• Young Africans are blazing various trails and promoting the positive image of Africa across the globe.

In politics, activism, entertainment, sports and digital space, young Africans are blazing various trails and promoting the positive image of Africa across the globe.

Most prominently are youths from Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania.

They formed the majority of the most influential young Africans at the moment, according to 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.

Africa Youths Awards, a platform for celebrating young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora, announced the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans on September 4, 2018.

Launched in 2014, Prince Akpah, Founding President of the awards, said this year's list recorded 90 new entrants and 43 females.

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According to the organisers, the honorees were listed for their individual and collective contributions towards positioning the image of Africa as frontrunners in their respective fields.

Prominent among the 2018 honorees are Uganda’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine), Togo’s Farida Bemba Nabourema, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Nigeria’s Davido, Guinea’s ABD Traore, Kenya’s Xtian Dela, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and Tanzania’s Alikiba.

These are the 100 distinct young Africans in the world at the moment:

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