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20 Hottest Women in Africa’s Entertainment Industry + Watch the Celebration of the Appointment of the First Nigerian Woman U.S. Judge!


Itz TiffanyHAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AML people! In case you haven’t noticed, women absolutely rock and today is all about celebrating them!

In celebrating International Women’s Day on AML, I wanted to parse it out on two fronts: a) share with you all AML’s 20 Hottest Women in West Africa’s Entertainment Industry i.e. trailblazers and un-apologetically brilliant women with talents, creativity, positive energy, focus, drive and who you are least likely to find getting involved in silliness on or offline; and b) share with you all the latest AML video which is the coverage of the First Nigerian Woman U.S. Judge!

Here we go! In no particular order but definitely handling the business, this is the list of AML’s 20 Hottest Women in the Entertainment Industry right now:

1. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Actress, Nigeria)

2. Stephanie Okereke (Actress, Nigeria)

3. Joselyn Dumas (Actress, Ghana)

4. Yvonne Okoro (Actress, Ghana)

5. Jackie Appiah (Actress, Ghana)

6. Tiwa Savage (Singer, Nigeria)

7. Shirley Frimpong-Manso (Filmmaker, Nigeria)

8. Bobby Taylor (Publicist, Nigeria)

9. Itz Tiffany (Rapper, Ghana)

10. Ms. Jaie (Singer, Nigeria)

11. Sasha P (Singer, Nigeria)

12. Raquel (Singer, Ghana)

13. Waje (Singer, Nigeria)

14. Nse Ikpe-Etim (Actress, Nigeria)

15. Rita Dominic (Fillmaker/Actress, Nigeria)

16. Becca (Singer, Ghana)

17. Emem Isong (Filmmaker, Nigeria)

18. Joke Silva (Actress/Filmmaker, Nigeria)

19. Eva Alordiah (Rapper, Nigeria)

20. Peace Anyiam-Fiberisima (Film Awards Event Producer, Nigeria)

The First Nigerian Woman U.S. Judge

“March 8th, 2013 marks the globally celebrated annual International Women’s Day. For African women, while there are still tremendous challenges faced within and outside the continent, there are also tremendous strides and achievements made. One such achievement is the appointment of the First Nigerian woman U.S Judge, Judge Bunmi Awoniyi. Judge Awoniyi is also the first Nigerian, man or woman, to be appointed to the California Judiciary.

On February 1st, 2013, the Sacramento Nigerian community (Sacramento Association of Nigerians, Akwa-Ibom Association of Nigeria, USA (Sacramento Chapter), the Yoruba Heritage International, the Igbo Development Union of Sacramento and more),poured out in numbers to organize, support and celebrate Judge Awoniyi’s appointment. “


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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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