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NUNU NTSHINGILA-NJEKE

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

We all have a soft spot for Facebook, or maybe some of us are still on it because it feels like a second skin. Whatever the reason, many people who have access to it use it to socialize, get news, read great articles and silly memes, or to creep on others. But enough about why we love Facebook—I wrote all of this to let you know that the person heading Africa's first Facebook office is a black woman, Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke.




Ntshingila-Njeke is an advertising and business maven—she's the former chairwoman of Ogilvy and Mather and was the communications director of Nike South Africa—with a vision for Africa's social and digital future. As the head of Facebook's Africa office in Johannesburg, she aims to integrate this social media platform with the aesthetics that Africans desire.



Last summer, Ntshingila-Njeke was inducted into the Loeries Hall of Fame—the first woman to receive this honor. Now, that's something worth writing a status about.



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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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