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OkayAfrica has released its annual “100 Women” list which celebrates incredible African women around the world.

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According to OkayAfrica:

This year we have dedicated the OkayAfrica 100 Women list to those daughters who embody the fortitude of their continental mothers, paired with sovereignty that is wholly unique to today’s youth culture. Freedom of minds, agency over our bodies, and equity for all is not a choice. It’s the only way.

Youth culture, as we interpret it, does not subscribe to the idea that those who are participants are young in their stage of life. This list of women—carefully curated from over 500 nominations—is one that spans over two generations of changemakers and is not beholden to age. These are individuals who are both youth peers actively working to undo generational oppression in all forms and women who have dedicated their lives to investing in young people.

This list includes names like Adesuwa Aighewi, Teni the Entertainer (Teniola Apata), Danai Gurira, Bose Ogulu (Mama Burna), Anna Diop, Oby Ezekwesili, Tomi Adeyemi, Sisonke Msimang, Adut Akech among others.

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Adama Paris
Adesuwa Aighewi
Adut Akech
Adwoa Aboah
Ama Marfo
Amarachi Nwosu
Aminatou Sow
Aminatta Forna
Amy Aniobi
Anna Diop
Aweng Chuol
Aya Nakamura
Besidone Amoruwa
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf
Black Girl Magik
Bose Ogulu (Mama Burna)
Brenda Katwesigye
Charlene Akuamoah
Charlo Greene
Cherrie
Chidera Eggerue
Claude Lavie Kameni
Clemantine Wamariya
Cleopatra Kambugu Kentaro
Damilola Odufuwa
Dami Olonisakin (Simply Oloni)
Danai Gurira
Doreen Peter Noni
Dr. Chao Mbogo
Duckie Thot
Dynasty & Soull Ogun
Fatuma Zarika
Flex Mami (Lillian Ahenkan)
Funa Maduka
Fye Network
Grace Ladoja
Hend Riad and Mariam Hazem
Hodan Nalayeh
Ilhan Omar
Isha Sesay
Izzy Odigie
Jenn Nkiru
Jessica Nabongo
Julie Adenuga
Karen Okonkwo
Kawira Mwirichia

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Kemiyondo Coutinho
Koketso Moeti
Kovie Biakolo
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
Lee Litumbe
Ley Uwera
Little Simz
Luam Keflezgy
Maame Biney
Manthe Ribane
Mapule Ndhlovu
Massah David & Miatta David Johnson
Mayra Andrade
Monica Ahanonu
Moonchild Sanelly
Nadine Ijewere
Nikiwe Dlova
Nima Elbagir
Niniola Apata
Nyma Tang
Oby Ezekwesili
Okwui Okpokwasili
Oronike Odeleye
Penda N’diaye (Penda Jai)
Phiona Okumu
Rebeca Gyumi
Refilwe Ledwaba
Regina Honu
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude
Salome Asega
Seinabo Sey
Shauna Barbosa
Shekhinah
Sherrie Silver
Sho Madjozi
Sisonke Msimang
Sona Jobarteh
Teni Adeola
Teni the Entertainer (Teniola Apata)
Thandie Netwon
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Tomi Adeyemi
Tsion Gurmu
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