Menzgold and Zylofon media boss Nana Appiah Mensah, Davido, Stonebwoy, Bobi Wine, Mohamed Salah, Farida Nabourema Make 2018 100 Most
Influential Young Africans List
100 young achievers from 26 African countries have been announced by Africa Youth Awards
as part of the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.
The annual prestigious list which was launched in 2016 and currently in its third year features
young politicians, activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, digital influencers, philanthropists &
athletes across 10 distinct categories who are blazing various trails and promoting the positive
image of Africa across the globe.
Speaking about the publication, Prince Akpah, founding President of Africa Youth Awards,
curators of the list noted; the current list features a record 90 new entrants and 43 females.
According to him, this year’s honorees were listed for their individual and collective
contributions towards positioning the image of Africa as frontrunners in their respective fields.
He also urged other young Africans to emulate the footstep of the listed individuals and join
them to make Africa a better and safer place for young dreamers.
Notable among the 2018 honorees are Uganda’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine),
Togo’s Farida Bemba Nabourema, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Nigeria’s Davido & Tonye Rex
Idaminabo, Guinea’s ABD Traore, Kenya’s Xtian Dela, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and
Youngest duos on the list include Musician Nasty C from South Africa and Nigeria’s Social
Entrepreneur, Wadi Ben-Hirki at 21 years.
Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana & Tanzaania all lead the list with 20, 17, 12 & 8 representatives
The list which was compiled in partnership with Avance Media, mynaijanaira.com & Made
Marketing Group presents an opportunity for young Africans to stay committed to their
individual causes and continue to blaze trails across their various fields.
Below is the list of the 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans arranged in alphabetical order:
1. ABD Traore
2. Abdellah Mallek
3. Adeola Fayehun
4. Ahmed Musa
5. Akwasi Frimpong