Forbes has described their list of 30 under 30 African talented entrepreneurs to stars, as their authentic and most definitive list of Africa’s most promising young change-makers. The list is divided into three sectors; business, technology and creative.
Actress Thuso Mbdeu took number one spot in the creative sector, who has made waves across the creative industry in music, art, media, film and fashion.
Other change makers who made the list was fashion designer Orapeleng Modutle, actress Nomzamo Mbatha and musicians Kwesta and Nasty C.
Medu is the actress who most notable was nominated for an International Emmy for her portray of Winnie on the popular Mzani’s Magic show Is’thunzi.
Thank you to EVERYONE for the love and support and well wishes. You don't know how much it has meant. It's been a great and exciting journey. I'm excited for what tomorrow holds. I have great respect for all the wonderful women I was nominated with. Their work is so beautiful… One day I will be honored to call them my colleagues. Guys, the world is our oyster. There is nothing we cannot do. For me, this is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in my life. The pages are blank but I'm holding the pen and God is my author. Be encouraged. To my SA peers: we have no excuses! ZERO. Let's create. Let's work. Let's keep doing better. Congrats to Anna Friel for taking the Best Performance by an Actress #iemmy2017. (groupie moment: I'm adding a new bucket list item which is to work with Adriana Esteves 😍 So now I'm looking for someone who will tutor me in Portuguese yo🙋🏾) The sky is the launch pad. 🇿🇦🌎 Dress: @gertjohancoetzee Earrings: @jennaclifford_sa Makeup: @ochanyao.artistry P.S how mature/grown do I look 😱🤸🏽♀️😍 those who know me know how much I love looking a little older 🙆🏾💃🏾
Orapeleng Modutle has claimed up the ladder in the fashion industry and has dressed starts such as Minnie Dlamini, Bonang Matheba, Pearl Modiadie, Thando Thabethe and Thando Toke Makinwa.
The full list of South Africans mentioned includes:
Actress Nomzamo Mbatha (27)
Rapper and Entrepreneur Kwesta (29)
Singer and Songwriter, Shekhinah (23)
Poet and Author Kolela Putuma (25)
Rapper and producer Nasty C (21) whose real name is Nsikayesizwe David Ngcobo
Visual Artiste Siphiwe Ndzube (27)
Fashion designer Rina Chunga-Kutama (29)
Actress and entrepreneur Mapeseka Koetle-Nyokong (29)
Producer, writer, director and Artiste ANATII (25)
Sasha Pieterse (22)
This year we expanded our #ForbesAfrica #Under30List to bring you 30 game-changers, all under the age of 30, and introduced two new categories! You already know our #Business section but we've also added #Technology and #Creatives. #Creatives >> https://t.co/43pld1mfYr pic.twitter.com/E17PfQXzIO
— Forbes Africa (@forbesafrica) June 8, 2018
Other African on the list:
Founder of Rich Factory and designer Rina Chunga-Kutama, her a journey into the world of fashion started as a means to make extra money to pay her varsity fees. Today, the Zambian-born, Botswana-raised and South African-based designer has dressed many celebrities such as South African musician Zahara and actresses Terry Pheto and Nomzamo Mbatha.
If it’s not made just for me I don’t even want it. Custom @captncrop traditional German hat (I forgot what it’s called shucks) being custom made by the designer 👨🎨. Getting to pick my own fabric and have it constructed on site was a nice touch. I learnt a lot while on my trip with @ennovate_global and @investec and I can’t wait to do some innovative stuff. So much is cooking. Ps. Our winter collection drops this Saturday! 🧜🏿♀️💃🏿🕺🏿
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