The world is currently pressing for progress for gender equality. The feminine group have been making strong strides in making impacts in their communities. These are some of the iconic women who have also changed the game in Nigeria.
- Laila Dongoyaro:
This legendary woman was not just an activist but one of the first women to advocate for girl-child education in Northern Nigeria. She also fought against Vesico Vaginal Fistula, a major problem in women.
- Comfort Oluwafemi Omoge:
This heroic woman revived the Asiko music, a folklore form of music used to entertain people in the evenings. Any one remember the popular song- “Olorun mi, Iwo ni ma sin.”
- Adunni Oluwole:
This amazing woman fought for workers’ rights during the 1945 Nigerian general strike. While serving as a politician and human rights activist, she championed the cause of women especially in public offices.
- Queen Idia:
She was the first mother of Benin Kingdom. Her inspiring political position as warrior and leader encouraged many women to go beyond their limitations. There are many sculptures of her face but most popular of them is this:
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