“Black Woman. Black Excellence. Black Power.”
It’s #BlackHistoryMonth and yes another
opportunity to celebrate resounding black voices shunning the dictate, overcoming the odds, doing great things and rewriting the narrative.
As we usher in this new month of October, Duchess International Magazine once again heartily amplifies black achievement, from politics, banking, technology to entertainment and other sectors, we highlight extraordinary black women who have proudly continued to shine brightly at the top, rightfully taking their place as integral forces of change.
From an illustrious modelling career to scooping the Oscar award making history till date, to calling the shots as a director, Halle Marie Berry is more than your average bombshell.
Accliamed actress Halle Berry defies the odds to make history as the first Black woman to win an Oscar in 2002 for best actress in Monster’s Ball- a feat she holds till today. Aside the glories of wearing the coveted crown, Berry isn’t afraid to speak up against racism and prejudice thriving in the very industry that crowned her, recalling the bittersweet moment, she tags her historic win ” one of my biggest heartbreaks.”
A go-getter and not one to rest on her oars, Helle Berry recently took on the director’s chair for ‘Bruised.’ One cannot help but imagine what else the future holds for this trailblazer!
Nigerian billionaire business mogul Folorunsho Alakija stands proudly as an inspiration for generations to come.
Unarguably one of the world’s most powerful women, if taking on the government and winning, sitting comfortably time and again amongst the world’s richest and empowering others to own their awesome doesn’t cut the definition, then we beg a redefinition.
Nigerian business mogul Folorunsho Alakija spreads her tentacles across fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries and yes, she can do it all.
She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.
Cheers to these black Queens changing the narrative!