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EVELYN NGUGI

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

Evelyn Ngugi is a first-generation Kenyan digital storyteller and social media breakout star who caught Beyoncé’s attention with her reaction video to the star’s visual album. Based in Texas, she takes the cake for cracking people up all over the world with her witty pop culture critiques.




Clips from Ngugi’s video played on Queen Bey’s tour, which won the humorous woman many fans and a deal with Audible. Ngugi is proof that young people can create their own buzz online with interesting content and an authentic voice.



From YouTube to Twitter, Ngugi is the woke personality you need on your feed. To date, the BBC has interviewed her and she even has a co-sign from Luvvie Ajayi, who praised Ngugi on her blog, Awesomely Luvvie.



When she is not working her day job, Ngugi is co-producing her non-fiction series, Austin While Black and continuing to give us great content on her YouTube channel. This magical black girl is exactly what we need in 2017.



-JO

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News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

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