An Afropop artist, a veteran mechanic and other women’s stories BBC Africa featured in 2018.
African women achieved great success in politics, music, art, activism and other areas.
Ilhan Omar became first Somali-American to be elected into the US Congress and Ethiopia got its first female president.
Activist Agnes Pareiyo fought female genital mutilation is a unique way, while Ramla Ali told us of her dream to become the first boxer to represent Somalia at the Olympics.
Video producer: Haruna Shehu Marraraba