Burna Boy, Davido, Tems, 19 other Nigerians among Avance Media’s 100 most influential young Africans list for 2021
Avance Media has announced the 6th publication of its annual ranking of ‘100 Most Influential Young Africans’, a list that celebrates the gifted and successful young Africans in various fields across the African continent.
With 52 men and 48 women representing 32 countries on the continent, this year’s publication according to Avance Media 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.
The list includes individuals from industries such as technology, business, entertainment.
Speaking on the recent Publication, the 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 on training their youthful population to enable them to prepare to compete with other young people from across the world.
In this year’s Publication, the Giant of Africa, Nigeria, leads the representation on the list with 21 people followed closely by South Africa and Kenya having 10 individuals each, Uganda with 7 and Ghana with 6 young people.
Some notable Nigerian names on the list include Afrobeat musicians Davido, Burna Boy, climate change activists, Vanessa Nakate, Adenike Oladosu, Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti, Joanita Babirye, Leah Namugerwa, and footballers, Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Edouard Mendy.
Standards for selection for Avance Media’s 100 Most Influential Young Africans have always included, excellence in leadership and 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: