Just a week ago today, Business Insider Africa unveiled all the nominees for the inaugural Business Insider Africa Awards.
The unveiling follows the earlier announcement of the awards on March 16, 2022. A total of 55 business leaders from across Africa were nominated in 11 categories. At present the voting is going on.
Before the awards ceremony and the final disclosure of the winners in each category, we’ll outline the nominees, starting with the nominees in the “Business Influencer of the Year” category. Keep reading to learn more about how you can vote for your favorite candidates.
Here are the top 5 business influencers in Africa:
Thembekwayo is a South African national and the Managing Director of MyGrowthFund Venture Partners. But he is also an accomplished writer, having published many books and sold many copies of his work throughout Africa and beyond.
Also, many people know him as a notable internet personality who influences business on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. You have probably seen one of his widely circulated short video clips where he talks about wealth, wealth creation and related topics.
The Business Insider Africa Awards jury named him in the “Business Influencer of the Year” category, largely due to his immense contribution. Now it is up to the Africans to decide whether they deserve to win in this category or not. You can vote for him by clicking here.
Dr. Ola Brown
Dr. Brown is a man of many qualities. Firstly, he is a doctor and an economist. She is also the CEO of Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company, an African healthcare and wellness investment company based in Lagos.
Lastly, she is the Executive Director of “Greentree Investment Fund”, a Nigerian venture capital company. When you combine all these wonderful qualities in one person, you get a fierce professional. And that’s exactly it.
Along with her achievements in health care and investing, Dr. Ola also makes time to connect with the thousands of people who follow her on social media. Every day, she publishes statistics, insightful analysis and explanations of the business world in Africa. That’s why he was nominated in the Business Influencer category.
Omokari is a Nigerian lawyer trained in the UK. But in recent years he has done amazing things other than his job as a lawyer. He is notably a human rights activist, an accomplished author, a pastor, a former special assistant to the Nigerian President and of course, a notable influencer on Twitter.
Her tips on how to make money, manage it, advance her career and other general tips have helped many of her more than one million followers improve their lives. That’s why he was nominated for the Business Insider Africa Awards as the Business Influencer of the Year.
If you need daily news on the business world in Africa and an in-depth analysis of the technologies and ecosystem of start-ups, Victor Asemota is the person to follow. Many Africans know this, and this is the reason why he currently has over 200,000 followers on Twitter alone.
In addition to his influence in the business world, Victor Asemota is also an entrepreneur, investor, board member of EdoInnovates and a development partner at End Ventures.
Many people know Nigerian billionaire businessman Tony Elumelu, who is the chairman of UBA and Heir Holdings Group. Many others know him for his instrumental role in investing in thousands of African businesses through his Tony Elumelu Foundation. But what some people don’t know is that he is also a notable business influencer.
The truth is that influencing business comes naturally to Mr. Elumelu. In fact, due to his immense success in the business world, many Africans (especially young people) admire him for his advice and suggestions.
And with the advent of social media, he has positioned himself as a notable voice on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and of course, LinkedIn, where he posts daily tips for his thousands of followers. That’s why we named him in the category of Business Influencer of the Year.
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