11. Here Nigeria and Ghana meets.... Pricilla Hazel, Cassandra Sarfo and Esther Olatunde. These 3 came together and created Tress beauty app. An app that provides Black women with information on how to style their natural hair, where they can find salons, what products to use for various hair textures and even estimated cost for a hair-do.
Tress which is available for download on google play store, tackles the barrier of how awkward it is for women to approach strangers and inquire about their hairstyle, and this is something the application is helping women overcome.
12. Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola is the CEO of a recycling company called WeCyclers.
WeCyclers collects waste from low-income communities and rewards the participants with points that can later be exchanged for prizes.
According to Bilikiss, “Waste management is one of the main problems for poor populations in Nigeria. We want to create a system that would change how people see waste from a problem to a solution''. #BlackAfricanandFemale
13. Meet Nigerian born Uche Eze...founder of BellaNaija.com, a leading website for entertainment, lifestyle and fashion in Africa. In 2014, she was named in Forbes list of ''30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa''. She is indeed Black African and Female.
15. Angelica Nwandu is a Sundance Screenwriter Fellow and the creator of The Shade Room an Instagram-based media company focused on celebrity gossip, the first blog to publish directly to Instagram. She was recently named one of Forbes 30 under 30. #BlackAfricanandFemale
16.Ghanaian born Nina Oduro She is the founder of AfricanDevJobs.com, an online platform that connects organizations and professionals who are focused on Africa’s growth and development. Her company offers employment opportunities and career advancement resources. Nina is also the co-founder of Dine Diaspora, a lifestyle and events company that creates dynamic experiences around food, culture, and heritage. #BlackAfricanandFemale
17.Born in Mankato, Minnesota to two Nigerian immigrants, Zim Ugochukwu is the Founder and CEO of Travel Noire, a digital platform that has become one of the most popular resources for Black travelers. She was recently listed on Forbes 2016 ’30 Under 30’ list as of the brightest young entrepreneurs. #BlackAfricanandFemale
18. We all know Kenya's own Lupita Nyong’o... what makes her special??? Well Nyong'o began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant. In 2008, she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently returned to Kenya to star in the television series Shuga (2009). Also in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary In My Genes.She then pursued a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama.
Soon after her graduation, she had her first feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award. Lupita has also been named People‘s Most Beautiful and Glamour‘s Woman of the Year. #BlackAfricanandFemale
19. She is the first native African to win the Miss World crown. Agbani Darego is a Model, Beauty queen and entrepreneur. She founded and runs her clothing brand AD by Agbani Darego. She has graced the various runways and the cover of the world's front line magazines such as Elle, Trace , Essence, Vogue, Maria Clair and so many more...#BlackAfricanandFemale
20. Diarra Bousso is a Senegalese Fashion Designer, Photographer, Painter, Blogger and Writer. Born in Dakar, Senegal.
Diarra is making significant waves in the global fashion industry with her bespoke luxury brand Dakar Boutique Group. The brand houses DIARRABLU and Diarra Bousso target swanky and contemporary consumers. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Huffington Post among others., and was showcased at New York Fashion Week.
Diarra has gained recognition and acclaim from the global business community. She was a panelist at Harvard’s Africa Business Conference last year where she discussed the evolution of Africa’s consumer growth story.
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