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Forbes Africa Under 30 List
The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list has been announced and celebrated Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie made it, among twenty-nine (29) other personalities making strides in Africa’s creative arts industry.
The Sarkcess Music boss is the only Ghanaian named in the Creatives category of the auspicious list of 30 game-changers.
This is the 4th edition and the rapper is listed among Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta, Nasty C, Davido, Wizkid, Falz, Shekhinah, Maria Borges, Thuso Mbedu and many more.
The 30 who made the list are personalities who are challenging conventions and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, creatives and tech gurus.
- Thuso Mbedu, 26, South Africa – Actress
- Maria Borges, 25, Angola – Model
- Herieth Paul, 22, Tanzania – Supermodel
- Eddy Kamuanga Illunga, 26, DRC – Painter
- Cassper Nyovest, 27, South Africa – Rapper & Entrepreneur
- Stacey Gillian Abe, 27, Uganda – Multidisciplinary Contemporary Artist
- Yemi Alade, 29, Nigeria – Singer & Songwriter
- Falz, 27, Nigeria – Rapper & Actor
- Orapeleng Moodutle, 29, South Africa – Fashion Designer
- Nomzamo Mbatha, 27, South Africa – Actress
- Kwesta, 29, South Africa – Rapper & Entrepreneur
- Davido, 25, Nigeria – Singer & Songwriter
- Safia Elhillo, 27, Sudan – Author & Poet
- Joyce Jacob, 28, Nigeria – Founder: Joyce Jacob Beauty
- Shekhinah, 23, South Africa – Singer & Songwriter
- Adebayo Oke-Lawal, 28, Nigeria – Fashion Designer, Founder: Orange Culture
- Wizkid, 27, Nigeria – Singer & Songwriter.
- Koleka Putuma, 25, South Africa – Poet & Author
- Nasty C, 21, South Africa – Rapper & Producer
- Beverly Naya, 29, Nigeria – Actress & Entrepreneur
- Simphiwe, 27, South Africa – Visual Artist
- Rina Chunga-Kutama, 29, South Africa- Fashion Designer
- Kemiyondo Coutinho, 28, Uganda – Playwright, Actress, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur
- Sarkodie, 29, Ghana – Rapper & Entrepreneur
- Mapeseka Koetie-Nyokong, 29, South Africa – Actress & Entrepreneur
- Sonia Irabor, 28, Nigeria – Writer, Filmmaker & Actress
- Tony Gum, 22, South Africa – Visual Artist
- ANATII, 25, South Africa – Producer, Writer, Director & Artiste.
- Sasha Pieterse, 22, South Africa – Actress & Singer/Songwriter
- Tania Omotayo, 26, Nigeria – Model & Entrepreneur