Posted November 5, 2020 5:28 pm by

Betty Kyallo

Top Kenyan personalities have made the list of
100 Most Influential Young Africans 2020.

The list includes Kenyan stars like media personalities Betty Kyallo and Edith Kimani, comedian Njugush, activist Boniface Mwangi and footballer Victor Wanyama.

The list was compiled by Avance Media and Africa Youth Awards.

The list is curated to recognise young Africans for their outstanding contributions towards the development of Africa in a diverse range of fields.

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With a record 49 females and 51 males represented from 29 African countries, the list features notable faces such as Davido, Peace Hyde, Bobi Wine, Aya Chebbi, Caster Semenya and climate change activists Vanessa Nakate & Nisreen Elsaim.

Nigeria recorded the highest representation with 21 young achievers, with Ghana, Kenya and South Africa also recording a representation of 10 young people each.

Sharing insight about the list, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media noted:

“the 2020 list features young people pursuing various interests intended to put the name of the continent on the globe through selfless sacrifices and spirited leadership”.

Below is the official list of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2020 (arranged in alphabetical order):

Abasi Ene-Obong (54Gene)

Abdoulaye “ABD” Traore (WatsUp TV)

Achraf Hakimi (Inter Milan)

Adebola Williams (RED | For Africa)

Adetola Nola (Veritasi Homes and Properties)

Adji Bousso Dieng (Computer Scientist)

Alain Nteff (Healthlane)

Alex Iwobi (Everton)

Amina Priscille Longoh (Minister, Women and Protection of Children, Chad)

Anwar Bougroug (Fashion Designer)

Arielle Kitio Tsamo (Cameroon Youth School Tech Incubator)

Ashish Thakkar (Mara Group)

Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona Femení)

Aurélie Adam Soulé Zoumarou (Minister, Digital Economy and Communications, Benin)

Aya Chebbi (African Union Youth Envoy)

Berla Mundi (OAP)

Bobi Wine (MP, Kyadondo East Constituency, Uganda)

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Boubou (Artist)

Bright Simons (IMANI Africa)

Broda Shaggi (Comedian)

Burna Boy (Musician)

Caster Semenya (Athlete)

Charlette N’Guessan (BACE Group)

Charlot Magayi (Mukuru Stoves)

Christian Achaleke Leke (Youth Development Expert)

Clarisse Iribagiza (Computer Scientist)

Dancegod Lloyd (Dancer)

Daniel Dotse (Lead for Ghana)

Davido (Musician)

Dentaa Amoateng (GUBA Foundation)

Diamond Platnumz (Musician)

DJ Neptune (Disc Jockey)

Dorcas Wangira (Citizen TV)

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (OAP)

Eddy Kenzo (Musician)

Edith Brou (Blogger)

Emma Inamutila Theofelus (Deputy Minister, ICT, Namibia)

Emtithal Mahmoud (Activist)

Fadzayi Mahere (Spokesperson, MDC Alliance, Zimbabwe)

Fatoumata Bâ (Janngo)

Fejiro Hanu Agbodje (Patricia Technologies)

Gregory Rockson (mPharma)

Habila Malgwi (Global Citizen Forum)

Hadeel Osman (Fashion Revolution)

Ilwad Elman (Elman Peace and Human Rights Center)

Innoss’B (Musician)

Javnyuy Joybert (Speaker)

Joeboy (Musician)

Joel Nanauka (Speaker)

John Obidi (Speaker)

Karl Kugelmann (Model)

Kiki Mordi (Journalist)

Kuami Eugene (Musician)

Lamin Darboe (National Youth Council, Gambia)

Lelise Neme (Ethiopian Investment Commission)

Master KG (Musician)

Mbwana Samatta (Fenerbahce)

Melene Rossouw (Women Lead Movement)

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Nancy Kacungira (BBC Africa)

Nelson Kwaje (Defy Hate Now)

Nermine Sfar (Dancer)

Ngombe Tamaris (Collectif Entre Elles)

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