Avance Media and Africa Youth Awards have released the 5th annual Publication of the 100 Most Influential young Africans. Five Ugandans have been named among the 100 most influential young Africans in 2020.
They include Presidential contender Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine, BBC Journalist Nancy Kacungira Solomon Sserwanja of NBS who also made the list last year and scooped the BBC’s Komla Dumor Award for his investigative journalism work, Big Talent boss and BET winner musician Eddy Kenzo and Vanessa Nakatte a Ugandan climate change activist.
Nakatte last year made headlines when she championed a campaign against racism in the media. This came after she was intentionally cropped from a photo by the Associated Press.
The awards aim at appreciating youths impacting positively in the lives of young people all over the continent in a diverse range of fields.
The list includes 49 females and 51 males from 29 African countries, other notable faces on the list include Davido, Peace Hyde, Caster Semenya, and Nisreen Elsaim among others.
The criteria for selection included: Excellence in Leadership & Performance, Personal accomplishments, Commitment to sharing knowledge, Breaking the Status Quo, and being an accomplished young Africa.