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|Date of Birth:||12 December 1973|
|State of Origin:||Edo State|
|Occupation:||Activist and Businesswoman|
Aisha Yesufu Biography
Aisha Somtochukwu Yesufu was born on 12 December 1973. She is a Nigerian activist and businesswoman.
She co-founded the #BringBackOurGirls movement, which brings attention to the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria on 14 April 2014, by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
She has also been prominently involved in the End SARS movement against police brutality in Nigeria.
Early Life and Education
Aisha Somtochukwu Yesufu was born and raised in Kano State, and is from Agbede in Edo State. She experienced the difficulties of being a girl in a heavily patriarchal environment.
She has said that by the time she was 11 years old, she didn’t have any female friends because they had all been married or died in childbirth, and that by the time she married at 24, most of her friends were nearly grandmothers.
She says her love of books helped her during childhood, and reading made her realise “there was a world beyond the ghetto that I was growing up in … and I wanted that life”.
She applied to the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1991, but was rejected because she was a woman.
She was initially admitted to Usmanu Danfodiyo University in 1992, but after the school closed she enrolled at Ahmadu Bello University to study medicine.
Yesufu left Ahmadu Bello University after the school was also closed, following the killing of a professor in 1994.
She completed her education at Bayero University Kano, from which she graduated with a degree in microbiology.
Yesufu Aisha Career
Aisha Yesufu had participated in lots of protest right from her school days.
She became known for her campaign for the Bring Back Our Girls Movement and had led the protest for “ENDSARS” movement in the country.
Aisha Yesufu is also an entrepreneur who has been into business since 2000.
She is the owner of Oceangate Distribution Service which is well known for importing Alim Tomatoes.
She also established Aliyyah and Amir Ventures Limited, trading and distribution of general merchandise and raw materials in Northern NIgeria.
Aisha Yesufu Awards
Yesufu was among BBC’s 100 Women in 2020. Yesufu was included in a list of the Top 100 Most Influential Africans by New African magazine in 2020.
Aisha Yesufu Family
Aisha Yesufu married her husband, Aliu, in 1998. They have two children.
Aisha Yesufu Net Worth
Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian activist and businesswoman. She has an estimated net worth of $500,000.