‘She’s written her name in gold’ — tributes pour in for first Nigerian pilot at Qatar Airways



Adeola Sowemimo, a Nigerian, has become the First female African to work as a pilot for luxury airline, Qatar Airways and fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Sowemimo, an indigene of Ogbomosho, Oyo state, took to her Facebook page to share a throwback photo of herself as a student of US-based Sunrise Aviation Academy in 2011.

“Days of little beginning… God be praised #ihavedominion,” the post read.

Announcing the news on Twitter, African Facts Zone wrote: “Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.”

Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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A wave of positive acknowledgement, praises and congratulatory messages trailed the announcement.

Here are some reactions:

Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone

 · Mar 2, 2019

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



Chimaroke Ufomadu@ufomadu_chima

She's written her name in Gold.

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10:20 AM - Mar 3, 2019

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Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone

 · Mar 2, 2019

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



Olufunmilayo O. Ale@LayoofBrent

Highly impressive! Great feat

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10:53 AM - Mar 3, 2019

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For others, Sowemimo’s accomplishment is an inspiration to both young and old.

Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone

 · Mar 2, 2019

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



kaima chichika@johnkay70

My daughter watch this no more excuses

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8:02 AM - Mar 3, 2019

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Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone

 · Mar 2, 2019

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



Moses Zangar, Jr.@mzangar

Excellent! What a man can do, a woman can also do - and do even better.

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11:00 PM - Mar 2, 2019

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airborne_lisa@pilotfaith

 · Mar 2, 2019

Replying to @emmanuel_nzube @AfricaFactsZone

Wetin concern me. They should fire on


Danymation@danyphonia

Tell them the sky is big to accommodate all the lords and ladies of the sky

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Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone

 · Mar 2, 2019

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



Neat Logistics Naija@NeatLogisticsNG

It's not about background, color, where you are from...the heights you desire and reach for will not elude you if you believe and set your mind to achieve it. Success beckons, search for opportunities and you will find that they exists.#ProudNaijacitizen

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Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone

 · Mar 2, 2019

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



Alagbe Olusegun@AlagbeOlusegun

Congratulations sweet Angel and lovely sister more to your cap ooooo. I wish you all the best and safe flight all through. Amen

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1:43 AM - Mar 3, 2019

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Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone

 · Mar 2, 2019

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



Dr Juliet Emudianugh@JulietEmudianug

Wow! Congratulations to Adeola. Proud of her, keep the flag flying.

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10:43 PM - Mar 2, 2019

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Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone

 · Mar 2, 2019

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



mooketsi sere@ketsiboy

Now this is something to marvel over. We'll done!! @ketsmansere

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4:01 PM - Mar 3, 2019

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Sowemimo with husband

Even though the Middle East is home to some of the world’s biggest and most recognisable airlines like Emirates and Etihad, it’s an extremely challenging region for women hoping to get into the cockpit.

Qatar Airways is one of the first in the region to introduce female pilots with women accounting for 44 percent of the airline’s workforce as at 2018, Akbar Al Baker, its chief executive officer told UK’s The Independent.  

 

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