Aisha Yesufu may have become popular to you during the EndSARS protest but she has been very active for several years. The Human right activist who pioneered the Bring Back Our Girls campaign was recently named by the BBC as one of the most influential women in the world.
During the unveiling of its list, BBC disclosed their findings in the 2020 list with the caption “those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.”
Others who made it to the list include Sanna Marin, the pioneer of Finland’s all-female coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, a star of the new Avatar and Marvel films, and Sarah Gilbert, the head of Oxford University research into coronavirus vaccine. Jane Fonda, an actress and climate change activist was also included in the list.
Aisha Yesufu is a born and raised in Kano State by Edo parents and she started activism at a very young age hoping to see more girl child become educated.
In recent times, though not alone, she was one of the popular figures who were actively vocal and involved in the #EndSARS protest by Nigerians which brought an end to the Special Anti-Roberry Squad (SARS) but campaigned against police brutality.