As we welcome the New Year, Forbes welcomes a host of new names to its annual 30 under 30 list – the young individuals to watch in 2016 and beyond.
Of more than 15,000 people – “the best of the best” – 600 men and women have made it onto the publication’s fifth annual 30 Under 30, who Forbes says;
“…Are America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars.”
Of the names chosen across the film, style, social entrepreneur, business, technology and music industries – Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor, John Boyega taking the nod for his efforts in acting – Team SPICE aren’t surprised to find young Africans featured, across various categories.
Names include: founder of online fashion marketplace Zuvaa, Kelechi Anyadiegwu; founder of online shop Soko, which sells handcrafted accessories from Kenya, Catherine Mahugu; Zim Ugochukwu who founded digital platform for the black community, Travel Noire; creator of popular celebrity news and gossip platform, Angelica Nwandu of The Shade Room; senior editor at Buzzfeed, Heben Nigatu; Haben Girma – a staff attorney and disability rights advocate; and Constance Iloh, who is Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, in Irvine, US.
We wish all those listed on Forbes‘ 2016 30 Under 30 list a huge congratulations and will keep a keen eye on their movements going forward.
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