Here's part 1 with 10 of these amazing women. Enjoy!!!!
1. Aṣa (pronounced "Asha") is a Nigerian French singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Her stage name "Aṣa" means "Hawk" in Yoruba. #BlackAfricanandFemale
2. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu... Ethiopian born businesswoman, founder and executive director of soleRebels, Africa's fastest growing footwear company. #BlackAfricanandFemale
3. Bonang Matheba, media personality from South Africa. She is a radio host, tv presenter, style icon and SA's number 1 social media Queen!. A global brand ambassador for Revlon Cosmetics. she is known for her electric personality, husky voice and magnetic smile. #BlackAfricanandFemale
4. Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian radio personality, television host, and vlogger. She is known for co-hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and her very interesting YouTube vlog series Toke Moments. #BlackAfricanandFemale
5. The dynamic duo Ijeoma Oguegbu of Nigeria and Barbara Okoto of Ghana, created an employment opportunities in Africa that has become one of the largest online learning platforms here in Africa and beyond called Beavly. Beavly is an online marketplace connecting people looking to learn informal skills like cooking, fashion design, beauty therapy, and more with business professionals who offer workplace or side -by-side training. #BlackAfricanandFemale
6. Kenya born Sitawa Wafula... After a traumatic experience, a bipolar disorder diagnosis, and epilepsy discovery, Sitawa saw the need and started a mental health social enterprise called My Mind My Funk (MMMF) along with Kenya’s free mental health SMS help line 22214, which has helped survivors of rape and people living with epilepsy and mental disorders all over Kenya, different parts of Africa and the world. She was the 2013 Activist of the Year and East Africa Youth Philanthropist. #BlackAfricanandFemale
7. Listed by Forbes Magazine amongst the 30 most promising young entrepreneurs in Africa 2016. Rachel Sibande the Malawian super techwoman, is the founder of Malawi’s first technology hub, the mHub. The mHub hub nurtures, mentors and incubates young technology entrepreneurs. She has also established a Children’s coding club and a girls coding club where children and girls are taught how to develop mobile technology applications in quest to enhance a generation of creators of technology. #BlackAfricanandFemale
8. Winnifred Selby, who likes to be known as Winnie, was just 17 years old when she co-founded Afrocentric Bamboo, a company that manufactures and markets bicycles made from bamboo. Winnifred Selby co-founded the Ghana Bamboo Bikes (GBB) in an effort to address unemployment and environment degradation through effective use of local resources. Bamboo being an environmentally friendly local resource. GBBI presently has 35 employees, of which a majority are women with an average family of 5, and produces about 100 per month. #BlackAfricanandFemale
9. Ify Aniebo is a Nigerian-British Geneticist and Scientist. She is on a mission to find out why malaria drugs are failing by exploring drug resistance. Ify believes Africa is living on its ‘last life’ for malaria drugs and the medical community is not working quickly enough to develop new solutions Ify founded African Health Magazine to provide better information around health and science, particular to health concerns facing people around the continent. Her work is centered around trying to stop the spread of malaria drug resistance in Africa. #BlackAfricanandFemale
10. Loza Maleombho Fashion designer from Cote D'Ivoire, runs a fashion brand that takes creativity to the next level. Loza’s designs was featured in Beyonce’s video for the song ‘Formation’ causing a lot of buzz for both the designer and her designs.
Loza directed the artistic aspect of her Fine Arts in Animation degree into establishing a fashion career that has seen her work with ZARA, Diesel, Jill Stuart, Yigal Azrouël, and Cynthia Rowley in her early days in New York and has been featured in VOGUE, ELLE Magazine, MARIE CLAIRE and a slew of other fashion magazines.
Loza plans to establish a training workshop for young women from unprivileged backgrounds to teach them sewing, pattern making and production. #BlackAfricanandFemale
Sit tight for the second part of our 20 inspiring African Women!
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