The annual Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa is back this year, and we’re happy to report that 90 young entrepreneurs in Africa made the list!

Through this, Forbes recognises the top promising young and daring game-changers across three industries – Business, Technology and Creative.

A good number of familiar names in fashion and beauty including  Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture, Model Maria Borges, beauty entrepreneurs Anita Adetola Adetoye of Anita Brows, Joyce Jacob were listed.

Check out all the African fashion and beauty creatives that made the Forbes’ 30 under 30 2018 list:

Anita Adetola Adetoye, 26, Nigeria
Founder, Anita Brows Beauty

Gisela van Houcke, 27, DRC
Founder, Zuri Luxury Hair&Beauty

Bidemi Zakariyau, 28, Nigeria
Founder, LSF|PR

Zareef Minty, 24, South Africa
Founder, ZRF Holdings

Kene Rapu, 28, Nigeria
Founder, Kene Rapu

Ink Eze, 28, Nigeria
Founder, AsoEbiBella.

Maria Borges, 25, Angola.

Herieth Paul, 22, Tanzania.

Orapeleng Moodutle, 29, South Africa.
Fashion Designer.

Joyce Jacob, 28, Nigeria.
Founder: Joyce Jacob Beauty.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal, 28, Nigeria.
Fashion Designer. Founder: Orange Culture.

Rina Chunga-Kutama, 29, Zambia/South Africa.
Fashion Designer.

Tania Omotayo, 26, Nigeria.
Model & Fashion Entrepreneur.

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Photo Credit: @forbesafrica