Entrepreneurship is a profession that is frequently associated with men, but in recent years, an increasing number of women have been shattering the glass ceiling and making their mark in the economic world. These female business owners are not only having a positive financial impact, but they are also encouraging other women to follow their passions and start their own businesses. In this post, we will profile six of the most inspirational women business owners who overcame obstacles to find remarkable success in their various industries. These women have shown that everything is possible with effort, tenacity, and a dash of ingenuity in a variety of fields, including finance and the film industry.
1.Mo Abudu: This remarkable woman is the driving force behind the 2016 Nollywood blockbuster “The Wedding Party.” Mosunmola Abudu, often known as Mo Abudu, is a Nigerian businessman, media mogul, film producer, and philanthropist who was born in London on September 11th, 1964. In addition, she founded and serves as CEO of the EbonyLife Group.
2. Kemi Adetiba: Kemi Adetiba, who appeared alongside Mo in the 2016 film The Wedding Party, also had a significant role in the story. The movie was directed by Kemi. Everyone was interested in learning more about her once the film’s success spread her name.
Kemi Adetiba is a filmmaker, director, and entrepreneur who was born on January 8th, 1980. She is the company’s founder and CEO (KAV) Kemi Adetiba Visuals.
A University of Lagos law graduate. Rhythm FM was where Kemi began her career as a radio host. She has additionally worked for Soundcity as a presenter. She continued on to further her professional development by attending the New York Film Academy.
3.Omolola Salako: Thanks to the services of accomplished oncologists like Omolola Salako, the fight against breast cancer prevention and treatment in Nigeria is becoming feasible. Oncologist, founder, CEO, and lecturer Omolola Salako holds all of these positions. In addition to Pearl Oncology Clinic, she co-founded Oncopadi Digital Cancer Clinic and Sebeccly Cancer Care. Her sister passed away from severe kidney cancer, which inspired her to dedicate her life to aiding Nigerians in the fight against cancer.
4.Maya Horgan Famodu: Tech businesses in Africa may now rely on the actions of exceptional investors like Maya Horgan Famodu, another extraordinary female entrepreneur in Nigeria, to secure funding.
Maya is a co-founder and entrepreneur who is of Nigerian and American descent. She was raised in Minnesota, United States, where she was born on March 24, 1991, to a Nigerian father and an American mother. From 2012 through 2015, Maya worked as a blogger at Huffington Post, where she began her career. She gradually came to understand the difficulties her friends and family had in obtaining funding for their businesses. She was inspired by this to found Ingressive Capital in 2017. African tech start-ups can receive money from the venture capital firm Ingressive Capital.
5. Mary Njoku: Mary, who was raised in an eight-person family and was born on March 20, 1985, graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in English language.
Mary is the CEO of ROK Studios. She started her acting career in Nollywood in 2003, prior to becoming a director general. She got married to an entrepreneur and startup investor, and she has been able to work with her husband, who is now her partner, to make sure that new business owners in Nigeria don’t struggle to receive funding. She is another role model for female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, and many young women have been inspired by her success.
6. Odunayo Eweniyi: Co-founding member of Piggyvest and its Chief Operating Officer is Odunayo Eweniyi. The Oyo State native was born into a household of two Professors. It’s not surprising that she took her academics so seriously. She is a role model for women in business who are reshaping the ICT sector in Nigeria.
She obtained a First Class honors degree in computer engineering from Covenant University in 2013. Additionally, she began a profession in the tech sector.
Odun strived to be a success story as a young female businesswoman in a largely male field. She rose to the limelight after helping to launch Piggyvest in 2016.