Video: Meet the Nigerian women who beat all odds to become successful in business

Nigerian women have proven their grit in the areas of business and governance. Nigeria is home to some of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world who have overcome very difficult challenges including lack of access to funding, and power outages to scale their businesses. CNBC Africa’s Didi Akinyelure sits down with some of these highly successful business women to discuss their remarkable journeys.

Women featured:

1) Ibukun Awosika, First Woman Chairperson of First Bank.
2) Adenike Ogunlesi, Founder ‘Ruff n Tumble’.
3) Folurunsho Alakija, Third richest black woman in the world.
4) Nike Davies-Okundaye, Founder of Nike Art Gallery.
5) Bukky George, Founder of Health Plus.

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