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In 2017, OkayAfrica established an exclusive platform to pay homage to 100 women of excellence among the diaspora during Women’s History Month. These women were selected based on their impact and influence as change agents and innovators in their industries. Now in its third year, OkayAfrica 100 Women has become a dynamic, multifaceted platform honoring women across the world.
The OkayAfrica 100 Women 2019 List is dedicated to the youth. This year, we celebrate the daughters of the continent for their dedication to disrupting the status quo locally and creating safe spaces for African women globally; driving technological and scientific advancements; and for pushing for inclusivity in television, film, art, and media for this generation and those that will follow.
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Tabi Bonney is an independent music artist, director, and creative entrepreneur from Togo, West Africa by way of Washington DC. His songs and visual content have received global support allowing him to travel and create all over the world. Earlier this year, Bonney took a trip to Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. His intention was to learn more about the beverage, as he is currently harvesting coffee beans from his own farms in the Republic of Togo.
The trip quickly became much more as he grew inspired by the beauty, traditional fashion, and magical pride of the men, women, and children he encountered during his journey. This collection of portraits takes you on Le Bon Voyage (the good trip) through the eyes of Bonney and is currently being exhibited in various cities.
Le Bon Voyage - Brooklyn
The Hair Appointment
Nigerian-Canadian artist Josef Adamu and his platform Sunday School have been bringing the heat with quality, stunning projects all year. The latest from Sunday School is a photo series entitled The Hair Appointment that was shot on location in a home and at Alima's Hair Salon and Slayed in Braids in Brownsville, Brooklyn. "The Hair Appointment is a visual series curated to demonstrate the beauty of hairstyling as a process, a lifestyle, and an overall experience.
Celebrity hair artist Susan Oludele is well known for her gifted hairstyling abilities and is a favorite by the masses because of her uncanny ability to turn anything on top of your head into a masterpiece. In November, Susy launched her first book, "LADY," a collection of images and anecdotes dedicated to the celebration of Women, Hair & Fashion. The ' Lady Exhibit' aims to empower, engage and inspire by illustrating the importance of representation, identity, and individuality in our world.