Four young Ghanaian change-makers have made it to the fifth annual Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list.
The list was released in a Special Issue of Forbes Africa for July 2019. The list features 120 young African change-makers for the first time, increasing from a list 90 young Africans last year; with 30 finalists in each of the four categories – business, technology, creatives, and sport.
The Ghanaians who made it on the list are:
Joseph Awuah-Darko (Okuntakinte), 22, Ghana, Contemporary Artist
Henry Amponsah, 28, Ghana, Designer, Founder & CEO of 101 Clothing
Sarah Owusu, 28, Ghana, Artist & Painter
Sydney Sam, 26, Ghana, Founder & CEO of Workspace Global
Joseph Awuah-Darko (Okuntakinte), Henry Amponsah and Sarah Owusu were named under the Creatives category list and Sydney Sam was the only Ghanaian named under the Business category. No Ghanaian made it to the Sports and Technology category.
Other notable young African’s who made it to the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list include:
Burna boy, 28, Nigeria, Musician
Mohamed Salah, 26, Egypt, Footballer
Sadio Mane, 27, Senegal, Footballer
Pierre Aubameyang, 29, Gabon, Footballer
Alex Iwobi, 23, Nigeria, Footballer
Caster Semenya, 24, South Africa, Track & Field
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