Sarkodie Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Ghanaian hip-life artiste, Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known on stage as Sarkodie, has been named in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for the creative arts sector in Africa.
He is the only Ghanaian to have been named in the Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.
Ghana’s counterpart, Nigeria, however, had nine personalities named in the list including Wizkid, Davido, Yemi Alade, Falz.
The list, which is Forbes fourth edition, was compiled across different industries including music, art, media, film and fashion.
“The 2018 FORBES AFRICA Under 30 is our authentic and most definitive list of Africa’s most promising young change-makers. This year is our fourth edition of the list and for the first time, inspired by the growing number of young men and women entrepreneurs, we have expanded it to bring you 30 game-changers, all under the age of 30, in each the three sectors – business, technology and creative. The 90 in total are challenging conventions and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, creatives and tech gurus.
“We put in months of rigorous research, sifting through over 600 nominations, vetting them for weeks, verifying and investigating them. We favored entrepreneurs with fresh ideas and took into account their business size, revenue, location, potential, struggles, social impact and resilience. A panel of judges then debated the final 90. You may not know many of their names now and they may not be richest people in Africa, but they could be the billionaires of tomorrow gracing our future covers. This compilation is exciting, inspiring and offers a sneak peek into Africa’s future. Meet the class of 2018. The list is in no particular order,” Forbes Africa explained.
The list is divided into those involved in business, technology and creatives.