GUAP Female 30 – Celebrating #IWD2018 with 30 Women you should know!

Let’s shed light on some amazing females In respect to International Women’s Day.

  1. Nissy Tee [@NissyTee] – Youtuber & Content Creator

Nissy tee, is a proud Cambridge graduate who is also a youtuber and content creator, not only that but she is also the founder of ‘Be Educated Be Bold’ a platform designed to help promote academia and the importance of Education for younger individuals.

2. Parris OH – Sony Music Urban Promotions Manager 

Parris OH started as an intern at Sony Music and within a year had an entire role created for her, heading up PR for all urban acts under the label. #BOSSMOVES

3. Christina Okorocha, Ruby & Rumbi – Founders of Vamp UK [@VampUK]

A digital PR agency lead by WOC for Women of colour to influence and promote brands and organisations to become more inclusive within their marketing. Working with clients such as: Universal, Disney and more

4. Liv Little [@livlittle] – Founder of GAL-DEM Magazine

The editor- in- chief of Gal-dem, a magazine for women of colour and ran by women of colour. The magazine has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the country’s biggest voices for women of colour.

5. Nicole Crentsil [@nkrystal] – Curator

The curator behind Black Girl festival , an exhibition that explores the black British female  experience through creatives. Nicole provides a platform which sparks conversation about mental health within the black community whilst allowing creatives to showcase their work and support their development.

 

6. The Slumflower [@theslumflower] – Blogger & Public Speaker

What started off as a simple expression of her creativity has seen her interest in fashion and visual arts turn into a fierce and well-known brand. She’s been featured in publications such as CNN, London Evening Standard, i-D Magazine, Vogue Italia and more. Now famous for her #SaggyBreastsMatter movement, she’s become a force to reckon with.

7. Abbie May [@AbbieMayMUA] – Celebrity MUA

Abbie may has worked with the likes of Raye, Maya Jama, Yasmin evans and more. Although people may see her as a celebrity MUA, but abbie is also an avid believer in self care and good health for younger individuals. Now moving into content creation and youtube she is showing she is not just good with her hands.

8. IAMDDB [@IAMDDB] – Musician

Manchester Native IAMDDB, real name Diane has shown us in just under 2 years that not only is she a talented artist but recently showed us her interest and love for women, mental health and young people. She continues to make heights in her career as well as being her authentic self.

9. Leomie Anderson [@LeomieAnderson] – Victoria secret model and founder of LAPP the brand

Supporting women in the creative industries and allowing them to have a platform for their voice of their lived experiences. Leomie has been a force to reckon with from as young as 18 and still pushing the barriers.

10. Danielle Faith Ross [@DanielleFaithRoss] – Designer and Creative Director of RAUS

Who has now become a go to for the new generation of British celebrities. From the likes of Stormzy to Mr Eazi, RAUS designs is turning tables within fashion.

11. Eve de Haan [@halfaroastchicken] – Artist

A Neon Artist disrupting the art scene of how we consume arts, using slang and different cultural references as a part of décor. Eve’s ability to create comedic yet quality neon art proves her ability to deliver.

12. Letitia Wright [@LatitaWright] – Actress

A British-Guyanese actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning in 2018 with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, and the film Urban Hymn (2015).

13. Patricia Bright – Youtuber/Content Creator

The First Black British Female Youtuber to surpass 1 million subscribers. A Female fashion beauty and hair channel with tutorials and videos to help with your beauty and fashion needs.

14. Oloni [@Oloni] – Sex & Relationship Blogger

Award winning online women’s platform for sex & relationship features. Known for some of her daring but empowering twitter challenges like #DatsChallenge, #ValentinesChallenge and £200 Challenge; Oloni is paving the way for female’s to take charge and go after what they want.

15. Little Simz [@LittleSimz] – Musician

She released the album Stillness in Wonderland. It was inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and supported by a comic book, art exhibition and festival. In 2017, she performed as the opening act for Gorillaz during their Humanz Tour, and was the vocalist for the song “Garage Palace”, featured on the Super Deluxe edition of their album Humanz.

16. Joy Miessi [@JoyMiessi] – Artist

an artist based in London. Joy translates moments, conversations, feelings and intimate thoughts into visual pieces for reflection. Social themes such as race, gender, sexuality are reoccurring in Joy’s present work and are translated through abstract shapes, figures and writing.

17. Lauren – Founder of FEAT Magazine [@FeatMag]

Feat Magazine is a online magazine celebrating UK music and those in the industry for those who are music fans and want advice to get involved themselves! Lauren actively pushes great UK talent and is has a bright future in the industry.

18. Prisca Moyesa [@PriscaMoyesa] – founder of a marketing agency Moyesa & Co

Prisca Moyesa helps brands connect with culture via strategy, creative and original content creation, that’ll resonate at scale. She is a marketing genius and is quickly becoming a go-to source for marketing knowledge.

19. Fenn O’Meally [@fenn_omeally]  Presenter, Filmmaker and Journalist 

Fenn has DIY written all over her. From camera assisting on various shows including The BBC One Show and Channel 4’s Take Me Out to producing, editing and presenting content for the likes of Nike and Samsung and interviewing artists for the likes of MTV and Fucking Young Magazine, Fenn is one of the industry’s brightest prospects.

20. Bola Sol [@bola_sol] – Entrepreneur / Talk Show Host

Bola Sol could be the next Wendy Williams. She has created a “The Bola Sol Show” – a talk show which discusses a range of issues with a live audience. Not many have been able to pull this format off and is quite refreshing to see. We think Bola has a bright future ahead of her.

 

21. Tanya Compas – Social Activist

Tanya Compass is a selfless woman continuously making waves for young girls. She is an award winning youth worker and heads up generation storm for young girls in London. Not only that but she is a constant force of support within the LGBT community, who is unapologetically herself always.

22. Cecile Emeke – Filmmaker & Director

Cecile Emeke is a British filmmaker, writer and artist from London. She is known for the online documentary series Strolling, as well as the short film turned web series Ackee & Saltfish. Emeke’s work has been featured by press worldwide and she was selected as one of Broadcast Magazine’s 2015 Hot Shots.

23. Tiffany Calver – DJ

Tiffany Calver is a DJ/Radio Presenter with a weekly hip-hop show on Kiss FM. She is the youngest female hip hop-only presenter currently on national radio!

24. Stephanie Yeboah – Plus Size Blogger/Journalist

Although graduating from Kingston University with a degree in law, Stephanie has cultivated her creative eye and passion for writing and personal style into an award-winning fashion and lifestyle blog. She has also written freelance for publications such as Elle Magazine and The Pool. (via Curated Digital)

25. Gbemi Okunlola – Bespoke Bridal Services

23 year old designer, Gbemi Okunlola – also seen on BBC’s 2011 Young Apprentice – started her career as London’s youngest fashion designer at the age of 11 and now she runs her own business, Alo’Nuko, which makes amazing bespoke Bridal dresses.

26. Amina Begum Ali  – Model & Activist

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Amina Begum Ali is a muslim model who’s career is on a rise. The model aims to represent WOC and muslim women, counteracting all the negative connotations media brings. We think she is doing a great job at it too!

27. Sarah Owusu  – Artist

Sarah Owusu is a self-taught Contemporary Ghanaian Artist born in London. Her work is heavily inspired by her Ghanian and African roots and through her art shines light on some of real cultural icons e.g Malcolm X, Martin Luther King etc.

28. Sisteren  – Dj’s, Presenters and podcasters for women of colour, trans & non-binary.

African-Brit sister friends, Sistren are Presenters on Transmission Roundhouse and aim to provide a platform to explore black female empowerment, sexuality, body image and being a black millennial. They are pushing boundaries and opening doors for discussion everyday.

29. Renni Eddo-Lodge- British Journalist who focuses on feminism and race. The author of ‘Why I no longer speak to white people about race’

Reni Eddo-Lodge is a British journalist and author with a focus on feminism and exposing structural racism.

30. Abigail – Founder of Roniebond Magazine

Roniebond Magazine is a Digital platform for underground creatives, focusing predominately on females. The platform is also releasing a documentary entitled #GASH: Exploring the stories of women in music and media.

Happy International Woman’s day to all the great women out there!