They responded with inspiring, beautiful and motivational messages.
, Tiwa Savage
and DJ Cuppy
were among the prominent Africans who shared their stories with us.
It's no surprise that the late Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai was the most quoted woman in the series, other quotes came from Lupita Nyong'o
, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
and Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Watch some of the videos below and share your favorite quotes by an African woman with us too.
Happy International Women's Day! #BeBoldforChange.
Tiwa Savage is a singer and songwriter from Nigeria, she quoted Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee.
Florence Otedola aka DJ Cuppy
is a DJ and entrepreneur living between Lagos, Nigeria and London, UK. She quoted Nigerian politician Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
'An African City' creator Nicole Amarteifio told us how actress Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar acceptance speech in 2014 inspired her to dream big; "I felt like she was talking to me," she said.
Jane Michael Ekanem
Fashion entrepreneur Jane Michael Ekanem quoted Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie when we asked what her favorite quote from an African woman was.
"In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground." Akoma CEO Zain Verjee also quotes the late Wangari Maathai on International Women's Day.
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