Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

On Tuesday 8 March, we are celebrating International Women’s Day and on DStv, we have great entertainment for all women to enjoy.

From series and movies to documentaries and lifestyle programmes, there’s something for every mood.

We find ourselves surrounded by strong, powerful, independent and beautiful women who inspire us daily – with their stories and their achievements.

And in honour of International Women’s Day, we want to share our favourite quotes from some of Africa’s most inspiring women.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigeria
Never ever accept ‘Because you are a women’ as a reason for doing or not doing anything.

Alek Wek, South Sudan
For me it always goes back to what my mother taught me and my sisters. That all women are beautiful and we should embrace each other. The beauty is born through our actions and aspiration and in the kindness we offer to others.

Angelique Kidjo, Benin
Don’t let anyone define who you are!

Danai Guirira, Zimbabwe
Women! They have the answer! Just go to African women. That’s all you need to do.

(You can see Danai as Michonne in the FOX drama The Walking Dead, every Monday at 21:00.)

Lupita Nyong’o, Kenya
No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.

Be sure to stay connected to DStv and enjoy these programmes and more:

Chopped, from Wednesday 2 March at 20:00 on Food Network
New Girl S5 from Saturday 5 March at 18:00 on Vuzu AMP
Basketball Wives LA S4 from Monday 7 March at 19:30 on Vuzu AMP
Siba's Table, Sundays at 17:00 on Food Network
New Girl S2 from Tuesday 8 March at 20:05 on Comedy Central
The Preacher's Wife on Wednesday 9 March at 20:00 on Studio Universal
Our Little Family S2 from Wednesday 9 March at 20:55 on TLC Entertainment
Real Housewives of Atlanta from Friday 11 March at 19:30 on VUZU
The Kitchen from Wednesday 16 March at 16:00 on Food Network
Little Women: LA from Wednesday 16 March at 20:00 on Lifetime
Anna Olson: Bake from Tuesday 22 March at 17:00 on Food Network
Jane The Virgin from Wednesday 23 March at on Vuzu AMP
Unbreak My Heart: The Toni Braxton Story on Sunday 27 March at 20:00 on Lifetime