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

The New York-based, Harvard educated FACE Africa (Fund A Child’s Education) founder and CEO, is known as a clean water advocate. Saran Kaba Jones is a Liberian who had to leave her country as an eight year-old to escape the war, and decided to empower children from her country on a trip back as an adult in 2008. Her annual Wash Gala event raises money for Liberian communities in need of water, sanitation, and hygiene in schools.

Time Magazine named Jones as a Next Generation Leader, while the World Economic Forum acknowledged her as a Young Leader. The accomplished social entrepreneur is a UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group Board Member, and regularly speaks on water infrastructure, entrepreneurship and gender equality. The London School of Economics, the African Union MIT and Harvard have all called on her to share her expertise.


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B3nchMarQ Shares The Music Video For 'New Friend$' Featuring A-Reece

South African hip-hop duo B3nchmarQ's new visuals for the single 'New Friend', featuring A-Reece, are a depiction of the quintessential boys' night out.

South African rap duo B3nchMarQ has officially released their music video for New Friend$ featuring A-Reece. The single comes off their recently released 18-track offering Power Trip Album which dropped in March 2021. The visuals for New Friend$ are a montage of a chilled night out with the entourage and were shot in Pretoria, A-Reece and B3nchMarQ's hometown.

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