The 2017 most influential young Africans list is out and some Ghanaian are boldly repping. Ghanaian Dancehall sensation Shatta Wale and TV Berla Mundi were among the few notable Ghanaians on the list. Some other Ghanaians on the list include blogger Ameyaw Debrah, Blackstars skipper Asamoah Gyan, Sarkodie, Ekow Mensah and Elijah Amoo Addo.
Other notable non Ghanaian names on the 2017 most influential young Africans include musicians Davido, Wizkid and AKA, Actress Mercy Johnson Okojie, footballers Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane and Piere Emerick Aubameyang
In its vision of recognising young achievers across the African continent, Africa Youth Awards has released its 2nd annual list of the 100 young guys as the 2017 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative which is noted to be the biggest and most respected across the continent with participation from over 140 countries globally.
Speaking about the list, Prince Akpah, President of Africa Youth Awards noted the exceptionality of this year’s list which has an unprecedented gender representation of 45 women and 55 men, which he noted as a great move to inspire more young women in Africa and across the world to reach out for their dreams.
The list which was restricted to age limits between, 15 & 36 had a coverage of 28 countries on the continent with Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya leading with 19, 18, 10, 7 representatives respectively.
The list compiled and approved by the Awards Jury made up of young Africans from across globe after public nominations were received and reviewed.
Profiles of all the 100 nominees in the list are published on www.africayouthawards.org and was organized in partnership Avance Media, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, Global Skills Exchange, WatsUp TV, www.collegeinghana.com, All for Development and Ilead Africa with the support of various Media Organisations across the continent.