(Last Updated On: October 8, 2019)

100 most influential AfricansThe Africa Report has released the list of the 100 most influential people of African descent and has included some interesting names.

The Africa Report is an English-language monthly magazine that focuses on African politics and economics.

The latest list released by the monthly magazine on its website has Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote in the number one position.

Others on the list from various African countries include entertainers, politicians, clerics, captains of industries and many other personalities from different walks of life.

Check out the top 50 personalities that made the list as well as their country of origin.

1. Aliko Dangote – Nigeria

2. Elon Musk – South Africa

3. Koos Bekker – South Africa

4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Nigeria

5. Trevor Noah – South Africa

6. Tidjane Thiam – Côte d’Ivoire

7. Davido – Nigeria

8. Enoch Adeboye – Nigeria

9. Kumi Naidoo – South Africa

10. Abiy Ahmed – Ethiopia

11. Mark Bristow – South Africa

12. Strive Masiyiwa – Zimbabwe

13. Adebayo Ogunlesi – Nigeria

14. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi – Egypt

15. Naguib Sawiris – Egypt

16. Cyril Ramaphosa – South Africa

17. Iyinoluwa ‘E’ Aboyeji – Nigeria

18. Wizkid – Nigeria

19.  Denis Mukwege – DRC

20. Winnie Byanyima – Uganda

21. Mo Ibrahim – Sudan

22. Mike Adenuga – Nigeria

23. Muhoho Kenyatta – Kenya

24. Idris Elba – Ghana/Sierra Leone

25. Anas Aremeyaw Anas – Ghana

26. James Mwangi – Kenya

27. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – Nigeria

28. Patrice Motsepe – South Africa

29. Mohamed Salah – Egypt

30. Olusegun Obasanjo – Nigeria

31. Tewolde GebreMariam – Ethiopia

32. Maria Ramos – South Africa

33. Tope Lawani – Nigeria

34. Nicky Oppenheimer – South Africa

35. Mitchell Elegbe – Nigeria

36. David Adjaye – Ghana

37. Acha Leke – Cameroon

38. Mohamed El Kettani – Morocco

39. Aziz Akhannouch – Morocco

40. Herbert Wigwe – Nigeria

41. Sim Tshabalala – South Africa

42. Lupita Nyong’o – Kenya/US

43. Onyeka Akumah – Nigeria

44. Ory Okolloh – Kenya

45. Tayo Oviosu – Nigeria

46. Mohamed Aly El-Erian – Egypt

47. Kamel Daoud – Algeria

48. Kola Masha – Nigeria

49. Akinwumi Adesina – Nigeria

50. Danai Gurira – Zimbabwe/US

 Source: NaijaNews

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