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10 Women To Follow and Listen To On Social Media in Nigeria - CreamNaija


This is our authentic and most definitive list of Women You Should Listen To On Social Media in Nigeria. This year is our first edition of the list, inspired by the growing number of women demonstrating their expertise in a variety of fields.
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After months of rigorous research, sifting through tons of nominations, vetting them for weeks, verifying and investigating them. We favored individuals with fresh ideas and took into account their business size, potential, struggles, social impact and resilience. You may not know many of their names now and they may not be the most influential on Social Media now in Nigeria, but they could be the GIANTS of tomorrow gracing our future covers.

This compilation is exciting, inspiring and offers a sneak peek into Nigeria’s future. Meet the class of 2018. The list is in no particular order.


NELLY AGBOGU  
Founder: Nellies Healthy Snacks & Meals
Instagram for Business Expert
@naijabrandchick
Nelly Agbogu is the Chief strategist at @nellies.ng. She is also a seasoned psychologist and HR professional who worked with Schlumberger Nigeria for 8 years. She has always been overweight (almost 180kg) and managed to get her weight loss going and have lost over 40kg.
She now helps other women grow their business page and make sales using Instagram as the platform @naijabrandchick
STEPHANIE OBI
Founder: Trayny Courses
Speaker, Author, EdTech Entrepreneur
@stephobi
Popularly referred to as Africa’s Queen of Online Courses, Stephanie Obi has launched twenty online courses, across multiple niches and has enrolled over 600 participants from nine countries into her programs.
Given her renowned expertise, she now helps other people to create, launch and sell their own online courses. She is the Amazon Bestselling author of the book, Knowledge is the New Gold and is also the founder of an EdTech Startup, Trayny, which is an online educational platform that creates and manages online courses from Africa's most trusted leaders. She helps individuals monetize their knowledge using online courses.
 
NIKE ADEYEMI
Founder: The Real Woman Foundation
Host: Real Woman with Nike Adeyemi
@nikeadeyemi
Nike is an international speaker and minister passionate about love, life and purpose.
Voice of love to nations.
Nike is the founder of The Real Woman Foundation located in Lagos, Nigeria dedicated to healing and empowering women and children through the Peace Villa shelter/rehab centre for women and the Love Home Orphanage. Several women have gone from the streets to earning college degrees, own businesses and resettle in new communities. Rescued children thrive with the hope of a brighter future.
She is the Principal Consultant at Gabriel and Princess Limited, a training and consulting company specializing in work-life balance.
Nike is the host of ‘Real Woman with Nike Adeyemi,’ a global TV broadcast where she shares wisdom on various life issues. She has authored several books.
NIMI AKINKUGBE
Founder: Bestman Games Limited
Personal Finance Expert
@mmwithnimi
Popularly known with her social media name Money Matters with Nimi, Nimi Akinkugbe is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Limited, the African distributor of customized editions of Monopoly, Hasbro’s world famous game.Nimi is a Director of The Play Pen (Child Development Centre). Other Directorships include, The Daisy Management Centre, House of Tara International, Promo Print Ventures, and Financial Derivatives Company. Nimi contributes articles to several leading publications including Genevieve Magazine, a leading Nigerian women’s lifestyle magazine, Business Day, the Punch Newspapers, and the Guardian Newspapers. Her articles are also featured in a host of other publications, websites and blogs including, Bella Naija, Lagos Mums, Eden Lifestyle and The Edition, a Kenyan publication.
LAURIE IDAHOSA
Founder: Laurie IDP Challenge
Author; LauriePrays and Every Woman's Journey
@idahosalaurie
She is a strong, hospitable, visionary woman who has blended beautifully with the Nigerian community where she currently lives with her family. She is a pastor, a motivational speaker, an author and a mentor to countless people around the world.
Most recently, she has spearheaded the campaign to raise relief materials and funds for the support of Internally Displaced Children. She also works with other organizations to bring relief to other refugee camps throughout the country. 

She is the author of a life-transforming blog, two books and has contributed articles to numerous publications. She uses her social media platforms in inspiring Counsel, Hope and Faith.
TRICIA IKPONMWONBA
Founder: The Business Gas Station
Business Growth Expert
@triciabiz
Also referred to as TriciaBiz – The Small Business Fixer, Tricia is recognised as one of Nigeria’s leading business coaches and brand strategist. She is highly skilled in developing business strategies and plans with core competency in Marketing & Sales Strategy, Brand building, and Critical Thinking.
To boost the competitiveness of small businesses, Tricia launched TriciaBiz in April 2017 where she hopes to translate her recorded success working with multi-nationals to MSMEs (Micro small and medium enterprises). Her focus is on working with high performing individuals interested in starting a business or growing existing businesses into profitable and sustainable brands. She does this through a range of business services she offers: One- on-one coaching, online courses, trainings and keynote speaking.
ARESE UGWU 
Founder: Smart Money Africa
Author: The Smart Money Woman
@smartmoneyarese  
Arese Ugwu is the author of the bestselling and ground-breaking The Smart Money Woman, the financial-chick-lit novel that has taken Africa by storm. She is helping young Africans discover their power to build their future and make smarter money decisions through Smart Money Africa, a personal finance platform for the African millennial, engaging young Africans on the importance of financial literacy and the impact it has on helping them get money, keep money, and grow money.
Using the best of traditional and new media, Arese’s work appears in newspapers, on television, websites, social media, online videos, and through her book—all to reach her audience with accessible content that explains and navigates Africa’s unique financial landscape, delivering practical knowledge.
Her work in ensuring financial literacy for Africa’s youth has not gone unnoticed.

ARAMIDE ABE 
Founder: Naija Startups
Media Tech Pro
@naijastartups @aramideabe
What started as a business directory that was launched on Instagram, soon grew to an online community providing relevant resources especially in the area of digital marketing and strategy through workshops, webinars and its newsletters to its over 50,000 members (85% of which are within the millennial age bracket).
How did this happen? Aramide wanted to address the information gap for consumers in search of relevant solution providers, but what she found made her stumble into what she’s doing now. She discovered that lack of skill in digital and social media marketing, and how entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Africa are not leveraging on the growing internet penetration, as well as increased user activity on various social networks. She decided to solve this, and the model with which Naija Startups operates today was born.

ADAORA MBELU
Conduit: Trellis Group & Socially Africa
@ahdora.lumina
Adaora Mbelu-Dania is currently Head Of Innovation at A2 Creative – a Trellis Group Company. Trellis group is a group of companies in the brand development and experiential marketing space that has worked on several projects across various industries and brands such as Microsoft, Google, Sterling Bank, Union Bank, Techno Oil, Lagos State Government, etc
Aside from her academic and professional accomplishments, Adaora has a passion for learning and teaching, as well as nurturing and building dreams. Adaora believes in sharing her knowledge, and also teams operate at optimal capacity. She currently conducts brand and productivity trainings through the Decisive Advantage Enterprise Program at Trellis and her podcast “The Ripple Effect”.

MFON EKPO
CEO: The Discovery Centre
Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team
@mfonekpo1
Mfon Ekpo is the CEO of The Discovery Centre, a training organization that specializes in developing effective strategies, systems and structures for organizational and individual development in the public and private sectors with the sole aim of expanding their influence, impact and income. A certified trainer and coach, Mfon sits on the President’s Advisory Council of the John Maxwell Team and has conducted nationwide values-based transformational leadership initiatives on the invitation of governments in countries such as Guatemala and Paraguay.
Mfon is a Mandela Washington Fellow in the pioneer set of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, has served as the Chairperson of the Advocacy committee on the Regional Advisory Board for the Fellowship and was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Arkansas in the United States of America in 2014 by the Governor of the State.
Her core focus this year is helping women develop their ideas into viable and sustainable businesses through the business acceleration programme, “The Blueprint of ‘How’ "

Article References

Nelly Agbogu-  www.xobeabeth.com
Nike Adeyemi -  www.nikeadeyemi.com/about-me
Tricia Ikponmwonbahttps://guardian.ng/guardian-woman/tricia-ikponmwonba/
Laurie Idahosa-  www.laurieidahosa.com
Arese Ugwu-  smartmoneyafrica.com
Aramide Abe- bellanaija.com
Steph Obi-  stephanieobi.com
Nimi Akinkugbe-  moneymatterswithnimi.com
Adaora Mbelu-Dania -  www.ahdora.com/about/
Mfon Ekpo-  https://www.facebook.com/oxfordafricaconferenc


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