Takunda Chingonzoh Named As One Of The 100 Most Influential Young Africans For 2018

Founder of Tech Village Zimbabwe and Eden Research Takunda Chingonzoh has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans for 2018. The list which was compiled by the African Youth Awards also includes other notable personalities such as Uganda’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine), Togo’s Farida Bemba Nabourema, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Nigeria’s Davido, Guinea’s ABD Traore, Kenya’s Xtian Dela, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and Tanzania’s Alikiba.

Chingonzoh attracted media attention when in 2014, he told then United States President Barack Obama that the US’ targeted sanctions were hurting ordinary people and technology startups in Zimbabwe in a rare one on one interview. In the same year, his startup, Saisai, was selected to represent Zimbabwe at DEMO Africa in Nigeria where the team walked away with the SWELL Award for innovation. In 2015, he graced the cover of Forbes Africa after he was named as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.

According to the African Youth Awards,

The annual prestigious list which was launched in 2016 and currently in its third year features young politicians, activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, digital influencers, philanthropists & athletes across 10 distinct categories who are blazing various trails and promoting the positive image of Africa across the globe.

Below is the list of the 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans arranged in alphabetical order:

ABD Traore
Abdellah Mallek
Adeola Fayehun
Ahmed Musa
Akwasi Frimpong
AliKiba
Ama Duncan
Amina Rabar
Amy Sarr Fall
Ancillar Mangena-Nombewu
Anita Adetola Adetoye
Âurea Mouzinho
Aya Chebbi
Bamai Namata
Bogolo Kenewendo
Bonang Matheba
Brian Amoateng
Brian Mutebi
Cassper Nyovest
David Moinina Sengeh
Davido
Dikeledi Mokoena
Dominique Alonga
Dr Sandile Kubheka
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
Shakira Choonara
Edem Agbana
Ester Simon
Falz
Faraja Nyalandu
Farida Bemba Nabourema
Feka Parchibell Parch
Frank Edwards
Gideon Danso
Hamamat Montia
Hanane El Khader
Herieth Paul
Hodan Osman
Ibrahim Ceesay
Jennifer Bash
Joybert Javnyuy
Jumanne Mtambalike
Kalidou Koulibaly
Kelvin Nyame
Kenneth Okwor
Kenny Blaq
Kevin Lubega
Kgomotso Phatsima
Kow Essuman
Kungaba Fongoh Leonel
Kwame A.A Opoku
Luthando Shosha
Mabutho Mthembu
Maria Borges
Mbali Ntuli
Mbwana Samatta
Medhi Benatia
Millard Ayo
Mohamed Salah
Musawenkosi Saurombe
Mwiya Musokotwane
Nabimanya Humphrey
Nana Aba Anamoah
Nana Appiah Mensah
Nasty C
Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
Nneile Nkholise
Nomzamo Mbatha
Nontokozo Madonsela
Obinwanne Okeke
Olasupo Abideen
Orapeleng Modutle
Pedro Lopes
Percy Tau
Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola
Rachel Sibande
Raphael Obonyo
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu
Sadio Mane
Samuelle Dimairho
Sandra Ochola
Scheaffer Okore
Sherrie Silver
Sidiki Diabaté
Simidele Adeagbo
Stonebwoy
Sylvester Chauke
Takunda Chingonzo
Thando Thabethe
Toke Makinwa
Tomi Adeyemi
Tonye Rex Idaminabo
Ubi Franklin
Victor Moses
Victoria Ibiwoye
Wadi Ben-Hirki
Xtian Dela
Yannick Nzonde
Yasmin Belo-Osagie
Yusuf Bakhresa


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