Women's History Month 2024: 10 Women Creating a Buzz In Entertainment

These stars are contributing to a new era of Rap, R&B, and Comedy with their captivating styles.

In honor of Women's History Month, we are spotlighting entertainers who are enriching their respective fields with the pride that comes with being Black women.

As their influence continues to swell on TikTok, these sistas are undoubtedly destined for immeasurable success.

From rewriting the playbook in the R&B game to the once male-dominated Rap, Hip-Hop, and comedy world, these visionaries didn't wait for a seat at the table; they pulled up their own chair and took a seat.

Here are ten sistas we've kept our notifications on to stay atop their next moves.

  • Victoria Monét

    In 2023, this singer crushed the game with her single "On My Mama" which would help land her the "Best New Artist" title at the 66th Grammy Awards. In fact, her album –"Jaguar II"– also won "Record of the Year," and the "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical," award at this year's ceremony.

    Monét's journey to the top also includes past years of working in the background for others.

    Before the success of "On My Mama," she had written music for Ariana Granda and Chris Brown, among others.

  • Coco Jones

    This queen's ascension began as a child star on the Disney channel. Still, Jones would gain the blueprint to forging her own path into adulthood.

    In 2021, she was cast as Hilary Banks on Peacock's "Bel-Air." And when she's not on set, she's behind the mic.

    In 2022, she released "ICU" which racked up a ton of support on airwaves and TikTok.

    Then in February, she won a Grammy for "Best R&B Performance" for the R&B hit.

  • Muni Long

    Critics argue that R&B is dead, but this artist is one reason why it's more alive than ever.

    When Muni Long released "Hrs and Hrs" in November 2021, it quickly gained steam and went viral on TikTok. Then in 2022, she reached her first 100 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 list for the song that would eventually climb up and nab the 16th spot.

    Since its release, "Hrs and Hrs" has racked 54.5 million U.S. streams to date and counting, according to MRC Data.

    She also performed the song at the BET Awards that year.

    The star's latest single "Made for Me" also went viral on TikTok in 2023.

  • Baby Tate

    This Atlanta artist is coming for the throne in the rap game.

    Following the release of her first mix tape, "ROYGBIV" in 2018, Baby Tate has been on a trek to the top.

    Two years later, she dropped her first EP "After The Rain." Then in 2021, she inked a deal with Warner Music Group.

    She's also collaborated with Issa Rae's Raedio and was recognized for her work on the "Revenge of the Dreamers III" album that was nominated for a Grammy in 2020.

    Not only is she serving rhymes, but she is also serving on the screen.

    In July 2021, she joined the 10th season of "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta."

  • Maiya The Don

    When your roots trace back to New York, it's innate for good things to follow. This Brooklyn-bred rapper style echos 90s rap with heavy influences of women who influenced the genre during that decade.

    Before she stepped into the rap game, Maiya made a name for herself as a content creator on TikTok. After garnering a massive 500,000 following, she segued into the spitting lyrics.

    This rapper is known for singles "Telfy" and her debut mixtape “Hot Commodity."

    She is also fresh off of her latest performance at Rolling Loud in Los Angeles.

  • Aliyah's Interlude

    This sista is the ultimate "I-T-G-I-R-L," and that's on period!

    Aliyah's ability to stand on business while reverberating confidence boosters is why this content creator's single "It Girl" gained mad attraction on TikTok. The track has been used in nearly 1,000,000 videos since it dropped in 2023.

    As a trendsetter, Aliyah's style and lyrics have put her in a category where she unapologetically raps to the beat of her own drum.

  • Lu Kala

    R&B is evolving into a new space, and this artist is at the head of the pack. But, Lu Kala isn't just singing sweet tunes; she's on a mission to inspire women everywhere.

    In 2020, this Congolese-Canadian singer released her debut single "DCMO (Don't Count Me Out)," which echoes themes of self-love and individuality. She is also known for her girl-power anthem, "Body Knew," "Want You", and "No Smoke."

  • Drea Okeke

    Drea, is our "Favorite Tall Girl" who's goal is to spread the joy of Africa in all of its facets. This engineer turned content creator–who moonlights as a comedian— is definitely one to watch. She merges her Nigerian heritage with her passion for laughs into her alter ego, Mama D, who's always down for a roast at the most inopportune time.

    When she's not portraying an African auntie, she's making content that emphasizes the continent's culture by teaching people its slang, along with its cuisine.

  • Pamela Roblers

    Music makes this Afro-Latina's world go round, but singing is the least of what she does because this sista knows how to sang!

    Roblers –whose stage name is Pamé–keeps her engagement on TikTok at a high by feeding followers with tunes that illuminate the Dominican Republic through the Bachata music genre.

    On her channel, you can also find pitch-worthy covers by Selena and Adele.

    Her singing chops have also landed her with major gigs. Earlier this year, she performed as a backup singer for Karol G at the Billboard Women in Music Awards.

    Her latest track, "Bustelo" which features beat-pumping flavor and a catchy melody, is out now.

  • Grace Amaku

    Amaku always brings the funny while staying true to her Nigerian roots.

    And on TikTok, she's carved out a safe space to pay homage to her upbringing and her strong family ties.

    When she's not dropping new content on social, you can catch her on a red carpet rocking some of the trendiest pieces while striking a pose like your favorite homie.

    While this comedian's jokes are bound to make you laugh, her aesthetic will likely make you do a double-take. Whether rocking a luscious textured afro, a blonde buss down, cornrows, or a set of Marley twists, Grace knows how to handle a night out on the town like a boss with the style to match.

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