Topmost Nigerian celebrities have been listed on Forbes ‘100 Icons from Africa.’ Because they are influential role models have aided Africa’s growth over the last decade.
Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Funke Akindele-Bello, Omotola Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, among other Nigerians made the list.
Also, the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala featured on the list.
According to Forbes, the list was curated from Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas that can save the world.
It also stated that the list is a way of “celebrating those whose ideas, inventions, and influential role models have aided Africa’s growth over the last decade.”
Forbes on its official Twitter handle, @Forbesafrica, alongside the list wrote, “This is a way of celebrating those also with the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.”
Forbes described Genevieve as the trailblazer of Nollywood while described Burna Boy in the publication as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on this continent.