BrandArena: Eight Aficans Makes 100 Most-influential List

Friday 17 April 2015

Eight Aficans Makes 100 Most-influential List

Muhammadu Buhari
Eight Africans have been listed by Time magazine on the world's 100 most influential people.

Four Nigerians - Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, and #BringBackOurGirls campaigner Obiageli Ezekwesil appeared on the list.

Ms Adichie, 37, is described in the US magazine as "rare novelist who in the space of a year finds her words sampled by Beyonce, optioned by Lupita Nyong'o and honoured with the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction".

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian president-elect - "A president-to-be who wants to leave a legacy to match the historic conditions of his election," Time's Aryn Baker

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nigerian #BringBackOurGirls campaigner - "It would have taken a long time to raise awareness about the girls taken by Boko Haram without her," Ugandan aid worker Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe.

Abubakar Shekau, Nigerian militant leader - "The citizens of Nigeria... know Abubakar Shekau all too well: He is the most violent killer their country has ever seen," retired US General Carter Ham

Three other Africans on the annual list. They include Sudanese aid worker Mustafa Hassan, Liberia's Ebola-fighting doctor Jerry Brown and Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi.

Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's president - "It will be up to Essebsi to ensure Tunisia defeats terrorism without compromising the promises of its revolution," NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin

Mustafa Hassan, Sudanese aid worker - "Truly he is a hero, making the world better one life at a time," David Miliband, International Rescue Committee CEO

No comments:

Post a Comment