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11 Nigerian Women Who Were Nominated For The 2017 New African Women Awards

The New African Woman magazine has released the nominees’ list for the second edition of its New African Woman Awards.

The award celebrates and honors exceptional African women who have made a positive impact and contributions in their communities, and the continent at large, in the past 12 months.

Here are the Nigerian women who were nominated for this year and the categories.

1. Amina J. Mohammed

New African Woman in Business, New African Woman in Politics/Public Office, New African Woman of the Year

Amina Mohammed

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2. Unoma Ndili Okorafor

New African Woman in Education

Image: WAAW

3. Jessica O.Mathews

New African Woman in Health, Science & Innovation

Image: USA Today

4. Dr. Ola Orekunrin

New African Woman in Health, Science & Innovation

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5. Bola Adesola

New African Woman in Finance

Image: Standard Chartered Bank

6. Uche Eze Pedro

New African Woman in Media

Image: BMPro

7. Zain Asher

New African Woman in Media

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8. Joan Okorodudu

New African Woman in Arts and Culture

Image: Vogue Inspire

9. Hadiza Bala Usman

New African Woman in Civil Society

Image: Dailymail

10. Emmanuella Samuel

New African Woman on the Rise (The Next Generation)

Image: YouTube

11. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

New African Woman of the Year

Image: Vanity Fair

Congratulations to these Nigerian women and all the best!