Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine and Humphrey Nabimanya, a television presenter and team leader at Reach A Hand- Uganda have been named among 100 most influential young Africans.
Another Ugandan, Brian Mutebi, an award-winning journalist and women’s rights campaigner is also on the list.
Prince Akpah, founding president of Africa Youth Awards, curators of the list noted that this year’s 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.
Prince Akpah 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.
Also notable among the 2018 honorees are Togo’s Farida Bemba Nabourema, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Nigeria’s Davido, 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 and 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,” said Prince Akpah.
Nabimanya, a television presenter and team leader at Reach A Hand- Uganda, a youth centered non-profit organization focusing on youth empowerment programmes with an emphasis on livelihoods and skills development, behavior change communication, sexual reproductive and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention while Bobi Wine is a musician cum politician.