Aba Mfrase-Ewur is a big deal in both the world of fashion and film and it is a shame that her
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talents haven’t been appreciated for longer than they have.
Rapelang Rabana is a young CEO who is paving the path for a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa.
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Melissa Tafila is a digital specialist, entrepreneur and the recipient of the Orange Social Venture Prize, 2016 for the digital learning management company she co-founded called Conexus.
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Maryan Seylac, a Somalian journalist is one of the first female reporters from the city of Baidoa in Somalia. She is also the founder of Somali Media Women’s Association (SOMWA), an organization she founded in 2006, in a bid to encourage and support women journalists in her country, Somalia.
View More Maryan Seylac Says Somalia Is A Dangerous Place For Women Journalists
When speaking of early African writers, it would be unreasonable to not mention the name Grace Emily Ogot. She is the first Kenyan woman to become a published writer and even in her death has had 3 books published posthumously by her husband.
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Some people would argue that her position is merely a ceremonial one but the fact remains that Sahle-Work Zewde is the first woman to achieve such a feat.
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Zimbabwean scholar, Tererai Trent’s life-size statue was unveiled this Monday in New York. Nine other women including media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett had their statues too unveiled, that same day.
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Haneefah Adam is a female Nigerian artist who is currently making a career from turning food into art. For most people, leftovers should be disposed of, but for Haneefah Adam, leftovers are only a tool to creating beautiful and magical art.
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Betty Bigombe grew up in Northern Uganda in the late 1950s. At a time when very few women had the privilege of getting an education, she sought one. According to her, she knew this was the only way to make a difference in her community.
View More The Story Of Betty Bigombe: The Ugandan Peace Builder Who Became Friends With A Warlord
Women Representatives in Kenya play a huge role in politics and governance of the country. As always, African women have fought to have a place at the table and gradually, they are being recognized.
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Edak Nkpubre Chionuma, is the Founder and Creative Director of MIN EVENTS which has churned out events like the Made In Naija Fair, Pop Up Market.
View More Founder, MIN Events, Edak Nkpubre Chionuma Says, “You Are The Special Ingredient To Your Business”
OkayAfrica has released its annual “100 Women” list which celebrates incredible African women around the world.
View More Here Is The List Of OkayAfrica’s 100 Women 2019 Which Celebrates Incredible African Women
Luvvie Ajayi is a Nigerian author, speaker, and digital strategist. Her first book, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, was a New York Times best-seller. Here are some quotes from her speeches and interviews.
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Jennifer Hosten was the first black woman to be crowned Miss World in 1970 from the Caribean Island of Grenada.
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Kadi Sesay was born on March 4, 1949 in Rotifunk, Moyamba District, in Southern Sierra Leone, a then British Crown Colony. Her parents are from the Temne ethnic group from the rural chieftaincy town of Rhombe in Lokomasama Chiefdom of the Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.
View More Kadi Sesay Is The First Woman To Run For Office Of The Vice President In Sierra Leone