Beautiful Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage, also known as the ‘Rihanna’ of Africa has just reacted to being named by the BBC as one of the most inspirational and innovative women for 2017.The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has released its 100 Women 2017 list, which names 100 influential and inspirational women across the globe annually, highlighting Michelle Bachelet as the first female President of Chile.
Bachelet is one of 10 South American women to be named, along with one Argentine and 8 Brazilians.
The mother of one, Tiwa Savage made the BBC’s list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017. On a theme that focuses on tackling some of the biggest problems facing women around the world this year, Tiwa has expressed her surprise adding that the list featuring Chile’s Michelle Bachelet and NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson just made her day.
Each year the media company challenges the named women to make progress in areas which still adversely affect females across the world. This year, the women are split into four “teams” which will each tackle one project: #Teamlead, #Teamread, #Teamgo and #Teamplay. These challenges correspond to the problems posed by the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, street harassment and sexism in sport.
Tiwa Savage, one of eight African women recognized for their works including the Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, both finds themselves in #Teamgo along with the two Kenyan Radio and TV personalities Adelle Onyango and Anita Nderu, as well as a journalist from Morocco ,Chaima Lahsini, Professor of Sexualised Violence Liz Kelly, Anne-Marie Imafidon the CEO & ‘Head Stemette’ at Stemettes, among nine other passionate women.
In a reaction, Tiwa Savage posted saying: