Unknown farmer in Ghana,she represents millions of “faceless” women that do back breaking work everyday to make life much easier for people in Africa and around the world. I dedicate this entry to all the voiceless women. I give thanks for their lives, may the forces grant them their hearts wishes.
Captain Amsale Gualu Endegnanew first ethiopian female captain,she was awarded and earned the position year and half ago. Ethiopia
Magatte Wade- entrepreneur- business woman owner of Adina World Beverages company that uses traditional recipe of her home country to make hibiscus juice,she now provides jobs for the jobless esp. women. Wade’s company is internationally known presently they are in business with countries such as Indonesia, India, Ethiopia, U.S.A and Guatemala. Her home country is Senegal
Clenora Hudson-Weems, professor and theorist of Africana Womanism ( calling for unity between African people male and female world-wide, she believes when this happens people of African descent would be able to uplift themselves from global white-supremacy). U.S.A
Unoma Azuah is a professor, poet and a writer on issues affecting africa today such as anti-gay laws, immigration etc. Her home country is Nigeria
Lauryn Hill is a conscious singer-she empowers people with her clever, uplifting lyrics. Some of the themes she covers in her music are sex, relationships, knowledge of self and she is a promoter of African/African-American culture. U.S.A
Affiong L. Affiong is a public speaker, organiser, cultural ambassador, broadcaster, pan-africanist fulltime activist that travels around the world speaking about Africa’s potential to use its wealth effectively by suggesting ways the continent could uproot those things that are keeping its underdeveloped. Affiong also tries to bring together continental Africans and diasporans to form a united front by doing that Africans-people of African descent across the globe have no other alternative but to become powerful again. Along side her travelings she co-founded Moyo Pan Afrikan Solidarity Centre where Africans of different nationality could hold events and share with each other and Moyo wa Taifa a PanAfrican Women’s Network to help build relationship between African women on the continent and in the diaspora they have office for both organizations in London and Accra Ghana. she has been appointed by presidents to head discussions and African cultural events. Her home country is Nigeira-Ghana
Tracy Chapman is a singer-story teller she speaks against racial injustices. U.S.A
Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G is a known award- winning actress in Nigeria, she also worked with other countries such as Malawi, and Kenya. Besides acting she has dedicated her time to giving back to the community even though she is already a mother she adopted about six under-provided children.Her home country is Nigeria
Marina Silva came from a poor family of 11 children, she worked as a maid and learned to read and write at age 16. Silva worked her way up in life despite all the odds, she is a famous environmentalist, former senator and cabinet minster from the Amazon. She is presently a presidential candidate for Green Party. Her country is Brazil
Erykah Badu is a doula she helps women deliver their babies naturally in a safe, comfortable environment. Budu is also a conscious singer who promotes African/African-culture, U.S.A
Dr. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. She has a PhD in literature and three honorary doctorates.. one of her important research is on African resistance to the trans-atlantic slave trade she visited communities whose side of the story has been missing in history books. In order to share her knowledge with the world and specifically amongst people of African descent her university partnered with Winston-Salem State University (WSSU ) in North Carolina, U.S.A and she travelled to many countries giving talks on her projects. She is from Ghana.
Angela Bassett is an actress that uses her craft to empower minorities across the globe. U.S.A
Portia Simpson Miller is the first female prime minister of Jamaica vowed to make her country a republic free from outside control, recently she declared that Jamaica will be removing the Queen of England as the country’s head of state. Jamaica
Thandiswa Mazwai is a conscious singer, she promotes African culture so don’t be surprised to hear her during concert chanting in her mother tongue. Mazwai is also a Pan-Africanist and anti-xenophobia. South African
Agatha Achindu is from cameroon after she gave birth to her son and realized that the food that major food industry in America serve are not good for babies, with the support of her loving husband she gave up her six figure job and started her own company “Yummy Spoonfuls” rated number one amongst parents across the board, she uses her home country recipe and makes sure that her food is organic.
Zezé Motta is a famous award winning actress after realizing that there are few Afro-Brazilians presence in media she decided to open a “clearinghouse” her effort is making a huge impact in Brazilian film industry as we speak, making it impossible for “white” Brazilians to make excuses that they “can’t find black actors/ actresses”. Her home country is Brazil.
Bianca Brasdorp opens the first and only all female hostel in the Netherlands.She is Surinamese.
Simphiwe Dana promotes education for all esp.girls and a soul singer. South Africa.
Cynthia McKinney is a former U.S Congresswoman she has been on the frontline speaking against injustice practices in America specifically towards black and muslim communities, in addition she and her team have been fighting against Western (NATO) imperialists actions in Libya, Ivory Coast and the entire continent. U.S.A
Dambisa Moyo is a renowned economist internationally and an author on issues related to macroeconomy and global affairs.Her goal is to help African countries find a better approach to being economically Independent in that way they wouldn’t have to rely on foreign aid from donors. Zambia
Samia Nkrumah is the National Chairperson of CPP and Pan-Africanists. As a leader she reaches out to isolated communities in Ghana providing them with basic necessities of life: schools, hospitals, road etc. She also encourages Africans to unite in that way they could build stronger continent that serves the needs of her people. Ghana
Jill Scott is a conscious singer always feeding her fans with positive messages, she is at the frontline promoting African-American culture. Some of her themes are marriage, love, religion etc. U.S.A
Dr. Musa W.Dube is a biblical scholar, post-colonial intellectual besides doing her academic writings and teaching she dedicates her time and energy to being part of the dialog in finding better approach to caring for those infected with HIV and AIDS individually and collectively. Dube believes inorder to eradicate HIV and AIDS in Africa everyone must be part of the discussion therefore she developed a curriculum that could help schools, religious organizations use healthy and humane methods to dealing with the disease instead of blaming the infected persons. Her home country is Botswana
Oumou Sangaré, world-music artist she sings on gender relations encourage men and women to work together in building Africa. Mali
Penny Lebyane is a journalist and talk show host at Motswako. Lebyane uses her show as a safe platform where black women either rich or poor could voice out their views, share their talents and worries with the rest of the world. South Africa
Dr. Mae Jemison is the first African-American astronaut to travel to space and she has been elected to lead a team to space this will make her the first woman to do so. U.S.A
Nneka is a conscious Nigerian musician her work is a mixture of afro beat, reggae, afropop, hip pop, neo-soul. She sings on issues affecting her country, the continent of Africa, and diasporans, such as shell oil company exploitation-corruption in the Niger Delta region, abuse on women, corruption in the Nigerian government, racism against black people, youth sense of hopelessness due to lack of job, lack of empowerment from adults in the community etc.
Esi Cleland is a fashion designer and co-owner of AfroChic clothing line. She believes that africans should clothe themselves instead of depending on foreign companies. What makes Cleland’s business method commendable is that she and her partner lunched one of the first online store in Ghana in that way others within Ghana could buy at their convenience purchased clothes are delivered at customers door steps and of course the rest of the world could have easy access to buying authentic made in Africa product. Ghana
Labelle Deesse jr is a fourth generation Vodun/ Voodoo priestesses,a public educator on Vodun. Labelle’s mission is to debunk stereotypes about African Traditional Religions, introduce the world to the beauty of her religion that is practiced by millions across the globe and to protest against discrimination towards followers. Haiti
Angelique kidjo singer and promoter of African culture, Benin
Nikyatu Jusu is a filmmaker whose work touches on issues related to diasporans and continental relationship, African customs etc. Sierra Leone.
Funmi Iyanda is a journalist who makes the effort to report on marginalized people in Nigeria, she dedicated her life to serving people at the margins for that reason she refused a job offer with America’s CNN.A mother of a teenager, who also adopted 98 children that she pays for their schools feeds etc. Iyanda’s home country is Nigeria.