Forbes Africa has released its annual ‘30 Under 30’ list featuring a catalogue of trailblazers which it described as “visionaries of change and catalysts for innovation.”
As one of the most anticipated lists on the continent, the 8th instalment of the Forbes Africa ‘30 Under 30’ list features some of Africa’s best and brightest who are under 30 years.
It focuses on innovative entrepreneurs, influential creatives, gifted sports stars and techies shining a light on Africa’s growth in a pandemic era and consciously shifting the narrative in their unique ways.
In an Instagram post announcing the new edition, the magazine added, “Collectively, they prove that being on the most-anticipated list on the continent has nothing to do with clout or commerce, but rather, for these young trailblazers, it is about ensuring that they represent not only their countries but the Africa they want to serve.”
Kenyan comedienne, author, and social media star Elsa Majimbo, Nigerian designer and CEO of accessories brand TIMABEE INC Fatima Babakura, Founder and Creative Director of Top Drawer Collection, a South African luxury sleepwear brand Carla Frankel, BusinessDay Weekender Editor Lehlé Baldé, Nigerian photographer, video editor and director Apampa Owolabi Oluwadamilola (Dammy Twitch), and Dr Brett Lyndall Singh, Founder & CEO of AOM Group, Nigerian artist and 2018 Ronke Ekwensi fellow Anthonia C. A. Nneji, all made the list.
Earlier this year Forbes held it’s Under 30 Summit Africa in Botswana. The event had a taste of local culture, incredible moments with nature, great human connection and so much more.