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Davido, Stonebwoy, Bobi Wine, Mohamed Salah, Farida Nabourema make 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans List

By News Express on 05/09/2018

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100 young achievers from 26 African countries have been announced by Africa Youth Awards as part of the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.

The annual prestigious list which was launched in 2016 and currently in its third year features young politicians, activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, digital influencers, philanthropists & athletes across 10 distinct categories who are blazing various trails and promoting the positive image of Africa across the globe.

Speaking about the publication, Prince Akpah, founding President of Africa Youth Awards, curators of the list noted; the current list features a record 90 new entrants and 43 females. According to him, this year’s honorees were listed for their individual and collective contributions towards positioning the image of Africa as frontrunners in their respective fields. He also urged other young Africans to emulate the footstep of the listed individuals and join them to make Africa a better and safer place for young dreamers.

Notable among the 2018 honorees are Uganda’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu  (Bobi Wine), Togo’s Farida Bemba Nabourema, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Nigeria’s Davido & Tonye Rex Idaminabo, Guinea’s ABD Traore, Kenya’s  Xtian Dela, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and Tanzania’s Alikiba.

Youngest duos on the list include Musician Nasty C from South Africa and Nigeria’s Social Entrepreneur, Wadi Ben-Hirki at 21 years.

Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana & Tanzaania all lead the list with 20, 17, 12 & 8 representatives respectively.

The list which was compiled in partnership with Avance Media, & Made Marketing Group presents an opportunity for young Africans to stay committed to their individual causes and continue to blaze trails across their various fields.

Below is the list of the 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans arranged in alphabetical order:

1.          ABD Traore

2.         Abdellah Mallek

3.         Adeola Fayehun

4.         Ahmed Musa

5.         Akwasi Frimpong

6.         AliKiba

7.         Ama Duncan

8.         Amina Rabar

9.         Amy Sarr Fall

10.       Ancillar Mangena-Nombewu

11.       Anita Adetola Adetoye

12.       Âurea Mouzinho

13.       Aya Chebbi

14.       Bamai Namata

15.       Bogolo Kenewendo

16.       Bonang Matheba

17.       Brian Amoateng

18.       Brian Mutebi

19.       Cassper Nyovest

20.       David Moinina Sengeh

21.       Davido

22.       Dikeledi Mokoena

23.       Dominique Alonga

24.       Dr Sandile Kubheka

25.       Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

26.       Dr. Shakira Choonara

27.       Edem Agbana

28.       Ester Simon

29.       Falz

30.       Faraja Nyalandu

31.       Farida Bemba Nabourema

32.       Feka Parchibell Parch

33.       Frank Edwards

34.       Gideon Danso

35.       Hamamat Montia

36.       Hanane El Khader

37.       Herieth Paul

38.       Hodan Osman

39.       Ibrahim Ceesay

40.       Jennifer Bash

41.       Joybert Javnyuy

42.       Jumanne Mtambalike

43.       Kalidou Koulibaly

44.       Kelvin Nyame

45.       Kenneth Okwor

46.       Kenny Blaq

47.       Kevin Lubega

48.       Kgomotso Phatsima

49.       Kow Essuman

50.       Kungaba Fongoh Leonel

51.       Kwame A.A Opoku

52.       Luthando Shosha

53.       Mabutho Mthembu

54.       Maria Borges

55.       Mbali Ntuli

56.       Mbwana Samatta

57.       Medhi Benatia

58.       Millard Ayo

59.       Mohamed Salah

60.       Musawenkosi Saurombe

61.       Mwiya Musokotwane

62.       Nabimanya Humphrey

63.       Nana Aba Anamoah

64.       Nana Appiah Mensah

65.       Nasty C

66.       Nice Nailantei Leng'ete

67.       Nneile Nkholise

68.       Nomzamo Mbatha

69.       Nontokozo Madonsela

70.       Obinwanne Okeke

71.       Olasupo Abideen

72.       Orapeleng Modutle

73.       Pedro Lopes

74.       Percy Tau

75.       Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola

76.       Rachel Sibande

77.       Raphael Obonyo

78.       Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

79.       Sadio Mane

80.       Samuelle Dimairho

81.       Sandra Ochola

82.       Scheaffer Okore

83.       Sherrie Silver

84.       Sidiki Diabaté

85.       Simidele Adeagbo

86.       Stonebwoy

87.       Sylvester Chauke

88.       Takunda Chingonzo

89.       Thando Thabethe

90.       Toke Makinwa

91.       Tomi Adeyemi

92.       Tonye Rex Idaminabo

93.       Ubi Franklin

94.       Victor Moses

95.       Victoria Ibiwoye

96.       Wadi Ben-Hirki

97.       Xtian Dela

98.       Yannick Nzonde

99.       Yasmin Belo-Osagie

100.     Yusuf Bakhresa


Source News Express

Posted 05/09/2018 05:00:30 AM





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