The Dazed100 list is back for its 4th year! It’s the definitive list of the Mavericks, pioneers and prodigies shaking up style culture today. Dazed carefully curates a list of 100 legends in the making, all vying for the top spot on this year’s list of talented, creative youth.

From familiar faces to new talents the list is according to your votes, with the final winner decided by the number of votes.

Here are the Africans that made the list:

Adesuwa Aighewi

With her dreadlocks, tattoos, and vibrant personality, Adesuwa Aighewi is making waves on catwalks around the world.

Instagram: @adesuwa


Shanelle Nyasiase

The Dazed cover star appeared at no less than 43 shows last season: it’s safe to say she’s definitely one to watch. Age 21.

Instagram: @shanellenyasiase


The Slumflower

Tackling body positivity and self-love, the Peckham native is this generation’s agony aunt. Age 23.



A film role ignited homophobic controversy in his native South Africa, but the actor and musician isn’t backing down. Age 30.

Instagram: @nakhaneofficial


Anok Yai

The Dazed cover star made headlines this year when she became the first black model to open at Prada since 1997

Instagram: @anokyai


Manthe Ribane

The South African polymath has mastered dances from pantsula to voguing while collecting accolades for performing and design. Age 23.

Instagram: @manthe.ribane


Ruth Ossai

The photographer stays true to her Nigerian roots by taking striking portraits inspired by traditional African studio sessions. Age 26.

Instagram: @ruthossaistudio


Mowalola Ogunlesi

The Central Saint Martins grad bringing her Nigerian heritage to the runway.

Instagram: @mowalola


Akinola Davies

The filmmaker bringing subjects like Nigerian youth and bootleg fashion into focus. Age 33.

Instagram: @crackstevens


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