Nigerian celebrities such as Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Funke Akindele-Bello, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Mr Eazi, Olugbenga Agboola among others featured on the Forbes ‘100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa’.
Also, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Olugbenga Agboola, Genevieve Nnaji, and Swanky Jerry featured on the list.
Forbes said the list was curated from Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas that can save the world.
It also said the list is a way of “celebrating these very ideas, inventions, and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade”.
The magazine on its official Twitter account, @Forbesafrica, said, “This also include the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.
Reacting to her inclusion, Ekeinde on her Twitter account @Realomosexy expressed gratitude to Forbes.
She wrote, “Thanks @Forbesafrica for the inclusion in the 100th issue of Africa’s icon personalities.”
Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-American economist and international development expert who has served since March as Director-General of WTO and the first woman and the first African to hold the office.
Talking about Davido, the publication described him as ‘one of Africa’s biggest musicians’.