27-year-old Adiat Disu, the founder of NY-based communications and brand strategy company, Adiree, has just been announced as one of the exceptional young women on Forbes‘ list of ‘Top 20 Power Women in Africa.’
Credited as an international publicist, Adiat and her company launched Africa Fashion Week in New York in 2009, building it to become a popular international African-focused event, earning her a name in the style-sphere.
On receipt of her news, Ms Disu thanked her followers, saying;
“It wouldn’t have been possible without your support! Through challenges and victories, you’ve been there.”
Other names on the list include Nigerian Rimini Makama, director of Africa Practice, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, a Nigerian social entrepreneur and founder of RISE Networks, as well as Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei, who are co-founders of She Leads Africa.
The Forbes writer who has been compiling the list annually since 2011, Mfonobong Nsehe explained of the names featured;
“…Each one of them has one thing in common: they are doers. They are resolute in their resolve to change, to build, inspire and transform. And they are out there making it happen. …The Amazons to watch, and the custodians of tomorrow.”
We at SPICE congratulate everyone who made the Forbes list of the Top 20 Power Women in Africa under 45, and having been fortuned enough to see Ms Disu and her Africa Fashion Week event in action in September (see our coverage of the event below), we expect more great things to come her way.
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