Oby Ezekwesili wins Forbes Woman Africa social influencer award

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Popular Nigerian activist Dr Oby Ezekwesiliwas honoured for launching the viral #BringBackOurGirls campaign online.

The former Nigerian Minister of Education received her award at the inaugural gala dinner held this March in Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa.

Speaking at the event, Methil Renuka, Managing Editor of Forbes Woman Africa and Forbes Woman Africa said, “The awards ceremony was the perfect conclusion to a highly constructive day of networking and concept sharing by Africa’s most dynamic women.


“I would like to congratulate every award recipient - the work they are doing is impacting the lives of millions of young women worldwide, creating a space for them to, in turn, make their mark in a meaningful way.”


The event also recognised other influential women in various sectors. They included Uche Pedro (Forbes Woman Africa New Media Award), Dr Divine Simbi-Ndhlukula (Forbes Woman Africa Businesswoman of the Year Award); Caster Semenya (Forbes Woman Africa Sports Award) and Sho Madjozi (Forbes Woman Africa Entertainer Award).