2 Nigerian Women Who Made Forbes 50 Over 50: Europe, Middle East and Africa 2024 List

Forbes’ third annual 50 Over 50 list honors accomplished women over the age of fifty.

The third annual “50 Over 50: Europe, Middle East, and Africa” list was issued last Tuesday, immediately after the “50 Over 50” US list.

The women on the new list come from 29 different countries and territories and work in a wide range of industries. Forbes reported that the 50 members of the third annual 50 Over 50 list, who include innovators, CEOs, humanitarians, and vanguards from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, are shaping the future of science, fashion, and finance, as well as the Catholic Church.

Below are the Nigerian women who were featured on the list.

1. Olajumoke Adenowo

Adenowo, a 25-year-old architect from Nigeria, created AD Consulting after enrolling in university at the age of 14. AD Consulting has designed and built over 114 projects, including institutional buildings, offices, and residential homes, catapulting Adenowo to the forefront of architecture globally. Her most recent project is the development of a $880 million housing complex in South Africa.


2. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru

Kemi DaSilva-Ibru is an OB-GYN physician who founded the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating rape, sexual assault, and trafficking of young girls and women in Nigeria. She employs 18 full-time employees and 200 volunteers. Her nonprofit has assisted more than 3,000 survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Nigerian doctor is also pursuing a PhD in gender-based violence at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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