by hotelsngpress/August 01 04:43 PMLast updated on [Download brochure by clicking here: 100 Most Influential Young Africans E-Brochure] Africa Youth Awards, the continent’s biggest honour for young achievers with annual participation from over 140 countries has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans. The list which has representation from 27 African countries has a gender equity of 62 men and 38 women with the youngest being 14, considering the age limit of 40. Selecting 10 of the most influential across 10 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. The list which was compiled in consultation with a jury made up of young Africans based across the globe after weeks of public nomination represents hope for the continent and exhibits the potentials Africa has to become a global phenomenon. On social media 87% of these young Africans are on Facebook with a combined following of 18,317,458 whiles 86% have 16,203,116 followers on twitter. (Data compiled on 15th July, 2016). Prince Akpah, President of the organisation, reiterated the need for the continent to be inspired by its own success stories and hope the list will provide a great reference of motivation for most young people to take a step in creating a great future for themselves and Africa. The list comes with a publication which features Profiles and other details of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans accessible for download on www.africayouthawards.org Partners for the ranking included Avance Media, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, Global Skills Exchange, Project Know Thy Self International, ACME Consult, Afro Lynk, with the support of various Media Organisations across the continent. Arranged in Alphabetical Order, below are the 2016 100 Most Influential Young Africans Abraham Attah Ahmed Adamu Ahmed Musa Alain Nteff Alek Wek Alengot Oromait Amira Yahyaoui Anas Aremeyaw Anas Anthony Mutua Arthur Zang Ashish Thakkar Ashley Uys Ato Ulzen-Appiah Aya Chebbi Baba Rahman Barkha Mossae Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu Bitania Lulu Berhanu Blessing Okagbare Bogolo Kenewendo Bright Simmons Byrite Asamoah Chancel Mbemba Chidiogo Akunyili Chimananda Ngozi Christian Ngan Christopher Ategeka Clare Akamanzi Diamond Platnumz Emmanuel Makandiwa Eric Kinoti Eunice Jepkoech Sum Farida Bedwei Franklin Cudjoe Fred Swaniker Habsana Jallow Hadeel Ibrahim Henok Wendirad Heshan De Silva Ik Osakioduwa Issam Chleuh Jama Jack James Mworia Jamila Abass Jim Iyke Johnson Sakaja Julius Malema Kansiime Anne Kelvin Macharia Kuria Kennedy Odede Khaya Dlanga Landry Ndriko Mayigane Landry Signe Lina Ben Mhenni Linda Ikeji Ludwick Marishane Lupita Nyongo Makosi Musambasi Maletsabisa Molapo Mamadou Touré Mark Essien Mfonobong Nsehe Minoush Abdel-Meguid Mmusi Maimane Moustapha Ben Barka Murtala Mohamed Kamara Mustapha Mokass Nadeem Juma Nelson Oduma Nima Elbagir Nkechikwu Nkeiruka Valerie Azinge Ola Orekunrin Omojuwa Japheth Omotola Jalade Patrick Ngowi Peace Hyde Phiona Mutesi Pierre Emerick Aubameyang Rapelang Rabana Richard Nyong Riyad Mahrez Rosebill Satha Saadatou Mallam Barmou Sadio Mane Samuel Malinga Sangu Delle Sarkodie Serge Aurier Simbarashe Mhuriro Siyabulela Xuza Sophie Ikenye Suleiman Sani Bello Thato Kgatlhanye Tom Osborn Tonye Rex Idaminabo Trevor Noah Vincent Aboubakar Vusi Thembekwayo Wizkid Zuriel Oduwole Africa Youth Awards is Africa’s most prestige award scheme with the prime aim of appreciating the works of young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. For any further information and clarification you can reach out to the organisation through +44750304451, +233208081226, +2348132707007, +233576204980, +447838242130, [email protected], [email protected] or visit www.africayouthawards.org.
by hotelsngpress/March 20 04:30 AMLast updated on It’s ‘selfie o clock’ time, come March 28 and April 11 2015, two separate days that will mark future events in the Federal Republic of Nigeria –the days for the presidential and gubernatorial elections. Hotels.ng wants to make the day memorable in the minds of Nigerians that will be going to the polling booth by giving them free hotel reservation after they vote. https://twitter.com/hotelsng/status/578846681699086336 To take part in the competition, simply post pictures of yourself alone, or with your with friends at any polling booth. Upload it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the tags ‘#hotelsng’ and ‘#ElectionDaySelfie’. Ten people with the most dramatic selfies will be selected among entries submitted; all eligible voters are qualified to participate. *Although we don’t know if the freebie pertains to the governorship election too, we’ve sent a mail to find this out and shall get back once we get a reply on this. Hotels.ng, has been in the news lately for all the right reasons. The CEO, Mark Essien, made Forbes’ ’30 under 30’ list and as we reported last month, the company was among the sponsors of the first hackathon in Northern Nigeria (Hackjos). Entries open from 7 am to 5 pm, March 28 2015. ***Update*** As a follow up of our promise to find out if the free hotel reservation will be extended to the gubernatorial election, Hotels.ng had this to say:”the campaign was for the general election, any other changes will be communicated”. Source: Tech Cabal