Nigeria are one win away from a first final appearance at the Women's AfroBasket in over a decade after thrashing Ivory Coast in Bamako today.
The Nigerians, winners of the championships in 2003 and 2005, were far too strong for their opponents today in the quarter-final at the Palais des Sports Salamatou Maïga.
They will now look to improve on the bronze medal at the last AfroBasket in Cameroon in 2015.
Nigeria romped into a 46-15 half-time lead before ruthlessly pulling clear.
They eventually triumphed 98-43, thanks largely to 21 points and 11 rebounds from star player Evelyn Akhator,
Akhator also plays professionally for Dallas Wings in the Women's National Basketball Association.
Nigeria are now due to meet hosts Mali in the semi-final after they proved similarly comfortable in 90-50 win over Egypt.
Mozambique surprised 2011 and 2013 champions Angola 61-47 in the other half of the draw.
They will face defending champions Senegal after they defeated Cameroon 71-58.