The annual Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa is back this year, and we’re happy to share with you the young entrepreneurs in Africa made the list! Through this, Forbes recognizes the top promising young and daring game-changers across three industries – Business, Technology, and the Creative industry.


A good number of familiar names in fashion and beauty including  Amarachi Nwosu – self-taught visual artist, storyteller, and CEO of Melanin Unscripted, Mihlali Ndamase – Creative and Digital Influencer, Reinhard Mahalie – Fashion stylist and founder of RM Fashion Styling among other young innovators were listed.

On the cover, Shakemore Timburwa, Antonio Depina, Mihlali Ndamase, Reinhard Mahalie, and Cleo Johnson shine in statement looks put together by Keabetswe Mafora.

According to Forbes; Our 2021 class of under 30s are influential creatives, imaginative business owners, innovative techies, and gifted sports stars. Celebrating seven years of the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list, these achievers prove that now more than ever, they are crucial to The African Growth Story.

Watch the BTS video below

See the full list on

Photo Credit: @forbesafrica