FORBES' AFRICA's MOST POWERFUL CELEBS: 11 NIGERIANS MAKE THE LISTNigerian celebrities certainly deserve a resounding applause and probably a standing ovation for this beautiful record. 11 out of 40 distinguished Africans from 14 countries having dominated Forbes' African most powerful celebrities'list is quite noteworthy. These are top-notch individuals who have made their mark in their chosen fields and thus earned the respect and admiration of many.
Nigeria has the highest number of celebrities on the list, followed by Mali (5), Kenya (4), South Africa (4), Senegal (3), Cote D'voire (2), Ethopia (2), Algeria (2), Benin Republic (1), Somalia (1), Zimbabwe (1), Sudan (1) and Cameroon (1).
8 out of these Nigerians are artistes while the 3 are writers. They occupy position 1st, 6th, 10th, 19th, 32th, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th on the list
(1) Chinua Achebe- Nigeria (Novelist)
(2) Youssou N'Dour-Senegal (Musician)
(3) Didier Drogba-Cote D'voire (Footballer)
(4)Angelique kidjo-Benin Republic(Musician)
(5) Akon-Senegal (Musician)
(6) Wole Soyinka-Nigeria (Playwright)
(7) Salif keita-Mali (Musician)
(8)Yvonne Chakachaka-South Africa (Musician)
(9) Oumong Sang-Mali (Musician)
(10) Femi Kuti-Nigeria (Musician)
(11) Toumani Diabete- Mali (Musician)
(12) Oliver Mtukudzi-Zimbabwe (Musician)
(13) Haile Gebrselassie- Ethopia (Athlete)
(14) Khaled Hadj ibrahim-Algeria (Musician)
(15) Samuel Eto'o-Cameroon (Footballer)
(16) Alek Wek- Sudan (Supermodel)
(17) Liya Kebede- Ethiopia (Supermodel)
(18)Dobet Gnahore- Cote D'voire (Musician)
(19) Genevieve Nnaji- Nigeria (Actress)
(20) Koffi Olomide-Congo (Musician)
(21)Neill Blomkamp- South africa (Movie Producer)
(22)Souad Mass-Algeria (Musician)
(23)Baaba Maal-Senegal (Musician)
(24) Hugh Masekela-South Africa (Musician)
(25) K'Naan-Somali (Musician)
(26) Amadou&Mariam-Mali (Musicians)
(27)Awilo Logomba-Congo (Musician)
(28) Eric Wainaina-Kenya (Musician)
(29) Binyavanga Wainana-Kenya (Author)
(30) Ngugi Wa Thiongo-Kenya (Author)
(31) Freshly Ground-South Africa (Musician)
(32) Chimamanda Adichie-Nigeria (Author)
(33) Rokia Traore-Mali (Musician)
(34) Tuface Idibia-Nigeria (Musician)
(35) Psquare- Nigeria (Musician)
(36) Don Jazzy- Nigeria (Music Producer)
(37) D'banj- Nigeria (Musician)
(38) Nneka- Nigeria (Musician)
(39) Asa-Nigeria (Musician)
(40) Patricia Amira-Kenya (TV personality)

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