Seven Nigerian celebrities have been named among Forbes’s 30 Under 30 newest self-made young African innovators.
Egalitarian News reports that the 2023 thirty young African innovators’ names were published on the Forbes website.
The list contains 11 South Africans, two Rwandans, Tanzanians, and Ghanaians each, and one each from Botswana, Namibia, Cameroon, Lesotho, Mauritius, and Kenya.
Among the Nigerians on the list are award-winning singer, Temilade Openiyi, known professionally as Tems, fast-rising singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, popularly known as Ayra Starr, former Big Brother Naija Housemate, Abiri Oluwabusayo, better known as Khloe, football star, Asisat Oshoala, tech entrepreneurs Hansel and Germain Ndu Okeke, and business innovator Blessing Joel Abeng.
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Expressing excitement over the latest achievement, Khole penned an appreciation post on her Instagram page.
She wrote: “Words cannot express the sheer pride and joy I, Oluwabusayo Abiri, feel as I announce that I have been named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 honorees!