In its ongoing series coverage of Africa and its diaspora, Okayafrica this month launched a micro-site devoted to honoring 100 influential women. Composed of women with careers in business, politics, science and technology, the list includes well known artist Wangechi Mutu, designers Loza Maleombho, Omaka Osakwe of Maki Oh as well as musicians Yemi Alade, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and scientist Jessica O. Matthews, who created a carbon and fume-free alternative to generators.
The group of women was selected by the Okayafrica staff after months of research and serves as a tool to highlight the accomplishments and diversity of talents with roots in the African continent. As a celebration of Women’s History Month, the women honored will also share their thoughts on various topics in short interview series.
One of the first featured interviews is with musician Yemi Alade, known for her popular single “Johnny” and also for creating a new wave of sound in her native Nigeria that has been globally influential.
The complete list of women can be found at okayafrica.com/100womenindustry.