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2017 Africa Youth Awards: Check Out Shortlisted Nominees from 25 Countries

Africa Youth Awards, the continent’s most coveted awards for young achievers and change makers have announced over 140 young Africans and organisations from 25 countries as finalists for the 2017 Africa Youth Awards.

Launched in 2014 and currently in its 4th Edition, the awards has become a recognised platform for young Africans to showcase what contributions they have made to the success of the continent thus far, and the potential that they possess to take Africa to the next level across various key industries.

Nominees which span across 23 categories include: 51 females, 73 Males and 17 organisations in Africa and the Diaspora.

The shortlisted nominees were announced by Africa Youth Awards on 4th December, 2017 and winners will be publicly announced on 1st January, 2018.

Voting which can be done on www.africayouthawards.org/vote is expected to end on 17th December.

Countries with the most nominations are Ghana (26), Nigeria (18), Tanzania (14), South Africa (13), Cameroon (9) and Rwanda (8)

According to Terser Adamu, COO of Africa Youth Awards, this year’s nominees demonstrates the army of young people who have taken the destiny of the continent into their own hands for positive results. He also encouraged Africans to support the nominees as the continent awaits the announcement of the winners.

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This year’s award is supported by Avance Media, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation, College in Ghana, African Youth Commision, WatsUp TV, All for Development, and iLead Africa.

Below is the full list of the shortlisted nominees of the 2017 Africa Youth Awards

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Birwe Habmo

Farida Nabourema

Kasinde etumba smith

Louise Kanza

Omoyele Isaac Success

Patson Malisa

AFRICAN YOUTH OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)

Anne Kansiime

Bella Nshimirimana

Dr Faith Kudakwashe Nyamukapa

Farida Nabourema

Phindile Sithole-Spong

Tebogo Lebanna

AFRICAN YOUTH OF THE YEAR (MALE)

Ihab Amir

Iya Traore

Kwame Antwi-Agyei Opoku

Millard Ayo

Oluwaseun Ologun william

Seth Kwame Boateng

AWARD FOR ACADEMICS

Anna lefatshe Moagi

Dikeledi Andronica Mokoena

Dr. Mrs Yakama Manty Jones

Lang Loum

Ngozi Marion Emmanuel

AWARD FOR AGRICULTURE

Gninlnagnon Koné

Joshua Ayinbora

Kwabena Boateng

Nathalie Kpante Gambah

Olawale Rotimi Opeyemi

Pride Machingauta

AWARD FOR DIASPORA ACHIEVEMENT

Ashley A. Opoku

Benjamin Fernandes

Fatoumata Kebe

Katche Corinne

Ludovic Biyong

Yvonne Amponsah

AWARD FOR EDUCATION

Boubacar Mohamed Mahmoud

Eric Pentsil

Gabriel Tekpetey

Ousseynou dit Ibrahima Camara

Racheal Kalaba

Stephen Creppy

AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY

Camidus

Dr CADx

Flutterwave

Jamii

RoamSmart

Tress

AWARD FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Bella Nshimirimana

Kwame Antwi-Agyei Opoku

Masereka Charles Yoronimu

Rose Aggrey Mmbaga

Thato Edison Diako

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Victor Moinina

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

Adekeye . E. Tosin

Elorm Beenie

Gilbert Rwabigwi

Jonilar

Nancy Sumari

Salawu Ibrahim

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

Caroline Ngata

Lameck Kiula

Nadia Owusu

Njiki Djemi Michele Valerie

Olalekan Abdulqudus Akintomide

Oluwaseyi  Ademo

Omar Said Abdel-Azim Mostafa Sharawy

Patrick Fynn

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Aigbe Omoregie

Clarisse Iribagiza

Jokate Mwegelo

Sandile Shezi

Sangu Julius Delle

Shaleen Manhire Nullens

FASHION PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Daniel Odonkor

Maajoa Asabea Yeboah

Matthew Rugamba

Shahbaaz Sayed Yusuf

Teta Isibo

HEALTH PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Aisha Ojone Abu

Benson Owusu

Enow Awah Georges Stevens

Jack Hisard Nyalando

Landry Ndriko Mayigane

Richard Selormey

Runcie C.W. Chidebe

LEADER OF THE YEAR

Bokang Molelle

Kiruhura Babu Patrick

Kitso Bapaki

Ngang Ernest Che

Raphael Obonyo

Zakaria El Hamel

LITERARY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Botlhale Boikanyo

Chiziterem Ndukwe-Nwoke

Diana Mpyisi

Dr. Samuel Tinagyei

Jovita Efehi Obadolagbonyi

NoViolet Bulawayo

Sylvanus Bedzrah

Upile Chisala

MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Millard Ayo

Musah Kofi Idriss

Ngwane Hansel Masango

Nwabisa Matyumza

Salma Msangi

Sibabalwe Sesmani

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Hanane El Khader

Ihab Amir

Nasty C

Saad Lamjarred

Shatta Wale

Vanessa Mdee

PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR

Anna lefatshe Moagi

Dikeledi Andronica Mokoena

Kadio Kadio Eric

Meshack Omega Omido

Ogunshola Michael

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR

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Girls Effect initiative

Hope Alive Africa Initiative

Kente Master

TECO² project

Wadi Ben Hirki Foundation (WBH)

Smithmai Company T limited

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Dillion Phiri

Franck Verzefé

Jennifer Richard Shigoli

Kagiso Madibana

Melvin Songwe Shuye

Pinkrah Kwaku Kingsley

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Dr. Franklin Armah Sharp

Makosi Musambasi

Manthomeng Eulalia Peahoane

Namnkunda hope mwijuka

Peter Njodzeka

Roselyne Nyakona

Ukpohor Excel

STARTUP OF THE YEAR

Intercontinental Paints

Kidoti Company

Lagare.ma

OBRI

Tapera Bio Industries

The Wealth Project Holdings

Source: Africa Youth Awards

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