Obasanjo, Peter Obi, Kenya’s Ruto, Burna Boy Tops List of ‘100 Most Influential Africans’

Obasanjo, Peter Obi, Kenya’s Ruto, Burna Boy Tops List of ‘100 Most Influential Africans’

  • Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential flagbearer and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has joined the list of the 100 Most Influential Africans
  • Grammy Award-winning singer, Burna Boy also topped the list alongside best-selling authors and designers
  • Meanwhile, Five heads of state make the list including President Ruto of Kenya; former head of state President Olusegun Obasanjo and others, make the list

The New African magazine has released its list of ‘100 Most In­fluential Africans,’ celebrating achievements of people “whose lives and work have created far-reaching ripples within the con­tinent and abroad.”

On the list which appears in this year’s Christlistmas (Decem­ber/January) issue of ‘New Africa,’ are the likes of heads of state, Kenya’s new President, Wil­liam Arap Ruto; Rwanda’s Paul Kagame who has appeared over the years on the list year out, and Sierra Leone’s Maada Bio, who has allocated over 20% of his country’s budget to education.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Peter Obi, Burna Boy, President Ruto of Kenya
Obasanjo, Peter Obi, Kenya’s Ruto and Music star, Burna Boy Tops the list of ‘100 Most Influential Africans’. Photo credit: Olusegun, Obasanjo, Mr. Peter Obi
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Peter Obi, Obasanjo makes the list

Also on the list published by Africa’s longest-established pan-African English periodical are former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Peter Obi, candidate of the country’s Labour Party candidate for the February 2023 elections, Daily Independent reported.

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Creatives on the list

The list equally parades the crème of Africa’s creative talent comprising writers, singers, ac­tors, designers, editors, journal­ists, chefs and even Tiktokers, including Kenya’s actress Lu­pita Nyong’o, UK Vogue editor Edward Enninful, and Nigerian entertainer- Burna Boy, in addi­tion to the continent’s best-sell­ing authors and designers cur­rently creating a unique African aesthetic that cannot be ignored.

Billboard best songs of 2022: Tems debuts at no.9 as Wizkid and Burna Boy make the list

Afrobeat continues to put the music world in a chokehold, as the Billboard Best Songs of 2022 top 100 list confirms the growth once again and global recognition of the Nigerian music culture.

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Nigerian female singer and songwriter Tems yet again earned herself more accolades with her song 'Free Mind' ranking at number nine on the Billboard top 100 best songs of the year.

While Billboard Afrobeat regulars Burna Boy and Wizkid completed the list of the African contingents on the top best songs of the year.

Dangote's CEO Purchercos leads list of highest-paid CEO in Nigeria as GTB, Airtel executives drop out

In another development, Dangote Cement's Chief Executive Officer Micheal Purchercos has emerged as Nigeria’s highest-earning CEO in 2021 among 157 companies listed on the Nigerian Exchange.

Purchercos, who was employed in 2020, was paid a whopping N531 million in 2021 for his service to Dangote Cement company.

The earnings of Purchercos and other CEOs was captured in Proshare CEO renumeration report titled: CEOs in a Post Covid Era - what matters most.

Source: Legit.ng

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