Gambian Activist Salimatou Fatty Among 2017 Most Influential Young Africans

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Salimatou Fatty, a young Gambian activist and founder of Salimatou Foundation for Education,  a charitable organization in The Gambia, is among the 100 most influential young Africans for the 2017 African Youth Awards.

This information was contained in a press release issued yesterday and it reads;

In its vision of recognising young achievers across the African continent, Africa Youth Awards has released its 2nd annual list of the 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative which is noted to be the biggest and most respected across the continent with participation from over 140 countries globally.

Speaking about the list, Prince Akpah, President of Africa Youth Awards noted the exceptionality of this year’s list which has an unprecedented gender representation of 45 women and 55 men, which he noted as a great move to inspire more young women in Africa and across the world to reach out for their dreams.

The list which was restricted to age limits between, 15 & 36 had a coverage of 28 countries on the continent with Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya leading with 19, 18, 10, 7 representatives respectively.

The list compiled and approved by the awards Jury made up of young Africans from across globe after public nominations were received and reviewed.

Profiles of all the 100 nominees in the list are published on www.africayouthawards.org and was organized in partnership Avance Media, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, Global Skills Exchange, WatsUp TV, www.collegeinghana.com, All for Development and Ilead Africa with the support of various Media Organisations across the continent.

Below is the full list in alphabetical order

 

  • Achaleke Christian Leke
  • Aigbe Omoregie
  • AKA
  • Akani Simbine
  • Albert Kusi
  • Ali Kiba
  • Alloysius Attah
  • Almaz Ayana
  • Amel Bouchoucha
  • Ameyaw Debrah
  • Amr Sobhy
  • Anta Babacar Ngom Bathily
  • Asamoah Gyan
  • Asma Khalifa
  • Bashir Ahmad
  • Berla Mundi
  • Bonang Matheba
  • Bongani Baloyi
  • Boniface Mwangi
  • Bosun Tijani
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Caster Semenya
  • Catherine Constantinides
  • Mutoba Ngoma
  • Cyprian Nyakundi
  • Damien Mouzoun
  • Damilola Oluwatoyinbo
  • Davido
  • Diamond Platnumz
  • Diana Elizabeth Michael
  • DJ Arafat
  • DJ Zinhle
  • Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng
  • Dr. Kelechi Anyikude
  • Ehiz
  • Ekow Mensah
  • Elijah Amoo Addo
  • Ellen Chilemba
  • Eric Kinoti
  • Flaviana Matata
  • Francine Muyumba
  • Frederick Bohasu
  • Gakii Biriri
  • Gigi Ibrahim
  • Gwendolyne Halle
  • Hlomela Bucwa
  • Hon. Samaila Suleiman
  • Ibtissam Tiskat
  • Ilwad Elman
  • Ines Boubakri
  • Itumeleng Khune
  • Jean Bosco Nzeyimana
  • Jessica Francisca Colaço
  • Jimi Tewe
  • Johnson Sakaja
  • Jokate Mwegelo
  • Julius Malema
  • Kansiime Anne
  • Kelvin Doe
  • Khoudia Diop
  • Knight Ganje
  • Larry Madowo
  • Lilian Makoi
  • Ludovic Biyong
  • Maps Maponyane
  • Mark Angel
  • Mercy Johnson Okojie
  • Mike Chilewe Jnr
  • Millard Ayo
  • Mumbi Ndungu
  • Muna Onuzo-Iyanam
  • Nana Diaby
  • Nancy Sibo
  • Nancy Sumari
  • Nasty C
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Randy Osae Bediako
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Robtel Neajai Pailey
  • Sadio Mane
  • Salimatou Fatty
  • Samson Itodo
  • Sandile Shezi
  • Sarkodie
  • Shatta Wale
  • Siyanda Mohutsiwa
  • Sonia Mugabo
  • Souhila Ben Lachhab
  • Sylvia Kakyo
  • Teacher Mpamire
  • Tebogo Ditshego
  • Thabo Msibi
  • Toke Makinwa
  • Tonye Rex Idaminabo
  • Toyosi Akerele
  • Uche Pedro
  • Victoria Ibiwoye
  • Wizkid
  • Yasmin Mahfouz
  • Yasmine El Baggari

 

Source: Africa Youth Awards

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