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CLARISSE IRIBAGIZE

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

Clarisse Iribagize is breaking barriers for young, African women techies. She attended the University of Rwanda and attained a degree in Computer Engineering. However, it was during an incubation program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she conceptualized how she could creatively apply what she was learning to provide solutions to society’s problems.





In 2010, at the age of 22, Clarisse founded HeHe Limited which is an Information Technology research company. Iribagize’s Rwandan-based mobile and technology research lab helps businesses reach their audience in more efficient ways by using technology.



HeHe Limited’s slogan is “Invent the Future” and it is very clear the CEO's forward thinking mindset is placing her at the forefront of Rwanda’s tech industry and positioning her to have more global influence. —MB

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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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