
13. Antoinette Sayeh Deputy MD, IMF
14. Arikana Chihombori Quao Activist
15. Aurélie A. Soulé Zoumarou Minister, Digital Economy and Communications
16. Ayisha Osori CEO, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
17. Bajabulile Swazi Tshabalala Vice President & CFO, AFDB
18. Bella Disu Vice Chairman, Globacom
19. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu CEO, soleRebels
20. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi First Lady, Ekiti State
21. Chileshe Kapwepwe (H.E.) Secretary-General, (COMESA)
22. Dorothy Tembo Ag. Executive

 23. Edith Yah Brou Blogger
24. Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena CEO, Puma Energy Africa
25. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Founder, EJS Center
26. Elsie S. Kanza Head of Africa, World Economic Forum
27. Emma Lohoues Actress
28. Emma Theofelus Deputy Minister, Namibia
29. Esther Cobbah CEO, Stratcomm Ghana
30. Fadumo Dayib Politician
31. Faith Osier (Prof) President, International Union of Immunological Societies
32. Fatou Bom Bensouda Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
33. Fatoumata Bâ Founder, Janngo
34. Françoise Remarck Chairman, Canal+ Cote D’Ivoire
35. Graça Machel Founder, Graca Machel Trust
36. Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor Minister, International Relations and Cooperation
37. Hajer Sharief Co-Founder, Together We Build it
38. Hala Zayed (Dr.) Minister, Health and Population (Egypt)
39. Halima Dangote Executive Director, Dangote Group
40. Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation
41. Ilwad Elman Director, Elman Peace and Human Rights Center
42. Irene Charnley Founder, Smile Communications
43. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang (Prof) Chancellor, Women’s University in Africa
44. Jewel Howard Taylor (H.E) Vice President, Liberia
45. Juliet Ehimuan Director, Google West Africa
46. Kamissa Camara Secretary-General, Mali Presidency
47. Lalla Moulaye Ezzedine Chairman, Bank of Africa Côte d’Ivoire
48. Laureen Kouassi-Olsson Regional Head, Amethis
49. Leila Bouamatou Managing Director, BANK OF MAURITANIA GENERAL
50. Linda Ikeji CEO, Linda Ikeji Media
51. Louise Mushikiwabo Secretary General, Organisation internationale de la
52. Lucy Quist Chief Diversity & Inclusion Ocer, Morgan Stanley
53. Lydia Nsekera Member, International Olympic Committee
54. Magda Wierzycka CEO, Sygnia
55. Maggie Kigozi Chairperson, Africa Scout Foundation
56. Mamokgethi Phakeng (Prof) Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
57. Mansa Nettey CEO, StanChart Ghana
58 Martine Co-Studer Chairperson Bolloré Transport & Logistics
59. Massogbè Touré CEO, SITA S.A
60. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti (Dr) Regional Director for Africa, WHO


61. Melene Rossouw Founder, Women Lead Movement
62. Mimi Kalinda CEO, Africa Communications Media Group
63. Monica Geingos (H.E) First Lady, Republic of Namibia
64. Nana Asantewa Afadzinu Executive Director, WASCI
65. Nathalie Akon Gabala Regional Head, Mastercard Foundation
66. Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli Founder, LEAP Africa
67. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Board Chair, Gavi Alliance
68. Nompumelelo Thembekile Madisa CEO, Bidvest Group
69. Olajumoke Adenowo Founder, AD Consulting
70. Oumou Sangaré Musician
71. Owen Omogiafo CEO, Transcorp Group
72. Patricia Obo-Nai CEO, Vodafone Ghana
73. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (Dr) Executive Director, UN Women
74. Racheal Njoroge Managing Director, Cummins
75. Rachel Sibande (Dr) Founder, mHub
76. Rasha Kelej (Dr) CEO, Merck Foundation
77. Rawya Mansour Founder, RAMSCO
78. Raychelle Omamo Minister, Foreign Aairs (Kenya)
79. Rita Bissoonauth Head, AU International Centre for Girls and Women’s
80. Sahle-Work Zewde (H.E) President, Ethiopia
81. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey Minister, Foreign Aairs and Regional Integration
82. Sinach Musician
83. Sisi Ntombela Premier, Free State (South Africa)
84. Snowy Khoza (Dr) CEO, Bigen Africa
85. Soham El Wardini Mayor, Dakar
86. Sola David-Borha Group CEO, Standard Bank Africa
87. Stella Nyanzi (Dr.) Convenor, Women’s Protest Uganda
88. Sylvia Mulinge Chief Customer Ocer, Safaricom
89. Temie Giwa-Tubosun Founder, LifeBank
90. Toyin Sanni CEO, Emerging Africa Capital
91. Toyin Saraki Founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa
92. Uche Pedro Founder, BELLANAIJA
93. Vera Daves De Sousa Minister, Finance (Angola)
94. Vera Songwe (Dr) Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission
for Africa
95. Wala’a Essam Al-Boushi Minister, Youth and Sport (Sudan)
96. Wanjira Mathai Vice President & Regional Director for Africa, World Resources
97. Winnie Byanyima Executive Director, UNAIDS
98. Yemi Alade Musician
99. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr Mayor, Freetown
100. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed Minister, Finance (Nigeria)

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