The prestigious list of young, influential Africans has just been released as part of the annual African Youth Awards. The listing released on the 29th of August listed 45 women and 55 men, with most nominees coming from Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya.
The African Youth Awards always for the public to make nominations for various figures to join the list. Some of the Kenyans making the list include Ibua Africa founder Mumbi Ndungu for the second year running. As covered in an earlier post by Capital Campus, the change maker was previously ” nominated for the Youth Empowerment Award in 2016.”
Alongside Ms. Ndungu, blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has also been noted for his social influence. Known for stirring up controversy, his opinions have landed him in hot water including various court cases with Safaricom and many more. Television anchor Larry Madowo and activist turned politician Boniface Mwangi also featured on the list. Lossing his election bid as Member of National Assembly for Starehe Constituency, Boniface seems not to have lost any influence even after the unexpected loss at the polls.
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The listing also features Bongoflava musical rivals Diamond Platinumz and Alikiba, as well as Tanzanian YouTuber Millard Ayo. Various musicians made the list including 2017’s megastar Wizkid, South African Hiphop legend Cassper Nyovest and Sarkodie.
For the full list view the website here.