Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is world-renowned Nigerian author who penned Half a Yellow Sun – made into a Hollywood movie. She is also known for her “We Should All Be Feminists” TED Talk.
Thuli Madonsela is a South African advocate and the nation’s Public Protector. She helped draft the country’s constitution in 1994 and was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People this year.
Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man by far. Dangote’s company contributes considerably to the economy of Nigeria and the business mogul has donated large amounts of his wealth to community development and upliftment.
A Rwandan economist and the president of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka has ushered in significant change for the continent having been at the helm of the AfDB for almost 10 years.
Arunma Oteh was appointed the director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2010. She is responsible for the regulation of the country’s capital markets, which includes the Nigerian Stock Exchange.