Stella Dimoko Obiageli Ezekwesili Wins Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer Award


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Obiageli Ezekwesili Wins Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer Award

Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, the former Education Minister, has been announced as Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer at the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa Awards inaugural gala dinner held this March in Durban, South Africa.

A former vice-president for Africa of the World Bank, co-founder of Transparency International, and anti-corruption activist, the award celebrates her efforts in launching the viral #BringBackOurGirls campaign on social media. Due to the global collaboration on the crisis, she was also named one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine and was shortlisted for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

The awards event recognised a selection of Africa’s most influential women in business, sports, science, entertainment and leadership, including Dr. Divine Simbi-Ndhlukula (Forbes Woman Africa Businesswoman of the Year Award); Rachel Sibande (Forbes Woman Africa Gen Y Award); Caster Semenya (Forbes Woman Africa Sports Award); Sho Madjozi (Forbes Woman Africa Entertainer Award); Uche Pedro (Forbes Woman Africa New Media Award), among others.

“The ceremony was the perfect conclusion to a highly constructive day of networking and concept sharing by Africa’s most dynamic women,” said Methil Renuka, managing editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa. “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 dinner followed a full day of panel discussions and talks by New Wealth Creators from across Africa at the fourth annual Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit (#LWS2019KZN), hosted by the KZN Provincial Government in association with ABSA, the IDC, and Women of Africa.


  1. Congrats ma'am

    Now this is what I call award not all these social media influencer noise makers

  2. Make she hold that one first.

  3. Osheeyyy! Tell 'em Forbes! Tell 'em!! A woman after my heart. Congratulations jare my Madam President.

  4. Forbes Africa is a joke! A fucking pile of trash. Zero credibility.

    1. Nah lie, you dey lie so, dis nah pure bb, Forbes Africa over credible sef.
      If belle nah show glass before ehen, your own go just dey show bitterness on top of this Oby feat.
      Abeg go lick St Lious Sugar, make belle for sweet you small. Otherwise nah to catch you winch remain so.
      Anon. 18:45 hear word.

  5. Nope! Wrong move forbes Africa. Used to love her until this election.

    1. shut up abeg, who your love epp? she saw the real dirty in naija politics and stepped aside how is that a crime? have they come out with any evidence she chopped money or what? madam oby is a christian woman and i can proudly say that. anyone with evidence of anything should bring it on...una go just dey yarn rubbish without any evidence

  6. Does the award come with money, because na money aunty Ezekwesili need. No be plaque and grammar.


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