Africa Youth Awards, the continent’s most coveted awards for young achievers and change makers, have announced over 140 young Africans and organisations from 25 countries as finalists for the 2017 Africa Youth Awards.
Launched in 2014 and currently in its 4th Edition, the awards has become a recognised platform for young Africans to showcase what contributions they have made to the success of the continent thus far, and the potential that they possess to take Africa to the next level across various key industries.
Nominees which span across 23 categories include: 51 females, 73 Males and 17 organisations in Africa and the Diaspora.
The shortlisted nominees were announced by Africa Youth Awards on 4th December, 2017 and winners will be publicly announced on 1st January, 2018.
Voting which can be done on www.africayouthawards.org/vote is expected to end on 17th December.
Countries with the most nominations are Ghana (26), Nigeria (18), Tanzania (14), South Africa (13), Cameroon (9) and Rwanda (8)
According to Terser Adamu, COO of Africa Youth Awards, this year’s nominees demonstrates the army of young people who have taken the destiny of the continent into their own hands for positive results. He also encouraged Africans to support the nominees as the continent awaits the announcement of the winners.
This year’s award is supported by Avance Media, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation, College in Ghana, African Youth Commission, WatsUp TV, All for Development, and iLead Africa.
Below is the full list of the shortlisted nominees of the 2017 Africa Youth Awards
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