Oprah: The most Famous and influential Black Woman Needs an African Tour

Oprah with the Obamas

Globe Afrique is reaching out and urging Oprah Winfrey, the most famous and perhaps richest black woman alive to establish an annual “Oprah Winfrey African Tour.”

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, Oprah has been ranked the richest African-American, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is North America’s first multi-billionaire black person.

Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world.  In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.

Oprah is admired virtually by every woman––young, middle age and old–– on the continent of Africa. She is symbol of pride for all black woman in the motherland. Making an African Tour that will connect her to the women of the continent is necessary.

Globe Afrique is proposing an annual “Oprah Winfrey African Tour” that would present the media titan with the opportunity to showcase progress made by girls and women in breaking barriers and stereotypes on the continent as well as to highlight possibilities and concerns.  Oprah’s voice and influence can make the difference in elevating women’s issues in and throughout Africa.

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