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

Iman and Siham Hashi, the Somali sisters formally known as FAARROW, left their native country as children and relocated with their family to Canada. Combining the meanings of their names—faith and arrow—the pop duo continues to build a fanbase that admires their sonic and sartorial styles.




The sisters are big humanitarians, working as spokespeople for the United Nations Refugee Agency and advocating for women’s rights. They also design tees, hats and accessories for the “bold and fearless #girlgang” out of Los Angeles.



FAARROW is known for releasing delicious pop and R&B music, most notably on the band’s latest EP, Lost. Their inspiring track,"Chasing Highs," speaks of “someone going to extreme measures just to feel alive,” according to Siham who spoke to Teen Vogue.



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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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