In the list of 2020 100 most influential young Africans Uganda has five people on it; including Bobi Wine and Kenzo. The Kyaddondo East MP Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine leads the Ugandans on the list. Meanwhile this shows up immediately after his nomination that stormed the city yesterday.
However, the National Unity Platform flag bearer, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu; As you would expect is among 100 most influential young Africans in 2020.
This is the 5th annual publication of the 100 Most Influential by Avance Media and Africa Youth Awards. The 100 people get on the list basing on different aspects one do to change public (young people).
And other people who made it to the list include; journalists Nancy Kacungira from BBC and Solomon Serwanjja from NBS TV; Uganda’s tourism ambassador and a musician of course Eddy Kenzo; Vanessa Nakate, a Ugandan climate change activist! and Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa from Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Nakate last year made headlines when she championed a campaign against racism in the media.
Bobi Wine, Kenzo and Solomon Serwanjja all in 100 most influential young Africans in 2020
Surprisingly, Serwanjja also made the list last year! and scooped the BBC’s Komla Dumor Award for his work in investigative journalism. And now is back again to hit one for his best journalistic touches.
The awards aim at appreciating youths impacting positively in the lives of young people. This is done every year all over the continent in a diverse range of fields.
With a record 49 females and 51 males from 29 African countries, the list features notable faces such as; Davido, Peace Hyde, Bobi Wine, Aya Chebbi, Caster Semenya and Nisreen Elsaim.
Surprisingly, Nigeria has the highest representation with 21 young achievers! with Ghana, Kenya and South Africa also recording a representation of 10 young people each.
Criteria for selection included: excellence in leadership and performance, personal accomplishments! commitment to sharing knowledge, breaking the status quo and being an accomplished young African.