The list of the 100 Most Influential Africans which was published by New African, a London-based pan-African magazine with over 2.6 million readers across 100 countries of the world.
The definitive power list profiles the continent’s top game changers in eight different fields: Politics (22), Public Office (4), Arts and Culture (21), Business (21), Civil Society (11), Technology (9), Media (7), and Sports (5).
The list featured people like Mr Akinwunmi Adeshina, Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Tony Elumelu, President Muhammadu Buhari, Chuka Umuna, Arumah Oteh and Nigeria’s current Minster of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed.
Although the list has not been made available on the internet as at the time of writing this piece, reports have emerged that Nigerians dominated the list.
Omar Ben Yedder, group publisher, of the New African said the list of the “100 Most Influential Africans” celebrates the “men, women and organizations that have shaped our beloved continent, the trail blazers, influencers and the rising stars who are redefining Africa’s future in the various spheres in which they operate.”
Explaining the selection of Elumelu as one of the most influential Africans, he said: “In this increasingly global and interconnected world, we need champions – those game changers who are making a difference, changing perceptions and shaping our definition of what is possible. This is why it is our honour to recognize you as one “New African’s 100 most influential Africans 2015. We are so proud of everything you have accomplished.”
In all, immediately, the list comes out in full public glare, be sure to catch up the full names on the list here.