Ghana’s Henry Amponsah of 101 Clothing makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2019

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FORBES AFRICA has released the 30 Under 30 list for 2019 at the annual Under 30 Meet-Up in the capital city of South Africa, Johannesburg.

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Forbes released a Special edition of FORBES AFRICA today 1st of July 2019.

Unlike last year, Forbes Africa under 30 has increased, featuring 120 young African, increasing from 90 featured last year.

The four categories in which 30 finalist were picked from are – business, technology, creatives and sport.

The managing Director of Forbes Africa”:

“It was the moment we had all been waiting for, unveiling the 120 innovators who are changing the old rules of the game and forging forward.

The FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list has over the last five years come to be a highly-respected and sought-after collection of tomorrow’s leaders today.”



Karabo Poppy Moletsane, 27, South Africa, Creative Illustrator, Street Artist & Graphic Designer
Rophnan Nuri, 29, Ethiopia, Electronic Dance Music Artist
Henry Amponsah, 28, Ghana, Designer, Founder & CEO of 101 Clothing
Austin Malema, 28, South Africa, Photographer & CEO of Pixelkollective
Harmony Katulondi, 29, Democratic Republic of Congo, Presenter, Model, Actor and Voice Over Artist
Kapasa Musonda, 29, Zambia, Fashion Designer
Richard Akuson, 26, Nigeria, Founder & Editor of A Nasty Boy
Menzi Mcunu, 22, South Africa, Founder of the Afrocentric Gentlemvn
Trevor Stuurman, 26, South Africa, Photographer and Creative Director
Burna boy, 28, Nigeria, Musician
Kim Jayde, 28, Zimbabwe, TV Presenter, Model & MC
Petite Noir, 28, Democratic Republic of Congo, Singer, Songwriter & Producer
Aisha Baker, 29, South Africa, Business Woman, Influencer and Style Icon
Karun, 24, Kenya, Musician
Gilmore Moyo, 27, Zimbabwe, Creative Director, Content Creator, Fashion Facilitator, TV & Radio Host and Founder of Paper Bag Africa
Boitumelo ‘Boity’ Thulo, 29, South Africa, TV Host, Entrepreneur & Musician
Hermann Kamte, 27, Cameroon, Architect, Founder & CEO of Hermann Kamte & Associates
Helen Chukwu, 25, Nigeria, Fashion Designer, Founder & CEO of Helen Couture
Luis Munana, 27, Namibia, Creative Director, Model, TV Host & Founder of Voigush Africa and Waka Waka Moo
Upile Chisala, 24, Malawi, Author & Poet
Joseph Awuah-Darko, 22, Ghana, Contemporary Artist
Joe ‘Human’ Nawaya, 25, Democratic Republic of Congo, Graphic Designer & Co-Founder of Creative Mind Space
Thando Thabethe, 29, South Africa, Actress & Radio DJ
Rich Mnisi, 27, South Africa, Fashion Designer
Kevin Njue, 27, Kenya, Producer, Director, Writer & CEO of Rocque Pictures
Sho Madjozi, 27, South Africa, Musician
Sarah Owusu, 28, Ghana, Artist & Painter
Abisola Akintunde, 28, Nigeria, Founder & Creative Director of MakeupbyAshabee and Beelashes
Yaa Bonsu, 28, Kenya, Fashion Stylist & Creative
Paola Audrey Ndengue, 29, Côte d’Ivoire, Host, Producer & Co-Founder of Fashizblack


Bruce Diale, 29, South Africa, Founder & Managing Director of Brucol Global Development

Terence Mathe, 29, Zimbabwe, Co-Founder of Southern Incineration Services (SISCO) PBC

Mariam Manack , 29, South Africa, Founder & Director of iTrain

Khanyisile Madonko-Nderezina, 25, Zimbabwe, Co-Founder and CEO of Sakhile Madonko Enterprises

Isaac Mbatha, 28, South Africa, Founder & CEO of Sky Tents SA

Sadaam Suleiman, 28, Kenya, Co-Founder & Managing Director of DragonflyLimited

Adeniyi Omotayo, 28, Nigeria, Founder & CEO Betensured Group

David Kyalo, 29, Kenya, Founder & CEO Koncepts & Events Ltd

Ogechukwu Anugo-Obah, 28, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Bodylikemilk

Dorn Ndlovu, 26, South Africa, Founder & CEO of Entrepreneur Blue Print Africa

Busisiwe Mkhumbuzi, 24, South Africa, Co-Founder & Chief Executive of Tshimong

Sydney Sam, 26, Ghana, Founder & CEO of Workspace Global

Shirlene Nafula, 27, Kenya, Founder & CEO of Crystal River Products

Kgahlego Rasebotsa, 29, South Africa, Founder & Director of Interior Bubble

Kimani Adam, 29, Kenya, Co-Founder & CEO of Nature Expeditions Destination Management

Ijeoma Balogun, 29, Nigeria, Founder & Managing Director of Redrick PR

Bright Jaja, 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of iCreate Africa

Jesse Carlton Happy Ndongo, 28, Cameroon, Founder of Easy Group

Henrich Akomolafe, 26, Nigeria, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Akotex Nigeria Limited

Lesego Mokae, 24, South Africa, Co-Founder of Ditsogo Projects

Oginni Tolulope , 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Transfurd Limited

Theo Baloyi, 29, South Africa, Founder & CEO of Bathu Swag

Avthar Aniruth, 21, South Africa, Founder and Executive Producer of Audience Networks

Barbara Okereke, 28, Nigeria, Cake Designer, Founder & Managing Director of Oven Secret Limited

Jessica Anuna, 27, Nigeria , Founder & CEO of Klasha

Charles Edosomwan, 29, Nigeria, Founder & Chief Strategist of TekSight Edge Limited

Charmaine Mbatha, 29, South Africa, Co-Founder Millennial Business Administrators

Shaney Vijendranath, 29, South Africa, Co-Founder & CEO of Vimage Media

Adetola Nola, 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO Veritasi Properties Limited

Caleb Stephen David, 27, South Africa, Founder & CEO of Versatile Commodity Traders


Clarence Munyai, 21, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Patricia Apolot, 28, Uganda, Kickboxer
Jean Sseninde, 26, Uganda, Footballer & CEO
Luvo Manyonga, 28, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Mohamed Salah, 26, Egypt, Footballer
Sadio Mane, 27, Senegal, Footballer
Wayde Van Nierkerk, 26, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Chad Le Clos, 27, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Francine Niyonsaba, 26, Burundi, Track & Field Athlete
Margaret Nyaireira Wambui, 23, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete
Akani Simbine, 26, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Genzebe Dibaba, 28, Ethiopia, Track & Field Athlete
Pierre Aubameyang, 29, Gabon, Footballer
Thembi Kgatlana, 23, South Africa, Footballer
Siya Kolisi, 27, South Africa, Footballer
Sabrina Simader, 21, Kenya, Alpine Skier
Quinton De Kock, 26, South Africa, Cricketer
Alex Iwobi, 23, Nigeria, Footballer
Aphiwe Dyantyi, 24, South Africa, Rugby Player
Percy Tau, 25, South Africa, Footballer
Ruhan Van Rooyen, 25, South Africa, Paralympic Athlete
Emmanuel Korir, 24, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete
Beatrice Chepkoech, 24, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete
Giana Lofty, 24, Egypt, Martial Arts Practioner
Caster Semenya, 24, South Africa, Track & Field
Kagiso Rabada, 24, South Africa, Cricketer
Sarah Ahmed, 21, Egypt, Weightlifter
Jacob Kiplimo, 18, Uganda, Track & Field Athlete
Faith Kipyegon, 25, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete
Gerson Domingos, 23, Angola, Basketballer


Nthabiseng Mosia, 28, South Africa, Co-Founder & CMO of Easy Solar. Evans Akanno, 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Cregital
Micheal Paul Mollel, 29, Tanzania, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Jimz Technologies Co. Ltd
Nureshka Viranna, 27, South Africa, Co-Founder & Director of Shopli
Jacob Rugano, 29, Kenya, Co-Founder & Director of AfricarTrack International
Fred Oyetayo, 25, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Fresible
Alpha Nury, 29, Senegal, Founder & CEO of Jamaa Funding
Hansley Noruthun, 27, Mauritius, Founder of Mauritius Space & Science Foundation
Schizzo Thompson, 29, Malawi, Founder & Managing Director of Sky Energy
Wilford Mwanza, 29, Zimbabwe, Founder & CEO of Fordolutions
Vèna Arielle Ahouansou, 25, Benin, Co-Founder & CEO of KEA Medicals
Damilola Olokesusi, 29, Nigeria, Co-Founder & CEO of Shuttlers Logistics Company
Diana Esther Wangari,, 27, Kenya, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Sagitarix
Chinedu Azodoh, 29, Nigeria, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer of Metro Africa Xpress (MAX)
Shaun Benjamin, 29, Zimbabwe, Co-Founder of Simba Solutions
Matthew Piper, 25 and Karidas Tshintsholo, 24, South Africa, Founders of Khula App
Courtney Bentley, 29, South Africa, Co-Founder & CEO of Visibility Insight
Josh Okpata, 27, Tochukwu Mbanugo, 29, Nigeria, Founders of Eazyhire
Muhammed Salisu Abdullahi, 28, Nigeria, Co-Founder & Managing Director of eTrash2Cash
Silas Adekunle, 26, Nigeria, Founder of Reach Robotics
Joshua Chibueze, 26, Somto Ifezue, 28 and Odunayo Eweniyi, 26, Nigeria, Founders of PiggyVest
Uka Eje, 29, Nigeria, Co-Founder & CEO of Thrive Agric
Melissa Mwale, 29, Zimbabwe, Founder of Hive Incorporation & Co-Founder of CryptoGem
Eric Muli, 27, Kenya, Founder & CEO of Odyssey Capital
Eric Rutayisire, 28, Rwanda, Founder & CEO of Charis UAS
Khalid Machchate, 26, Wissal Farsal, 27, Morocco, Founders of K&W Technologies
Siyabonga Thomas Tiwana, 29 & Tyrone Adams, 28, South Africa, Founders of Skywalk Innovations
Chika Madubuko, 27, Nigeria, Co-Founder & CEO of Greymate Care
Dorcas Owinoh, 28, Kenya, Co-Founder & Director of LakeHub
Marnus van Heerden, 29, Matthew Smith 26, Ndabenhle Ngulube, 28, South Africa, Founders of Pineapple App

According to Forbes, MOHAMMED DEWJI President of MeTL Group is Africa Youngest Billionaire

The 2019 FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 edition will hit shelves on today, 1 July and will be available at leading retailers and where good magazines are read.

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