100 most influential creatives released by C. Hub magazine

C. Hub magazine releases its 2016 100 most influential creatives . The shocking compilation of world's creative influencers appears in their Spring issue , April -June 2016.


Defending the criteria for the list, Faustina Anyanwu the magazine’s Chief Editor writes in her editors letter released to the media as follows.


“We probably will be kicking several butts with this year’s 100 most influential for all the good and well, bad reasons for some. They are not the usual names you’ve always seen.

Recognising the importance of creativity, coupled with the power of social media, you can no longer put people in just one box and define them. More and more people are now thinking and living outside the long familiar definition, and they’re out influencing their circle with their own unchecked imaginations.

These are the people challenging what you’ve known for ages, challenging the stereotypes, challenging the norms and creating their own reality . Their reality which resonates with the needs of people around them. They’re the new leaders of our time, the influencers.
Years back if you heard ‘influential’ , you probably would start listing all the media famous names and ‘world leaders’, – position or status leaders. One good thing about this era is, such definitions of influence are being challenged.

C. Hub magazine understands the principles of maximising smallness and the principles of authenticity, creativity and vision , and has tailored this year’s most influential again based on the fact that these individuals are maximising resources around them to create powerful ripple effects that are changing lives, using the power of their gifting , vision and creativity . This however is an inexhaustible list as we continue to research to update the list of those influencing our time. Power to your imagination. Meet your 2016 most influential creatives as compiled by us and our contributors .

Feel free to send us your creative influencers too. All relevant suggestions will be published on our next listing. Email me , [email protected] or tweet your views to @C_hubmagazine #CHUB100Mostinfluential

Come out of the box, and let your imagination take the lead and #Keepwalking.”

The magazine is will be available in both app and print editions from Monday 11th April, 2016 on www.chubmagazine.com

The inexhaustible list is as follows , in no particular order:

Jourdan Dunn – Model and fashion icon.

A US – Senegalese Rapper is not only continuously uplifting people with his music but also walking walk by opening doors of opportunity in America and Africa. Determined to reach out for his roots, determined to transform his people positively Akon wants to show us that leadership comes from within: “Personally, I don’t think that charities in Africa really work,” “I think it just holds the people down longer than it should.” On lighting Africa, he says: “ If you want to make an impact, start from the rural areas because that is the heartbeat of Africa. Leading by example, he has launched an initiative aim at developing an innovative solar-powered solution that will provide electricity in rural areas. The difference with being a leader is that you take the first step. Leadership begins with you.

Tell me, there are billions of reasons why people love Serena Williams but none is as powerful and enduring to my heart and mind than her drive to change the face of tennis forever. She has the credibility, motivated,energized and committed. She inspired my generation, and next generation with her talent. Kudos to her! As the world No.1 who cherishes her roots and proud of her heritage, she is not only motivating Africans but building schools such as Serena Williams Secondary school in Matooni, Kenya. On the latest row, Serena frowns at Novak Djokovic urging him to explain why male player deserved more money than their female counterparts. Serena continues to have positive influence on women and men throughout the whole world and she is admired for her talent and courage.

A city girl with her mega bucks left her juicy career as lawyer to start her own business. In 2010 Dupsy founded ‘Intern Avenue’ “to give young people more opportunities to understand what might be a good fit for them and to empower employers not to be a slave to the system.” In her word: “I won’t pretend that it wasn’t a big decision” The ability and willing to change a life is what counts in leadership. Taking responsibility for the quality of leadership people experience regardless of your status, age, sex and race is what inspires people to follow a leader.

5. Lewis Hamilton
6. Mo Farah
7. John Boyega
8. Floyd Mayweather
9. Usain Bolt
10. Anthony Abuah
11. Niyi Towolawi
12. Lupita Nyong’o
13. Sade Adu
14. Dorothy Ghettuba
15. Mark Zukerberg
16. Sarkodie
17. Bassey Ikpi
18. Chimamanda Adichie
19. Bola Agbaje
20. Amma Asante
21. Akua Gyamfi
22. Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe (nee Eluka).
23. Florence Adepoju
24. Bianca Miller
25. Ade Hassan
26. Genevieve Nnaji
27. Grace ladoja
28. Michaela Coel
29. Michealene Holder-March :
30. Joivan Wade
31. Idris Elba
23. Calvin Demba
24. David avery
25. Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe
26. Nathan Brion
27. Chucky Venn
28. ALuko Eni
32. O’SHEA JACKSON – Ice Cube
34. Chief Ayo Oyebade :
35. PHARRELL Williams
36. Dr MKO Balogun
37. Mario Balitollie
39. Ejiro Amos Tafiri
40. Nana Addo Tamakloe
41. Sola Babatunde
42. Winston Ellis
43. Emmanuel Oyeleke
44. MaameYaa Boafo
45. Obi Emelonye
46. Abiola Orimolade
47. Dr Nkem Ezeilo
48 .Faustina Anyanwu
49. Prof Rotimi Jaiyesimi
50. Chief Aloysius Ihezie
51. Gayle Thompson
52. Joel Anthony
53. Christopher Samba
54. Charles Thompson (MBE)
55. Kwame Koranteng
57. Mandy Sanghera
58. Levi Roots
59. Vincent Kompany
60. Christian Benteke
61. Eze Ihenacho
62. Michael Pawlyn
63. Wesley Snipes
64. Rita Clifton
65. Ava Duvernay
66. Sandra Nelson :
67. Mehdi Hasan
68. Deborah St Lewis
69. Morgan Freeman
70. Chioma Nnani
71. Sanjay Badhe
72. Tunde Alabi :
73. Emeka Anyanwu
74. Funke Abimbola
75. Bernadette Adufe
76. Adi Alfa
77. Jelani Aliyu
78. Joy Adenuga
79. John Magufuli
80. Chinedu Echeruo
81. Alex Iwobi
82. Venicia Stelle Guinot
83. Muzvare Betty Makoni
84. Justina Mutale
85. Josh Daniel Jones – Photographer
86. Vivian Timothy
87. Oluwakayode Ogundamisi
88. Dr Alistair Soyode
89. Minna Salami
90. Vusi Thembekwayo
91. Linda Ikeji
92. Trevor Ncube
93. Yawa Hansen-Quao
94. Segun Agbeje
95. Sizwe Nxasana
96. Jenette Wong
97. Gabby Douglas
98. Tyler Perry
99. Simone Biles
100. Ferdinarnd Lawson


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