In celebration of the International Women’s Day which took place on the 8th of March, Weekend Magazine highlights the powerful women who are making waves and earning their respect through content creation.
Aisha Falke (Northern Hibiscus)
Aisha Abubakar Falke is a woman who is devoted to enhancing the living circumstances of Northern Nigerian women and young people. She earned a degree in Applied Chemistry from Usman Danfodio University in Sokoto and has since discovered a passion for both fashion and teaching. Aisha is also the driving force behind Northern Hibiscus, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of the underprivileged in society. On Instagram, she has more than 500k followers, while on YouTube, she has 8k subscribers. She posts motivational sayings, survival tips, and career advice on her channel for young people to learn from in order to succeed. She also showcases the exquisiteness of Northern Nigerian culture on her channel.
With over 300,000 subscribers and 25 million YouTube views, Dimma is known as the Queen of Content Production in Nigeria. If you’re particularly interested in make-up and skin care, Dimma is your go-to; she resides in Lagos and produces material about beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. She began with makeup lessons inspired by Ankara, but she has since expanded her repertoire to include vlogs, tags, reviews, collaborations, and pretty much anything else related to lifestyle.
Maryam Apaokagi, better known online as Taaooma, is a filmmaker, actress, comedian, and social media personality. Taaooma started her content creation journey in 2015 and shot to fame in 2019 with humorous skits on African parenting, mothers, and the brutal methods they spank their kids. Taaooma is the most popular female content creator, with 4.4 million Instagram followers, 3.5 million Facebook fans, and a whopping net worth of more than $65,000.
Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori, better known by her stage name Kie Kie, is a model, content producer, actress, and TV personality. She was born on June 20th, 1990. She attended a private elementary and secondary school in Ibadan before moving on to Bowen University in Osun State to study mass communication. She then continued on to the London School of Management to earn a master’s degree in marketing. Kie Kie began performing in skits in 2019 and, through effort and commitment, gained notoriety over time. She has 1.2 million Facebook fans and 2 million Instagram followers. Her estimated net worth is $80,000.
Kelechi is a beauty influencer, social media expert, and content producer; Kelechi’s videos are inspirational as there is so much to learn on her YouTube channel, such as how to expand your social media presence, how she films her videos, product reviews (particularly hair items), YouTube start up suggestions, and so much more fun packed vlogs.
Maraji Gloria Oloruntobi, also known as Maraji, was born on February 6th, 1997 and is a citizen of Edo State. She attended Covenant University to study International Relations after completing her elementary and secondary education in Edo State. Maraji started her career as a content creator in 2015 by lip-syncing to Nigerian musicians’ songs till she became well-known. She appeared in the music video by Falz and Yemi Alade. With a whopping 1.6 million Instagram followers and 66k Facebook fans, Maraji has a large audience that is constantly eager to see her entertaining videos and comedic sketches.
Vivian Okezie is an Abuja-based YouTuber who enjoys making lifestyle content. Vivian’s channel is the place to go if you’ve ever wondered what life is like in Abuja. Her videos are of the highest quality and will give you the impression that you are watching a movie. Vivian displays the upscale lifestyle of Abuja with her workouts, breakfast and lunch dates, apartment tours, hauls, reviews, make-up tutorials, etc.
Kemi Ikuseedun, often known as Mummy Wa or Kemz Mama, was born in Orile, Iganmu, Lagos state on September 26, 1996. She studied at Bell University in Ota, Ogun State, where she received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She later graduated from the University of Lagos State with a master’s degree in management.
Mummy Wa is a trained actress from Emem Isong’s Royal Arts Academy and a registered ICAN member. She has 726k Facebook and 371K Instagram followers, and her part as Mother Wa in Mr Macroni’s comedy series makes many people laugh.
Jessica Anagor, commonly known as Jessiekaey, was born in the early 1990s and received her fundamental education at a boarding school. Jessiekaey started creating videos in 2019, and her comedy focused on African mothers and their relationships with their daughters.
She rose to prominence after publishing a sketch on how her classmates misbehave during exams; the video was shared by Kraks TV and quickly gained steam, with countless shares. She has 153k Instagram followers, 548k Facebook fans, and a rumoured net worth of over $20,000.