Africa has been smiling because of these African women and their hard work. From Emmy Nominations to BBC Top 100, the African continent is well represented.
It is heartwarming to see our people winning internationally and putting our continent on that world stage. The fact that they are recognized for what they do means they have made their mark and that on its own is enough for some of us.
Let’s start by congratulating this South African young lady, Thuso Mbedu who has been nominated for an International Emmy. She scored a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her role in Isthunzi.
Thuso’s nomination is not just a nomination. She is the ONLY African that’s been nominated for an International Emmy this year. How amazing is that? Big up yourself young lady. We are praying for you to bring it home. Thuso is nominated alongside Andrina Esteves (Brazil), Anna Friel (United Kingdom) and Sonja Gerhardt from Germany. Shine African child.
Moving on to more good news for Africa. BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. In 2017, they are challenging the women to tackle four of the biggest problems facing women today; The Glass Ceiling, Female illiteracy, Harassment in public spaces and Sexism in sport.
Some of our African sisters have made it on to the BBC Top 100 list. Kenya is leading the pack with 3 of their women making the list.
Anita Nderu – Kenya
Naomi Mwaura – Kenya
Adelle Onyango – Kenya
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Liberia
Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
Marieme Jamme – Senegal
Talent Jumo – Zimbabwe
Congratulations to all of you African Princesses and Queens. We are proud of you. WELL DONE!!