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Top 10 female awardees at the Grammys and Oscars

By Tanya Maswaure Alongside headlines of Chris Rock and Will Smith, the internet spaces were filled with comments and celebrations as the Grammys and Oscars award season began in March. This year, several women stood out, swooping record-setting awards in their respective industries. Here are a few of our favourite Celebrity Amazons from the Oscar and Grammy awards. Best New Artist and Best Pop Solo Performance: Olivia Rodrigo Olivia Isabel Rodrigo, an American singer-songwriter and actress, is our youngest awardee winning a Grammy for the Best New Artist and another for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. She was nominated in 7 different categories for her new music, and she performed her hit song Driver’s Licence at the same event. Olivia began her journey as an actress on Disney Channel, and she dove into her passion for music in the year 2020 and has seen her music…

Women empowerment! – The African All-Female Musical Supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique

By Aditi Maheshwari

Les Amazones d’Afrique, a group of women musicians from Africa aims to empower women and speak against violence. It is their founding principle to take initiative to empower women against all sorts of violence like spousal abuse, second-class treatment, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, etc. The outset of Les Amazones d’Afrique dates back to 2014. Valérie Malot, head of the booking, publishing, and management firm 3dFamily, encouraged several star singers to take an initiative and unitedly fight against violence against women in Africa and beyond. The consequent 2017 album, “République Amazone,” featured notable Malian artists such as Oumou Sangaré, Mamani Keïta, Angeìlique Kidjo, and Mariam Doumbia.