Forbes Africa has released its annual ‘30 Under 30’ list featuring a catalogue of trailblazers which it described as “visionaries of change and catalysts for innovation.”


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This is the eighth edition of the list featuring Africans under 30 years who are innovative entrepreneurs, tech gurus, sports stars and influential creatives leading a pandemic-hit Africa and consciously shifting the narrative.

In an Instagram post announcing the new edition, the magazine added:

Collectively, they prove that being on the most-anticipated list on the continent has nothing to do with clout or commerce, but rather, for these young trailblazers, it is about ensuring that they represent not only their countries but the Africa they want to serve.

Kenyan comedian, author, and social media star Elsa Majimbo, Nigerian designer and CEO of accessories brand TIMABEE INC Fatima Babakura, Founder and Creative Director of Top Drawer Collection, and South African luxury sleepwear brand Carla Frankel, appeared on the list.

Watch the BTS video below



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Art Director: @lucynkosi
Additional Research & Reporting: Lillian Roberts (@iridescent_sinistr)
Photography: Ilan Godfrey (@ilangodfrey) for @Forbes

Videography and production: Timothy Pierson for Forbes & Chad McClymonds for @Forbes
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