Time has released its ‘100 Next’ List of emerging leaders shaping the future.
The highly coveted list, currently in its second year, recognises outstanding people from across the world in different sectors such as politics, entertainment, literature, leadership and innovation.
Nigerian singer Davido and Nigerian-American writer Ijeoma Oluo noted for her works on feminism and social justice make the coveted list alongside Vannessa Nakate and Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr for their climate activism and political activism respectively.
Damilola Odufuwa, Odunayo Eweniyi, Feyikemi Abudu, founders of the Feminist Coalition, also make the list for their advocacy during the #EndSARS protests. The three women who used technology to collect funds for #EndSARS when Nigerian banks had allegedly closed down bank accounts of protestors reportedly raised more than 387,000 US dollars in Bitcoin. Uganda-based Vanessa Nakate- Rise Up movement, among others are also applauded in the list.
“The individuals on this year’s list provide clear-cut hope” says Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Time, Edward Felsenthal.
“Everyone on this list is poised to make history,” says Dan Macsai, editorial director of the TIME100. “And in fact, many already have.”