Aisha Yesufu makes BBC’s 100 most influential women globally
Nigerian activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for the year 2020.
Yesufu was listed alongside Sanna Marin who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films, and Sarah Gilbert, who heads the Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine.
Aisha has been vocal against bad governance and government oppression in the West African country.
At some point in the widespread #EndSARS protests, she was the face of the massive street processions with many hailing her as a heroine for her role in pushing for police reforms.
Yeseufu was also recognised by Twitter as her handle was verified after many Nigerians pushed for her to be given the blue tick by the micro-blogging website.
According to the BBC, this year’s 100 Women list “is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.”