100 young achievers from 26 African countries have been announced by Africa Youth Awards as part of the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.

ABD Traore, Bobi Wine, Davido, stonebwoy, Mohamed Salah, Farida Nabourema made 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans List.

The annual prestigious list which was launched in 2016 and currently in its third year features young politicians, activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, digital influencers, philanthropists & athletes across 10 distinct categories who are blazing various trails and promoting the positive image of Africa across the globe.

Speaking about the publication, Prince Akpah, founding President of Africa Youth Awards, curators of the list noted; the current list features a record 90 new entrants and 43 females.

According to him, this year’s honorees were listed for their individual and collective contributions towards positioning the image of Africa as frontrunners in their respective fields.

He also urged other young Africans to emulate the footstep of the listed individuals and join them to make Africa a better and safer place for young dreamers.

Notable among the 2018 honorees are Nigeria’s Tonye Rex Idaminabo, Uganda’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine), Togo’s Farida Bemba Nabourema, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Guinea’s ABD Traore, Kenya’s Xtian Dela, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and Tanzania’s Alikiba.

Youngest duos on the list include Musician Nasty C from South Africa and Nigeria’s Social Entrepreneur, Wadi Ben-Hirki at 21 years.

Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana & Tanzaania all lead the list with 20, 17, 12 & 8 representatives respectively.
The list which was compiled in partnership with Avance Media, mynaijanaira.com & Made Marketing Group presents an opportunity for young Africans to stay committed to their individual causes and continue to blaze trails across their various fields.

Below is the list of the 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans arranged in alphabetical order:
1. ABD Traore
2. Abdellah Mallek
3. Adeola Fayehun
4. Ahmed Musa
5. Akwasi Frimpong
6. AliKiba
7. Ama Duncan
8. Amina Rabar
9. Amy Sarr Fall
10. Ancillar Mangena-Nombewu
11. Anita Adetola Adetoye
12. Âurea Mouzinho
13. Aya Chebbi
14. Bamai Namata
15. Bogolo Kenewendo
16. Bonang Matheba
17. Brian Amoateng
18. Brian Mutebi
19. Cassper Nyovest
20. David Moinina Sengeh
21. Davido
22. Dikeledi Mokoena
23. Dominique Alonga
24. Dr Sandile Kubheka
25. Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
26. Dr. Shakira Choonara
27. Edem Agbana
28. Ester Simon
29. Falz
30. Faraja Nyalandu
31. Farida Bemba Nabourema
32. Feka Parchibell Parch
33. Frank Edwards
34. Gideon Danso
35. Hamamat Montia
36. Hanane El Khader
37. Herieth Paul
38. Hodan Osman
39. Ibrahim Ceesay
40. Jennifer Bash
41. Joybert Javnyuy
42. Jumanne Mtambalike
43. Kalidou Koulibaly
44. Kelvin Nyame
45. Kenneth Okwor
46. Kenny Blaq
47. Kevin Lubega
48. Kgomotso Phatsima
49. Kow Essuman
50. Kungaba Fongoh Leonel
51. Kwame A.A Opoku
52. Luthando Shosha
53. Mabutho Mthembu
54. Maria Borges
55. Mbali Ntuli
56. Mbwana Samatta
57. Medhi Benatia
58. Millard Ayo
59. Mohamed Salah
60. Musawenkosi Saurombe
61. Mwiya Musokotwane
62. Nabimanya Humphrey
63. Nana Aba Anamoah
64. Nana Appiah Mensah
65. Nasty C
66. Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
67. Nneile Nkholise
68. Nomzamo Mbatha
69. Nontokozo Madonsela
70. Obinwanne Okeke
71. Olasupo Abideen
72. Orapeleng Modutle
73. Pedro Lopes
74. Percy Tau
75. Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola
76. Rachel Sibande
77. Raphael Obonyo
78. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu
79. Sadio Mane
80. Samuelle Dimairho
81. Sandra Ochola
82. Scheaffer Okore
83. Sherrie Silver
84. Sidiki Diabaté
85. Simidele Adeagbo
86. Stonebwoy
87. Sylvester Chauke
88. Takunda Chingonzo
89. Thando Thabethe
90. Toke Makinwa
91. Tomi Adeyemi
92. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
93. Ubi Franklin
94. Victor Moses
95. Victoria Ibiwoye
96. Wadi Ben-Hirki
97. Xtian Dela
98. Yannick Nzonde
99. Yasmin Belo-Osagie
100. Yusuf Bakhresa

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