Kenyans and full list: Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 List

Now in its 4th edition, Forbes Africa just released those honored in the 30 under 30 Africans in the categories of Business, Technology and creatives.

Every year, Forbes goes in search of some of the brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders and billionaires who are then featured in its 30 Under 30 list across the world.

Unfortunately, no Kenyan appeared in Creative industry category with majority falling under technology.

The list features some of the continent’s most burgeoning stars, creative and talented young Africans, entrepreneurs and tech experts. 

“The 2018 FORBES AFRICA Under 30 is our authentic and most definitive list of Africa’s most promising young change-makers. This year is our fourth edition of the list and for the first time, inspired by the growing number of young men and women entrepreneurs, we have expanded it to bring you 30 game-changers, all under the age of 30, in each of the three sectors – business, technology and creative. The 90 in total are challenging conventions and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, creatives and tech gurus.” – Forbes

See full list below in no particular order:

Business

Forbes Africa 30 under 30Leroy Mwasaru, 20, Kenya
Founder, Greenpact

Yannick Nzonde, 29, DRC
Co-founder ATI Groupe

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 RamplingGreen Building Solutions

Thomas Duncan, 28, Namiba
Owner, Anticor

Wesley Beneke, 29, South Africa
Founder, WCB Construction

Anita Adetola Adetoye, 26, Nigeria
Founder, Anita Brows Beauty

Akinwande Durojaye, 28, Nigeria
Founder, JustBrandItFixMyRide. 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

Technology

Forbes Africa 30 under 30Rivo 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.

Creatives

Forbes Africa 30 under 30Thuso Mbedu, 26, South Africa.
Actress.

Maria Borges, 25, Angola.
Supermodel.

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.

Source: Forbes 30 under 30

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