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9 Kenyans named in top 100 influential women in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 10 – Nine Kenyan women trail blazing in their respective fields are among the 100 women honored by OkayAfrica in celebration of International Women’s Day.  

The digital media platform included multimedia artist Wangechi Mutu, author and Caine Prize winner Okwiri Oduor and musician Muthoni The Drummer Queen on the list.

Ushahidi Co-Founder and technologist Juliana Rotich, Scientist Claire Muhoro and digital storyteller Evelyn Ngugi are also honored.

In a statement, OkayAfrica says the list is in celebration of black women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

“We feel it’s our duty to share at least 100 dope women who hail from the continent and diaspora with you.”

Also on the list are Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyon’go and athletes Vivian Cheruiyot and Jemima Sumgong.

Mauritius President Ammenah Gurib-Fakim, Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and South African media personality Bonang Matheba also grace the A-list.

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”

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Happy International Women’s Day and by extension, Women’s month, to all our readers from the Capital FM Business News desk.

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