8 local beauties make the 30 Most Beautiful African Women of the Decade list

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8 local beauties make the 30 Most Beautiful African Women of the Decade list

8 local beauties have made the 30 Most Beautiful African Women of the Decade list. According to Style Rave who compiled the list, it goes beyond the physical appearances and instead focuses on the impact these ladies have in their communities and beyond.

Image: Thando Thabethe IG

The list includes models, singer and beauty queens who use their platforms to give back to society. The local stars who made the list include Nomzamo Mbatha, Connie Ferguson, Uyanda Mbuli, Basetsana Khumalo, Carol Bouwer, Terry Pheto, Bonang Matheba and Thando Thabethe.

8 local beauties make the 30 Most Beautiful African Women of the Decade list. Here’s a look at the full list.

1. Jacqueline Mengi: 40-year-old singer, furniture designer (Tanzania)

2. Liya Kebede: 41-year-old model, actress, fashion designer and maternal health advocate (Ethiopia)

3. Linda Ikeji: 39-year-old blogger, entrepreneur (Nigeria)

4. Adut Akechj: 19-year-old model (South Sudanese)

5. Nomzamo Mbatha: 29-year-old actress, businesswoman, TV personality, human rights activist (South Africa)

6. Iman: 64-year-old model, entrepreneur, actress (Somalia)

7. Stephanie Okereke Linus: 37-year-old actress, movie director (Nigeria)

8. Gelila Bekele: 32-year-old model, author, photographer, filmmaker, activist (Ethiopia)

9. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: 41-year-old actress (Nigeria)

10. Uyanda Mbuli: 41-year-old fashion designer, actress, marketer (South Africa)

11. Hend Sabri: 40-year-old actress, lawyer (Tunisia)

12. Joselyn Dumas: 39-year-old actress (Ghana)

13. Basetsana Kumalo: 45-year-old businesswoman (South Africa)

14. Yvonne Okoro: 35-year-old actress (Nigeria)

15. Juliet Ibrahim: 33-year-old actress, producer, singer (Ghana)

16. Jokate Mwegelo: 32-year-old politician, media personality, entrepreneur (Tanzania)

17. Bonang Matheba: 32-year-old radio personality, businesswoman, model (South Africa)

18. Osas Ighodaro: 36-year-old actress (Nigeria) 

19. Yvonne Nelson: 34-year-old actress, producer and entrepreneur (Ghana)

20. Yasmine Sabri: 32-year-old actress (Egypt)

21. Thando Thabethe: 29-year-old radio DJ, actress (South Africa)

22. Danai Gurira: 41-year-old actress (Zimbabwe)

23. Stephanie Tum: 32-year-old actress, model (Cameroon)

24. Connie Ferguson: 49-year-old actress, model, presenter, producer (South Africa) 

25. Terry Pheto: 39-year-old actress (South Africa)

26. Anitah Fabiola: 25-year-old actress, event host, tourism ambassador (Uganda)

27. Tara Emad: 26-year-old actress (Egypt)

28. Carol Bouwer: 45-year-old TV presenter, producer (South Africa)

29. Sonia Rolland: 39-year-old actress, model (Rwanda)

30. Halima Aden: 22-year-old model (Somalia)