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100 MIYA 2016 Sarkodie, Abraham Attah, others named in 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2016 list

Ghanaian youngster Abraham Attah made the list alongside others including rapper Sarkodie, investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Black Stars defender Baba Rahman and president of policy think tank IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe.

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A number of Ghanaian personalities have been named among the top 100 Most Influential Young Africans for 2016.

Ghanaian youngster Abraham Attah made the list alongside others including rapper Sarkodie, investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Black Stars defender Baba Rahman and president of policy think tank IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe.

The list which was compiled in consultation with a jury made up of young Africans representing 27 countries.

Selecting 10 of the most influential across ten distinct categories, the number 100 represents the force of young people who are creating change and making sure it translates into making the lives of other people better.

About 87% of these young Africans were on social media with combined followership of 18,317,458 on Facebook, while 86% had combined followership of 16,203,116 on Twitter when the data was accumulated on July 15, 2016.

Nigeria also has a large representation including blogger Linda Ikeji, pop star, Wizkid and actress Omotola Jalade.

Check out the full list below. Arranged in alphabetical order, below are the 2016 100 Most Influential Young Africans.

1.         Abraham Attah

2.         Ahmed Adamu

3.         Ahmed Musa

4.         Alain Nteff

5.         Alek Wek

6.         Alengot Oromait

7.         Amira Yahyaoui

8.         Anas Aremeyaw Anas

9.         Anthony Mutua

10.  Arthur Zang

11.  Ashish Thakkar

12.  Ashley Uys

13.  Ato Ulzen-Appiah

14.  Aya Chebbi

15.  Baba Rahman

16.  Barkha Mossae

17.  Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu

18.  Bitania Lulu Berhanu

19.  Blessing Okagbare

20.  Bogolo Kenewendo

21.  Bright Simmons

22.  Byrite Asamoah

23.  Chancel Mbemba

24.  Chidiogo Akunyili

25.  Chimananda Ngozi

26.  Christian Ngan

27.  Christopher Ategeka

28.  Clare Akamanzi

29.  Diamond Platnumz

30.  Emmanuel Makandiwa

31.  Eric Kinoti

32.  Eunice Jepkoech Sum

33.  Farida Bedwei

34.  Franklin Cudjoe

35.  Fred Swaniker

36.  Habsana Jallow

37.  Hadeel Ibrahim

38.  Henok Wendirad

39.  Heshan De Silva

40.  Ik Osakioduwa

41.  Issam Chleuh

42.  Jama Jack

43.  James Mworia

44.  Jamila Abass

45.  Jim Iyke

46.  Johnson Sakaja

47.  Julius Malema

48.  Kansiime Anne

49.  Kelvin Macharia Kuria

50.  Kennedy Odede

51.  Khaya Dlanga

52.  Landry Ndriko Mayigane

53.  Landry Signe

54.  Lina Ben Mhenni

55.  Linda Ikeji

56.  Ludwick Marishane

57.  Lupita Nyongo

58.  Makosi Musambasi

59.  Maletsabisa Molapo

60.  Mamadou Touré

61.  Mark Essien

62.  Mfonobong Nsehe

63.  Minoush Abdel-Meguid

64.  Mmusi Maimane

65.  Moustapha Ben Barka

66.  Murtala Mohamed Kamara

67.  Mustapha Mokass

68.  Nadeem Juma

69.  Nelson Oduma

70.  Nima Elbagir

71.  Nkechikwu Nkeiruka Valerie Azinge

72.  Ola Orekunrin

73.  Omojuwa Japheth

74.  Omotola Jalade

75.  Patrick Ngowi

76.  Peace Hyde

77.  Phiona Mutesi

78.  Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

79.  Rapelang Rabana

80.  Richard Nyong

81.  Riyad Mahrez

82.  Rosebill Satha

83.  Saadatou Mallam Barmou

84.  Sadio Mane

85.  Samuel Malinga

86.  Sangu Delle

87.  Sarkodie

88.  Serge Aurier

89.  Simbarashe Mhuriro

90.  Siyabulela Xuza

91.  Sophie Ikenye

92.  Suleiman Sani Bello

93.  Thato Kgatlhanye

94.  Tom Osborn

95.  Tonye Rex Idaminabo

96.  Trevor Noah

97.  Vincent Aboubakar

98.  Vusi Thembekwayo

99.  Wizkid

100.   Zuriel Oduwole

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