The event recognise African women who have contributed selflessly into the development of their societies.

The 2016 edition which was held at the Andaz Hotel in London was hosted by Zimbabwean star Vimbai Mutinhiri.

Zuriel Oduwole, Mo Abudu, Olajumoke Adenowo, Arunma Oteh, Obiageli Ezekwesili made the list of Nigerians who won the award.

See full list of winners at the Awards below:

New African Woman on the Rise Award: Zuriel Oduwole (Nigeria).

The 14 year old is best known for her work on advocacy for the education of girls in Africa.

New African Woman in Sport Award: Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia).

Almaz was the winner of the 5000m course with a world-leading personal best of 14:14:32 during the 2015 Championship in Beijing.

New African Woman in Arts and Culture: Amma Asante (Ghana).

Amma is a BAFTA award-winning director and the producer of the British movie “Belle”.

New African Woman in Education: Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (Kenya).

She is the Director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development programme.

New African Woman Award for Media: Mo Abudu (Nigeria).

Mo is the first African woman to launch a Pan-Africa TV channel.

New African Woman of the Year: Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi (South Africa).

Moleketi is the Special Envoy on Gender at the African Development Bank.

New African Woman in Business: Olajumoke Adenowo (Nigeria).

She is referred to as the face of architecture in the Nigeria and is called ‘Starchitech’ by CNN. Jumoke is the CEO of AD Consulting.

New African Woman in Finance and Banking: Arunma Oteh (Nigeria).

She was the former Director General of the Securities Exchanges Commission of Nigeria and was recently named Vice President and Treasurer at the World Bank.

New African Woman Award in Civil Society: Obiageli Ezekwesili (Nigeria).

She was Nigeria’s former Minister of Education and Face of #BringBackOurGirls Campaign.

New African Woman in Politics & Public Office award: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (South Africa).

She is currently the Chairperson of the AU Commission.