”Your Life Belongs To You and You Alone” 10 Chimamanda Quotes That Deserves To Be an Anthem

Described by Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors who is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is unarguably a global literary force. With tons of awards under her belt including a Grammy nomination, Commonwealth Writers award, PEN Beyond […]

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African-American Spotlight: Jennifer Hudson

There’s so much to learn about American singer and actress Jennifer Kate Hudson, who began singing at age seven in her Chicago church choir and rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, placing seventh. Despite failing to win American Idol, she has gone on to win a Grammy for her very first album and an […]

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Celebrating the Badass- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“It’s about time. For so long women were silent, thinking there was nothing you could do about it, but now the law is on the side of women, or men, who encounter harassment and that’s a good thing.” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the #MetooMovement Born Joan Ruth Bader, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an […]

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32 Year old “Shark Tank” Reject- Melissa Butler is Changing the Face of Beauty Through The Lip Bar.

Detroit Native, Melissa Butler is the Founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, a lipstick line made of natural ingredients. As of 2018, her business was worth a half-a-million!  She said, “I started growing frustrated with the beauty industry altogether because first of all, why can’t I find a nude lipstick that looks good on […]

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“I didn’t love my hair when I was a child..” This Lupita’s Interview with Allure Magazine on Hair& Identity Has Us in Our Feelings!

Lupita Nyongo’ needs no introduction. She is an African actress reputed for her sterling performance in movies like “Black Panther” among others. She has won tons of awards for her acting including Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award. Aside acting though, Lupita’s […]

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“I started working in media because I saw a lack of authentic and inspirational stories on African women…” Nigerian-American Filmmaker- Amarachi Nwosu

Amarachi Nwosu is a Nigerian-American self-taught Photographer, Filmmaker, Writer and Speaker based in Tokyo, Japan. She is also the founder of Melanin Unscripted, a platform aimed to dismantle stereotypes and blur the racial lines by exposing complex identities and cultures around the world. Under her platform she has produced and directed films like “Black In […]

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“Purpose is a journey, mainly of discovering who God created YOU and no one else to be.” Leading Ladies Africa Meets Foluso Gbadamosi.

Foluso Gbadamosi is the Director, Business Process & Technology, Prime Atlantic Group, Co-Founder at 8191 Solutions and Serving with Love Foundation. Her career spans over 15 years in the Telecommunications, IT and FMCG industries. In this Conversation with LLA, Foluso tell us about her professional journey, highlighting how she has integrated  her pursuits with her personal life. Hi Foluso, it’s great to have you on LLA. Tell us a bit about growing up and your […]

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Adesua Dozie, Teni Apata, Kadaria Ahmed, Ngozi Nkwoji, … These are Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in 2019

Leading Ladies Africa presents its annual #100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria list for 2019. For the 5th consecutive year, the list features 100 Nigerian women drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds and sectors who are deliberately impacting their world and local communities through the power and strength of their ideas and achievements. The […]

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Ethiopian Airlines to celebrate International Women’s Day with Addis Ababa to Oslo All-Women Flight.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ehiopian Airlines will operate an all-women functioned flight on Addis Ababa- Stockholm-Oslo route on the 8th of March, 2019. Ethiopian Airlines operates five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm. The theme of the flight is “all women functioned flight to operate from the continent of Africa to meet their […]

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The Legendary Mary. J. Blige!

Popularly known as the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul”, American singer, songwriter, and actress, Mary Jane Blige is our star girl on the blog today! Credited with influencing the musical marriage of hip hop and R & B, Blige has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales, sold over 80 million records, […]

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