From being peniless to building a fashion empire, Mariatu Turay’s story will inspire you

Mariatu Turay is a fighter! Her story is one we cannot help but share. She was born in London and was raised in Sierra Leone until the civil war in Sierra Leone brought them back to America.  Homeless in the U.S., Turay’s only option was to braid people’s hair. She had learnt this skill in […]

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Why We Love Elizabeth Akanbi, founder For Working Ladies

Hello Leading Ladies! You know we can’t take our eyes off African women who are killing it at work or in life generally. Elizabeth Akanbi is BAE and we thought we should let you know why.  Elizabeth is a Content Creator, Marketing communications professional, Founder and Managing editor of For Working Ladies, an online career lifestyle hub […]

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Meet Mbali Zondo the PR wiz taking Africa by storm!

She’s got determination, poise and power. With every new idea she initiates and executes for a client, Mbali Zondo is writing her name in gold in the world of public relations. This Leading Lady has worked with global brands like Apple and Clinique and there’s no stopping her.  Mbali Zondo is a public relations professional […]

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What started as a dream in the university is now a thriving business

Mmachukwu Omonode is a not an entrepreneur by mistake. She had the idea to set up her business since she was in the university and did all she could to build a solid foundation for it. She wanted to start a health promotion company and knew she had to study medical science to do this.  Today, Mmachukwu is the CEO of […]

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“The start-up journey is not for the faint hearted” – Lindiwe Mafavuneh, founder of LCM Capital

“Passion plus Purpose will be your fuel for a long time, so let the vision move you to your end goal. Have faith and stay focused and remember to always keep your eyes on your desired outcome. The start-up journey is not for the faint hearted, have grit and believe anything is possible.” Lindiwe is […]

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What started as a fruitless search ended as a business; this is Edikan Udiong’s story

Necessity is the mother of all invention and Udiong Edikan’s business was borne out of pure necessity.  Udiong’s sister and friends searched for a particular weight loss supplement but because the supplier was no longer in business the search was fruitless. It was at this point that she had her light bulb moment and she […]

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3 powerful lessons to learn from Uzo Aduba’s mother

Uzoamaka Aduba is the talented Nigerian American actress who stole our hearts with her role as crazy eyes in Orange is the New Black. She is a two-time  Emmy award winner and an inspiration to millions of ladies around the world. Today, we want to talk about three powerful lessons we can learn from what her […]

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Jokate Mwegelo is one of Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2017!

It’s exciting to see one of the women featured in our #LLAInterview series gaining global recognition for her outstanding work and contributions.  Jokate Mwegelo is an ex-beauty queen, musician, actress, and entrepreneur all rolled into one! Her rise to stardom started when she volunteered for the United Nations and entered for the Miss Tanzania contest.  Although she was […]

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“I’m a woman who is doing her best to live her most authentic life.” Arit Okpo

As one of Africa’s Leading Ladies, and one of media’s most inspiring voices on the continent, Arit Okpo is definitely in a class all by herself. In this interview, she tells us how her journey as a media personality began, and why she’s determined to live her most authentic life. Enjoy this insightful interview! How […]

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Ginika Okafor is making footwear that is bursting with colours

We have seen a number of footwear companies from around Africa and beyond, each having its distinct traits. Yili is Ginika’s footwear company and their special effect is the burst of colours. There are two major reasons for this. The first is that Ginika loves colours and as a result, she infuses a lot of […]

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