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Prêt-À-Poundo: ARISE Magazine's 100 Dynamic Women

ARISE magazine 100 Dynamic Women series with its first list on Dynamic Women — highlighting 100 influential women whose work shapes modern Africa.


ARISE magazine has launched its ARISE 100 series with its first list on Dynamic Women — highlighting 100 influential women whose works and actions across a gamut of disciplines, including politics, fashion, the arts, entertainment, sport and activism are shaping modern Africa today. 

The roll call includes such inspirational women as Nkosazana DlaminiZuma (chair of the African Union), Dambisa Moyo (economist), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (President of Liberia), Iman (entrepreneur and supermodel), Leymah Gbowee (peace activist), Franca Sozzani (Editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia), Joyce Banda (President of Malawi), Fatou Bensouda (chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court), Angélique Kidjo (singer and campaigner), Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie (actresses), Oprah Winfrey (media mogul);,Sarah Brown (campaigner) and Melinda Gates (philanthropist).

Do you agree with the list? Who would you add or remove? Tell us in the comments.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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