Today OkayAfrica launches the second annual OkayAfrica 100 Women campaign to jumpstart Women’s History Month!
The leading digital platform connecting a global audience to African culture celebrates extraordinary women from Africa and the diaspora making waves across a wide array of industries, while driving positive impact in their communities and the world at large.
Starring women like Insecure’s Yvonne Orji, Uber’s Bozoma Saint John, NYTimes Bestselling Author, Luvvie Ajayi, This Is Us Writer, Orange Is The New Black Actress, Uzo Aduba and Empire’s Gabourey Sidibe to name a few, the 2018 OkayAfrica 100 Women List spans 10 distinct categories: STEM; literature; TV and film; sports; style and beauty; media; music; business and economics; politics and activism; and art.
Each of the honorees were selected based on achievement, impact and influence within their industries and communities within the last year. OkayAfrica is unveiling this prestigious group of women by way of an exclusive video docuseries, a collection of inspiring written profiles, an interactive social media campaign, and a range of on-the-ground activations throughout the month of March.
As an extension of the campaign, OkayAfrica has partnered with acclaimed fashion designer, and 2018 OkayAfrica
100 Women honoree, Abrima Erwiah, to create a limited edition capsule collection, with all pieces sourced and produced in Ghana. As Co-Founder and President of the CFDA award-nominated design house, Studio189 (Accra | New York), Erwiah’s mission, in partnership with Co-Founder and actress Rosario Dawson, is to use fashion as an agent for social change, focusing on local job creation, skills training and education on the continent and beyond.
The four-piece capsule includes a kimono, head wrap, obi belt and a carry-all, each designed in colorful, earthy fabrics, and tropical designs hand-batiked in Ghana.
Throughout Women’s History Month, OkayAfrica will be producing private, pop-up experiences hosted by select 2018 honorees taking a deep dive into the power of representation in media today, as well as a hands-on event focusing on wellness and self-care, tapping into traditional remedies and practices from across the continent.
For more information on the OkayAfrica 100 Women campaign, visit 100women.okayafrica.com.