Tiwa Savage, a Nigerian singer, has been named by the BBC as one of the 100 most inspirational and innovative women of 2017.
The List prepared by BBC counts in all the spheres of modern life including the engineering, creative industries, sports, business etc.
Also on the list are 7 other Africans - Adelle Onyango (Kenya) Anita Nderu (Kenya) Chaima Lahsini (Morroco), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia), Marieme Jamme (Senegal), Naomi Mwaura (Kenya) and Talent Jumo (Zimbabwe).
This BBC list has been inspired by the 1o0 challenges that a woman faces in her life.
Dancer, TV star and business owner Jin Xing (50) - Known as China's answer to Oprah Winfrey, Jin Xing was the first transgender woman in China to receive government approval for gender reassignment.
Footballer Steph Houghton (29) - Captain of Manchester City FC and the England women's football team. She delivered the second most-viewed TED talk of all time.
Indonesia's wildly popular minister for fisheries Bu Susi - famous for blowing up the boats of illegal fisherman and internationally recognised for her conservation agenda - was also included. After her doctoral studies, she became the Director of Diversity Policy at FortunaPIX.
Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell (37) - victor of the United States $1million Global Teacher Prize 2017.
Singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage (37) - integral member of the Afrobeats scene and Nigerian philanthropist. This represents global wealth of women empowerment and talent.
· Urvashi Sahni- Dr. Urvashi Sahni is a social entrepreneur, women's rights activist and educationist of 34 years standing. The 24-year-old Indian-Canadian author Rupi Kaur is also recognised by the BBC.
Comedian, model and disability rights campaigner Nawaal Akram (18) - founder of Muscular Dystrophy Middle East, and promotes rights for women with disabilities in the Middle East.
The remaining 40 places will then be decided as the challenge progresses, drawn from those who have supported, inspired and helped the teams on the ground over the course of the weeks. The teams will want to hear directly from women affected by the issues they are tackling and find out what solutions may have already been tried.