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AMMA ASANTE

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

Amma Asante is a London-based, award-winning writer and director. The Ghanaian-British screenwriter got her start in the entertainment industry as an actress. During her late teens, acting took a backseat as she made her way into directing. The BBC2 urban drama Brothers and Sister, featured a young David Oyelowo who is now an A-list Hollywood star (Selma). In 2004, she wrote and directed her first film,A Way of Life, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and won seventeen international awards.

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ETHEL D. COFIE

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

Ethel Cofie’s entrepreneurial successes have shown that African businessswomen are “not new to this, they are true to this” as the popular slang phrase goes. She has created a global platform, “Women in Tech Africa," which is a week-long event showcasing over 10,000 women’s contributions in technology. In addition to spearheading “Women in Tech Africa,” she is the CEO and Founder of Edel Technology which is an internationally renowned IT Consulting firm.

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WARSAN SHIRE

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

Warsan Shire may not be easy to trace, but her effect on popular culture is palpable. The Kenyan-born Somali poet, editor and writer moved to England as a refugee, and her powerful writing about the immigrant experience and about love resonates with many.

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