Lifestyle April 08, 2016 at 12:00 pm

7 Reigning African First Ladies With Influence and Style

Charles Ayitey

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Charles Ayitey April 08, 2016 at 12:00 pm

April 08, 2016 at 12:00 pm | Lifestyle

First Lady Chanta Biya

First Lady Chantal Biya of Cameroon

Chantal Biya of Cameroon

Known in Cameroon as the “Queen of Hearts,” Chantal Biya is and always has been the talk of the town in Yaoundé, the capital, and beyond! Most identified by her golden-red locks, this first lady never misses the snap of a camera at any national or international event!

With an avid taste for fashion and style, Chantal has most of her outfits custom-made as she has openly declared her love for world-class designers as Chanel and Dior. Even though her taste for fashion exceeds that of any African first lady, First Lady Biya also finds herself actively involved in humanitarian activities. Some of her well-known charitable organisations are African Synergy and the Chantal Biya Foundation.

POCANTICO HILL, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama poses for photograph with First Lady of Cameroon Chantal Biya before touring Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture on Friday, Sept., 24, 2010, in Pocantico Hills in Westchester county, New York. The visit is part of the First Lady's healthy eating program. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)

Chantal Biya in a pose with U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama. (Photo: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)

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