Burna Boy, Wizkid, Funke Akindele appear on Forbes Africa Icons’ List

Burna Boy, Wizkid, Funke Akindele appear on Forbes Africa Icons’ List

Grammy award winners, Burna Boy and Wizkid alongside Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, several others have been recognized on the prestigious Forbes ‘100 Icons from Africa.’


Burna Boy; Wizkid; Davido; Omotola Ekeinde; Genevieve Nnaji; Funke Akindele-Bello; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; as well as Mr Eazi, among other Nigerians made the list.


Also, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 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 stated that the list is a way of “celebrating those whose ideas; inventions, and influential role models have aided Africa’s growth over the last decade.”


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Forbes on its official Twitter handle, @Forbesafrica, alongside the list wrote, “This is a way of celebrating those also with the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent; and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.”



Forbes described Burna Boy in the publication as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on this continent.


While Genevieve was described as the trailblazer of Nollywood.


In other news, Forbes confirmed on Tuesday, April 6 that the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star, Kim is now a billionaire.


Kim’s worth increased from $780 million in October to $1 billion.


The mother of four launched KKW Beauty in 2017 after seeing the success of half-sister Kylie Jenner’s makeup company, Kylie Cosmetics.


“It’s the first time I’ve moved away from having licensing deals and transitioned into being an owner,” Kardashian told Forbes in 2017 when she announced her cosmetics line.

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