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2016 100 Most Influential Young Africans Released;Abraham Atta, Anas, others made List

2016 100 Most Influential Young Africans Released;Abraham Atta, Anas, others made List

Africa Youth Awards, the continent’s biggest honour for young achievers with annual participation from over 140 countries has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.
The list which has representation from 27 African countries has a gender equity of 62 men and38 women with the youngest being 14, considering the age limit of 40.
Selecting 10 of the most influential across 10 distinct categories, the number 100 represents the force of young people who are creating change and making sure it translates into making the lives of other people better.
The list which was compiled in consultation with a jury made up of young Africans based across the globe after weeks of public nomination represents hope for the continent and exhibits the potentials Africa has to become a global phenomenon.
On social media 87% of these young Africans are on Facebook with a combined following of 18,317,458 whiles 86% have 16,203,116 followers on twitter. (Data compiled on 15th July,2016).
Prince Akpah, President of the organisation, reiterated the need for the continent to be inspired by its own success stories and hope the list will provide a great reference of motivation for most young people to take a step in creating a great future for themselves and Africa.
The list comes with a publication which features Profiles and other details of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans accessible for download on .Partners for the ranking included Avance Media, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, Global Skills Exchange, Project Know Thy Self International, ACME Consult,Afro Lynk, with the support of various Media Organisations across the continent.
Arranged in Alphabetical Order, below are the 2016 100 Most Influential Young Africans
  • 1. Abraham Attah
    2. Ahmed Adamu
    3. Ahmed Musa
    4. Alain Nteff
    5. Alek Wek
    6. Alengot Oromait
    7. Amira Yahyaoui
    8. Anas Aremeyaw Anas
    9. Anthony Mutua
    10. Arthur Zang
    11. Ashish Thakkar
  • 12. Ashley Uys
    13. Ato Ulzen-Appiah
    14. Aya Chebbi
    15. Baba Rahman
    16. Barkha Mossae
    17. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu
    18. Bitania Lulu Berhanu
    19. Blessing Okagbare
    20. Bogolo Kenewendo
    21. Bright Simmons
    22. Byrite Asamoah
    23. Chancel Mbemba
    24. Chidiogo Akunyili
    25. Chimananda Ngozi
    26. Christian Ngan
    27. Christopher Ategeka
    28. Clare Akamanzi
    29. Diamond Platnumz
    30. Emmanuel Makandiwa
    31. Eric Kinoti
    32. Eunice Jepkoech Sum
    33. Farida Bedwei
    34. Franklin Cudjoe
    35. Fred Swaniker
    36. Habsana Jallow
    37. Hadeel Ibrahim
    38. Henok Wendirad
    39. Heshan De Silva
    40. Ik Osakioduwa
    41. Issam Chleuh
    42. Jama Jack
    43. James Mworia
    44. Jamila Abass
    45. Jim Iyke
    46. Johnson Sakaja
    47. Julius Malema
    48. Kansiime Anne
    49. Kelvin Macharia Kuria
    50. Kennedy Odede
    51. Khaya Dlanga
    52. Landry Ndriko Mayigane
    53. Landry Signe
    54. Lina Ben Mhenni
    55. Linda Ikeji
    56. Ludwick Marishane
    57. Lupita Nyongo
  • 58. Makosi Musambasi
    59. Maletsabisa Molapo
    60. Mamadou Touré
    61. Mark Essien
    62. Mfonobong Nsehe
    63. Minoush Abdel-Meguid
    64. Mmusi Maimane
    65. Moustapha Ben Barka
    66. Murtala Mohamed Kamara
    67. Mustapha Mokass
    68. Nadeem Juma
    69. Nelson Oduma
    70. Nima Elbagir
    71. Nkechikwu Nkeiruka Valerie Azinge
    72. Ola Orekunrin
    73. Omojuwa Japheth
    74. Omotola Jalade
    75. Patrick Ngowi
    76. Peace Hyde
    77. Phiona Mutesi
    78. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
    79. Rapelang Rabana
    80. Richard Nyong
    81. Riyad Mahrez
    82. Rosebill Satha
    83. Saadatou Mallam Barmou
    84. Sadio Mane
    85. Samuel Malinga
    86. Sangu Delle
    87. Sarkodie
    88. Serge Aurier
    89. Simbarashe Mhuriro
    90. Siyabulela Xuza
    91. Sophie Ikenye
    92. Suleiman Sani Bello
    93. Thato Kgatlhanye
    94. Tom Osborn
    95. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
    96. Trevor Noah
    97. Vincent Aboubakar
    98. Vusi Thembekwayo
    99. Wizkid
    100. Zuriel Oduwole


Africa Youth Awards is Africa’s most prestige award scheme with the prime aim of appreciating
the works of young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora.
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