The 100 most influential Africans have been listed

 

The latest issue of New African Magazine highlights the 100 most influential people of Africa in a continent that has over 1 billion inhabitants.

Big names from the world of politics, sport, business and the media were highlighted while many were also shunned.

The list was not ranked, however eyebrows have been raised at the dominance of Nigerians. Here are some of the the most popular mentions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLITICS & ACTIVISM

Nelson Mandela – South Africa

Kofi Anan – Ghana

Goodluck Jonathan – Nigeria

 

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

Dambisa Moyo  – Zambia

Graca Machel – Mozambique

Bineta Diop – Senegal

 

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Aliko Dangote – Nigeria

Tokyo Sexwale – South Africa

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – Nigeria

 

MEDIA

Isha Sesay – Sierra Leone

Ferial Haffajee  – South Africa

Nduka Obaigbena – Nigeria

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Cheick Modibo Diarra – Mali

Mark Shuttleworth – South Africa

Dr Thebe Rodney Medupe – South Africa

 

FASHION

Alex Wek – Sudan

Iman – Somalia

Liya Kebede – Ethipoia

 

AUTHORS & POETS

Chinua Achebe – Nigeria

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Nigeria

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o – Kenya

 

TRADITIONAL & RELIGIOUS

Bishop Desmond Tutu – South Africa

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II – Ghana

Dr John Sentamu – Uganda

 

FILM ACTORS & ACTRESSES

Genevieve Nnaji – Nigeria

Idris Elba – Sierra Leone

Djimon Hounsou – Benin

 

SPORT

Didier Drogba – Cote d’ivoire

Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon

Haile Gebreselassie – Ethiopia

View the full list here

 

 

 

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