Burna Boy, Davido, Funke Akindele, Wizkid make Forbes Africa icons’ list

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Forbes has named top Nigerian celebrities to its list of Africa’s “100 Icons.”

Other Nigerians on the list include Burna Child, Wizkid, Davido, Omotola Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele-Bello, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Mr Eazi.

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director General of the World Trade Organization, was also added to the list.

According to Forbes, the list was curated from Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas that can save the world.

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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.”

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.”

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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.

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