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Nigerians Dominate the List of 100 Most Influential People in Africa

Every year, New African Magazine publishes a list of the 100 Most Influential Africans; this year, the list for 2023 was revealed on Tuesday. The magazine honors and recognizes Africans who have made significant contributions to the continent and the world in a variety of professions and sectors.

“The list features a diverse and inspiring group of men and women, who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, leadership, resilience, and vision in their respective domains. They include politicians, entrepreneurs, industrialists, environmentalists, creatives, scientists, educators, sports personalities, and more,” a statement by the publishers said, as seen in the Nigerian news publication.

“The list also reflects the shifting trends and priorities in Africa, as the continent faces new challenges and opportunities in the post-pandemic era,”the statement adds.

With that said, below are the 100 Africans mentioned on the list.

Ibrahima Cheikh Diong(Senegal)

Dr Sidi Ould Tah(Mauritania)

President William Ruto(Kenya)

Tidjane Thiam(Côte D’Ivoire)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala(Nigeria)

President Bola Tinubu(Nigeria)

Mamady Doumbouya(Guinea)

Nadia Fettah Alaoui(Morocco)

Tsitsi Masiyiwa(Zimbabwe)

Ousmane Sonko(Senegal)

Akinwumi Adesina(Nigeria)

Didier Acouetey(Togo)

Bahija Jallal(Morocco)

André De Ruyter(South Africa)

Prof. Benedict Okey Oramah(Nigeria)

Riham ElGizy(Egypt)

Samaila Zubairu(Nigeria)

Simon Tiemtoré(Burkina Faso)

Ham Serunjogi(Uganda)

Karim Beguir(Tunisia)

Ralph Mupita(Zimbabwe)

Aliko Dangote(Nigeria)

Mohamed Kande(Côte D’Ivoire)

Ibrahim Sagna(Senegal)

Shola Akinlade(Nigeria)

Serge Ekué(Benin)

Jules Ngankam(Cameroon)

Hassanein Hiridjee(Madagascar)

Sim Tshabalala(South Africa)

Bernard Koné Dossongui(Côte D’Ivoire)

Coura Sène(Senegal)

Pascal Agboyibor(Togo)

Olugbenga Agboola(Nigeria)

James Mwangi(Kenya)

Moungi Bawendi(Tunisia)

Nemat Talaat Shafik(Egypt)

Timnit Gebru(Eritrea)

Ismahane Elouafi(Morocco)

Chao Tayiana Maina(Kenya)

Anna Adeola Makanju(Nigeria)

Ali Said Alamin Mandhry(Kenya)

Teju Cole(Nigeria)

DJ Snake(Algeria)

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah(Ghana)

Omoyemi Akerele(Nigeria)

David Diop(Senegal)

Aïda Muluneh(Ethiopia)

Tems(Nigeria)

Pierre Thiam(Senegal)

Serge Attukwei Clottey(Ghana)

Bassem Youssef(Egypt)

Editi Effiong(Nigeria)

Burna Boy(Nigeria)

Tyla Laura Seethal(South Africa)

Alice Diop(Senegal)

Kaouther Ben Hania(Tunisia)

Gims(DRC)

Thebe Magugu(South Africa)

Danai Gurira(Zimbabwe)

Mulenga Kapwepwe(Zambia)

Ncuti Gatwa(Rwanda)

Pretty Yende(South Africa)

Black Coffee(South Africa)

Mariam Issoufou Kamara(Niger)

Wanuri Kahiu(Kenya)

Malenga Mulendema(Zambia)

Abel Tesfaye(Ethiopia)

Victor Ekpuk(Nigeria)

Jadesola Osiberu(Nigeria)

Julie Mehretu(Ethiopia)

Lesley Lokko(Ghana)

Rashid Sumaila(Nigeria/Ghana)

Irungu Mwangi(Kenya)

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema(Tanzania)

Dr Musonda Mumba(Zambia)

Ephraim Mwepya Shitima(Zambia)

Wanjira Mathai(Zambia)

Fabrice Sawegnon(Côte D’Ivoire)

Wode Maya(Ghana)

Edward Enninful(Ghana)

Charity Ekezie(Nigeria)

Uncle Mo(Uganda)

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard(Gabon)

Alan Kasujja(Uganda)

Khaby Lame(Senegal)

Chioma Nnadi(Nigeria)

Anton Harber(South Africa)

Daniel Ahaoussa(Côte D’Ivoire)

Marie Mbullu(Tanzania)

Tomiwa Aladekomo(Nigeria)

Claude Grunitzky(Togo)

Branko Brkic(South Africa)

Yassine Bounou(Morocco)

Francis Ngannou(Cameroon)

Kelvin Kiptum(Kenya)

Patrice Motsepe(South Africa)

Victor Osmihen(Nigeria)

Faith Kipyegon(Kenya)

Biniam Girmay(Eritrea)

The Springboks(South Africa)

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