It's International Women's Day and what better way to mark the occasion than to celebrate these ladies... We have Clara Amfo, Serlina Boyd, Alex Scott, Tiwa Savage and Rihanna. They are out their paving the way in their respective fields/ industries, whether that's making a difference, becoming an inspiration or being a strong lady.
Well here at Dats Muzik, Francetta is the woman behind the award nominated, Vuelio Blog featured, 'Best Music Blog' for Infinity Blog Awards 2021, Afrobeat music blog, Dats Muzik Blog. She writes reviews and supports Afrobeat, Amapiano, HipHop, Dance/ Electro/ House, Funk, Reggaeton/ Latin music and related genres for emerging talents and supports live music, festivals and writes about the combination of fashion and music #fashionandmusicunites. She's an EPK design and copywriting specialist, with a bi-monthly Afrobeat magazine.
So let's go....
Clara Amfo, BBC Radio 1 presenter just unveiled a barbie doll figure of herself, which represents many black ladies, ahead of International Women's Day. Knowing that 'Black Lives Matter' and that we have to fight for racial inequality and that she champions women's rights, shows that she supports her own. This, also, shows that we should believe in ourselves and never give up.
As Clara Amfo said “To say that I am honoured to be named a Barbie role model would be an understatement,"
Serlina Boyd is the creator and founder of Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy. The first UK black children's magazine. It's said that 4% of protagonists in children's books are from BAME backgrounds in the UK. How sad is that?
This lady is here to show the importance of magazines for black children and as she said "they cannot be what they cannot see". It's taken until 2020 for this to happen but 'better late than never', as we say.
Strictly Come Dancing star 2019, Alex Scott, left the competition at the quarter-finals. She was shocked she got that far. Now she is a BBC One Show host, hosting other sports programmes and introduces the new mental health toolkit, BBC Headrooms but what's she known for mainly or what's her main job? Have a think.... Alex Scott MBE is a former proffesional footballer for Arsenal.
What is Alex showing us all women?
Is that you can make it in any male industry. You can do whatever you want and be whoever you want.
She's celebrating their strength, their ambition, their sensitivity and their uniqueness. Come on girl!
Who's into Afrobeat? Who watched this artist perform at The MOBO's 2020? I'm writing about Tiwa Savage. This lady is a female empowering women in this African genre and the African music industry.
This music award show had artists from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Simaliya, New York, Britain and more. Last year, The Mobo's really did honour the very best of black culture in music and entertainment.
Afrobeat really shone last year then
HipHop and other genres.
Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade are some female. artists who are still leaders in this genre. Who are still taking over the world.
Times magazine choose Fenty Beauty as one of the best inventions of 2017, by Rihanna, singer and entrepreneur. With 40 different foundation shades, she was promoting inclusivity and her ad campaigns had models of varying sizes and ethnicity. Her collection sold out, immediately, online and instore when it launched.
As this business pioneer said “I never could have anticipated the emotional connection that women are having with the products and the brand as a whole" and “Some are finding their shade of foundation for the first time, getting emotional at the counter. That’s something I will never get over.”
Spread the love with your own shoutouts. Who would you add to this list?