Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei – co-founders of She Leads Africa

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Afua Osei and Yasmin Belo-Osagie — co-founders of the media and events company SheLeadsAfrica — coined the moniker to refer to members of their fast-growing online sisterhood of millennial urban women united by a shared ambition to build businesses or carve fulfilling careers. Judging by the crowds at their SheHive networking events in Lagos and Abuja, the duo appear to have identified a big market for the inspirational content on their website and the support they offer start-ups.

Whether such enthusiasm will seed significant numbers of viable businesses will be a bellwether of possible transformation in Nigeria. Ms Osei and Ms Belo-Osagie are cheerleading a new generation familiar with networking on social media who are determined to defy the patronage-based norms of a society where success has traditionally hinged on finding a powerful patron, known colloquially as a “godfather”.

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Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei – co-founders of She Leads Africa