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Top ten African influential people

As for Jaune Afrique, Africa has got about fifty influential people. However, proudly would like to let you know top ten of them.

10.Achille Mbembe

Joseph-Achille Mbembe, known as Achille Mbembe (born 1957), is a Cameroonian philosopher, political theorist, and public intellectual.

9.Akinumwi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina is the current President of the African Development Bank. He previously served as Nigeria‘s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.[2] Until his appointment as Minister in 2010, he was Vice President of Policy and Partnerships for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

8.Moussa Faki Mahamat

Moussa Faki Mahamat born 21 June 1960) is a Chadian politician and diplomat who has been Chairperson of the African Union Commission since 14 March 2017. Previously he was Prime Minister of Chad from 24 June 2003 to 4 February 2005 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2008 to January 2017. Faki, a member of the ruling Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), belongs to the Zaghawa ethnic group, the same group as President Idriss Déby.

On 30 January 2017, he was elected as Chairperson of the African Union Commission.



Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), known professionally as Wizkid (sometimes stylised as WizKid), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.

6.Naguib Sawiris


Naguib Sawiris is Chairman of the Board of Weather Investments II S.à r.l, La Mancha Resources Inc.’s parent company and is also the Executive Chairman of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E. (OTMT).

5.Louise Mushikiwabo

Louise Mushikiwabo (born 22 May 1961) is a Rwandan politician who has served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda since 2009

4.Mgr Laurent Mosengwo

Cardinal Laurent Mosengwo Pasinya. Radio Okapi/Ph. John Bompengo

Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kinshasa and de facto primate of the Democratic Republic of Congo since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. He became Cardinal in 2010

3.Mostafa Terrab


Mostafa Terrab,62, has been the CEO of the Moroccan state-owned phosphate-mining company OCP since 2006. He was an adviser to Hassan II and member of the G-14 think-tank, which counted figures such as Taieb Fassi-Fihri

2.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. She has written the novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah ; the short story collection The Thing Around

1.Aliko Dangote


Aliko Dangote GCON is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries.

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