What an inspirational celebration of International Women’s Day from CNN Africa, as they ask 12 African influencers including Angelique Kidjo, Tiwa Savage, DJ Cuppy and more to share their favourite quotes from other African women who’ve inspired them.

Singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo quotes Wangari Maathai’s “You cannot enslave a mind that knows itself” while Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage opts for Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee’s “You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”

Check out all the powerful and inspirational quotes shared by some of Africa’s powerful and inspirational women.

Happy #IWD2017

Angelique Kidjo

Tiwa Savage

DJ Cuppy

Nicole Amarteifio

Jane Michael Ekanem

Fafa Gilbert

Kaluhi Adagala

Maame Adjei


Zain Verjee

Yasmine Yeya

Matsu Marau

Sarah-Grace Mankarious

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