This paper discussed the state of female gender in relation to poverty in Africa. It does not mean that in Africa only women are identified with poverty but statistics show that majority of women are poor compared to the men. The problem here is based on the link between gender, poverty and inequality. It is the inequality that has come to stay in Africa that creates the opening for poverty. This inequality has placed women at disadvantaged position in many parts of Africa. The paper therefore, tried to explore what it means to be a female, the meaning of this female-based poverty, its consequences and solutions. The paper thus, suggested the need to eradicate the traditional mentality, which presents women as inferior to men and strictly affirms that if achieved, it will go a long way to enhance the development of African nations beginning with the families.