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Thursday, October 13, 2011

FORBES REVEALS: AFRICA'S POWERFUL CELEBRITIES

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KpTauCrw3bQ/TFbT9nLa80I/AAAAAAAADj8/tIIjQuU2CJQ/s1600/IMG_6084.jpgThe debut list of Forbes Africa 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa includes actors, cerebral authors, musicians, movie producers, supermodels, TV personalities and athletes, drawn from all across Africa and traverses the generational divide. Top 10 below...

1. Chinua Achebe, 80, Novelist (Nigeria)

2. Youssou N'dour, 51, Musician (Senegal)

3. Didier Drogba, 33, Footballer (Cote D'Voire)
4. Angelique Kidjoe, 51, Musician (Benin Republic)
5. Akon, 38, Musician (Senegal)
6. Wole Soyinka, 77, Playwright (Nigeria)
7. Salif Keita, 62, Musician (Mali)
8. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 46, (South African)
9. Oumou Sang, 43, Musician (Mali)
10. Femi Kuti, 49, Musician (Nigerian)
11. Toumani Diabaté, Malian, Musician

12. Oliver Mtukudzi, 59, Zimbabwean, Musician 
13. Haile Gebrselassie, 38, Ethiopian, Athlete 
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mfknxgEwGvI/TU-9yyJ9API/AAAAAAAAANs/2cwnClJ74fs/s1600/akon4.jpg14. Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, 51, Algerian, Musician 
15. Samuel Eto'o, 30, Cameroonian, Soccer Player 
16. Alek Wek, 34, Sudanese, Supermodel 
17. Liya Kebede, 33, Ethiopian, Supermodel 
18. Dobet Gnahoré, 29, Ivorian, Musician 
19. Genevieve Nnaji, 32, Nigerian, Actress 
20. Koffi Olomidé, 55, Congolese, Musician 
21. Neill Blomkamp, 32, South African, Movie Director 
22. Souad Massi, 39, Algerian, Musician 
23. Baaba Maal, 58, Senegalese, Musician 
24. Hugh Masekela, 72, South African, Musician 
25. K'Naan, 33, Somali, Rapper 
26. Amadou and Mariam, Malian, Musicians 
27. Awilo Longomba, Congolese, Musician 
28. Eric Wainaina, 38, Kenyan, Musician
Eto'o Picture29. Binyavanga Wainaina, 40, Author (Kenya)
30. Ngugi Wa Thiongo, 73, Author (Kenya)
31. Freshlyground, Musicians (South Africa)
32. Chimamanda Adichie, 34, Writer (Nigeria)
33. Rokia Traoré, 37, Musician (Mali)
34. Tuface Idibia, 36, Musician (Nigeria)
35. P-Square, 29, Musicians (Nigeria)

36. Don Jazzy, 30, Music Producer (Nigeria)
37. D'Banj, 31, Musician (Nigeria)
38. Nneka, 31, Musician (Nigeria)
39. Asa, 29, Musician (Nigeria)
40. Patricia Amira, 33, TV Personality (Kenya)
 
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