28 Most Beautiful African Women Celebrities In The World

Recently, we made a piece on the most beautiful black women celebrities in the world and thought, we should do something to celebrate the African women as well, so, here we are.

You must agree with us when we say Africa is a country filled with beautiful women and also talented brainiac women. African women can’t help but stand out.

There are also women in the African celebrity world who has redefined the word beauty and we can’t help but admire their impeccable beauty.

Women in Africa deserves some accolades not only for their beauty but also their marble skin and their character’s.

An African woman is well known for her strong features and charm, and also not to forget their endowed shapes.

Some African women celebrities did not hesitate to prove us right with how they have garnered attention from people all over the world. Without further ado, we present to you some notable beautiful celebrities in Africa.

Most Beautiful Women Celebrities In Africa

The list of beautiful women in Africa is endless, but here are some we think everyone will agree they are indeed beautiful.

1. Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa

Date of Birth: 3 November 1984
Place of Birth: Abuja, Nigeria
Profession: OAP, Writer, Television host, Actress.

Toke Makinwa is one of Nigeria’s finest OAP if not the finest. She is the anchor of The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM. She’s even been made our WCW on Thrive Naija. Toke is a very talented person and her vlog, as well as her social media platforms, has been an eye-opener for many. We’re very proud to have her as a Nigerian.

2. Lupita Nyong’o

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Date of Birth: March 1, 1983
Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5’5
Profession: Actress, film director, model, music video director.to

Although Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico, she is actually a Kenya babe, attended college in the United State and that black skin of her’s is absolutely beautiful and if you have watched her movies or watch her strut on the runway, then you know she is beautiful.

3. Salma Rachid

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Image: @ salmarachid//Instagram

Date of Birth: June 13, 1994
Place of Birth: Casablanca Morocco
Profession: Morocco Singer

Salma Rachid started her music career after participating in the Arab Idol season 2, and after that, there is no stopping the beautiful lady as she went ahead to make her own music and entertain as well, very successful woman and beautiful inside out.

4. Nadia Buhari

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Image: @ nadiabuhari//Instagram

Date of Birth: November 21, 1982
Place of Birth: Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
Profession: Actress

Nadia Buhari is that Ghanian actress you can’t help but fall in love with, she impresses her audience in matters of a second, especially with that Ghanian accent of her’s. Haven won the Pan African Actress award at the annual Entertainment Awards in New York. Nadia Buhari passion for her acting is also something that draws her fans closer.

5. Leila Lopes

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Image: @ officiallailalopes //Instagram

Date of Birth: February 26, 1986
Place of Birth: Benguela, Angola
Profession: Model and actress

Leila Lopes is that gorgeous actress that you can help but love her for her beautiful smile, she is the perfect description of beauty with brains, she also won the titles of Miss Angola UK 2010 and Miss Angola 2010. She participates actively in raising awareness about HIV/AIDS.

6. Kandyse McClure

Image: @ kandysemcclurei//Instagram

Date of Birth: March 22, 1980
Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa
Profession: Actress

Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress and very talented as well, She also works with an NGO called care to address poverty in third world countries. There’s no doubt that Kandyse is one of the most beautiful African women celebrities we know.

7. Bonang Matheba

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Image: @ bonang//Instagram

Date of Birth: June 25, 1987
Place of Birth: Mahikeng South Africa
Profession: television presenter, radio personality, businesswoman, producer, actress, and philanthropist.

Bonang Matheba definitely deserves to be one of the most beautiful African women, she is just not beautiful but strong and has an amazing personality. Bonang is well loved for her flamboyant presenting skills and signature voice.

8. Serwaa Amihere

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Image: @ serwaamihere//Instagram

Date of Birth: March 8, 1990
Place of Birth: Ghana
Profession: Journalist and Newscaster

Her ebony skin is alone to get her on our list of most beautiful African women, coupled with her fine-tuning. She also has an amazing figure and let’s not forget that beautiful smile of her’s that lits up her whole face like it’s a candle night.

9. Genevive Nnaji

Image: @ genevivennaji// Instagram

Date of Birth: May 3, 1979
Place of Birth: Mbaise Imo, Nigeria
Profession: Actress, Producer, and director

Genevive Nnaji caramel skin is worth talking about, and that fierce personality of her’s when acting is quite appealing. She is the first actress to win the Best Actress in a Leading Role at Africa Movie Academy Award in 2005. Pretty smart too.

10. Jackie Appiah

Image: @ jackieappiah//Instagram

Date of Birth: 5 December 1983
Place of Birth: Canadian, Toronto
Profession: Ghanian Actress

This Ghanaian actress has received several awards and nominations and we can also say those glamourous skin of her’s is absolutely beautiful. Her smile is warming and enticing as well.

11. Rapelang Rabana

Image: @ rapelangrabana // Instagram

Date of Birth: 1982
Place of Birth: Botswana
Profession: Telecommunications Entrepreneur

Often times we forget to celebrate women on how creative and intelligent they are, Rapelang is an example of a very intelligent woman, A computer scientist, and the first woman in South Africa to give first free VoIP mobile services provider.

12. Michelle Van Der Water


Place of Birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 5’6”
Profession: Actress, Model

Michelle is called captivating as she is not just beautiful but enchanting as well and has the perfect modeling legs you can ever think of.

13. Thando Thabethe

Image: @ thando_thabethe//Instagram

Date of Birth: June 18, 1990
Place of Birth: South African
Profession: Radio Dj

This beautiful South African radio Dj was the first African Brand Ambassador for Nivea and she has amazing goddess hips she does not hesitate to flaunt.

14. Omotola Jalade

Image: @ realomosexy//Instagram

Date of Birth: February 7, 1978
Place of Birth: Nigeria
Profession: Actress, Singer, and Philanthropist

Omotola is what her fans call undefined beauty and that shape that earned her the name ‘Omosexy’ she is a beautiful mother and wonderful actress and has managed to create an image within the movie industry and she is not just beautiful but also one of the most successful female actress.

15. Jackline Wolper

Image: @ jacklinewolper//Instagram

Date of Birth: December 18, 1987
Place of Birth: Moshi Tanzania
Profession: Actress, producer.

The Tanzanian actress has said she got her incredible beauty from eating right and many veggies are included in her diet but whichever way, there have been results and we can say her eating right is showing on that beautiful face and body.

16. Yvonne Okoro

Image: @ yvonneokoro//Instagram

Date of Birth: November 6, 1984
Place of Birth:  Accra Ghana
Profession: Actress, Philanthropist.

Yvonne Okoro was born to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother and we can assume those beautiful combinations are the architect of her marble skin and she has a wonderful smile as well.

17. Vannesa Mdee

Image: @ vannessamdee//Instagram

Date of Birth: June 7, 1988
Place of Birth: Tanzania
Profession: Television personality, Radio presenter and singer

The Tanzanian diva has the voice of an angel and you can’t help but love her, also her rapping skills are impeccable.

18. Stephanie Okereke Linus

Image: @ stephnielinus//Instagram

Date of Birth: October 2, 1982
Place of Birth: Ngor Opala Nigeria
Profession: Model, Actress, and Director

Stephanie indeed has the height and beauty of a model, she is charming and very intelligent. When it comes to charismatic women, Stephanie Linus is a good bet as she has a good heart and a warm smile for everyone.

19. Charlize Theron


Date of Birth: August 7, 1975
Place of Birth: South Africa
Profession: Actress, Model

Charlize Theron is one of the top South African females that has hit the movie industry by storm, brilliant mind and those beautiful eyeballs you can’t help but get drawn to.

20. Liya Kebede

Image: @ liyakebede//Instagram

Date of Birth: March 1, 1978
Place of Birth: Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Profession: Maternal Health Adviser, Clothing designer, and actress

The Ethiopian actress is not just a beauty to reckon with but a very smart and successful woman. Forbes identified her as the eleventh highest paid model in the world.

21. Danai Gurira

Image: @ danaigurira//Instagram

Date of Birth: February 14, 1978
Place of Birth: Grinnell Iowa
Profession: Actress

The actress whose origin is Zimbabwe and if you have watched black panther or walking dead you will know she can be fierce but sweet as well.

22. Sophie Okonedo

Image: @sophieokonedo // Instagram

Date of Birth: August 11, 1968
Place of Birth: London
Profession: Actress

She began her film career in the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels before appearing in Ace Ventura, Sophie Okonedo has a Nigerian father and a Jewish mother and she a beautiful face to show off her Nigerian Jewish heritage.

23. Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo


Date of Birth: October 22, 1973
Place of Birth: Kensington
Profession: Actress, Singer

Although born in the united states, Carmen has a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother, began her television career in the United Kingdom, acted many movies and very smart as well.

24. Ini Edo

Image: @ iniedo//Instagram

Date of Birth: April 23, 1982
Place of Birth: Akwa Ibom Nigeria
Profession: Actress

If you are looking for the best Nigerian actress with beautiful skin then you have found her, Ini Edo’s caramel black is always glowing and with those dimples of her’s, she is also in the glamorous team.

25. Thandie Newton

Image: @ thandianewton//Instagram

Date of Birth: November 6, 1972
Place of Birth: London United Kingdom
Profession: Actress

Thandie Newton looks all beautiful and British and was born in London but she has Zimbabwe heritage and the beautiful actress has appeared in a lot of British and American movies.

26. Julitha Kabete

Image: @ julithakabete//Instagram

Place of Birth: Nigeria
Profession: Brand Strategist, Model

Julitha Kabete is exactly what we can call beautiful and with her full accentuated figure, she knows how to flaunt those as well.

27. Lola Monroe

Image: @ iam_queenroe//Instagram

Date of Birth: October 23, 1986
Place of Birth: Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Profession: Model, rapper, and actress

Lola Monroe also called Fershgenet Melakubetter is an Ethiopian model that you can’t help but notice for not just her beauty but also her talents.

28. Tiwa Savage

Image: @ tiwasavage // Instagram

Date of Birth: February 5, 1980
Place of Birth: Ikeja Nigeria
Profession: Singer, songwriter, and actress

We figured this list would not be complete if we do not have Nigerian’s leading female singer. Signed a managing and publishing deal with Rock Nations in 2016. Tiwa started her music career in England where she was sought by ‘Mary J Blige’ and from then the beautiful singer has been unstoppable.

Now we’re sure after going through the list, you can’t help but agree that truly African women are beautiful and we do not judge by just beauty but also these women achievement over the years is quite strong and worthy of the mention.

African women will continue to be honored and deserve some accolades. Know more beautiful African Celebrities that should be on the list? Leave a comment to tell us about it.

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