1. Amma Assante Photo by Tyler Bore Amma is a British screenwriter and film director. She directed the 2013 hit Belle starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and recently directed A United Kingdom which will be the first movie directed by a Black woman to open the 60th London Film Festival. 2. Selena Thompson Selina Thompson / Via selinathompson.co.uk Leeds-based Selina Thompson is a brilliantly creative artist and performer who has executed shows in theaters all over the UK. Her 2015 project Dark & Lovely was a massive hit that explored the the cultural and social debate surrounding Black hair. And there is a lot of it to explore. 3. Ruth Sutoye Ruth Sutoye Ruth Sutoyé is a British-Nigerian poet and published writer. She's performed at many events including Sofar Sounds and Vocals and Verses *click click click*. Much of her work focuses on Black womanhood and the multiple experiences of blackness, sexuality, love, identity and mental health. Catch Ruth's first headline show on Friday 29th July. 4. Tobi Oredein Tobi is the founder and editor of Black Ballad, an online lifestyle magazine that focuses the voices and conversations of Black British women.Tobi is also well known for calling out the whitewashing and dismissal of Black women in mainstream media. Check out her retort to Elle Magazine's response to #BlackGirlMagic. Spoiler alert: She got them all the way together! 5. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah Via independent.co.uk Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is a co-founder, trustee and executive director of UK Black Pride. She also sits on the TUC race relations committee and is currently trustee of LGBT rights charity, Stonewall.She popped up on a lot of people's radar when she turned down and MBE in protest at LGBT persecution by colonial laws that were put in place by British imperialists *raises fist*. 6. Julie Adenuga Julie Adenuga Julie Adenuga is a British radio presenter and is one of only three lead DJs for Beats 1, Apple's 24/7 radio station available any where in the world.She is a massive supporter of local talent and also started the now famous petition to get a statue of grime pioneer Wiley erected in east London. Any day now! 7. Ella Achola Via telegraph.co.uk Ella is a writer, public speaker and editor of the Ain't I A Woman Collective, which she founded as an opportunity to engage with her Afro-German heritage and extend the conversation about Europe’s black diaspora beyond the UK.Also, look at that smile! 8. Kelechi Okafor View this video on YouTube youtube.com Kelechi is kind of amazing! She's an actress, personal trainer, pole instructor and twerker. Whew! If you haven't come across her twitter page yet do yourself a favour and visit it here, it'll be the best thing you do today.Kelechi is also fundraising for her own studio space, help her out if you can. 9. Cherrelle Skeete Via cherrelleskeete.com Birmingham born and raised Cherrelle Skeete is one of the UK's best actresses. She has had starring roles in Call The Midwife, Ordinary Lies and Danny and the Human Zoo.You can catch Cherrelle in the new West End production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child where she plays Rose Granger-Weasley, the daughter of Ron and Hermoine. 10. Leomie Anderson Via thedebrief.co.uk We're pretty sure you've seen Leomie's gorgeous face all over the place. The model has featured in Italian Vogue, Dazed & Confused and Teen Vogue. She has also walked for everyone from Victoria's Secret to Vivienne Westwood.Leomie's blog Cracked China Cup covers her life as a model, her love of clothes and the lack of diversity in the fashion industry.