Burna Boy, Davido, Funke Akindele, Wizkid make Forbes Africa icons’ list


Top Nigerian celebrities are listed on Forbes ‘100 Icons from Africa.’

Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Omotola Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele-Bello, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Mr Eazi, among other Nigerians made the list.

Also, the Director General of the planet Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala featured on the list.

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According to Forbes, the list was curated from Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas which will save the planet.

It also stated that the list may be a way of “celebrating those whose ideas, inventions, and influential role models have aided Africa’s growth over the last decade.”

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Forbes on its official Twitter handle, @Forbesafrica, alongside the list wrote, “This may be a way of celebrating those also with the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.”

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Forbes described Burna Boy within the publication together of the most important and most successful African artists on this continent.

While Genevieve was described because of the trailblazer of Nollywood.


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