Africa: Take a Look At the Honourees in Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30 List for 2018

Wizkid, Nomzamo, Yemi Alade and Nasty C.

Year after year, Forbes features some of the brightest young leaders, entrepreneurs and billionaires under the 30 Under 30 list across various continents.

This year, over 90 people make the Forbes Africa 2018 list spanning across Business, Technology and Creatives.

As such, 13 Nigerians make the list including Wizkid, Davido, Bidemi Zakariyau, Beverly Naya and Adebayo Oke-Lawal.

See the complete list below:


Yannick Nzonde, 29, DRC

Co-founder ATI Groupe

Leroy Mwasaru, 20, Kenya

Founder, Greenpact

Ladipo Lawani, 29, Nigeria

Founder, L&L Foods

Emmanuel Ademola Ayilara, 29, Nigeria

Founder, LanaWey Investment Limited

Mwiya Musokotwane, 28, Zambia

Founder, Thebe Investment Management

Nomvula Mhambi, 29, Zimbabwe

Founder, Disruptive Innovation

Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu, 28, Nigeria

Founder, FalGates

Roger Boniface, 29, South Africa

Founder, EDISIM

Gilbert Eugene Peters, 29, Zimbabwe

Founder, Spidex Media

Sihle Ndlela, 28, South Africa

Co-founder, Majozi Bros Construction

Vera Shaba, 29, South Africa

Founder, Shaba and Rampling; Green Building Solutions

Thomas Duncan, 28, Namibia

Owner, Anticor

Wesley Beneke, 29, South Africa

Founder, WCB Construction

Anita Adetola Adetoye, 26, Nigeria

Founder, Anita Brows Beauty

Akinwande Durojaye, 28, Nigeria

Founder, JustBrandIt; FixMyRide. Co-founder, FueledUp; LashBells

Samuelle Dimairho, 27, Zimbabwe

Co-founder, Chengetedzai Depository Company

Joey Friedman, 26, South Africa

Founder, LA Group of Companies

Zuko Tisani, 25, South Africa

Founder, Legazy Technology Conferencing

Gisela van Houcke, 27, DRC

Founder, Zuri Luxury Hair&Beauty

Bidemi Zakariyau, 28, Nigeria

Founder, LSF|PR

Zareef Minty, 24, South Africa

Founder, ZRF Holdings

Fred Apaloo, 28, Ghana

Founder, Villa Grace

Kene Rapu, 28, Nigeria

Founder, Kene Rapu

Jack Mthembu, 27, South Africa

Founder, First One Adventures

Reabetswe Ngwane, 25, South Africa

Co-founder, KreamFields

Anelisa Mntuyedwa, 28, South Africa

Founder, Gilbert Civils

Gozie Coker, 29, Nigeria

Founder, Coker Creative

Alexander Knieps, 27, South Africa

Founder, Printulu

Adam Amoussou, 27, Benin

Founder, Amosconsult Group

Nataliey Bitature, 28, Uganda

Co-founder, Musana Carts


Rivo Mhiari, 23, South Africa

Founder, Rikatec

Olaoluwa Samuel-Biyi, 27, Nigeria

Co-founder, SureGifts. Director, SureRemit

Isaya Yunge, 28, Tanzania

Founder, SomaApps Technologies Company Limited

Mahmood Oyewo, 26, Nigeria

Co-founder, RubiQube

Kevin Lubega, 28, Uganda

Founder, EzeeMoney

Berno Potgieter & Thatoyaona Marumo, 28, South Africa

Founders, Domestly

Leonida Mutuku, 29, Kenya

Founder, Intelipro

Chris Kwekowe, 25, & Emerald Kwekowe, 21, Nigeria

Founders, Slatecube

Phiwa Nkambule, 26, Swaziland

Co-founder, Riovic

Sunkanmi Ola, 22, Nigeria

Founder, Syracuse Digital

Perseus Mlambo, 29, Zambia

Founder, Zazu Africa Limited

Kola Olajide, 26, Nigeria

Co-founder, Bridge Labs

Nneile Nkholise, 29, South Africa

Founder, iMed Tech

Bamal Namata, 26, Cameroon

Founder, Maibeta

Riaz Moola, 26, South Africa

Founder, HyperionDev

Leonard Stiegeler, 29, Nigeria

Co-founder, Zanda, Jumia & Director Ringer Africa AG

Kofi Genfi & Nii Osae Osae Dade, 24, Ghana

Founders, CYST Company Limited

Juan Pienaar, 27, South Africa

Founder, Apex Media

Timothy Adeleye, 29, Nigeria

Founder, Optiweb Communications

Maya Horgan Famodu, 27, Nigeria

Founder, Ingressive

Abraham Omani Quaye, 28, Ghana

Founder, Farmart

Melvyn Lubega, 28, South Africa

Founder, GO1

Huston Malande, 28, Kenya

Founder, Skyline Design

Cukia Kimani, 26 & Ben Myres, 25, South Africa

Founders, Nyamakop

Ink Eze, 28, Nigeria. (YAY!! BN Alum!)

Founder, AsoEbiBella

June Syowia, 23, Kenya.

Founder, Beiless Group

Obinna Okwodu, 27, Nigeria

Founder, Fibre

Abdellah Mallek, 28, Algeria

Co-founder, Sylabs

Yasmine El Baggari, 25, Morocco

Founder, Voyaj

Simba Mubvuma, 26, Zimbabwe

Co-founder, Lexware Inc.


Thuso Mbedu, 26, South Africa.


Maria Borges, 25, Angola.


Herieth Paul, 22, Tanzania.


Eddy Kamuanga Illunga, 26, DRC.


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.


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.

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