Nigerian-born and D’Tigress point-guard, Ezinne Kalu has been named among Leading Ladies Africa’s “100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria” list for 2021.
The list recognizes and celebrates the influence and contributions of Nigerian women in the fields of business, art, politics, sports, advocacy, medicine, media, fashion and many more sectors.
This year’s list contains 100 women who are making great strides in their diverse spheres of enterprise including Aisha Yesufu, Erica Nlewedim, FK Abudu, Fade Ogunro, Damilola Oke, Mercy Abang, Nancy Umeh, Nicole Asinugo, Nneka Onyeali Ikpe, Obianuju Catherine Udeh (DJ Switch), Regina Askia-Williams, Oluwabukunmi Oyebisi Adeaga-Ilori (Kie Kie), Rinu Oduala, Sofiyat Ibrahim (Oddity) and Toyin Abraham.
Ezinne Kalu is a Nigerian-American Professional Basketball player, Model and Entrepreneur. Kalu led Nigeria to a historic place in the Quarter-Finals at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2018 and in 2019, she was crowned MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.
She is also the CEO of Kalu Kosmetics, a brand that seeks to keep up with the latest cosmetic trends and create new ones, while at the same time show a strong representation of style, beauty and versatility.