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2018 FORBES AFRICA! Davido, Wizkid, Falz, Yemi Alade, others make list



Davido and Wizkid have made the list of the 2018 Forbes Africa under 30 individuals that are making waves in their industries across the continent.

The list is divided into three: Creative, Technology and Business.

Other celebrities across Africa that made the list are Sarkodie, Nasty C, Cassper Nyovest, Falz, Yemi Alade, Beverly Naya, Sonia Irabor and so on.

Also, fashion entrepreneurs Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture and Tania Omotayo of Ziva Lagos; beauty entrepreneurs Anita Adetola Adetoye of Anita Brows, Joyce Jacob were also named; actress Beverly Naya also made the list.

Below are details:


Thuso Mbedu, 26, South Africa


Maria Borges, 25, Angola


Herieth Paul, 22, Tanzania.


Eddy Kamuanga Illunga, 26, DRC


Cassper Nyovest, 27, South Africa

Rapper & Entrepreneur

Stacey Gillian Abe, 27, Uganda

Multidisciplinary Contemporary Artist

Yemi Alade, 29, Nigeria

Singer & Songwriter

Falz, 27, Nigeria

Rapper & Actor

Orapeleng Moodutle, 29, South Africa

Fashion Designer

Nomzamo Mbatha, 27, South Africa


Kwesta, 29, South Africa

Rapper & Entrepreneur

Davido, 25, Nigeria

Singer & Songwriter

Safia Elhillo, 27, Sudan

Author & Poet

Joyce Jacob, 28, Nigeria

Founder: Joyce Jacob Beauty

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Shekhinah, 23, South Africa

Singer & Songwriter

Adebayo Oke-Lawal, 28, Nigeria

Fashion Designer. Founder: Orange Culture

Wizkid, 27, Nigeria

Singer & Songwriter

Koleka Putuma, 25, South Africa

Poet & Author

Nasty C, 21, South Africa

Rapper & Producer

Beverly Naya, 29, Nigeria

Actress & Entrepreneur

Simphiwe, 27, South Africa

Visual Artist

Rina Chunga-Kutama, 29, South Africa

Fashion Designer

Kemiyondo Coutinho, 28, Uganda

Playwright, Actress, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur

Sarkodie, 29, Ghana

Rapper & Entrepreneur

Mapeseka Koetie-Nyokong, 29, South Africa

Actress & Entrepreneur

Sonia Irabor, 28, Nigeria

Writer, Filmmaker & Actress

Tony Gum, 22, South Africa

Visual Artist

ANATII, 25, South Africa

Producer, Writer, Director & Artiste

Sasha Pieterse, 22, South Africa

Actress & Singer/Songwriter

Tania Omotayo, 26, Nigeria

Model & Entrepreneur


Yannick Nzonde, 29, DRC

Co-founder ATI Groupe

Leroy Mwasaru, 20, Kenya

Founder, Greenpact

Ladipo Lawani, 29, Nigeria

Founder, L&L Foods

Emmanuel Ademola Ayilara, 29, Nigeria

Founder, LanaWey Investment Limited

Mwiya Musokotwane, 28, Zambia

Founder, Thebe Investment Management

Nomvula Mhambi, 29, Zimbabwe

Founder, Disruptive Innovation

Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu, 28, Nigeria

Founder, FalGates

Roger Boniface, 29, South Africa

Founder, EDISIM

Gilbert Eugene Peters, 29, Zimbabwe

Founder, Spidex Media

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Sihle Ndlela, 28, South Africa

Co-founder, Majozi Bros Construction

Vera Shaba, 29, South Africa

Founder, Shaba and Rampling; Green Building Solutions

Thomas Duncan, 28, Namiba

Owner, Anticor

Wesley Beneke, 29, South Africa

Founder, WCB Construction

Anita Adetola Adetoye, 26, Nigeria

Founder, Anita Brows Beauty

Akinwande Durojaye, 28, Nigeria

Founder, JustBrandIt; FixMyRide. Co-founder, FueledUp; LashBells

Samuelle Dimairho, 27, Zimbabwe

Co-founder, Chengetedzai Depository Company

Joey Friedman, 26, South Africa

Founder, LA Group of Companies

Zuko Tisani, 25, South Africa

Founder, Legazy Technology Conferencing

Gisela van Houcke, 27, DRC

Founder, Zuri Luxury Hair&Beauty

Bidemi Zakariyau, 28, Nigeria

Founder, LSF|PR

Zareef Minty, 24, South Africa

Founder, ZRF Holdings

Fred Apaloo, 28, Ghana

Founder, Villa Grace

Kene Rapu, 28, Nigeria

Founder, Kene Rapu

Jack Mthembu, 27, South Africa

Founder, First One Adventures

Reabetswe Ngwane, 25, South Africa

Co-founder, KreamFields

Anelisa Mntuyedwa, 28, South Africa

Founder, Gilbert Civils

Gozie Coker, 29, Nigeria

Founder, Coker Creative

Alexander Knieps, 27, South Africa

Founder, Printulu

Adam Amoussou, 27, Benin

Founder, Amosconsult Group

Nataliey Bitature, 28, Uganda

Co-founder, Musana Carts


Rivo Mhiari, 23, South Africa

Founder, Rikatec

Olaoluwa Samuel-Biyi, 27, Nigeria

Co-founder, SureGifts. Director, SureRemit

Isaya Yunge, 28, Tanzania

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Founder, SomaApps Technologies Company Limited

Mahmood Oyewo, 26, Nigeria

Co-founder, RubiQube

Kevin Lubega, 28, Uganda

Founder, EzeeMoney

Berno Potgieter & Thatoyaona Marumo, 28, South Africa

Founders, Domestly

Leonida Mutuku, 29, Kenya

Founder, Intelipro

Chris Kwekowe, 25, & Emerald Kwekowe, 21, Nigeria

Founders, Slatecube

Phiwa Nkambule, 26, Swaziland

Co-founder, Riovic

Sunkanmi Ola, 22, Nigeria

Founder, Syracuse Digital

Perseus Mlambo, 29, Zambia

Founder, Zazu Africa Limited

Kola Olajide, 26, Nigeria

Co-founder, Bridge Labs

Bamal Namata, 26, Cameroon

Founder, Maibeta

Riaz Moola, 26, South Africa

Founder, HyperionDev

Leonard Stiegeler, 29, Nigeria

Co-founder, Zanda, Jumia & Director Ringer Africa AG

Kofi Genfi & Nii Osae Osae Dade, 24, Ghana

Founders, CYST Company Limited

Juan Pienaar, 27, South Africa.

Founder, Apex Media

Timothy Adeleye, 29, Nigeria.

Founder, Optiweb Communications

Maya Horgan Famodu, 27, Nigeria

Founder, Ingressive

Abraham Omani Quaye, 28, Ghana

Founder, Farmart.

Melvyn Lubega, 28, South Africa

Founder, GO1

Huston Malande, 28, Kenya

Founder, Skyline Design

Cukia Kimani, 26 & Ben Myres, 25, South Africa

Founders, Nyamakop.

Ink Eze, 28, Nigeria. (YAY!! BN Alum!)

Founder, AsoEbiBella

June Syowia, 23, Kenya

Founder, Beiless Group

Obinna Okwodu, 27, Nigeria

Founder, Fibre


Reactions trail Kanye West’s decision to run for US presidency 2020



Recall that earlier today, Kanye West had announced that he intends to run for the United States presidency come 2020.
His post, however, garnered mixed reactions on social media.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States.” the 43-year-old tweeted.

While many did not take the announcement seriously, others expressed disbelief with memes and jokes.

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‘Sheer wickedness,’ Musician Joshua Vincent recounts encounter with Dbanj rape accuser, Seyitan



Musician Joshua Vincent has reacted to Seyitan accusing D’banj of rape, sharing his encounter with both of them in 2018.

According to Joshua Vincent, in 2018 when D’banj and the band went for a show in Cotonou, Seyitan who accused him of rape was the one that cooked for the group before retiring with the singer.

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He tweeted;

This is wickedness. I remember in September 2018 when @iamdbanj
and the band went for a show in Cotonou . It was this same @Seyitann
that cooked for us before the show and ended in Dbanjs Suite with other Groupies or should I say Kokolet’s. God help us now Na N1.5B you go pay

See screenshot of the tweet below;

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N1.5b lawsuit: D’banj promises giveaway for ‘real victims’ of rape



Seyitan, DBanj

Popular Nigerian singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D’banj, who has maintained his innocence in the rape allegation brought against him by a woman named Seyitan Babatayo, has promised to have a giveaway for the ‘real victims’ of rape from the N1.5billion he is demanding as damages from his accuser.

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The 40-year-old said this on Saturday in reply to a fan with Twitter username, @EkehWest, who asked him to give his fans a share of the money when he gets it.

“Promise us also that you will do giveaway from that 1.5b,” he tweeted.

D’banj replied; “Of course I will, for the real victims of rape and the helpless. @[email protected]

See post below:

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