Osimhen, Fireboy, Veekee James others make Forbes 30 Under 30

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

Five Nigerians have been recognized by Forbes Magazine in its 30 Under 30 Africa Class of 2024, for shaping the continent’s future and leaving an indelible mark on the global stage.

This vibrant group of visionaries spans diverse fields, from entertainment to sports, demonstrating innovation, inclusive growth, and a redefinition of Africa’s narrative.

As the 10th edition of Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 list, this year’s honorees symbolize a decade of recognizing and celebrating young African talent.

Among the esteemed individuals featured on the list are:
– Fireboy DML, the 28-year-old Nigerian singer whose captivating music has garnered international acclaim.
– Victor Osimhen, the 25-year-old football prodigy whose prowess on the field has earned him recognition as one of Africa’s top athletes.
– Tobi Amusan, the 26-year-old athlete whose dedication and skill have propelled her to success in track and field.
– Ruth Erikan James, the 29-year-old fashion designer, widely known as Veekee James, who is reshaping the fashion landscape with her innovative designs.
– Josiah Akinloye, the 29-year-old tech founder, whose entrepreneurial spirit is driving technological advancements and fostering innovation in Africa.

This year’s list, themed “Passion, Purpose And A Decade Of The 30 Under 30 List,” underscores the dynamism and potential of Africa’s youth. With 70% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population under the age of 30, and projections indicating that more than a third of the world’s youth will reside in Africa by 2050, the continent’s youthful demographic presents immense opportunities for growth and development.
Moreover, experts highlight the significant role that young, female entrepreneurs will play in shaping Africa’s future wealth, signaling promising investment prospects.

The individuals recognized on Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 list exemplify the vibrancy, talent, and ambition of Africa’s youth, reflecting the continent’s evolving socio-economic landscape and its potential for transformative change.

As Africa continues on its trajectory of growth and innovation, the contributions of these young leaders will undoubtedly be instrumental in shaping the continent’s destiny for years to come.

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