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Funmilayo Kuti

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was once limitedly remembered as the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria whereas she was an activist, teacher, political campaigner, and founder of Nigeria’s Women Union. Ohh! And also a baddie invested in the fight for women’s rights.

This brings me to talk about how limited people still think women are in this modern day. Modern-day feminism and the impact of Gen Zs on modern-day women's relevance are almost always underemphasized. It is not a topic up for debate that the world revolves around women like Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Viola Davis, Chimamanda Adichie, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Beyoncé Knowles, Temilade Openiyi (Tems), Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, Asisat Oshoala, Mo Abudu, Temilade Salami and late Ameyo Stella Adadevoh amongst others. Btw, I said what I said. Their undeniable impact and investments into their craft, culture, team, and themselves as major resources have positively affected the world and will keep impacting future generations.

I have been opportune to listen to these women tell their stories time and again. One thing that is key in all their experiences is the power of self-awareness and self-consciousness.

For Vanity Fair
Viola Davis

In Finding me, Viola Davis talked about how in the midst of her life's shitstorm, her sister Dianne's question “What do you want to be?” kept ringing in her mind. Eventually, a teeny, tiny light. A guide. A whisper. A voice. In that, she found the strength to overcome every hurdle; stage fright, and low self-esteem, till she became SOMEBODY.

Temilade 'Tems' Openiyi

Temilade 'Tems' Openiyi had talked about how she put in so much work in herself. How she started mixing and producing her own songs because producers didn’t want to and of course! She knew what she had was special and she wasn’t going to let i