Forbes Africa Under 30 Calls for Nominations Until 23rd February, 2018

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The 2018 Forbes Africa under 30 nominations are open until the 23rd of February, 2018 and the public as well as qualified candidates are encouraged to submit nominations.

Every year, Forbes Africa publishes the list of the most outstanding young entrepreneurs across Africa and this year, the search starts! The list hopes to capture Africa’s under 30 years old founders who are game changers, building empires, creating jobs and transforming the continent of Africa.

This list will reveal the best of the best in 2018. And according to the Editor of Forbes Africa, Methil Renuka, the Forbes Under 30 list for 2018 will be bigger, better and a mightier version of their bestselling “Forbes 30 Under 30” list which he describes is, “the most popular and hotly-debated list of the year” which profiles some of Africa’s brightest minds.

He reveals the uniqueness of this year’s list when he adds, “In 2018, we expand the spectrum to cover 30 of the best of the best in three categories namely business, technology and creative, each an example of the fire and fury that drives ingenious entrepreneurship on the continent.”

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Forbes Africa indicates that this means unlike previous editions, the list will be 90 Under 30s, meaning 30 entrepreneurs from each category (business, tech and creative) under the age of 30. The 2018 nominations are now open and only founders who make the cut will be featured.

The opportunity is here once again, if you think you have what it takes to make the list of 2018 or have an entrepreneur in mind who fits the bill, with a successful business running in Africa, introduce them to Forbes Africa by submitting details to

Who Qualifies?

  • You must be under 30 by 30th April, 2018
  • Should be a legitimate entrepreneur or creative on the continent
  • A minimum of two years track record
  • The nominees must have risked their own monies and have a social impact
  • All applications should be in English


Share your pictures via email and your entries should include your country, full name, company name, a short message why you are the one Forbes Africa should watch and links, if any, of published materials of yourself or those you nominate.

Emails should be addressed to Ancillar Mangena and send to All nominees will be vetted by Forbes Africa editors and panel.

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