There is a popular adage that says behind every successful man is a woman and African leaders have some stellar women helping them run their various countries.
These first ladies are successful in their own right and they are well educated, smart and beautiful.
Most of them stun us with their gorgeous fashion sense, especially when it comes to representing the country at international events. These first ladies – past and present – are always fashion-forward with their style and tend to be fashion influencers effortlessly.
Here are some of them in their stunning outfits:
Ana Paula dos Santos (Angola)
Angola’s former first lady is a real eye-pleaser as she rocks every outfit to the teeth like the fashion model that she was. She is the wife of ex-president José Eduardo dos Santos whose term of office ended in 2017. This mother of three is a teacher and lawyer and was very active during her husband’s reign despite facing criticisms.
Zeinab Suma Jammeh (Gambia)
Zeinab is the official wife of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. She is a feminist who believes in the protection of the rights of every woman regardless of their status or class. She looks camera-ready all the time in her lovely outfits.
Rebecca Akufo-Addo (Ghana)
The current first lady of Ghana is the wife of President Nana Akufo-Addo. Her foundation, The Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation seeks to improve the lives of Ghanaian women and children. Her stellar outfits have inspired many Ghanaian women in the Ghanaian fashion scene.
Neo Masisi (Botswana)
Neo Masisi is the wife of ruling Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi. She was actively working with the United Nations since 2004 until 2018 when her husband became president. Her style is simple and very classy. She really does give off the first lady vibes.
Aisha Buhari (Nigeria)
Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, is a certified cosmetologist, author and beauty therapist. Her background in the beauty industry oozes through her fashion sense; she is always stunning and elegant.