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Watch: Bozoma Saint John on Becoming the New Face of Uber

Bozoma Saint John talks about how she'll make her mark at Uber and what it means to be a Ghanaian woman at the highest levels of tech and business.

In an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, this morning, Uber’s first-ever chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John talks about the challenges of her new job, growing up Ghanaian in Colorado and why representation matters in business.


Check out Saint John on OkayAfrica's 100 Women list, 2017.

Leaving an executive position at Apple, Saint John joins Uber at a time when public opinion of the informal taxi app has never been lower amid accusations to a sexist work culture and exploitative labor practices. This, she hopes, can be overcome by building better relationships with its riders and drivers.

"I want it to be great for people of color and women," she says.

Check out the interview below:

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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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