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’.
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.”
Thanks @forbesafrica for the inclusion in the 100th issue of Africa’s Iconic personalities. #ForbesAfrica100issue . pic.twitter.com/YyJzbLsMyT
— Dr Omotola .j. Ekeinde , MFR (@Realomosexy) April 6, 2021
Talking about Davido, the publication described him as ‘one of Africa’s biggest musicians
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”.
Its piece of Burna Boy read: ”Often known as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on this continent”