Arts + Culture
South African singer Miriam Makeba performs at the 1984 North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland. (Photo by John van Hasselt/Sygma via Getty Images)

Mother Africa: 12 Iconic Women Who Have Shaped Our Culture

This Mother's Day, we celebrate iconic African women throughout history who have helped shape and create culture.

DIASPORA—The world would be much less soulful without the contributions of African women.

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OkayAfrica’s 100 Women

OkayAfrica's 100 Women is our first annual look at the women making an impact on the African continent and in the diaspora. From the biggest names in culture to young up-and-comers, we've got 'em.