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2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans Announced

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, 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, mynaijanaira.com & 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.     Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
  26.     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: Africa Youth Awards


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