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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Africa's Top 10 Sexiest Women

The guys who recently gave us Africa's Top 10 sexiest men have come up with the list of Africa's Top 10 sexiest women.
Quite an interesting list...check it out.

10. Genevieve Nnaji - Nigeria
Genevieve is Nollywood's brightest star. She has appeared in countless movies and is also a singer and spokesmodel. She is the face for Lux soap. She released an album titled No More. Genevieve says music was her first love even before acting but it is definately acting that has made her the star she is today. She has played everything from a love interest to a 'shoot em up' chick. Some call her Sharon Stone. We call her sexy.

9. Alek Wek - Sudan
Her skin has been kissed by the sun. She is known on a first name basis all over the world. She single handedly changed the way beauty is viewed when she stepped on the fashion scene a decade ago. We love her because she could have paid big money to change her looks once she made it big and she didn't. She is proud of looking like a Dinka girl. She is proud to be African and to look African and challenges whoever doesn't accept it to keep it moving. Her confidence makes her one very sexy lady.

8.Thandie Newton - Zimbabwe
Thandie proves herself as a contender for an Oscar in every role she takes. It was hard for people to see someone so beautiful play the role she played in the movie Beloved but she did it. She went toe to toe with Oprah Winfrey and Kimberly Elise and came out unscathed. Tom Cruise and Will Smith are just two of her leading men. She went there in Crash and won awards for it. Is there anything she can't do? She makes raising her two children and looking like that very easy. Thandie is one sexy Mama.

7. Miriam Chemoss - Kenya
She is more than a triple threat. This beautiful African Queen is a singer/dancer, model, and a full time actress. She has appeared on the CBS show District and has set her sights on Hollywood. Miriam developed her performance skills as a member of The Mavalletes Revue. She then joined the legandary Soukous Stars Band and held her own as the sole female in the band. Miriam released a new single Rudi this year.

6. Angel Melaku - Ethiopia
She appeared on the cover of Black Men magazine with the words "Angel the New It Girl for 07". She is the video vixen for 2007. She currently stars with Kanye West and T-Pain in the video for Good Life. She has also appeared in videos for Trey Songz, Lloyd Banks, Busta Rhymes, Young Buck, and Young Jeezy. She has set her sights on Hollywood and vows that she won't rest till she gets there!

5. Honorine Uwera - Rwanda
Her lips alone give Angelina Jolie a run for her money. This Rwandan beauty immigrated to Canada in the late 90's. A modeling scout found her and the rest as they say is history. She has graced the runway for Issey Miyake, Emanuel Ungaro, Baby Phat, Richard Chai, Ruffian, Vivienne Westwood and Antonio Marras. She was featured in the Roca Wear Spring 2005 campaign with Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova.

4. flavania Matata - Tanzania
This beauty queen represented her country Tanzania at this year's Miss Universe and she was a top contender. We loved her sass and the fact that she didn't put a wig of long flowing hair on top of her bald head. She looked beautiful bald and she stood out. When asked what the judges should know about her she replied, "I am an electrical technician by profession as well as a top model in my country. I never let anyone define me neither by hair nor clothing as I believe God made me perfect as a pure, natural African woman." Amen to that!

3. Rhian Benson - Ghana
Rhian released her debut album Gold Coast in 2003 to critical acclaim. She won a MOBO award. Her passion for music is in her blood - her grandfather led an accclaimed big band in the 50's and 60's in Ghana. Rhian wrote her first song at age 9. She has the brains to go with her beauty - she was at Harvard when her mother got seriously ill. She left Harvard to care for her mother. Rhian is gearing up for her sophmore release.

2. Tiguida - Mali
This 21 year old beauty from Mali is a rising Model on the French Fashion scene. She has done several photoshoots for Parisians magazines and numerous fashions parades for well renowned names like Elit, Imane Ayissi and L'Oreal. The limitations on black models in France have made her travel to Africa, Italy, and the U.S.A for work.

1.Iman - Somalia
Iman proves that sexy doesn't have to stop. She looks good next to very young girls. She paved the way for all the African models doing big things right now. Let's never forget that. She's been on the covers of Black Enterprise, Ebony, and Vanity Fair lately. Her cosmetics line has ethnic women all over the world looking good. If only we could all look this sexy in years to come!

I don't know most of these women so I really can't pass a comment on whether they deserve to be on the list or not. They are all gorgeous though and I sure agree that Iman is the sexiest African woman alive. She's still got it, even in after fifties.

One question though; what happened to Nonhle Thema of South Africa, Oluchi Orlandi of Nigeria, Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana (Miss Universe 1999), Agbani Darego of Nigeria, Charlize Theron of South Africa,
And Linda Ikeji of Nigeria?
Just kidding...lol

What do you guys think of this list?

37 comments:

Dro Ameh said...

and where the f*** is Bimbo Akintola on the list?!

Ladybrille said...

Wondering what the criteria was in selecting these women. Lots of models/actress on list. Would have love to see a cross section of sexiest women in various fields. It's a start. Love the Mali selection. Mali is not really represented so good.

Ladybrille said...

Smart and very entrepreneurial move for Ruggedman. There comes a time in a man or woman's life where you must streamline things to get the maximum dollars/naira and also help the young ones. He can always return to music. Being behind the scene will even make him more fierce.

Colyns Agboju said...

Are Nigerians not sexy? Where the hell is Oluchi and others? Genevieve is the only Nigeria on the list and the last for crying our loud. Though I think she's sexy, I still believe we weren't adequately represented. Those ladies are sexy but not as sexy as my 9ja women. (4give my xtremely 9ja attitude)

Still wondering who compiled that list. Linda, I am sure you didn't. then who did and what's the criteria?

Lilian Michael said...

Where is our Agbani and Oluchi? I think they are true beauties too!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Are these the sexiest or 'popular faces' women???

prettypatricia2008 said...

what about omotola jalade....she is qualified to be in the list...isn't she.....PrettyPatricia - Sierra Leone

prettypatricia2008 said...

where is omotola;;;;; she needs to be here pretty patricia - sierra leone

prettypatricia2008 said...

Where is Omotola Jalade- she needs to be in the list....patricia Sierra Leone

Anonymous said...

this list should be more of sucessful African women rather than sexy

uchechi said...

that was funny though. well all i have to say is as long as genevieve is there the list is complete!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thandie newton is from Britain not Zimbabwe!!!she claims her british side hardly makes refrence to her zimbabwe blood!!!

KAM BABY said...

I think Oluchi Orlando. Should replace Genevieve.

Anonymous said...

genevieve ko, genevieve ni !! sorry, i beg to differ on that one oh.. Pshewwwww! nothin personal, but why dem no put my own name for there?

Yewande Atanda said...

Linda Ikeji?

uhmm. no comment!

Anonymous said...

this is eurovision african style. why are you notthere linda? where are those beautiful naija girls now on the list

Anonymous said...

that list is bullshit!

Anonymous said...

The list said sexiest women and not beautiful. That one is beautiful doesnt mean they r sexy... Omotola, Agbani and other 9ja bevy of beauties you have called are beautiful but not necessarily sexy!!!

Geni baby- now that's beauty & sexy all in one!!

Wild Boy said...

That list is a sure suspect. Though i wont put our beloved Oluchi on the list as sexy, i wont hesitate in putting her tops in modelling though...but we really have sexy women here than those protrayed..we know them.

Anonymous said...

Nigerians can't always be on d spotlight. Eventhough, i don't know majority of them, I like it because we know them now. It says Africa not Nigeria, lets learn how to celebrate other Africans. I'm nigerian, but I get tired of Nigerians feeling like they are the only people on that continent. I would have love to see varieties of women in different fields, not just entertainment.

The Invisible Man said...

Good to see that Genny made the list

Anonymous said...

why are u all taking tthe list serious!!is it going to put food on your table?its not like thandienewton or oluchi or gen or anybody gives a shit!!!pls blog abt sensible things!

Anonymous said...

why must all the women be models or from the entertainment industry??? ...i dont get it....

and no, Oluchi is not sexy nor is Agbani...dunno the other ppl u mentioned...models are simply mannequins that can walk and talk...and most times, u only see them walk...unfortunately, being sexy is more than looks

anyway Linda, u know u are supposed to be on that list sha?! *wink*

Simon SEEZ said...

@ anonymous Oct 8 4.33am
whats ur problem...so u mean we shld all keep talkin bout no electricity and stuff before we talk sensible things....when u make it i guess no one will talk about u too.

that aside beautiful, sexy do they mean the same thing? not to me dou..i guess everyone on d list deserves it..and my girlfriend too oopps..ex girlfriend too shld be on this list...lol

Standtall said...

Geny at number 10? I was gonna say she should be in top 5

Abujamaiden said...

LIYA KEBEDE FROM ETHIOPIA WHO WAS THE WORLD'S ELEVENTH HIGHEST PAID MODEL AND FIRST WOMAN OF COLOR MODELING FOR ESTEE LAUDER????

AND GENEVIEVE IS THERE...no seriously!

princekay123 said...

Wetin una dey cal SEXY sef? Let's get it straight for the record. A sexy lady is somebody that can sexually attract anybody or that can sexually arrest another person's sense(s).

sexual attraction is an attraction to other people for sexual or erotic activity.

Much of human sexual attractiveness is governed by physical attractiveness. This involves the impact one's appearance has on the senses of other.

From these criteria, Omotola (mother of 3), Genevieve (pimple-infected face), Linda (too skinny), Oluchi (growing too fat now), etc are not qualified to be on the list.

I nominate Cossy Orjiakor!

Anonymous said...

genevieve should be on the top of that list, WTF than ghanian is just light, she's not fine.

Naijacampusforum said...

Hornestly as far as African View of beuty is concern,I think Ethiopian Girl should be the first.Genevive Naji should not be there.She is short with a very bad leg.Omotala coud have been there but her Hip keeps on getting bigger with thays-May God help her...

Anonymous said...

GENEVIVE has just become a hype and a pop culture associated with beautiful Nigerian women. I belive thats the only reason she made the list. People lets get this right - Genevive is pretty, but pur-leassse, she is not the prettiest cannot be considered stunning physically and thus should not be dubbed as being sexy. If Genevive had not made the success she has claimed in Nollywood, she wouldn't be given a second glance on the street. Thats the truth. Sexy ke? Thats all the reason why genes head has gotten so big it must take her a lot to keep it level, if i was her i would be thinking the world of myself when it-really-isnt-so.

commonsense said...

Uhm...how the hell did Angel Lola Luv get on this list? Some would probably say she's sexy but in my eyes she has lost all the respect reserved for African women as she parades around with ass implants, whoring to Atlanta rappers and upholding the legacy of Karrinne Steffans

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The Evangelist said...

Hello there,

Many Americans haven't heard of these women...but Thandi Newton is becoming more well-known in America for her acting talents. She is believed to be a British actress and I don't think anyone realizes she's from Zimbabwe.

It is important to highlight the range of beauty in African women but it seems that in many African countries, the women who look more "Western" are deemed most beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I was looking at your Sexiest Africans and noticed that you don't have her yet. May i suggest Sera Lubowa? She's the newest and hottest model from Uganda. She's a dancer and singer also and is Miss Uganda USA. You have to check her out. www.seralubowa.com & www.myspace.com/sera_04 or just Google her name. I think she would bring you lots of views because everyone in Africa is asking about her!

Tom said...

I was looking at your Sexiest Africans and noticed that you don't have her yet. May i suggest Sera Lubowa? She's the newest and hottest model from Uganda. She's a dancer and singer also and is Miss Uganda USA. You have to check her out. www.seralubowa.com & www.myspace.com/sera_04 or just Google her name. I think she would bring you lots of views because everyone in Africa is asking about her

Anonymous said...

yes! Sera Lubowa is Hot!

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