The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa – Forbes

Forbes has released the list of the 40 most powerful celbrities in Africa.
The list includes celebrities from all sectors of the entertainment industry and was compiled based on nominations by thousands of people across Africa.
You Can view the top 20 here:
1. Chinua Achebe, 80, Novelist (Nigeria)
2. Youssou N’dour, 51, Musician (Senegal)
3. Didier Drogba, 33, Footballer (Cote D’Voire)
4. Angelique Kidjoe, 51, Musician (Benin Republic)
5. Akon, 38, Musician (Senegal)
6. Wole Soyinka, 77, Playwright (Nigeria)
7. Salif Keita, 62, Musician (Mali)
8. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 46, (South African)
9. Oumou Sang, 43, Musician (Mali)
10. Femi Kuti, 49, Musician (Nigerian)
11. Toumani Diabaté, Malian, Musician
12. Oliver Mtukudzi, 59, Zimbabwean, Musician
13. Haile Gebrselassie, 38, Ethiopian, Athlete
14. Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, 51, Algerian, Musician
15. Samuel Eto’o, 30, Cameroonian, Soccer Player
16. Alek Wek, 34, Sudanese, Supermodel
17. Liya Kebede, 33, Ethiopian, Supermodel
18. Dobet Gnahoré, 29, Ivorian, Musician
19. Genevieve Nnaji, 32, Nigerian, Actress
20. Koffi Olomidé, 55, Congolese, Musician



  1. I love dat guy achebe and it novels, it is always filled with proverbs and suspense, but what is genevieve doin in number 19 position?

  2. Not to panic,because i’ll surely make nigeria proud by not only be the first in Africa but also among the first 20 in the world come 2020.

  3. I love dat list….1 truth is dat sm pple r too big 2 b negleted… Pple like Genevive nnaji, cos God is not yet tru wit blessing her. My dear geni d sky will b ur steping stone…Luv ya!

  4. I lov d list n its gud 2 kno dat nigerians ar making der way 2 d top in africa, watch out d unveilin of me(k.b maxwell) as d best author in d world by d yr 2020 n as d youngest ever!


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