Here are the Young African Visionaries Who Made the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Get familiar with some of the names on the 2019 list.
Forbes magazines yearly 30 Under 30 list is here, and just like last year, a number of young African visionaries have made the list.
The list recognizes accomplished young people in the areas of media, art & style, food & drink, education, science, music, sports, healthcare and a number of other industries.
Here's how the magazine described this year's selection process:
The list features 600 trailblazers in 20 industries. Choosing these honorees among thousands of nominees is long and daunting, a three-layer process that relies on the knowledge and authority of our wide-reaching community, skilled reporters and expert judges. The final product: a collection of bold risk-takers putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade
BREAKING: Meet the #ForbesUnder30 Class of 2019 https://t.co/oR0EXxWC89 https://t.co/pwNbRbHIDX— Forbes Under 30 (@Forbes Under 30)1542111901.0
This year's arts & style section includes 20 year-old Nigerian born fashion designer Taofeek Abijako, the creator of the menswear brand Head of State+, as well as 28-year-old Nigerian artist Kayode Ojo.
Ghanaian-American computer scientist and digital activist Joy Buolamwini (28) represents in the enterprise and technology section. She's the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, which identifies biases in algorithms. While 29-year-old Sally Nuamah, a Ghanaian-American professor at Duke University earned a spot in the education section for her accomplishments in the field.
Joy Buolamwini, 28 on the #ForbesUnder30 2019 Enterprise Technology list via @forbes https://t.co/0OIoBdoZ3c— Olivia C. Armstrong (@Olivia C. Armstrong)1542131917.0
The Nigerian co-founders of Helium Health, a company turning hospitals across West Africa digital were recognized in the healthcare portion of the list. The 25-year-old Nigerian founder of Lightning Labs, Olaoluwa Osuntokun (25), is named in the finance section.
So grateful and shocked! I made Forbes 30 under 30 List for my work in law and policy! @ForbesUnder30 https://t.co/b86KKfGOTA— Michelle Mbekeani (@Michelle Mbekeani)1542112285.0
Malawian-American policy advisor, Michelle Mbekeani (29) also made this year's list. Born in Libya to Sudanese parents, senior copywriter at Droga5 Nedal Ahmed (29), makes the list in the marketing and advertising section.
Shamrock Frimpong (27), the Ghanaian social entrepreneur behind the Cocoa360 is also included on the list.
Twenty-three year-old Nigerian-Greek basketball player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks is also on the list.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, 23 on the #ForbesUnder30 2019 Sports list via @forbes https://t.co/c9GGkPoCLo— MATT PIZZAZZ (@MATT PIZZAZZ)1542124728.0
Congrats to all the young honorees! You can see the full list here.