Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy make Forbes Africa Icons list

Nigerian entertainers, Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke and Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun have been featured on the Forbes ‘100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa’, Connectley News gathered.

Also, the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Olugbenga Agboola, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Funke Akindele-Bello, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Mr Eazi, Olugbenga Agboola among other Nigerians featured on the list.

Forbes said the list was curated from Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas that can save the world.

It also said the list is a way of “celebrating these very ideas, inventions, and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade”.

The magazine on its official Twitter account, @Forbesafrica, said, “This also include the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.’‘

Reacting to her inclusion, Ekeinde on her Twitter account @Realomosexy expressed gratitude to Forbes.

She wrote; “Thanks @Forbesafrica for the inclusion in the 100th issue of Africa’s icon personalities.”

Davido makes Forbes Africa Icons list


Talking about Davido, the publication described him as ‘one of Africa’s biggest musicians

Wizkid makes Forbes Africa Icons list


Speaking on Wizkid, Forbes wrote: ”Another one of Nigeria’s brightest and biggest stars, Wizkid, is described by Vogue as “an image-maker who speaks to millennials”.

Davido makes Forbes Africa Icons list

Burna Boy

Its piece of Burna Boy read: ”Often known as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on this continent”

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