Nigerian music superstars Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke and Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun have been featured on the Forbes ‘100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa’.
Aside from these entertainers, the World Trade Organization boss, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Olugbenga Agboola, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Funke Akindele-Bello, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Mr Eazi, Olugbenga Agboola among other Nigerians featured on the list.
According to Forbes, the list was curated from Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas that can save the world.
It also said the list is a way of “celebrating these very ideas, inventions, and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade”.
The magazine on its official Twitter account, @Forbesafrica, said, “This also include the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.’‘
Talking about Davido, the publication described him as ‘one of Africa’s biggest musicians
Speaking on Wizkid, Forbes wrote: ”Another one of Nigeria’s brightest and biggest stars, Wizkid, is described by Vogue as “an image-maker who speaks to millennials”.
Its piece on Burna Boy reads: ”Often known as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on this continent”