Mamokgethi Phakeng, Yemi Alade listed as influential women in Africa

Mamokgethi Phakeng, Yemi Alade listed as influential women in Africa

- The list of 100 most influential women in Africa for the year 2020 has been released

- UCT Vice Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Naledi Pandor, Sinach, Yemi Alade and Linda Ikeji are among those on the list

- The list boasted of women in various careers who are seen as role models to the younger generation

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Whether in or out of the country, South African women are some of those breaking boundaries and imprinting their names in the hearts of others. Hence, it comes as no surprise that 11 of them have been listed among this year's 100 most influential women in Africa.

The list, which recorded 75 new entrants, includes gospel singer Osinachi Kalu Joseph, popularly called Sinach, and Johnny crooner, Yemi Alade, among others.

According to Avance Media, a PR firm in Africa, the list represents women from 34 countries who are leaders in various fields of life and are seen as role models for the younger generation.

Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana recorded the highest number of women with 20, 11 and nine representatives respectively.

Sinach, Yemi Alade and Linda Ikeji

Sinach, Yemi Alade, Linda Ikeji, and others make the list of 100 most influential women in Africa. Source: @therealsinach, @officiallindaikeji, @yemialade
Source: UGC

The list is said to be focused on women who are leading great initiatives across their countries and have achieved great things.

The women who are dubbed as trailblazers were chosen for their excellence in leadership, their commitment, and breaking every status quo, helping the younger ones to see that impossible is nothing.

Other women on the list include popular blogger Linda Ikeji, Okonjo Iweala, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Uche Pedro of Bella Naija, diplomat, and politician Amina J Mohammed.

Sinach, who joined the list for the first time, shared the news on her official Instagram page and her fans and followers congratulated her on the new feat.

Read some comments below:

ceccytwummusic: "Well deserved mama. Love you a bunch."

beverlyuangel: "Congratulations Queen."

febidahosa: "Congratulations on this honour and reward from God for your consistent work in His kingdom."

favour_cf: "Congratulations mama, well deserved. God bless you!"

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In other news, earlier reported that Yemi Alade featured in singer Beyonce's Black Is King album.

The Johnny crooner, who featured on the audio album also made an appearance in the visual and was spotted rocking an artsy outfit in a still image from the trailer.

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