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Top 10 Nigerian Celebrities who Made it to Forbes 100 African Innovations & Icons List

Highly rated Nigerian celebrities have been featured on the Forbes ‘100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa’.

The global media company and American business magazine “Forbes” left some outstanding recommendations on some of them

For Burna Boy, they described him as one of the biggest and most successful African artists in the continent.

On Wizkid:

 ”Another one of Nigeria’s brightest and biggest stars, Wizkid, is described by Vogue as “an image-maker who speaks to millennials”

 

For Davido:

he is “without a doubt one of Africa’s biggest musicians”.

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And for the prolific novelist, Chimamanda,  a powerful note reads:

“Known for her feminism which comes across not only in her books but in the way she speaks, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has brought the power of narrative to all the work she has done.

“The Half of a Yellow Sun author has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as ‘the most prominent’ of a ‘procession of critically acclaimed young Anglophone authors [which] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”, particularly in her second home, the United States (her first being Nigeria).”

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World Trade Organisation Director-General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, also made the Forbes Africa’s “100 Innovations, Inventions and Icons from Africa list”.

Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-American economist and international development expert who has served since March as Director-General of WTO and the first woman and the first African to hold the office.

See the full list of Top 10 Nigerian celebrities who made the Forbes 100 African Icons

Davido
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Wizkid
Burna Boy
Swanky Jerry
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Funke Akindele Bello
Genevieve Nnaji
Mr Eazi

 

 

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