5 Female Entrepreneur You Need to Know

In the past couple of years, entrepreneurship seems to be a men’s thing (even though we have more female entrepreneurs) but, today, we have a lot of women breaking ground in the world of business. 

Amazing, right? 

Now to mention but a few of these glass-shattering ceiling women.


  1. Dr. Ola Brown (Orekunrin)

Dr. Olamide Brown Orekunrin is a Medical Doctor, Helicopter Pilot, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of @FlyingDoctorsIC. Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company / Flying Doctors Nigeria is an air ambulance service, the first indigenous air ambulance service in Lagos, West Africa. 

Undaunted by challenges, she successfully established Flying Doctors in Lagos, Nigeria in 2007. Dr. Brown is a remarkable medical doctor, exceptional pilot, and successful entrepreneur revolutionizing healthcare in Nigeria and West Africa.




2. Uche Pedro (CEO Bella Naija) 

Uche Pedro is a Nigerian entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Bella Naija, a media-tech brand known for entertainment and lifestyle content which was created in 2006 and has grown to be one of the hottest destinations for celebrity news and fashion trends on the internet.

She is now one of the most popular bloggers in Nigeria as we speak. 






3. Kemi Adetiba

Kemi is a popular movie director who came into the limelight with her feature film debut “The Wedding Party” presently driving the internet crazy with her recent movie “King of Boys- The Return of the King”. 

Born in Lagos, Kemi started her journey into media as a child where she headlined two tv commercials.






4. Yasmin Belo-Osagie

Yasmin Belo-Osagie is a co-founder of She Leads Africa, a Nigerian-based social enterprise that equips female entrepreneurs in Africa with the knowledge, network, and finances to build and scale a profitable business. 

She is also one of the board of directors at FSDH Asset Management, a subsidiary of FSDH Holding Company Limited which is a non-operating holding company focused on the provision of progressive financial services in Nigeria.




5. Adaora Mbelu

Adaora is the founder of Lumination Global Network, an organization on a mission to empower individuals and organizations to live a life of purpose. 

She is currently a Director at Trellis Group, a group of companies in the brand development and experiential marketing space that has worked on several projects across various industries, with brands such as Microsoft, Google, Sterling Bank and so much more.

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