The first edition of Vogue 25 is out! The list comprises an extraordinary cast of leaders defining – and redefining – the way we live now.

Sinéad Burke, Grace Ladoja, Priyanka Joshi, Karen Blackett and Dua Lipa photographed for the July 2018 issue of British Vogue.

From politics and sports to fashion, arts and media, Vogue celebrates the women pushing boundaries and keeping the conversations of inclusivity and diversity going in their various industries. The list which has Meghan Markle and Letitia Wright also listed some notable Africans as influential women working in Britain for its July issue.

See the 3 African women on the list as well as what Vogue had to say about them.

Grace Ladoja

Grace Ladoja

Music executive

When Skepta won the Mercury Prize for his album Konnichiwa, it was thanks in no small part to his manager: fast-rising music executive Grace Ladoja, otherwise known as the Godmother of Grime. In 2018, in a move unimaginable a few years ago, Buckingham Palace recognised her services to music in the New Year’s Honours List – proof of her crucial role in Britain’s burgeoning DIY music scene, and her talent for shaking up the status quo.

Adwoa Aboah


In December 2017, Adwoa Aboah appeared on the cover of Vogue, heralding a new era for the magazine under editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. The same month, Aboah took home the award for Model of the Year at the Fashion Awards, recognition not just for the dozens of magazine covers, catwalk appearances and campaigns she was accumulating as fashion’s most in-demand model, but how, with her platform Gurls Talk, she has reinvented what it means to be a supermodel in 2018.

Sue Y Nabi

Beauty innovator

Algerian-born, London-based Sue Y Nabi’s reputation is uncontested. Having spent 20 years at L’Oréal, as global president of L’Oréal Paris and Lancôme respectively, she is one of the original champions
of industry diversity, reinventing the You’re Worth It campaigns by securing spokespeople such as Jane Fonda. Nabi holds a degree in engineering and has put all of her beauty know-how into Orveda – a vegan, genderless, Ayurvedic anti-ageing skincare brand that is redefining the market.

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