The New African magazine has released its list of ‘100 Most Influential Africans,’ celebrating achievements of people “whose lives and work have created far-reaching ripples within the continent and abroad.”
On the list which appears in this year’s Christlistmas (December/January) issue of ‘New Africa,’ are the likes of heads of state, Kenya’s new President, William Arap Ruto; Rwanda’s Paul Kagame who has appeared over the years on the list year out, and Sierra Leone’s Maada Bio, who has allocated over 20% of his country’s budget to education.
Peter Obi, Obasanjo makes the list
Also on the list published by Africa’s longest-established pan-African English periodical are former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Peter Obi, candidate of the country’s Labour Party candidate for the February 2023 elections, Daily Independent reported.
Creatives on the list
The list equally parades the crème of Africa’s creative talent comprising writers, singers, actors, designers, editors, journalists, chefs and even Tiktokers, including Kenya’s actress Lupita Nyong’o, UK Vogue editor Edward Enninful, and Nigerian entertainer- Burna Boy, in addition to the continent’s best-selling authors and designers currently creating a unique African aesthetic that cannot be ignored.