The 100 Most Influential Young Africans For 2016

Advertisement

The 2016 list of 100 most influential young Africans is a study in diversity.

Containing individuals in industries ranging from media, entertainment, technology, and activism, in fact, ten of the most influential young Africans across 10 distinct categories were selected to make up the list.

See Also: Fox’s Teen Choice Awards: Full List Of Winners

It also has representation from 27 African countries and has a gender distribution of 62 men and 38 women. The jury which consisted of young Africans scattered across the globe set the age limit for individuals considered at 40 and the youngest person on the list is 14 years old.

Below we list the 100 most influential young Africans for 2016;

  • Abraham Attah
  • Ahmed Adamu
  • Ahmed Musa
  • Alain Nteff
  • Alek Wek
  • Alengot Oromait
  • Amira Yahyaoui

Young Africans

  • Anas Aremeyaw Anas
  • Anthony Mutua
  • Arthur Zang
  • Ashish Thakkar
  • Ashley Uys
  • Ato Ulzen-Appiah
  • Aya Chebbi
  • Baba Rahman

See Also: Beyonce Leads Nominees For 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

  • Barkha Mossae
  • Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu
  • Bitania Lulu Berhanu
  • Blessing Okagbare
  • Bogolo Kenewendo
  • Bright Simmons
  • Byrite Asamoah
  • Chancel Mbemba
  • Chidiogo Akunyili
  • Chimananda Ngozi Adichie

Young Africans



  • Christian Ngan
  • Christopher Ategeka
  • Clare Akamanzi
  • Diamond Platnumz
  • Emmanuel Makandiwa
  • Eric Kinoti
  • Eunice Jepkoech Sum
  • Farida Bedwei
  • Franklin Cudjoe
  • Fred Swaniker
  • Habsana Jallow
  • Hadeel Ibrahim
  • Henok Wendirad
  • Heshan De Silva

Young Africans

  • Ik Osakioduwa
  • Issam Chleuh
  • Jama Jack
  • James Mworia
  • Jamila Abass
  • Jim Iyke
  • Johnson Sakaja
  • Julius Malema

See Also: This Samsung Ad Combines The World’s Anthems To Create A Beautiful Anthem Ahead Of The Olympics

  • Kansiime Anne
  • Kelvin Macharia Kuria
  • Kennedy Odede
  • Khaya Dlanga
  • Landry Ndriko Mayigane
  • Landry Signe
  • Lina Ben Mhenni
  • Linda Ikeji
  • Ludwick Marishane
  • Lupita Nyongo

Young Africans

  • Makosi Musambasi
  • Maletsabisa Molapo
  • Mamadou Touré
  • Mark Essien
  • Mfonobong Nsehe
  • Minoush Abdel-Meguid
  • Mmusi Maimane
  • Moustapha Ben Barka
  • Murtala Mohamed Kamara
  • Mustapha Mokass
  • Nadeem Juma
  • Nelson Oduma
  • Nima Elbagir

Young Africans

  • Nkechikwu Nkeiruka Valerie Azinge
  • Ola Orekunrin
  • Omojuwa Japheth
  • Omotola Jalade
  • Patrick Ngowi
  • Peace Hyde
  • Phiona Mutesi
  • Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
  • Rapelang Rabana

See Also: Kim Kardashian Gets A Whopping $700K For Selfies With Guests At A Party

  • Richard Nyong
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Rosebill Satha
  • Saadatou Mallam Barmou
  • Sadio Mane
  • Samuel Malinga
  • Sangu Delle
  • Sarkodie
  • Serge Aurier
  • Simbarashe Mhurira
  • Siyabulela Xuza

Young Africans

  • Sophie Ikenye
  • Suleiman Sani Bello
  • Thato Kgatlhanye
  • Tom Osborn
  • Tonye Rex Idaminabo
  • Trevor Noah

Young Africans

  • Vincent Aboubakar
  • Vusi Thembekwayo
  • Wizkid
  • Zuriel Oduwole

Topics:
hans2