African countries with the most honorees in the 2024 Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 list

Each year, Forbes honors the continent's most brilliant young people with its prestigious "30 Under 30" list. This list highlights the 30 most impactful Africans under 30 who are making huge strides in their fields. This year, the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and as a result was themed "Passion, Purpose, And A Decade Of The 30 Under 30 List.

FORBES AFRICA'S 30 under 30 list

With the release of Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 list for 2024, a few African countries were represented, some more so than others.

Additionally, numerous industries from tech to beauty were represented, highlighting the vast array of innovation and talent on the continent.

However, this list like previous years, does not capture the entire continent but a select few hotspots where industry leaders are born of their socio-economic realities.

This list makes it evident that certain countries are emerging as hotbeds of innovation, entrepreneurship and raw talent.

Individuals from these countries continue to set the stage for what is Africa's economic growth on the global stage. Thanks to the blueprint they have created, the continent as a whole stands as the second fastest-growing region in the world, second only to Asia.

With that said, here are the African countries with the most honorees in the 2024 Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 list.

[th]Rank[/th] [th]Country[/th] [th]Number of honorees[/th] [th]Honorees[/th]
1. South Africa 14 Ann-Kathrin Joos, Chad Jones, Tyla Laura Seethal, Ama Qamata, Daniel Novitzkas, Luke Mostert, Cayley Jorgensen, Hildah Magaia, Damian Willemse, Ricardo Lognath, Nicolas Lognath, Shaun Maswanganyi, Esethu Cenga, Nadine Roos
2. Nigeria 5 Adedamola Oyinlola Adefolahan (Fireboy DML), Victor Osimhen, Tobi Amusan, Ruth Erikan James, Josiah Akinloye
3. Kenya 4 Alex Mativo, Ayushi Chandaria, Arooj Sheikh, Kenneth M. Njeru,
4. Tanzania 2 Prisca Wegesa Magori, Calvin Usiri
5. Zimbabwe 2 Vimbai Masiyiwa, Peace Wutawunashe
6. Ghana 1 Abioye Oyetunji
7. Sierra Leone 1 Jeremiah Thoronka
8. Uganda 1 Andrew Ddembe


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