The celebrities you are about to read about command the highest levels of admiration and reverence in Nigeria. Experts in their respective fields, they are a source of inspiration to millions of Nigerians.
In no particular order of appearance, Here are the Top 5 Most Powerful Female Celebrities in Nigeria.
1. Genevieve Nnaji, (Actress)
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian model, producer, director and brilliant actress. One of the most popular face in Nigeria, she has starred in over 80 Nigerian movies. Genevieve is revered all over Africa as a woman of substance and a force to reckon with, she definitely deserves a spot on this list of the most powerful female celebrities in Nigeria.
In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.
Her movie ”Lion Heart” is also the first ever Nollywood movie that was acquired by Netflix.
2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, (Novelist/Writer)
The prolific Nigerian author is perhaps the most popular contemporary writer to come out of not just Nigeria, but Africa. Her novel Half of a Yellow Sun, was awarded the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.
In 2008, Adichie was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant . She was described in The Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”.
3. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, (Actress)
An accomplished and perhaps the most successful actress in Nollywood (debateable) she has featured in over 300 films, selling millions of copies. With her massive, incredible fan base, she is rated among Nigeria’s Best Actresses.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a woman of consequence. An actress, singer, and philanthropist, she has received a plethora of high-profile awards.
In 2013, Time Magazine Ranked her as one of the Most Influential People in the World.
4. Tiwa Savage (Musician)
Tiwa Savage aka queen of Afrobeats, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer, actress. and according to BBC, an intergral member of the Afrobeats scene.
Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, presenter, Ebro, once described Tiwa as “the most popular artiste on the African continent”
Tiwa Savage was in 2017 listed among the top 100 most inspirational and innovative women by BBC.
5. Linda Ikeji, (Blogger)
The last on this list of the most powerful female celebritues in Nigeriabis Linda Ikeji.
Linda is the proud Owner of the most popular blog in Nigeria.
Her blog which she started in 2006 is now one of the most celebrated blogs in Africa and the one-stop portal for information, (mostly entertainment and gossips) in Nigeria.
Recently she was awarded the global leadership awards for digital media from the united nations global awards.