FORBES AFRICA Opens Under 30 2019 Nominations!

MCMG: Putting Cameroonians on the Map

The prestigious FORBES AFRICA under 30 is on the hunt for Africans under the age of 30 for its 5th edition publication. The magazine targets those who are building brands, creating jobs and representing as well as transforming the continent through their different activities.

Annually, FORBES AFRICA identifies self-starters, innovators, entrepreneurs and disruptors who can stay the course in their different fields without changing as a result of circumstance.

Here are some Africans who have been honored by the FORBES AFRICA under 30 list:

» Kwesta, Nomzamo Mbatha, In

k Eze, Isaya Yunge,Jokate Mwegelo, Yannick Nzonde, Gilbert Eugene Peters, Yemi Alade, Vere Shaba, Kevin Lubega, Davido, Rivo Mhlari, Nasty C and WizKid.

Unlike 2018, the 2019 list of FORBES AFRICA under 30 list will feature Sports as a new category, considering that it requires a lot to be a game changer in the world of football.

Below are the different categories.

  • Creativity
  • ­Technology
  • Business
  • Sports

Two Cameroonians have future in the Forbes Africa under 30 list so far. In 2016, William Elong featured in the magazine as one of Africans entrepreneur and future millionaire. And in 2018, another Cameroonian future in the prestigious American magazine, 26 year old Bamal Namata, founder of Maibeta was the only Cameroonian to be named amongst the list of Forbes Africa under 30.

Forbes Africa has announced that the 2019 nominations is open, If you think you have what it takes to feature in this year’s list, or  maybe you know an entrepreneur, creative or technology entrepreneur or sports star under 30 with a proven track-record on the continent, help them.  By sharing this information to reach them – introduce them to FORBES AFRICA by submitting your nomination. www.meetcameroonians.com

»Nominations close on 15 February 2019.

Nominations criteria:

Business and Technology categories

  1. Must bean entrepreneur aged 29 or younger on 30 June 2019
  2. Should have a legitimate REGISTERED business on the continent
  3. Business or businesses should be two years or older
  4. Nominees must have risked own money and have a social impact
  5. Must be profit generating
  6. Must employ people in Africa
  7. All applications must be in English

Sports Category

  1. Must be a sports person aged 29 or younger on 30 June 2019
  2. Must be representing an African team
  3. Should have a proven track record of no less than two years
  4. Should be making significant earnings
  5. Should have some endorsement deals
  6. Entrepreneurship and social impact is a plus
  7. All applications must be in English

Creatives

  1. Must be a creative aged 29 or younger on 30 June 2019
  2. Must be from or based in Africa
  3. Should be making significant earnings
  4. Should have a proven creative record of no less than two years
  5. Must have social influence
  6. Entrepreneurship and social impact is a plus
  7. All applications must be in English

Note » Your entry should include:

  • Country
  • Full Name
  • Company name/Team
  • A short reason why they should be an Under 30
  • Links of published material about nominee
  • Contact information

»Share your photographs, via email. Nominations must be sent to Ancillar Mangena:

30under30@abn360.com or Ancillar.Mangena@abn360.com

»All nominees will be vetted by a panel, FORBES AFRICA editors and the editorial team.

»Encourage someone around you to feature in this year’s Forbes Africa under 30 magazine.

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