Mohammed Kudus: Ajax star named among Forbes 30 under 30

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Ghana and Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus has been named as one of two Ghanaians in the Forbes Africa 30 under 30. Kudus is among a list of 30 young Africans who are making an impact in their chosen career.

In a message to introduce the changemakers, Forbes Africa said, “In a world where ‘nepotism babies’ have become commonplace and uninspired, the notion of ‘self-made’ is acquiring new meaning and respect. These young achievers are starting from scratch to build businesses and brands that are totally solutions-oriented. For this coveted ninth annual edition of the FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list, our newest class of multi-tasking multi-hyphenate entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders show how they will grow human capital, put a dent in issues and lead Africa’s future – on their own terms”.

Alongside Mohammed Kudus, is a 29-year-old Creative Director, Videographer and owner of Emzy Production Films, Emmanuel Whajah. They are joined in the ninth edition by Nigeria and Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala.

Yvette Ishimwe - Founder and CEO, Iriba Water Group was  named together with Mohammed Kudus and 28 other young Africans in the Forbes 30 Under 30
Yvette Ishimwe – Founder and CEO, Iriba Water Group

Also, Beninese-born Nigerian singer Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, known professionally as Ayra Starr is on the list. She is the youngest of the 30 as she is still just 20 years. Other Nigerians on the list are the Co-Founder and CEO of Weevil Hansel Ndu Okeke and Oluwabusayo Victoria Abiri, Founder and CEO of Koko By Khloe.

South Africa is also represented by rapper Lethabo ‘Focalistic’ Sebetso, Nompumelelo ‘Mpoomy’ Ledwaba and 27-year-old entrepreneur Jacques Jordaan among others. Other countries such as Rwanda, Lesotho, Cameroon and Tanzania are all represented.

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