Africa’s top 10 of most influential people

Who is controlling the levers of power across politics, business and the arts in Africa? The Africa Report has compiled a list of 100 most influential people on the continent. Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote tops the list.

The top 10 of most influential people, according to The Africa Report, include well-known Africans as well as international stars in business, politics and arts, that people tend to trust and appreciate.

1 – Aliko Dangote

2 – Elon Musk

3 – Koos Bekker (Naspers, South Africa)

4 – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (author, intellectual, Nigeria)

5 – Trevor Noah (comedian, actor, presenter, USA)

6 – Tidjane Thiam (Master strategist, Côte d’Ivoire)

7 – Davido (pop idol, Nigeria)

8 – Enoch Adeboye (pastor, Nigeria)

9 – Kumi Naidoo (crime fighter, South Africa)

10 – Abiy Ahmed (Ethiopia’s prime minister)

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