08 August 2016

Africa honours its young achievers

Lupito Nyongo, Trevor Noah, Diamond Platnumz, Wizkid are amongst many of the 2016 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.

The list which was compiled by the Africa Youth Awards in consultation with a jury made up of young Africans  influencers from across the globe and has representation from 27 African countries, a gender equity of 62 men and 38 women with the youngest being 14 and the oldest being 40.

Selecting 10 of the most influential across 10 distinct categories ranging from media, entertainment, technology, and activism, politics and more, the 100 young people who represent the future of this continent were picked.

This is the first time that the A.Y.A compiles such a list and it hopes this list will motivate young people to take a step in creating a great future for themselves and Africa.

Here is the list of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans:

Abraham Attah
Ahmed Adamu
Ahmed Musa
Alain Nteff
Alek Wek
Alengot Oromait
Amira Yahyaoui
Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Anthony Mutua
Arthur Zang
Ashish Thakkar
Ashley Uys
Ato Ulzen-Appiah
Aya Chebbi
Baba Rahman
Barkha Mossae
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu
Bitania Lulu Berhanu
Blessing Okagbare
Bogolo Kenewendo
Bright Simmons
Byrite Asamoah
Chancel Mbemba
Chidiogo Akunyili
Chimananda Ngozi
Christian Ngan
Christopher Ategeka
Clare Akamanzi
Diamond Platnumz
Emmanuel Makandiwa
Eric Kinoti
Eunice Jepkoech Sum
Farida Bedwei
Franklin Cudjoe
Fred Swaniker
Habsana Jallow
Hadeel Ibrahim
Henok Wendirad
Heshan De Silva
Ik Osakioduwa
Issam Chleuh
Jama Jack
James Mworia
Jamila Abass
Jim Iyke
Johnson Sakaja
Julius Malema
Kansiime Anne
Kelvin Macharia Kuria
Kennedy Odede
Khaya Dlanga
Landry Ndriko Mayigane
Landry Signe
Lina Ben Mhenni
Linda Ikeji
Ludwick Marishane
Lupita Nyongo
Makosi Musambasi
Maletsabisa Molapo
Mamadou Touré
Mark Essien
Mfonobong Nsehe
Minoush Abdel-Meguid
Mmusi Maimane
Moustapha Ben Barka
Murtala Mohamed Kamara
Mustapha Mokass
Nadeem Juma
Nelson Oduma
Nima Elbagir
Nkechikwu Nkeiruka Valerie Azinge
Ola Orekunrin
Omojuwa Japheth
Omotola Jalade
Patrick Ngowi
Peace Hyde
Phiona Mutesi
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Rapelang Rabana
Richard Nyong
Riyad Mahrez
Rosebill Satha
Saadatou Mallam Barmou
Sadio Mane
Samuel Malinga
Sangu Delle
Sarkodie
Serge Aurier
Simbarashe Mhuriro
Siyabulela Xuza
Sophie Ikenye
Suleiman Sani Bello
Thato Kgatlhanye
Tom Osborn
Tonye Rex Idaminabo
Trevor Noah
Vincent Aboubakar
Vusi Thembekwayo
Wizkid
Zuriel Oduwole