In its vision of recognising young achievers across the African continent, Africa Youth Awards has released its 2nd annual list of the 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative which is noted to be the biggest and most respected
100 Most Influential Young Africans – 2016
100 Most Influential Young Africans – 2017
Multiple awards winning music start Diamond Platnumz is a Bongo Flava recording artist and singer from Tanzania who is best known
Yasmine El Baggari, a native of Morocco, is passionate about connecting people and bridging cultures to encourage a more peaceful caring world. She launched Voyaj, an online platform that matches host families with travelers, worldwide, to provide people with meaningful
Gwendolyne Halle is a medical microbiologist, a model, an entrepreneur, a poet/writer and an African hairstyle activist. she is also known as The hair doctor, the hair maniac, mama Africa etc
As an African hairstyle activist – She takes pride in
Yasmin Mahfouz is an Egyptian Journalist who is focused on the political sector.
In 2017 Africa Youth Awards named her among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative instituted to promote African youth movements and achieving and also restoring excellence
Nancy Sumari is a business graduate from the University of Dar Es Salaam’s Business School. She is the Managing Director of Bongo5 Media Group Ltd, a new media company that focuses on online content creation and uses credible information as
Siyanda Mohutsiwa (born 1993) is an internationally recognised satirical writer and speaker from Botswana. She created the satirical hashtag #IfAfricaWasABar that went viral in the summer of 2015. She describes herself as a pan-Africanist.
She delivered a TED talk titled “Is Africa’s Future Online?” in November
Victoria Ibiwoye is the Director of OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Leaening and the Youth Representative to the United Nations SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee. Through OneAfricanChild, Victoria strengthens the capacity of low-income community children and youth on Education for Sustainable Development
Francine Furaha Muyumba is a Congolese and African young leader serving as the current president of the Panafrican Youth Union, the official youth body of the African Union.
Muyumba graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honors degree from the University of Namibia in 2011. At