#Okay100Women

YASMIN BELO-OSAGIE

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

Yasmin Belo Osagie is the She Leads Africa co-founder who has made a name for herself with the popular platform, which seeks to advise and inspire African women on entrepreneurship and opportunities. The community is comprised of women on the African continent and in the diaspora, who connect online or congregate at the #SheHive events all over the world.


The Princeton University alum teamed up with Afua Osei to create a place where smart, ambitious women could learn from each other and grow. Since She Leads Africa came into existence, Microsoft tapped Osagie to star in an ad, in which she explains how technology helps SLA serve women all over the continent.

Osagie is a high-achieving entrepreneur who is studying for a Law degree at Harvard University, which she will complete in 2020. The U.S born leader is empowering African women to think big with their businesses, and support each other on the way to the top.

Read more about She Leads Africa here.

—JO

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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