5 Inspiring African Women under 40 you should know

At LLA, we believe that Africa is rising and so are its women, today’s list features impeccable and amazing African women who have strived against all odds and turned their careers, tragedies, failures and life into a daily source of inspiration, for the younger generation to tap from.

Luvvie Ajayi 

Luvvie Ajayi is a Nigerian author, speaker, and digital strategist. Her first book, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, is a New York Times best-seller. Luvvie started her career in marketing and digital strategy, and started blogging in 2003, when there was no serious buzz about the internet or blogging. But she stayed resilient and true to her dreams. and today the results are massive, creating ripple effects and inspiring other young women to take a chance on their dreams and passion.


Keisha Green

Keisha is the author of the book, “Falling to Stand” and “Walking Through It All”. she describes herself as the legless diva. Her book walking through It all, is a testament of her walk by faith and not by sight account of God’s grace and mercy, as He carried her through the tragedy, trials and tribulations of losing both her legs in an automobile accident August 23, 2013. In her book Walking Through It All, she shares her insight, wisdom and experience gain through the grace and love of God as He carried her through it all.

keisha green

Chiamaka Obuekwe 

Chiamaka is some serious 24/7 inspiration. she literally followed her passion with all zeal, vibrancy and determination. after quitting her corporate job. She is definitely one to take notes from, she is the Social Prefect.

Chiamaka 4

Adenike Oyetunde 

Everytime I think about Adenike Oyetunde the song “Roar” by Katy Perry comes to mind. She fought and she won! Now she is ensuring that Amputees have a safe haven at the Amputees United Initiative.

Adenike Oyetunde


Lupita Nyong’o

This one needs no introduction. She makes this list because she has proven time without number that she is proud to be African, giving other young African women a voice to stand up for themselves and pursue their dreams without feeling inferior because of their race or skin color.




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