Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Wanuri Kahiu, Kwame Onwuachi & More Make TIME 100 Next List

TIME has released a new list and it calls it, ‘The 100 Next.

It describes this eclectic list as recognizing “100 rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health and more. Although this focus lends itself to a younger group, we intentionally had no age cap—a recognition that ascents can begin at any age.”

The list includes several game changers and creatives from the African continent across several industries. The list also highlights several Nigerians doing great things.

The Kenyan director of the groundbreaking film Rafiki, Wanuri Kahiu is one of this year’s many nominees. “I’m on the first #TIME100Next list! So proud! So happy! So pleased to represent,” wrote the filmmaker on Twitter. Ugandan musician turned presidential candidate, Bobi Wine is also included on the list.

Other standouts include Njideka Akunyili Crosby, the Nigerian artists whose work has sold for millions at auctions across the world as well as Nigerian-Jamaican chef and restauranteur Kwame Onwuachi.

Somali-British MP Majid Majid, who is breaking ground in British politics. Supermodel Aduct Akech, scientist Joy Buolamwini, and community organizer and founder of Stand to End Rape (STER) Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi.

You can see the full 100 next list, also featuring the likes of Megan the Stallion, writer Jason Reynolds and more here.

Source: Okay Africa
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