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OkayAfrica's 100 Women 2017 Is Here! Who Made The List?

16 Mar 2017 | By Levis Ryan

/via OkayAfrica

OkayAfrica just released their first annual top 100 women’s list to celebrate March as women’s month. The list highlights black women from all over the continent and the diaspora, who have contributed immensely to their respective industries. The ladies featured range from YouTubers to Scientists.

The feature includes Phiona Mutessi, chess prodigy and main theme of last year’s Queen of Katwe. Issa Rae (actress & creator of HBO’s Insecure), Michaela Coel (actress & creator of Netflix’s Chewing Gum), Ruth Negga (actress), Warsan Shire (poet), Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (author), Bonang Matheba and many more.

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The list featured 10 Kenyan women:
(Click on the images to read their full bios)

1. Wangechi Mutu

2. Muthoni Ndonga aka Muthoni the Drummer Queen (MDQ)

3. Velma Rossa

4. Evelyn Ngugi aka Evelyn From the Internets

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5. Lupita Nyong’o

6. Okwiri Oduor  

7. Claire Muhoro 

8. Juliana Rotich

9. Vivian Cheruiyot

10. Jemima Sumgong

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“We proudly present 100 dope women who hail from the continent and the Diaspora—an amazing collective of visionaries, champions, pioneers, and innovators,” said Antoinette Isama, OkayAfrica Associate Editor. “These brilliant women, our seestahs, are positively impacting our lives and the lives of others across Africa and around the world.”

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OkayAfrica has pioneered in honouring such a diverse group of African Women globally. It’s interesting to see what else they have planned in honour of Africans that are disrupting the world. 

                                             SEE THE FULL LIST HERE

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