Endarch: Journal of Black Political Research


This paper focuses on a review of Nigerian women's political activity, particularly their aspiration for government office, grassroots mobilization, and interaction with the state. The influence of variables such as colonialism, modernization, development, and patriarchy on women's political involvement are also investigated. This analysis begins with a historical overview emphasizing the precolonial, colonial, and post-colonial periods. Finally, the different manifestations of women's political activity are analyzed and I offer some insight into the effectiveness of these activities.