Nigerian Lady Aisha Yesufu and Sudanese activist Alaa Salah
Nigeria Aisha Yesufu is the woman who beat all odds, tear gas and police harassment to lead the Abuja #EndSARS
She is a Nigerian social and political activist who came to prominence for her role in speaking up for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 and the co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girl (BBOG) campaign that tirelessly held protests across the country demanding for the rescue of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by terrorists in Chibok.
Her tremendous role in getting SARS abolished did not go unnoticed as social media users have spoken highly of her whilst others have named her the greatest heroine alive. She represents all shades of bravery and courage, her name will remain on the lips of many when her story is written and told to the next generations.
22-year-old Sudanese activist Alaa Salah
22-year-old Sudanese activist Alaa Salah, propelled to internet fame in April of 2019 after clips went viral of her leading powerful protest chants against President Omar al-Bashir, addresses protesters during a demonstration in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 10, 2019. Dubbed online as Kandaka, “Nubian queen,” she has become a symbol of the protests which she says have traditionally had a female backbone in Sudan.
The photo of Alaa Salah 22 year old —standing atop a car and her chant—made her famous across the world and helped fuel the revolution that ousted President Omar al-Bashir from 30 years of authoritarian rule in her native Sudan. It also came to symbolize the integral role women played on the front lines of the pro-democracy protests, where they often outnumbered men.
Sudanese everywhere are referred her as “Kandaka,” which is the title given to the Nubian queens of ancient Sudan whose gift to their descendents is a legacy of empowered women who fight hard for their country and their rights.