In Nigeria’s male-dominated society, female journalists have made significant strides in the field. From covering politics and breaking news to human rights and gender issues, these journalists have left their mark in the industry. Here, we will highlight the 5 most powerful female journalists in Nigeria, their achievements, awards, and rise to stardom.

Kadaria Ahmed

Kadaria Ahmed is a Nigerian journalist, media entrepreneur, and television host. She is the founder and CEO of Daria Media, an independent media company that produces documentaries, podcasts, and other content. She was also the host of the popular television show, “Straight Talk with Kadaria,” which aired on Channels Television from 2013 to 2016.

She is known for her fearless reporting and for addressing taboo topics such as religion, politics, and sexuality. In 2016, she was awarded the BBC African Women’s Awards for her outstanding contribution to the media industry.

Funmi Iyanda

Funmi Iyanda is a Nigerian journalist, broadcaster, and producer. She is the host of the popular television show, “New Dawn with Funmi,” which aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from 2000 to 2009. She is also the founder of OYA Media, a production company that creates content for television, film, and digital platforms. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Nigerian Media Merit Award for Best Television Presenter in 2003 and the Excellence in Broadcasting Award at the African Achievers Awards in 2015.

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa is a Nigerian journalist, politician, and former member of the Nigerian House of Representatives. She is currently the chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, a government agency that oversees the affairs of Nigerians living abroad. She was previously a journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Nigerian Tribune newspaper. She is known for her advocacy work on behalf of Nigerians living abroad and for promoting the rights of women and children. In 2018, she was named African Woman of the Year at the African Achievers Awards.

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi is a Nigerian radio personality and presenter. She is the host of the popular radio show, “The Gbemi Show,” which airs on Beat FM. She is also the founder of Gbemisoke Shoes, a footwear brand that produces high-quality shoes for women. She is known for her outspoken personality and for addressing social issues on her show. In 2018, she was named the On-Air Personality of the Year at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.

Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba is a Nigerian filmmaker and television director. She is best known for directing the hit movie, “The Wedding Party,” which became one of the highest-grossing Nigerian movies of all time. She has also directed music videos for numerous Nigerian artists, including Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and Davido. She is known for her innovative style and for breaking barriers in the male-dominated film industry. In 2017, she won the Best Director award at the Africa Magic Viewers’

Boluwatife Adedokun is a passionate journalist, who writes to ameliorate societal ills. As a young journalist, she aims to have a society devoid of corruptions by righting the wrongs with the power of pen. Her enthusiasm towards speaking for the masses has engendered her publication in different national dailies and she wish to be more impactful through her stories.

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