7 Reigning African First Ladies With Influence and Style

Charles Ayitey April 08, 2016
Last Edited by:Sandra Appiah Updated: April 8, 2016

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First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Muhamadu Buhari. (Photo: answersafrica.com)

Aisha Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

The outstanding beauty of West Africa’s most recent first lady stems from many factors, one being that she is a cosmetologist and beauty therapist! She obtained a Diploma in Beauty and Therapy from the Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy in the United Kingdom and is a member of the United Kingdom’s Vocational Training and Charitable Trust. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari tied the knot with her husband, President Muhamadu Buhari at the age of 18. They are blessed with five lovely children and a grandchild.

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First Lady of Chad, Hinda Deby Itno (Photo: tuke.co.ke)

Hinda Deby Itno of Chad. 

With such a glamorous beauty to behold, Hinda not only garners the respect of millions of Chadians but also the respect of her husband, the President Idriss Deby Itno. On countless occasion he has revealed that his wife assists him in running the nation’s affairs. Best known for her sense of style – flowing gowns and matching scarves – Hinda stands out as one of the most beautiful yet modest first ladies in Africa.


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