They Play Too! See 14 cool selfies of leading African women entrepreneurs

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These boss ladies are not your regular selfie-loving females; from board rooms to industry events, they wield and control significant power in their various entrepreneurial pursuits. But they are divas too! As you will see from these selfie photos of leading women entrepreneurs from across Africa.

We present you our first lineup of ‘Divapreneurs’ – major stakeholders and influencers in their different sectors… but divas nonetheless. Yes, they like to let their hair down from time to time too, and just have fun without the press. Those are priceless moments not just for them, but for their teeming mentees and admirers as well.

Adenike Ogunlesi

Founder and Chief responsibility Officer of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, a clothing line for kids in Nigeria. Mrs. Ogunlesi also sits on the board of Lafarge Africa as a non-executive member. Here, the affable Adenike seems quite pleased with her own party-ready look. We love it too!

adenikeogunlesi_37Then again, she poses for this happy selfie with her boo of many years


Bolanle Austen-Peters

CEO of Terra Culture, the strikingly beautiful lawyer and business woman gained many more admirers after her highly intelligent delivery at the last edition of The Platform on Nigeria’s Independence day.

folajoy_82And here, she poses for a selfie with Funke Bucknor-Obruthe


Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

She is the MD/CEO of Zapphaire Events, event planner extraordinaire and highly visible on Nigeria’s corporate and social scenes. Mrs. Bucknor-Obruthe is full of zest, no doubt and it shines through in this beautiful car selfie.


Tara Fela-Durotoye

Pioneer beauty entrepreneur and lawyer, Tara Fela-Durotoye has become a household name across Africa and she continues to inspire the younger generation to be all that they can be. Don’t you just love this fun selfie with speaker hubby, Fela Durotoye.


Betty Irabor

The graceful CEO and Editor-in-Chief of leading women’s lifestyle print, Genevieve Magazine, is also a family woman and we see her posing for a selfie with hubby Soni Irabor here

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Again, she smiles for a friendly shot with a friend


Fatoumata Ba

From being founder and CEO of online retail giant, Jumia in Ivory Coast, Ms. Ba became the MD of Jumia Nigeria early 2015. Her cutting edge achievements and lofty track record greatly belie her sweet smile in this selfie.

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Anita Erskine

This Ghanaian communications entrepreneur is as bold as she is beautiful… and she knows it. Mrs. Erskine hosts 3 popular shows on the DSTV network and she was recently crowned as the 2015 ‘‘TV Hostess of the Year ‘ at the City People Awards held in Lagos.


And here’s a studio selfie just before she went on air



Afua Osei

Management consultant and co-founder of She Leads Africa, Ms. Osei is an accomplished young woman and she sure loves to let her hair down and have fun in between work rounds.


Basetsana Kumalo

The former Miss. Black South Africa is a television personality and Director of Uzalile Investments. She is also a non-executive Director at Tawana Resources among several others. Here, she takes a beautiful selfie for the road before stepping out.


Kehinde Olusola Kamson

Founder and CEO of Sweet Sensation Confectionary, Ms. Kamson is a trail blazer on Nigeria’s fast food scene. Indefatigable comes to mind when you hear of her journey to success. We are proud of this beautiful lady.


Now, in your own books, who slayed it the most among these beautiful African amazons?? You can contribute selfies too at [email protected]



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