In this article, we are going to discuss about the top 10 best female motivational speakers in Nigeria
A motivational speaker is one who uses his or her voice to inspire other people to become the best of themselves.
They can venture into different topics including education, health, business, leadership, relationship, work, school, marriage, and more,
However, there are also female motivational speakers who take their time, going from place to place, inspiring people to be the best they can be.
These women have used their voices as mothers, wives, and business owners to inspire and raise others.
You can see them below;
10. Farida Kabir
Public health scientist, software developer, UI/UX designer, public speaker, trainer, and technology entrepreneur with a passion for injecting health with technology.
She is the Founder and CEO of OTRAC, learning software for African healthcare practitioners.
A strong advocate for women and girls in STEM.
Farida is also the team leader for Google Women Tech Makers Abuja and the co-organizer for Google Developer Group, Abuja.
She is a great example of Northern Nigerian women who are stopping stereotypes in Nigeria and the world.
9. Denike Balogun
CEO, The Tea Room, is a Fashion enthusiast, Event Planner, and businesswoman.
The Tea Room has become the preferred destination for brunch event and great sea food.
Moreover, the beauty and amazing décor also make for great Instagram pictures.
Denike also runs Diamond Incorporated Events, An events management company.
Her capability to run her companies while managing multiple priorities has bagged her recognition locally and internationally.
8. Chinwe Bode Akinwande
Head of Brand Quality Assurance FBN Limited and founder of Chinwe Bode Akinwande Foundation, a Lagos-faith-based NGO that supports widows and their vulnerable kids.
Chinwe believes that widows deserve support and society is ill-equipped with resources and knowledge on how to appropriately respond to them.
Hence, her foundation was birthed to give them strength, economically and socially.
She also motivates widows through her various talk shows, articles, and speeches, inspiring them to be more than what society wants them to be.
7. Bimbo Balogun
Co-founder, So Fresh Neighborhood Market, Nigeria’s number one premium healthy food brand that supplies fresh, good clean nutrition and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Together with her husband, Bimbo has redefined the way healthy and nutritive food is perceived in Nigeria.
As well as run So Fresh, Bimbo recently launched her online course, ‘Building Great Teams’ for small businesses.
She has also been motivating Nigerians both home and abroad on the benefits of eating good food and being healthy.
6. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin
She is the founder of Pearls Africa Youth Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization with the goal of educating youthful girls in under-served areas in Nigeria with technology skills.
On November 1st, 2018, Abisoye was named one of the 10 CNN Heroes of The Year.
She was also recently listed as one of BBC’s 100 women.
A Nigerian women’s rights activist, Abisoye was recognized by ONE as Woman of the Year 2018.
5. Olajumoke Adenowo
Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo is an architect, businesswoman, and philanthropist.
She is also a writer public speaker, radio host, and the CEO of AD Consulting, an architectural and interior design firm situated in Lagos.
She has been called ‘Africa’s Starchitect’ by CNN and as ‘the face of Architecture in Nigeria’ by The Guardian.
Olajumoke was born in Ibadan, Oyo State.
At the age of 14, she had already gotten admission into Obafemi Awolowo University and at 19 she graduated with a B.sc with honors in Architecture.
She later obtained a Master’s of Science in Architecture and got a distinction in the courses she offered.
She went on to gain business knowledge from the Yale School of Management, Lagos Business School (Chief Executive Program(, and the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain.
Olajumoke has written some motivational books such as “Life spring: The Mother’s Prayer Manual” “The Mysterious Seed: Powerful Secrets of Financial Increase and Designed for Marriage.”
She is also a host on the radio show Voice of Change.
However, she earned features in ‘Who will be who in the 21st century (Young Achievers Section) by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, and ‘Those who inspire Nigeria’ in 1991.
4. Nimi Akinkugbe
Nimi Akinkugbe is noted for introducing the popular Monopoly board game to Nigeria.
Nimi is a zealous crusader of financial prudence and has used an unconventional tool – the game of Monopoly – to imbibe saving habits in kids.
She also relates with her adult audience through her write-up conferences and public speaking occasions about personal wealth.
Nimi was born in Portharcourt and lived in Lagos until she was 7 years old.
She spent the rest of her childhood in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.
Later, she attended school in Kenya and the United Kingdom where she obtained a B.sc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
She went on to obtain an MBA from the Lagos Business School.
Her inspiration to give out financial help came when she was in the banking industry when she realized that most people were extravagant when it comes spending money.
Due to the fact that she was at a vantage point where she could understand what influenced these people’s financial choices she could see that they had no knowledge as to how to handle their personal finances.
As a result, she began writing articles in financial management and having them published in newspapers and magazines.
She has these articles collected under the brand name ‘Money Matters With Nimi’.
To further her agenda, she introduced the game of monopoly as a means to educate the youths on the importance of saving money.
Today her company ‘Best man Games’ distributes customized editions of Monopoly in about 48 African countries.
3. Arese Ugwu
After separating from her spouse and experiencing financial difficulties.
Arese Ugwu decided to take charge of her situation and change for her better.
Today, Arese Ugwu is the author of the best-selling ‘The Smart Money Woman’ a book that addresses various financial literacy.
The book has gained international recognition for its potency in helping young Africans make smarter money decisions.
Arese attended the University College London (UCL) and Aston Business School, Birmingham, where she obtained an M.sc in Economic Development and a B.sc in Business and Management respectively.
She acquired her financial knowledge from working in the financial sector and with the things she learned there, she resolved to expand financial teachings by breaking them into layman understanding.
In a bid to take her message further, she wrote ‘The Smart Money Woman“.
She also runs a finance blog called ‘Smart Money Africa’.
On the blog, she articulates practical advice in the form in the form of write-ups and interviews.
2. Omilola Oshikoya
Omilola Oshikoya is a money coach with around 1 year of experience in finance/investment banking.
She is the founder of Omilola Oshikoya International, a life and financial coaching company.
Omilola’s experience with financial difficulties as a child made her resolve not to experience these same issues as an adult.
As a result, she studied Accounting and Finance with the intent to become a banker.
After experiencing an epiphany, she resigned from her lucrative job to start her business.
Today, she is ‘Africa’s Premier Wealth Coach’ who coaches people through write-ups, conferences, and interviews on how to make money.
Every year Omilola organizes a seminar called the ‘Do It Afraid’ seminar where business-minded people are inspired to reach their goals irrespective of the difficulties that may arise.
She is also the author of ‘The Richer Woman’, a book about her personal experiences as a young woman pursuing wealth.
1. Tara Fela-Durotoye
Tara Fela-Durotoye is a barrister and a pioneer in the bridal makeup profession in Nigeria.
Her makeup journey is both historical and motivational.
At a period when being a business owner was not the norm, Tara started her makeup venture with just 15,000 Naira.
She began pursuing this career while studying Law at the Lagos State University.
From catering to a few weddings here and there her brand expanded to become a pioneering movement for all other makeup brands in Nigeria.
She has attained major standards in Nigeria establishing the first bridal directory and first makeup school in Nigeria under the brand name House of Tara; launching Be Inspired, Nigeria’s first homegrown fragrance, and Orekelewa, a makeup line.
Tara has spoken through various platforms on relationship, career, and finance.
Interestingly, Tara is the wife of the present presidential aspirant under the political party Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye, who is also a writer, an entrepreneurship consultant, and globally recognized speaker.
Interestingly, we have Nigerian women drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors who are deliberately inspiring their societies through the power of their ideas and achievements.
Well, which of them do you like most?
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