Several Kenyan personalities appeared on this years (2nd) edition of the most influential young Africans list. Its aim is to recognize young achievers in the continent. The list consists of 100 people from all over the continent. The age limit for the group was 15 – 36 with 45 women and 55 men included this year. The awards jury too has people from all across Africa.
Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya led with the most representatives having 19, 18, 10 and 7 respectively.
South African rappers Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, AKA and his girlfriend Bonang Matheba, Tanzanian Bongo Flava king Ali Kiba, Nigerian musicians Wizkid & Davido, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie and Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania are among African musicians on the list.
Boniface Mwangi, Larry Madowo, Johnson Sakaja, Eric Kinoti and Cyprian Nyakundi were also included in the list. Comedians Mark Angel and Kansiime Anne were mentioned too.
Celebrated radio presenter Millard Ayo, actress Lulu Michael and Model Jokate Mwangemi were among the Tanzanians on the list.
Footballers Sadio Mane, Asamoah Gyan, Riyad Mahrez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were listed as well.