By BigEyeUg Team
Leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media and Africa Youth Awards have announced the 5th annual publication of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans list for 2020.
With a record 49 females and 51 males represented from 29 African countries, the list features notable faces, the list features several Ugandan personalities including Eddy Kenzo (Singer), Bobi Wine (Singer/Politician), Solomon Serwanja (Journalist), Vanessa Nakate (Climate Justice Activist), Nancy Kacungira (journalist), and Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa (Entrepreneur).
Sharing insight about the list, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media noted: “the 2020 list features young people pursuing various interests intended to put the name of the continent on the globe through selfless sacrifices and spirited leadership.”
He also stated that young people are motivated by the stories of these young achievers who continue to take a lead amid a global pandemic.
The announcement of the list precedes the African Union’s annual Africa Youth Day celebration, which will recognize young African trailblazers from across the continent for 2020.
The criteria for selection included: Excellence in Leadership & Performance, Personal accomplishments, Commitment to sharing knowledge, Breaking the Status Quo and being an accomplished young African.
This initiative is by Africa Youth Awards and Avance Media.