Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage is excited after she made the list of BBC 100 Most Influential Women.
Award winning Nigerian Singer, Tiwa Savage has called on women not to allow their gender limit them from attaining their utmost best in life.
Sawage who was reacting to her making of the BBC 100 Most Inspirational and Innovative Women list said this on her instagram handle @tiwasavage on Thursday.
“Don’t let being a woman hinder you, I’ve and still need to fight to get visitors to respect and appreciate might work and not limit me because I am female which means this really encourages me to keep pushing and breaking boundaries.
It’s true if they say your brightest moments usually come after your darkest times.
Keep your mind up and work hard through it. The same people laughing at you will celebrate you, ’’ Savage said.
“Do not let any such thing hold you back because you certainly are a mother, wife, young, older or a lady.
“You can’t ever leave a footprint that may last if you’re always focusing on tiptoes, ” she said further quoting Leymar Gbowee, popular Liberian female activist.
Savage also urged her fans to place God first, enjoy life, love, be a good human and do why is you happy.
The ‘Eminado’ crooner is a mother of one with several awards and a Sony/ATV publishing deal to her name.
Also, Nigerian-British Anne-Marie Imafidon made the list on her behalf role in supporting women to get into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Imafidon founded and became CEO of `Stemettes’’ in 2013, a social enterprise promoting ladies in STEM careers, and was honoured with a Person in the British Empire ( MBE) in 2016.
At 15, she was admitted a degree program and became the youngest graduate with a Master’s degree from Oxford University at the age of 19.
The list also includes seven other Africans including Adelle Onyango (Kenya), Anita Nderu (Kenya), Chaima Lahsini (Morroco), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia), Marieme Jamme (Senegal), Naomi Mwaura (Kenya) and Talent Jumo (Zimbabwe).
100 Women is a BBC multi-format series established in 2013.
The series examines the role of women in the 21st century and has included events in London and Mexico.
This year’s event that may last for just one week includes broadcast, on line reports, debates and journalism on the main topic of women.
Women across the world should participate via Twitter and comment on the list, plus the interviews and debates which follow release of the list.