Oby Ezekwesili, a Nigerian Presidential candidate in the last election has won the Forbes’ social influencer award over the viral #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
Oby Ezekwesili won the Forbes’ social influencer award, in an event in which awards were also presented to Dr. Divine Simbi-Ndhlukula(Business); Rachel Sibande; Caster Semenya (Sports); Sho Madjozi (Entertainment); Uche Pedro (New media), among others. The women were praised for their efforts in impacting the lives of young women worldwide.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa, Methil Renuka said; “The ceremony was the perfect conclusion to a highly constructive day of networking and concept sharing by Africa’s most dynamic women.
“The former Minister of Education in Nigeria, was also named among the World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine in 2018 and was shortlisted for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.