Funmi Odegbami Honoured As One Of The 100 Most Inspirational Women In The World

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

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 Obama, Uche Eze – the founder of Bella Naija, Hon. 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”.

In no alphabetical order, here are 100 women who inspire us today.

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 molestation 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

For more information on Funmi Odegbami, please contact:

Annabelle Brown
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Montgomery House, Montgomery Road HA8 6NS
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  1. Anonymous Reply

    Who is Dr Bosede Afolabi?

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