Top 10 Female Programmers in Nigeria

Here in this post, we are going to give you a rundown of the top ten female programmers in Nigeria. We hope you find this list informative.

As a little girl, Ehi was famous for picking parts of Tv remotes and little nuts from the mechanic workshop at their junction.

She grew up in Anyigba a village in Kogi state Nigeria. Ejura her mother always felt sad watching her daughter assemble parts of the strange things she collected. Her father beats her repeatedly and screams “this is not a girls job” if you grow up like this no man will come near you.

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Top 10 Female Programmers in Nigeria
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On a trip to the northern city of Nigeria Kaduna, all the way from felt like it will take forever to get to Kaduna. My sit mate was a woman with a very beautiful daughter around the ages of 10-12.

She engaged me in different conversation and she said she wanted to be a computer programmer when she grew up but her mom wants her to be a nurse.

Those who are termed Programmers today have a broad computing and coding background across multiple programming languages and platforms, including Structured Query Language (SQL), Perl, Extensible Markup Language (XML), PHP, HTML, C, C++ and Java.

A programmer also may specialize in one or more computing fields, like database, security or software/firmware/mobile/Web development. These individuals are instrumental to the development of computer technology and the field of computing.

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The 2015 Africa summit on women and girls in technology kicked off gloriously on the 9th – 11th of October 2019 in Ghana.

Some of the themes of the programs are, leadership in technology policy, policy engagement as well as other well delivered topics.

In times past, the role of women in the society was limited to child bearing and carrying out of domestic and house chores. But today, in the 21st century, women collectively can be regarded as “A large Army”. Their roles has transformed positively, because women are now stepping out of their historical role of motherhood.

Women today have obtained a higher standard, excelled over the centuries and adapting to the new environment. Women now have career chores; they are bold, intelligent and are strong.

Technologically, the impact of women has been on the rise in different countries around the world, including in Nigeria. For the fact women now participate more in ICT and other computer related programs, they now have more access to knowledge and information, enabling them to achieve their desired dreams and careers in this field.

Below are compiled list of top ten female programmers in Nigeria.

1. Nenna Nwakanma

A community organizer, development advise and also A FOSS activist (free and open source software). She co-founded the free source and open source foundation for Africa which she co-chores too.

She was also a former member of the board of the open source initiative, also co-founding the Africa network of information society actors.

As at 2018, she is the policy director for the World Wide Web foundation where she supports work on the alliance for affordable internet and the “web we want”.

Based in Abidjan cote d’ivoire and spending some of her life time in about 5 different African countries she often refers herself as an African because she Fluently speaks English and French, and a handful of other African languages.

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2. Mary Udom

Serving as the vice-president of “internet registrat association of Nigeria” (NTRA) since 2009 and later became the president of that association.

NTRA is responsible for the management of Nigeria’s country code and also top level domain. Under her leadership the dot ng (.ng) domain became popular and also gained international recognition.

By 2015, NTRA recorded real and significant growth. Mary udoma is an ICT enthusiast passionate about her job. She has been described as a strong woman.

3. Omobola Johnson

As a pioneer head of the country’s communication technology ( COMTECH) ministry, created as part of the transformation agenda of the Nigerian government.

Under her watch, Nigeria launched and consolidated her entry into the satellite communication industry with Nig Comsat-IR to complement the series of fiber connectivity.

The ministry under her watch, deployed more than 700 personal computers to secondary schools in the first phase of school access programme (SAP).

4. Funke Opeke

she is the founder and CEO of MainOne to close the connectivity gaps in the sub region and since its launch, MainOne’s rising profile is being closely associated with how Nigeria and rest of west africa is steadily closing the connectivity gap.

Main One was inspired by her vison to address the problem of low internet connectivity in Nigeria. The company has become one of Africa’s leading communication services and network solution providers.

5. Damilola Anwo-Ade

she is the managing partner of sprout consulting which provides ICT solutions in Abuja, as well as being the founder of code IT, a platform that mentors young women and future coders. She empowers young girls to study in science and technology areas.

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6. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

With a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University in U.S.A. this social entrepreneur, left a level software job to come and recycle trash in Nigeria. Bilikiss was recently named onto the board of the employment trust fund by the lagos state government.

7. Lola Masha

she is the country manager of OLX Nigeria. She previously worked with Google Nigeria leading the business development team as well as Mckinsey Telcos and Devide OEM across Europe, the middle East Africa

8. Yetunde Oluwasanni

she is a software developer at Andela and campaign coordinator of code spark. She also co-founded tech in pink, an organization that gives back and inspires female coders. She blogs at

9. Juliet Ehimuan

she heads Google’s operations in Africa’s largest internet community and saddles with the responsibility of representing the company in all its business development project and partnership opportunities in the region. Before joining Google, Ehimuan was the general manager of Chams plc.

Ehimuan has vast experience with top global tech companies having also worked with Microsoft ok for six years managing strategic projects for MSN Europe, middle east, and Africa.

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10. Olamide Ayeni- Babajide

is a computer engineer and founder of pearl recycling and initiative focused on producing useful items from waste, such as tyres and plastic.

“At every African woman’s heart is an entrepreneurial spirit: we are survivors of struggle, malleable enough to embrace change and celebrate doing things differently”

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