Forbes has released its annual coveted 30 Under 30 list for year 2021 which profiles ground-breaking young entreprenuers and thinkers. This edition is tagged – “AFRICA’s YOUNG INNOVATORS AND RISK-TAKERS IN A PANDEMIC YEAR.”
“Members of this year’s list of under 30s have one thing in common: A New Covid-Induced Agenda for Social Change. Celebrating 7 years of the FORBES AFRICA 30 UNDER 30, these achievers prove that now more than ever, they are crucial to the African growth story! Forbes Africa wrote on Instagram.
Managing editor for Forbes Africa, Renuka Methil, said: “I think it’s pretty interesting for this young generation.
“In many ways this is a pioneering generation that has had to face Covid, a pandemic of this dimension.
“We’re looking at a list of young people whose have been change makers, who want to make a difference no matter what setbacks come their way,” she said.
South African social media influencer Mihlali Ndamase, Nigerian music star Rema and Niggerian filmmaker Amarachi Nwosu, are amongst those who make the Forbes Africa “30 under 30” list.
Taking to Instagram to share her excitement, Amarachi Nwosu, 26, Visual Storyteller & Filmmaker, Founder and CEO Melanin Unscripted wrote:
“Baby girl made it to Forbes 30 under 30. Thank you to the Forbes Africa team for this honor. I would like to dedicate this moment to the grace of God, my family, my team and a special thank you to my late mentor and big brother @Chimodu. He showed me the true value of ownership and creating work that stands the test of time. I don’t understand everything and this journey is just beginning, but I won’t sit here an act like it hasn’t come with challenges, breakdowns and breakthroughs.
Being 26 and CEO sounds glamorous, but with all blessings come responsibilities. Through it all, God has given me the strength to overcome and see my dreams through. This was once a tweet and affirmation in my journal. I know this is my moment, something I’ve prayed and dreamed of. But honestly, I dedicate this to Chi. He showed me that anything was possible and now I hope my journey can do the same for you. In his words I will continue to “keep the focus” and champion the stories that matter and honor God, my loved ones and ancestors who came before me. What you see now is nothing compared to the heights God has in store. I don’t do this to bring glory to my name, give the glory to God. The things that matter, the legacies that make people FEEL something, they Stay. Congrats to all the honorees. ❤️??”