Toyosi Akerele, Uche Pedro, Sarkodie, AKA & Others Name Among 100 most Influential Young Africans 2017

Most Influential Young Africans 2017

The Africa Youth Awards has released its 2nd annual list of the 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative which is noted to be the biggest and most respected across the continent with participation from over 140 countries globally.

The list which was restricted to age limits between, 15 & 36 had a coverage of 28 countries on the continent with Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya leading with 19, 18, 10, 7 representatives respectively.

The list compiled and approved by the Awards Jury made up of young Africans from across globe after public nominations were received and reviewed.

Speaking about the list, Prince Akpah, President of Africa Youth Awards noted the exceptionality of this year’s list which has an unprecedented gender representation of 45 women and 55 men, which he noted as a great move to inspire more young women in Africa and across the world to reach out for their dreams.

Profiles of all the 100 nominees in the list are published on www.africayouthawards.org and was organized in partnership Avance Media, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, Global Skills Exchange, WatsUp TV, collegeinghana.com, All for Development and Ilead Africa with the support of various Media Organisations across the continent.

Below is the full list:

Achaleke Christian Leke

Aigbe Omoregie

AKA

kani Simbine

Albert Kusi

Ali Kiba

Alloysius Attah

Almaz Ayana

Amel Bouchoucha

Ameyaw Debrah

Amr Sobhy

Anta Babacar Ngom Bathily

Asamoah Gyan

Asma Khalifa

Bashir Ahmad

Berla Mundi

Bonang Matheba

Bongani Baloyi

Boniface Mwangi

Bosun Tijani

Cassper Nyovest

Caster Semenya

Catherine Constantinides

Mutoba Ngoma

Cyprian Nyakundi

Damien Mouzoun

Damilola Oluwatoyinbo

Davido

Diamond Platnumz

Diana Elizabeth Michael

DJ Arafat

DJ Zinhle

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng

Kelechi Anyikude

Ehiz

Ekow Mensah

Elijah Amoo Addo

Ellen Chilemba

Eric Kinoti

Flaviana Matata

Francine Muyumba

Frederick Bohasu

Gakii Biriri

Gigi Ibrahim

Gwendolyne Halle

Hlomela Bucwa

Samaila Suleiman

Ibtissam Tiskat

Ilwad Elman

Ines Boubakri

Itumeleng Khune

Jean Bosco Nzeyimana

Jessica Francisca Colaço

Jimi Tewe

Johnson Sakaja

Jokate Mwegelo

Julius Malema

Kansiime Anne

Kelvin Doe

Khoudia Diop

Knight Ganje

Larry Madowo

Lilian Makoi

Ludovic Biyong

Maps Maponyane

Mark Angel

Mercy Johnson Okojie

Mike Chilewe  Jnr

Millard Ayo

Mumbi Ndungu

Muna Onuzo-Iyanam

Nana Diaby

Nancy Sibo

Nancy Sumari

NastyC

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Randy Osae Bediako

Riyad Mahrez

Robtel Neajai Pailey

Sadio Mane

Salimatou Fatty

Samson Itodo

Sandile Shezi

Sarkodie

Shatta Wale

Siyanda Mohutsiwa

Sonia Mugabo

Souhila Ben Lachhab

Sylvia Kakyo

Teacher Mpamire

Tebogo Ditshego

Thabo Msibi

Toke Makinwa

Tonye Rex Idaminabo

Toyosi Akerele

Uche Pedro

Victoria Ibiwoye

Wizkid

Yasmin Mahfouz

Yasmine El Baggari

Source: Africa Youth Awards

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