The BBC ‘100 Women‘ list is a yearly feature of inspiring women across the world. Alicia Keys, Simon Biles, Nadiya Hussein among others made this year’s list as well.

Popular events planner, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe and Omotade Alalade (Founder of Bei Bei Foundation) have made Nigerian women immensely proud.

They’re both being recognized globally for their roles in breaking societal barriers that limit women worldwide.

For those who don’t know, Omotade Alalade is the founder of a growing infertility foundation, that is helping women with fertility complications find solutions.

Funcke Bucknor-Obruthe is the celebrity events planner every Nigerian has likely heard of.

Congratulations to both women, and kudos to all Nigerians out there winning for us all!


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