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2017 Most Influential Young Africans List Announced

In its vision of recognising young achievers across the African continent, 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.

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.

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, 8 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.

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

Below is the full list in alphabetical order

 

  1. Achaleke Christian Leke
  2. AigbeOmoregie
  3. AKA
  4. AkaniSimbine
  5. Albert Kusi
  6. Ali Kiba
  7. AlloysiusAttah
  8. Almaz Ayana
  9. AmelBouchoucha
  10. AmeyawDebrah
  11. Amr Sobhy
  12. Anta BabacarNgomBathily
  13. AsamoahGyan
  14. AsmaKhalifa
  15. Bashir Ahmad
  16. Berla Mundi
  17. BonangMatheba
  18. BonganiBaloyi
  19. Boniface Mwangi
  20. BosunTijani
  21. CassperNyovest
  22. Caster Semenya
  23. Catherine Constantinides
  24. MutobaNgoma
  25. Cyprian Nyakundi
  26. Damien Mouzoun
  27. DamilolaOluwatoyinbo
  28. Davido
  29. Diamond Platnumz
  30. Diana Elizabeth Michael
  31. DJ Arafat
  32. DJ Zinhle
  33. DrTlalengMofokeng
  34. KelechiAnyikude
  35. Ehiz
  36. Ekow Mensah
  37. Elijah AmooAddo
  38. Ellen Chilemba
  39. Eric Kinoti
  40. FlavianaMatata
  41. Francine Muyumba
  42. Frederick Bohasu
  43. GakiiBiriri
  44. Gigi Ibrahim
  45. Gwendolyne Halle
  46. HlomelaBucwa
  47. Samaila Suleiman
  48. IbtissamTiskat
  49. Ilwad Elman
  50. Ines Boubakri
  51. ItumelengKhune
  52. Jean Bosco Nzeyimana
  53. Jessica Francisca Colaço
  54. Jimi Tewe
  55. Johnson Sakaja
  56. JokateMwegelo
  57. Julius Malema
  58. Kansiime Anne
  59. Kelvin Doe
  60. KhoudiaDiop
  61. Knight Ganje
  62. Larry Madowo
  63. Lilian Makoi
  64. LudovicBiyong
  65. Maps Maponyane
  66. Mark Angel
  67. Mercy Johnson Okojie
  68. Mike Chilewe Jnr
  69. Millard Ayo
  70. MumbiNdungu
  71. MunaOnuzo-Iyanam
  72. Nana Diaby
  73. Nancy Sibo
  74. Nancy Sumari
  75. Nasty C
  76. Pierre-EmerickAubameyang
  77. Randy OsaeBediako
  78. RiyadMahrez
  79. RobtelNeajaiPailey
  80. Sadio Mane
  81. Salimatou Fatty
  82. Samson Itodo
  83. SandileShezi
  84. Sarkodie
  85. Shatta Wale
  86. Siyanda Mohutsiwa
  87. Sonia Mugabo
  88. Souhila Ben Lachhab
  89. Sylvia Kakyo
  90. Teacher Mpamire
  91. TebogoDitshego
  92. Thabo Msibi
  93. Toke Makinwa
  94. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
  95. ToyosiAkerele
  96. Uche Pedro
  97. Victoria Ibiwoye
  98. Wizkid
  99. Yasmin Mahfouz
  100. Yasmine El Baggari

Source: Africa Youth Awards

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