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100 Women: Here's What Went Down at OkayAfrica's 'Our Community, Our Stories' Panel

A group of our 2018 honorees gathered for a discussion about using digital media to amplify the voices of African women everywhere.

Last Thursday, some of the most best and brightest women in media, came together for OkayAfrica's "Our Community, Our Stories" panel held in conjunction with our annual 100 Women list.

It was a night of sisterhood and conversation, featuring a panel of some of our 2018 honorees, including National Correspondent at MSNBC Joy-Ann Reid, Founder of Well-Read Black Girl Glory Edim, Visual Artist, Photographer & Activist Delphine Diallo, Digital Content Director at Essence & Founder of AfriPOP! Yolanda Sangweni, and Filmmaker & Social Activist Idil Ibrahim.

The women discussed new ways to utilize digital media to amplify the voices of women in the diaspora, and doled out gem after gem to help mobilize and inspire fellow African women in the industry. We streamed the entire conversation live on our Facebook page, you can watch it below.

Click here to see the entire list of 2018 honorees.


For more, check out some photos from the event below by photographers Jazz Shoots and Elliot G.

Photo by Jazz Shoots.

Photo by Jazz Shoots.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Jazz Shoots.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Jazz Shoots.

Photo by Jazz Shoots.

Photo by Jazz Shoots.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Elliot G.

Photo by Elliot G.

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Google Honors Nigerian Feminist Icon, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, With Doodle

Today would have been the Nigerian trailblazer's 119th birthday.

Pay your Google Doodle extra attention today. It is honoring Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, an activist, teacher and politician, on her birthday. She would have been 119 today. Ransome-Kuti became a prominent Nigerian icon as she fought for women's rights, including women's right to vote, and was constantly breaking barriers—including being the first woman in Nigeria to drive a car and ride a motorcycle. Her work earned her two beloved monikers: "The Lioness of Lisabi" and "The Mother of Africa." If that wasn't enough, she's also Fela Kuti's mom.

The doodle, illustrated by Nigerian-Italian artist Diana Ejaita, blends Ransome-Kuti's accomplishments into Google's logo and show her actions reflected in women who bear her likeness. The artist is known for using stark blacks and soft colors to show the "strength of femininity," perfect in a portrait of Ransome-Kuti. If you can't view the doodle automatically, that is because it will only show up for searches in Nigeria. But, don't worry, check it out via Google Doodle's twitter post below.

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In Photos: A Sultry Evening Celebrating OkayAfrica's 100 Women at NYC's Top of the Standard

Here's what went down at our evening of community and celebration in this photo story.

OkayAfrica recently took over New York City's Top of the Standard to praise this year's 100 Women honorees for a sultry evening of community and celebration.

Over 350 VIPs and past honorees including Flaviana Matata, Maria Borges, Abrima Erwiah, Jojo Abot and Susy Oludele gathered for delicious bites and custom Courvoisier cocktails—like the Courvoisier French 75 (Courvoisier VS, lemon juice, simple syrup, Brut champagne, and garnished with a lemon twist).

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Reason has finally released the visuals for "Cashless Society," one of the strongest songs in his latest album, 2018's Azania.

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Listen to Davido's New Album 'A Good Time'

The 17-track album features Naira Marley, Zlatan, Popcaan, Summer Walker and more.

Davido's much anticipated sophomore album A Good Time has finally dropped. Trust us when we say that it's aptly named. Seven years after his debut album Genesis and a string of incredibly successful singles and collaborations with the likes of Demola, Big Narstie and Jeremih, the Nigerian superstar is in top-form on this new 17-track project. Naira Marley, Zlatan, Popcaan, Yonda, Summer Walker, Wurld, Dremo and several other talented artists are featured on the album.

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