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LIST: 6 Most Stylish African Women Of 2017 You May Not Have Heard Of

Style can mean so many things. Quirky, modern, chic, sophisticated, and provocative are some of the adjectives that come to mind when describing fashion.  Africa is known amongst other things for its knack for the dramatic and love for all things beautiful.  The following ladies have a sense of what fashion trends catch the eye.

  1. Samira Bauwmia

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Samira Bauwmia is the second lady of the Republic of Ghana and one of the country’s leading women in empowerment and fashion. Not only is she a staunch supporter of women and their right and ability to gain a quality education, she also wants them to become economic honchos in their own right. The former TV presenter and beauty queen now spends her time supporting her husband Vice President Mahamadu Bauwmia in their quest to develop Ghana’s political standing.  Mrs. Bauwmia has been scrutinized for her sometimes absent hijab as some deem it as a loose representation of her faith, Islam; she doesn’t let the naysayers get her down as she just continues to slay. Second lady Bauwmia was recently honored with the Glitz Africa Magazine Style Icon of The Year Award.

2. Tiwa Savage

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Tiwatope Savage-Balogun is a 28-year-old Nigerian award-winning singer and performer whose branching out into the mainstream music entertainment business is evident by her fashion sense and her management and publishing deal with Jay-Z’s RocNation label.  Check Savage out in her latest video Malo featuring WizKid and Spellz and you’ll see how quickly she’s evolving in the entertainment realm.

3. Bonang Matheba 

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Ms. Matheba is a South-African TV personality, TV/radio host, Revlon global ambassador, and author.  Matheba can be seen bossing it up on Instagram and flossing her love of designer duds and luxurious items. This mixture of brains and beauty is definitely enticing to the eye.

4. Sister Deborah



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Deborah Owusu-Bonsu popularly known as Sister Deborah and Sister Derby is a Ghanaian tv personality, model, and occasional singer. Bonsu has wowed with her bold choice of colorful hair, sexy yet classy clothing, and strong work ethic. Bonsu also spends her time aiding others by volunteering as the autism ambassador for Tonaton.

5. Fatima Siad

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The 31-year-old Somalian beauty is an alumnus of famed ‘America’s Next Top Model‘ created by supermodel Tyra Banks.  The fabulous model didn’t let her past struggles as a victim of war and female circumcision cease her stride; she abandoned her dreams of a career in medicine to pursue modeling by being bold and impetuously auditioning for ANTM.  After appearing on the reality show, she completed her education at Bryn Mawr College. Now that is being a go-getter.

6. Dina El-Mofty

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Dina El-Mofty is the founder and CEO of Injaz Egypt, an entrepreneurial organization with a fierce focus on education; El-Mofty has partnered up with educational institutions across Egypt and has aided and funded 60 start-up business ventures. El- Mofty is also a partner at a company named Inspo which aims to encourage personal and professional development in the Middle East.  Numerous countries in this region of the world are known for their rigid religious views on conduct and dress but El-Mofty doesn’t mind defying that and kicking up her heels.

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