- A number of Nigerians were featured in the recently released Forbes Africa Icons’ List
- Celebrities like Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy among others snagged a spot on the list
- According to the business magazine, the list is a way of celebrating ideas and individuals who have championed Africa’s growth in the last decade
International business magazine, Forbes, has recognised a number of Nigerians in its recently released list of 100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa.
The list which was made available on the official website of the publication was curated as a way of “celebrating these very ideas, inventions, and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.”
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Other worthy mentions from the entertainment industry who were also recognised include actress Funke Akindele-Bello, Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
Similarly, popular celebrity stylist, Swanky Jerry, was also featured in the same section as the entertainers.
Also recognised for her efforts in moving the African continent forward is the recently elected director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Onjo Iweala.
The list did not fail to recognise the efforts of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie.
Africans from other countries who were featured in the list include South African comedian Trevor Noah, former US president Barack Obama, Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'O among others. Find the full list here.
In other entertainment-related news, Legit.ng previously reported that Grammy-winning singer, Burna Boy, may be on his way to bagging another international music award.
The Twice as Tall singer was nominated in the International Male Solo Artist category at 2021 BRIT Awards. Burna Boy was nominated alongside The Weeknd, Daniel Glover among others.