The latest edition of Africa Forbes 100 Innovations, Inventions and Icon list 2021 released on the first of April 2021 featured quite a number of African inventors,innovator and icons who have gained ground based on what they have achieved and Nigerian were not left out. Below are 10 Nigerians who made it to the icon list.
1.Davido: An artist with multiple awards including BET award and MTV awards. Davido also feature in Coming to America 2 where he played his song. he also have several endorsement with MTN and Guinness Nigeria,labelled as an afrobeats superstar by FORBES in 2020 and FORBES AFRICA 30 under 30 list in 2018.
2. Omotala Jalade Ekeinde: An award winning actress featured in several movies and was listed in Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama,Beyonce, Kate middleton.
3.Wizkid: Multi award music icon and recently bagged a Grammy award with Beyonce for their song brown skin girl.
4. Funke Akindele-Bello: Nollywood super star,a producer and director and popularly known as 'Jenifa' which she directed.
5. Burnaboy: New face of afrobeat in Africa after bagging a Grammy award for his album twice as tall.
6. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: She made history as first woman and first Africa to hold the office of the Director-General of the world trade organization. She was FORBES AFRICA'S Africa of the year 2020.
7.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: She is the voice of feminism for Nigeria and black women,From ted talks o interviews and her work,the Enugu born author has attained success of influence.
8.Mr Eazi:In 2020,he made the coveted FORBES AFRICAN 30 under 30 list,where he talked about his schooling and side hustle.
9.Genevieve Nnaji:A trailblazer in nollywood, and her movie which she directed and featured in. Movie Lion Heart became the first Netflix original from Nigeria.
10. Swanky Jerry: Jeremiah Ogbodo a.k.a swanky jerry is an award winning celebrity Fashion stylist and CEO of swanky signature. He has styled celebrities like Davido, Pearl Thusi, Nyanda, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage,AKA, Sarkodie,Africa presidents and first Ladies.He featured in 2020 FORBES AFRICA 30 under 30 list.
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