13 June 2017

Africa’s youngest record breakers

Africa is on a rise with its talented youth who are breaking boundaries, claiming their success and making a mark in the world.

South Africa is celebrating Youth Month. This is because of the historical event that took place on June 16, 1976 in Soweto when learners took to the streets to fight for their right to learn.

The month of June is now used to encourage the young people of any age to stand up and go for what they believe in regardless of their situations. To encourage you to do the same, here are three kids in Africa who are doing great things.

Author – Michelle Nkamankeng

Eight-year-old Michelle Nkamankeng has made history, by becoming the youngest author from Africa. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Michelle has been recognised globally.

She is the first writer from Africa to be listed in the World's Top 10 Youngest Writers.

Michelle's first published book, "Waiting for the Waves" was launched in October last year.  She said her book was inspired by her family's trip to the ocean. At the 2016 Mbokodo Awards, she was honoured with the inaugural Girl Child of Promise Award.
Comedienne - Emmanuelle Samuel

Emmanuelle is the fast rising young comedian from Nigeria who won a lot of people's hearts all over Africa when she starred in a short comic clip alongside her uncle Mark Angel. The young diva will be turning seven in July and has achieved great fame on the internet. In 2015, she won the G Influence Niger Delta Special Talent Award.
DJ – DJ Arch Jnr

Oratilwe Hlongwane popular known as DJ Arch Junior is South Africa youngest DJ who first rose to fame after his father posted videos of him on YouTube. He went on to claim his fame on a larger scale when he won "South Africa's Got Talent" at the age of three in 2015. Arch Jnr started DJing at the age of one and has been labelled the world's youngest DJ.
Thulile Gama