8 Africans named in the influential 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 list

8 Africans named in the influential 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 list

Forbes Magazine has released its 2020 30 Under 30. Out of the list, four Nigerians and four Africans from other countries made it.

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The list always features a diverse crop of people who are successful in their respective fields like finance, tech, law, and art.

Nigerians that made the list are Tomi Adeyemi, Tyler the creator, Ugwem Eneyo, and Tunji Adeniyi-Jones.

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- Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi, the author of the much-acclaimed novel, Children of Blood and Bones, the Nigerian-American was honoured in the media category. Her novel has been adapted for the screen.

- Tyler the Creator

A postmodern rapper and producer, he was selected for the list in the music category. He is also a songwriter.

- Ugwem Eneyo

A co-founder of Shyft Power Solutions, she has been able to raise over $1 million for her company which seeks to use the Internet of Things to optimize power resources.

Other Africans on it are Ivy Awino (sports), Fadji Maina (science), Lumka Msibi (science), and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Media).

- Ivy

Ivy is a very popular DJ known as DJ Poision Ivy. She is the official DJ for Dallas Mavericks basketball team.

- Maina

Maina is a postdoctoral academic at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory who Forbes described what she does as “creating an atlas of water by using computational models to better understand how climate change and pollution impacts its availability…”

- Msibi

Msibi is a South African aerospace engineer and founder of AstroFarm Technologies, a company that seeks to help farmers to improve crop yields.

- Adjei-Brenyah

He is the author of a story collection Friday Black, a book that the New York Times glowingly called "an unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Tyler made GQ Man of the Year cover. GQ magazine was founded in 1931 in New York and focuses on fashion, style, and culture those concern men.

Born on March 6, 1991, to a Nigerian father and a mother of African-American decent, he is a big force as an entertainer and graphic designer.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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