This List Of 100 Women On OkayAfrica Highlight Some Of The Motherland's Most Magical Women
OkayAfrica's 100 Women list features Joy-Ann Reid, Uzo Aduba, and Nigeria's Women Bobsled Team.
March 06, 2018 at 6:04 pm
In its second year, OkayAfrica is back with their OkayAfrica 100 Women list and it's admirable, to say the least. The campaign continues to celebrate women in its span of 10 distinct categories. Last year was exceptional and we couldn't wait to see which of our faves made the cut. Following in that tradition, this year's list is no different.
The list features our fave, Joy-Ann Reid, notable MSNBC contributor and host of AMJOY, who is absolutely deserving. Some other familiar faces were featured in the Film and Television category including Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba, Empire's Gabourey Sidibe, and Kay Oyegun, a prominent writer on the NBC hit showThis is Us as well as Queen Sugar. The force that is known as Cynthia Erivo earned a spot in the Arts section and the contemporary soul singer Kelela is featured in the music section. Lastly, Nigeria's first women bobsled team is representing their country the same way they did during the 2018 Winter Olympics in the sports section.
OkayAfrica continues to speak directly to Africa’s consumer base of one billion, with cutting-edge cultural stories and curated experiences, while connecting international audiences to the best of what the continent and its diaspora has to offer.
One of the best aspects of the list is its commitment to the discovery of achievement, impact, and influence for African women. With an overarching focus on building community across bounds, each year’s honorees are creating a legacy for women of all walks to learn from and be inspired by.
There are so many names to read about and discover. The other categories include art, music, business, literature, politics and activism, style and beauty, stem and sports and wellness.
Check out the full list here.