Published on September 7th, 2018


Mohamed Salah, Davido, Toke Makinwa, Falz named on 100 most influential young Africans list

On September 4, 2018, African Youth Awards released its list of 100 most influential young Africans, to celebrate their feats in their respective industries.

The list, which debuted in 2016 recognizes young politicians, activists, influencers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, athletes across 10 categories who are making African proud in Africa and globally.

Founding President of Africa Youth AwardsPrince Akpah said the list features a record 90 new inductees, 10 returnees and 43 females. He also noted that these individuals were shining lights in their respective fields.

Musician Davido, footballer Salah, rapper Falz, Comedian Kenny Blaq, Media girl Toke Makinwa were named amongst the 100

Other Nigerian celebrities on the list are : footballers, Victor Moses and Ahmed Musa, gospel singer, Frank Edwards, author of Children of Blood and BoneTomi Adeyemi, Olasupo Abideen, Obinwanne OkekeUbi Franklin and founder of She Leads AfricaYasmin Belo-Osagie.

Other notable Africans on the list are rappers, Nasty C and Cassper Nyovest; singers, Ghanaian Stonebwoy and Tanzanian Alikiba.

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