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Omotola, Okonjo-Iweala, Burna Boy made Forbes 2021 Africa’s 100th innovation, icons’ list

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, artiste Omotola Ekeinde and Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy, were among those that made the Forbes “100 Innovations, Inventions and Icons from Africa” list.

The global media company and American business magazine, also named Olugbenga Agboola, Chimamanda Adichie, Davido, Wizkid, and Mr. Eazi, among those that made the list.

Forbes focuses most times on listing and ranking on areas like business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and marketing.

The magazine on its official Twitter account @Forbesafrica said the recently recognized 100 innovations, inventions and icons across various industries was a way of celebrating the creativity of the African mind.

“This also includes the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.

Reacting on the inclusion, Ekeinde took to her official Twitter account @Realomosexy on Tuesday to expressed gratitude to Forbes.

She wrote, “Thanks @Forbesafrica for the inclusion in the 100th issue of Africa’s icon personalities.

Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-American economist and international development expert who has served since March as Director-General of WTO and the first woman and the first African to hold the office.

See the full list here>>> THE 100th ISSUE: 100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa

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