Nine Kenyan women top achievers were among Africa’s top 100 women including Ushahidi co-founder Juliana Rotich and Lupita Nyong’o honoured by OkayAfrica in celebration of International Women’s Day.
On the online media platform multimedia artist Wangechi Mutu starred as author and Caine Prize winner Okwiri Oduor and musician Muthoni the drummer queen glittered.
Scientist Claire Muhoro and digital storyteller Evelyn Ngugi were also honored. “We proudly present 100 top women who hail from the continent and the Diaspora—an amazing collective of visionaries, champions, pioneers and innovators,” said Antoinette Isama, OkayAfrica Associate Editor.
Top Athletes Vivian Cheruiyot and Jemima Sumgong also featured in the list giving Kenya glory abroad.
Mauritius President Ammenah Gurib-Fakim, Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and South African media personality Bonang Matheba also grace the A-list.
Africa’s top model
Maria Borges the Angolan supermodel – who was named Africa’s top model by Forbes in 2013 -, Tanzanian musician Vanessa Mdee, Nigerian musician Yemi Alade and retired supermodel who hails from Somali Iman Abdulmajid are also listed.
“Compiling this list was no easy feat….. We gathered as many African women who worked tirelessly on this list. After months of researching, learning, intense debating and listening, our hope is that you feel as empowered by and proud of the women profiled here as we do”