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Thirty Africans in the FORBES 30 Under 30 List 2024

Thirty Africans in the FORBES 30 Under 30 List 2024

The Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa Class of 2024 is a vibrant group of visionaries who are influencing the continent’s future and making an everlasting impact on the global arena. From technology to social impact, these young leaders are driving innovation, promoting inclusive growth, and reshaping Africa’s story. The 2024 FORBES AFRICA’S 30 under 30 list is the 10th one since its inception.

Standing as the 10th anniversary of FORBES AFRICA’S 30 under 30 list, this year’s list like previous years, represents the most impactful young people on the continent.
The list this year was themed “Passion, Purpose And A Decade Of The 30 Under 30 List.”

Given Africa’s image as a youthful continent, the FORBES AFRICA’S 30 under 30 list, perfectly represents current socio-economic climate of the continent.

The people mentioned on the list paints a perfect picture of the reality and trajectory of the continent.

According to a United Nations assessment, as seen in the Forbes article, 70% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is under the age of 30, and more than a third of the world’s youth will reside in Africa by 2050. Experts also believe that the future of Africa’s wealth is young and female, with the greatest potential for investment opportunities.

With that said, here are the 30 African in the FORBES AFRICA’S 30 under 30 list for 2024.

Alex MativoKenya29CEO and Co-founder, E-LAB, Nanasi and DuckMultiple ventures
Ann-Kathrin JoosSouth Africa28CEO and Founder, Standard BeautyBeauty
Vimbai MasiyiwaZimbabwe29CEO, Batoka HospitalityTourism
Andrew DdembeUganda28Co-founder and CEO, MobiKlinicHealthtech
Chad JonesSouth Africa28Social Media Content Creator and Brand InfluencerSocial media
Adedamola Oyinlola Adefolahan (Fireboy DML)Nigeria28Singer-songwriterEntertainment
Tyla Laura SeethalSouth Africa22Singer-SongwriterEntertainment
Ayushi ChandariaKenya26Founder, Design Thinking Program (Kenya)Education
Ama QamataSouth Africa25Actress, ProducerEntertainment
Daniel NovitzkasSouth Africa28Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, SpecnoSoftware Development and Technology Solutions
Prisca Wegesa MagoriTanzania29CEO and Co-founder, TenTen Explore and Smart EFDSoftware Development
Luke MostertSouth Africa27Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, CatalyzUVenture Capital
Arooj SheikhKenya28Founder and CEO, Beyond Kenyan BarsSocial development
Kenneth M. NjeruKenya25Director and Founder, Africa Afya HealthcareHealth Investment Services
Cayley JorgensenSouth Africa29CEO and Founder, Ingage Support; Registered CounselorMental health
Hildah MagaiaSouth Africa29Forward for Mazatlán F.C Femenil and Banyana BanyanaSport – Football
Victor OsimhenNigeria25Footballer and Striker for Super EaglesSport – Football
Tobi AmusanNigeria26Track and Field AthleteSport – Athletics
Damian WillemseSouth Africa25Stormers and Springboks rugby playerSport – Rugby
Ricardo LognathSouth Africa29Co-Founder and CEO, Omninela MedicalHealthcare/E-commerce
Nicolas LognathSouth Africa27Co-Founder and Director, Omninela MedicalHealthcare/E-commerce
Ruth Erikan JamesNigeria29Founder, Veekee JamesFashion
Shaun MaswanganyiSouth Africa23Track and Field AthleteSport – Athletics
Jeremiah ThoronkaSierra Leone24Founder and CEO, Optim EnergyClimate Change and Sustainability (Social Impact)
Calvin UsiriTanzania28Co-founder and CTO, RamaniGeographic Information Systems (GIS)
Peace WutawunasheZimbabwe27Founder, Trigershot EngineeringSolar/Renewable Energy
Esethu CengaSouth Africa29Co-founder and CEO, RewovenFashion
Josiah AkinloyeNigeria29Founder and CEO, Mainlogix TechnologyAutomation and Technology
Abioye OyetunjiGhana29Founder and CEO, FXKudiFintech
Nadine RoosSouth Africa27South African Rugby Union (Springboks) and Sevens playerSport – Rugby

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