31 August 2017

Africa: Larry Madowo, Diamond, Alikiba Voted Among 100 Most Influential Young Africans

Photo: Africa Youth Awards
100 Most Influential Young Africans

NTV news anchor Larry Madowo alongside bongo artistes Diamond Platinumz and Alikiba, has been named on the list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.

Other influential young Kenyans who had made the list that was published on Wednesday by African Youth Awards, includes human rights activist Boniface Mwangi and Nairobi senator elect Johnson Sakaja.

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi and 33 year old Entrepreneur Eric Kinoti who is the CEO and founder of Shade Systems EA Ltd, a million dollar enterprise that has presence in over 6 countries, are also on the list.

The list, which was restricted to age limits of between, 15 and 36, had a coverage of 28 countries on the African continent with Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya leading with 19, 18, 10, 7 representatives respectively.

OTHERS ON THE LIST

Also in the list is popular Ugandan comedian Anne Kaniseme, Tanzania celebrated bongo movie actress Elizabeth 'Lulu' Michael, Tanzanian renowned entertainment radio presenter Millard Ayo, super model Jokate Mwongelo, Nigeria music stars Davido, Wizkid, Ghanaian hip-hop star Sarkodie, South African rapper AKA.

Sportsmen and women, led by South African athlete Caster Semenya and footballers Sadio Mane (Senegal), Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) and Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), also made the list.

While commenting about this year's list, the President of the Africa Youth Awards, Prince Akpah, noted that this year's edition of the list was exceptional with an unprecedented gender representation of 55 men and 45 women.

This, he said, would inspire more young women in Africa and across the world to reach out for their dreams.

NOMINATION CRITERIA

Africa Youth Awards is a prestige award scheme whose aim is to appreciate the works of young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora.

Launched in 2014, the awards scheme was inspired by the lack of recognition for young Africans who have selflessly dedicated their lives to making sure the future of Africa is optimistic.

The candidates who make the list of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans are nominated. For one to be nominated, the candidate has to be 40 years or below, be of African Descent and working in one way or another to support Africa, show leadership, innovation, creativity and or entrepreneurship.

No specific educational or academic background is required for nomination.

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