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2021 100 Most Influential Young Africans list announced by Avance Media

Leading African PR & Rating firm, Avance Media has announced the 6th publication of the its annual ranking of 100 Most Influential Young Africans, a list that celebrates the brightest and successful young Africans in various fields across the continent.

With 52 males and 48 females representing 32 countries on the continent, this year’s publication throws a huge spotlight on various talents and personalities pursuing their dreams in pursuit of making the continent proud and setting an example for young people on the continent.

With individuals from industries such as technology, business, entertainment, MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah mentioned that, the continent is blessed with a lot of inspiring young people who have the power to prove the worth of the continent’s future. He also mentioned that, African leaders must focus resources in training its youthful population to be ready to compete with other young people from across the world.

Nigeria leads with representation on the list with 21 people followed closely by South Africa and Kenya with 10 individuals each, Uganda with 7 and Ghana with 6 young people.

Some notable names on the list include musicians Davido, Burnaboy, climate change activists such as Vanessa Nakate, Adenike Oladosu, Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti, Joanita Babirye, Leah Namugerwa and footballers, Mohammed Salah, Sadio mane and Edouard Mendy.

Criteria for selection for Avance Media’s 100 Most Influential Young Africans included: Excellence in Leadership & Performance, Personal accomplishment, commitment to sharing knowledge, breaking the status quo and being an accomplished young African.

 

Below is the official list of Avance Media’ 2021 100 Most Influential Young Africans arranged in alphabetical order.

 

1.    Abasi Ene-Obong || CEO, 54Gene

2.    Abiodun Adereni (Dr) || Founder, Help Mum

3.    Achraf Hakimi || Footballer, Paris Saint-Germain

4.    Adenike Oladosu || Founder, ILeadClimate

5.    Amina Priscille Longoh || Chad Minister, Women and Protection of Children

6.    Amisa Rashid Kiligah || Founder, Nivishe Foundation

7.    Anika Jane Dorothy || Executive Director, Green Congress of Kenya

8.    Anoziva Marindire || Information & Communications Officer, AUICGWEA

9.    Asha Jaffar || Activist

10. Axel Merryl || Comedian

11. Aya Chebbi || Founder, Nala Feminist Collective

12. Barrington Chungulo || Founder, Dream Factory

13. Berla Mundi || On Air Personality, TV3 Ghana

14. Bitania Lulu Berhanu || Special Adviser on Youth, EUCIP

15. Burna Boy || Musician

16. Charlot Magayi || Founder, Mukuru Stoves

17. Christelle Kwizera || Founder, Water Access Rwanda

18. Christian Achaleke Leke || Youth Development Expert

19. CK Japheth || Founder , The Innovative Village

20. Davido || Musician

21. Debo Adedayo || Comic Actor

22. Douce Namwezi N'Ibamba || Journalist, Uwezo Afrika Initiative

23. DUDU || Comic Actor

24. Eddie Ndopu || Activist

25. Edouard Mendy || Footballer, Chelsea

26. Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti || Climate Activist, Green Generation Initiative

27. Emma Inamutila Theofelus || Namibia Deputy Minister, Ministry of ICT

28. Fadji Zaouna Maina (Dr) || Scientist, NASA Goddard

29. Fatou Jeng || Founder, Clean Earth Gambia

30. Fejiro Hanu Agbodje || Founder, Patricia Technologies

31. Feryal Abdelaziz || Athlete

32. Filsan Abdullahi || Activist

33. Fireboy DML || Musician

34. Focalistic || Musician

35. Georgina Siaba || Founder, The N'Takou

36. Given Edward || Founder, MyElimu Innovations

37. Grand P || Musician

38. Gregory Rockson || CEO, mPharma

39. Hadija Jabiri || CEO, EatFresh

40. Hilda Flavia Nakabuye || Founder, Fridays for Future movement

41. Ibrahim Mahama || Artist

42. Ire Aderinokun || Co-Founder, Feminist Coalition

43. Iron Biby || Athlete

44. Islam Elbeiti  || Co-Founder, Sudanese Innovation & Entrepreneurship Network

45. Iyin Aboyeji || Founder, Future Africa

46. JeanMarie Kalonji || Activist

47. Jemimah Kariuki (Dr) || Founder, Wheels for Life

48. Joanita Babirye || Co-Founder, GirlsForClimateAction

49. Joeboy || Musician

50. Joshua Cheptegei || Athlete

51. Kabza De Small || DJ

52. Kalidou Koulibaly || Footballer, Napoli

53. Karabo Mokgonyana || Activist

54. Khanyi Pearl Zungu || Chief Advisor Legal, Eskom

55. KiDi || Musician

56. Larry Madowo || Journalist, CNN

57. Leah Namugerwa || Climate Activist

58. Lelise Neme || CEO, Ethiopian Investment Commission

59. Lyna Khoudri || Actress

60. Manal || Musician

61. Mark Angel || Comic Actor

62. Maya Horgan Famodu || CEO, Ingressive

63. Mbosso || Musician

64. Melvyn Lubega || CEO, Go1

65. Mohamed Ramadan || Actor

66. Mohamed Salah || Footballer, Liverpool

67. Muzalema Mwanza || Founder, Safe Motherhood Alliance

68. Nadeen Ashraf || Activist

69. Nader Ahmed || Actor

70. Nadia Ahmed Abdalla            || Kenya CAS, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth

71. Nthabiseng Mosia || COO, Easy Solar

72. OBoy || Musician

73. Odunayo Eweniyi || Founder, PiggyVest

74. Ojima Benjamin Ufaruna || Founder, BuyPower

75. Olugbenga Agboola || Founder, Flutterwave

76. Omah Lay || Musician

77. Penton Keah || Comedian

78. Peres Jepchirchir || Athlete

79. Peruth Chemutai || Athlete

80. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang || Footballer, Arsenal

81. Richmond Bassey || CEO, Bamboo

82. Riyad Mahrez || Footballer, Manchester City

83. Sadio Mane || Footballer, Liverpool

84. Sam Nartey George || Member of Parliament (Ghana)

85. Samuel Alemayehu || CEO, New Co

86. Sarah Diouf  || CEO, Tongoro

87. Soraia Ramos || Musician

88. Tatjana Schoenmaker || Athlete

89. Tayo Aina || YouTuber

90. Tebogo Mashifana (Dr) || Lecturer, University of Johannesburg

91. Tems || Musician

92. Theo Baloyi || CEO, Bathu Shoes

93. Tom Osborn || CEO, Shamiri Institute

94. Ubah Ali || Activist

95. Vanessa Nakate || Climate Activist

96. William Last KRM || Actor

97. Wizkid || Musician

98. Wode Maya || YouTuber

99. Zozibini Tunzi || Miss Universe 2019

100.                Zuchu || Musician

 

Source: Ifeanyi Ahyia Adjei

 

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