Samantha ‘MisRed’ Musa Featured In ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ - A Book Highlighting Female Leaders From Across Africa Launched By Facebook


To Kick Off International Women’s Month, Facebook announced the launch of ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’, a collection of stories and life advice from 19 women who are breaking boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, politics, education and business across the continent.

Samantha Mary Musa, popularly known as MisRed, a Zimbabwean radio personality and TV presenter best known for anchoring ZiFM Stereo Drive Time Show, The Rush Drive Time was featured in the book among 18 others from Across the Africa see the full list below

  • Elizabeth Akua Ohene – Journalist and Politician [Ghana]
  • Alice Nkom – Lawyer and Human Rights Activist [Cameroon]
  • Tecla Chemabwai – Athlete and Educator [Kenya]
  • Baratang Miya -Tech entrepreneur and CEO [South Africa]
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim – Global Activist [Chad]
  • Dr Judy Dlamini – Entrepreneur, Author and Philanthropist [South Africa]
  • Hawa Sally Samai – Founder, CEO and Campaigner [Sierra Leone]
  • Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu – Founder and CEO [Ethiopia]
  • Lelemba Phiri – Entrepreneur, Investor, Educator [Zambia]
  • Temi Giwa-Tubosun – Founder and CEO [Nigeria]
  • Vanessa Hau Mdee – Media personality, Musician and Podcaster [Tanzania]
  • Monica Musonda – Lawyer, Entrepreneur and CEO [Zambia]
  • Saran Kaba Jones – Founder and CEO [Liberia]
  • Kalista Sy – Showrunner and Screenwriter [Senegal]
  • Yvonne Okwara – Journalist and News Anchor [Kenya]
  • Tara Fela-Durotoye – Entrepreneur and CEO [Nigeria]
  • Noella Coursaris Musunka – Model and Philanthropist [Democratic Republic of the Congo]
  • Samantha ‘MisRed’ Musa – Media personality, Social Influencer and Philanthropist [Zimbabwe]
  • Djamila Ferdjani – Doctor and Entrepreneur [Niger]



LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women is now available for free in digital and physical formats, the book provides inspirational real-life stories for future generations and young leaders. Each chapter focuses on a personal experience and life lesson around how these women have navigated their path to success, alongside the challenges they have had to overcome along the way.

‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons from African Women’ is aimed at encouraging, inspiring and guiding the reader – no matter the background, age or ambition.

With over 5,000 copies printed, the book will be provided for free to a number of Facebook’s local training partners including She Leads Africa, Fate Foundation, DigifyAfrica, Siyafunda, Smart Ecosystems for Women and cCHub. These will be distributed across 15 countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Senegal and Kenya – in schools and to beneficiaries of training(s) offered by Facebook partners.


You can download the digital copy here


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