OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

Aïssa Maïga is a Senegalese-born French actress. She moved to France when she was 9 and has been acting since the ‘90s. In 2007, she became the first black woman to be nominated for a César Award, France’s highest acting honor, for her performance in Bamako as a disillusioned bar singer. Maga is a major player both on-screen and in style. Vogue sites her as their “French girl style crush” and says Maïga has “never once disappointed.” Outside of being a style staple, she has also been the ambassador of AMREF for several years. AMREF is an African non-governmental organization dedicated to training medical personnel involved in caring for mothers and children.



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The Dora Milaje Are Getting Their Own Spin-Off Penned by Nnedi Okorafor and We're Here For It

The first of the three-part story drops this June.

The Dora Milaje, Wakanda's fierce, all-women army who stole the show in Black Panther, are finally getting the storyline they deserve in Marvel's universe.

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Black Panther Is Back In the New Trailer for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Rejoice! We get to visit Wakanda again on April 27. 🙅🏿

Lucky for all of us, we don't have to wait much longer for the Black Panther to return to our screens.

The new trailer for the final installment in Marvel's Avengers series dropped today, and it looks like we're in for yet another visual treat. The movie features some of our favorite Wakandans including the king, T'Challa, Okoye, Shuri, M'Baku and more.

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Famous Bobson. Image courtesy of the artist.

This 21-Year-Old Could Be The Next Big Thing In Nigerian Afro-Pop

Famous Bobson has shared the stage with Davido and dropped consistent bangers. 2018 could be his year.

Bobson Iyovwaye also known as Famous Bobson is one of the fresh faces looking to break out in the Nigerian afrobeats game in 2018.

After garnering a lot of buzz with "Only You" last year, the 21-year-old singer has been picking up speed lately with successful tours both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. A few weeks ago he was killing it on stage in Birmingham as an opening act for Davido at his 30 Billion World Tour concert.

His latest single "Iyawo" has all the elements of a traditional love song and its accompanying music video which was directed by David Anthony, truly captures the spirit of the song. With a new single and a big concert in Toronto coming up in May, this might just be the year when everyone gets to know who Famous Bobson is.

We caught up with the rising star to discuss his journey so far, his latest single and what we should expect from him in the future. Read our conversation below.

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