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She was the first Nigerian woman to earn a PhD and serve as a vice-chancellor. Her dedication to education and women’s empowerment made her a true trailblazer. Her legacy continues to inspire and motivate women and girls in Nigeria and beyond.
She was a Nigerian trailblazer and the first woman to drive a commercial bus in Nigeria. Her courage in breaking gender barriers in the transportation industry inspired many women. Her legacy continues to inspire and motivate women in Nigeria to pursue their dreams without fear.
The first African woman to publish a novel in the English language, breaking barriers and paving the way for other women writers. Her work highlighted the experiences of African women and inspired a generation of writers.
Chief Folake Solanke
Chief Folake Solanke was the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and the first female Chairman of the Body of Benchers. She broke gender barriers in the legal profession and paved the way for other women to follow in her footsteps. Her legacy continues to inspire and empower women in Nigeria.
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was the first Nigerian woman to earn a degree in the United Kingdom and the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria. Her activism for women’s rights and political freedom earned her the title of “Lioness of Lisabi”