Funmi Odegbami, Uche Eze, Michelle Obama, Folorunsho Alakija are Honoured As part of The 100 Most Inspirational Women In The World.

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Fresh from being nominated for two awards by the prestigious Women4Africa Awards 2013, the award-winning and internationally renowned makeup artist Funmi Odegbami – sister of Afrobeats queen May7ven and daughter of Nigerian football legend Segun Odegbami – has recently been honoured as one of the 100 Most Inspirational Women in the World.

Funmi Odegbami, who is the CEO of MiNK London, founder of Makeup Show Live and a member of the Black Women in Europe Power list, was honoured and placed at #25 on the list of 100 Most Inspirational Woman in the World which also included the likes of the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle ObamaUche Eze – the founder of Bella NaijaHon. Abike Dabiri and Oprah Winfrey among several hugely inspiring women.

Compiled as part of the commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day by Nigerian-based online tastemakers Olori Supergal and to celebrate “women who have driven a cause one way or the other…”, the list which is headed by none other than Michelle Obama, also honours Tosyn Bucknor (14), Ellen Degeneres (11), Betty Irabor (70) and the late great Mother Theresa (23) just to mention a few.

Speaking of the prestigious honour bestowed upon her, Funmi Odegbami said, “I would like to say a huge thank you to Olori Supergal for this honour. I feel extremely overwhelmed and blessed at the same time. I am not sure what’s happening in the world for someone like me to be recognised in this way, but I won’t fight it and I thank God for everything He is doing on my behalf. I started on this journey because I had a strong desire to make a real difference in the world and just like the MiNK motto, to encourage others to Dream Big too”.

Here is the full list(in no particular order) of the 100 Most Inspiring Women in the world as compiled by blogger, Olori Supergirl.

  • Michelle Obama (First Lady, United States of America)
    Hon. Abike Dabiri
    Tara Fela-Durotoye (CEO Orekelewa Makeup)
    Toyosi Akerele (Activist, Youth Educator)
    Kate Henshaw ( Actress)
    Kemi Lala-Akindoju (Actress, Activist)
    Zainab Ikaz (Activist)
    Tola Onigbanjo (Radio Presenter, Founder Women4Africa)
    Uche Eze (Founder, Bella Naija)
    Wana  Udobang (Wana Wana )
    Ellen Degeneres
    Esther Ijewere  Kalejaiye (Founder, Walk Against Rape Campaign)
    Oprah Winfrey
    Tosyn Bucknor ( On Air Personality, Founder- The Genes, Writer)
    Yinka Davies (Singer, Song writer)
    Funke Bucknor Obruthe (CEO Zappahire Events)
    Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi (Radio Presenter)
    Serena and Venus Williams
    Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin ( Human Rights Activist)
    Jerrilyn Mulbah
    Joan Okorodudu (CEO Isis Modelling Agency)
    Josephine Effah-Chukwuma (Founder Project Alert )
    Mother Theresa
    Kathleen Ndongmo
    Funmi Odegbami
    Caroline Marsh
    Precious De Bruin
    Salha Kaitesi
    Ida Horner
    Esther Owuta Onolememen
    Kemi Williams
    Folorunsho Alakija
    Maya Angelou
    Iyanla Vanzant
    Onyeka Onwenu
    TY Bello
    Joyce Meyers
    Soneni Gwizi
    Noerine Kaleeba
    Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
    Beka Ntsanwisi
    Linda Mary Teresa
    Esther Madud
    Olufunmilayo Ransome Kuti
    Linda Ikeji (Blogger, Writer)
    Moyo Oyatogun
    Tochi Eze (CEO Selah inspiration)
    Uche OKoli (CEO Reel Radio Nigeria)
    Debbie Ogunjobi ( CEO Every Woman)
    Angela Mirkel – German Prime Minister
    Late Mrs. Bimbo Odukoya
    Tolu Oniru ( On Air Personality)
    Oby Ezekwesili
    Waje (Nigerian Artist)
    Conodolezza Rice
    Susanne Wenger
    Pastor Nike Adeyemi
    Hilary Clinton
    President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil
    Kimora Lee Simmons
    Asa (Musician)
    Toyosi Ogunseye
    Senator Florence Ita-Giwa
    Deola Sagoe
    Bola Shagaya
    Ibukun Awosika
    Sarah Blakely
    Grace liebkein
    Malala yousafzai
    Betty Irabo
    Angelina Jolie
    Arianna Huffington
    Angeliki Frangou
    Ory Okolloh
    Josie Natora
    Kathryn Kuhlman
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    Dr. Bosede Afolabi
    Stella Damsus
    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
    Joke Silva
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
    Bronwell Anthony (Activist)
    Okonjo Iweala
    Dora Akinyuli
    Agatha Amata
    Funmi Iyanda
    Oluwayemisi Mafe
    Tina Fey
    Remi Tinubu
    Funke Adejumo
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Anne Sullivan
    Helen Keller
    Maria Montessori
    Halima Abubakar
    Agnes Baden-Powell
    Alex Box
    Emmeline Pakhurst
    Pastor Folu Adeboye
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