For 10 years now, Forbes has published an annual definitive compilation/list of young people changing the world by building brands, creating jobs, and transforming lives in their respective fields. Today, 08th October 2021, a call for nominations for the class of 2022 has been announced.
In Forbes Africa’s 8th edition, Forbes Africa has announced that they will be considering the categories of Business, Technology, Creatives, Sport, and Science, particularly Health, with a few changes to the rules.
First, they have added Health/Science to the mix to especially celebrate young thinkers, professionals, and entrepreneurs on the frontline working tirelessly to improve Africa’s medical sector.
Applicants/nominees can also now choose more than one category to apply under. If you are a sports star with a business aimed at uplifting the sports sector, choose sports AND business. If you are a creative trying to find innovative ideas using digital landscapes to showcase art, choose the creative AND technology sectors.
Over the past years, we have seen Ugandans such as Felix Byaruhanga and Brian Kakembo (class of 2021) make the coveted list. We have also seen other Ugandans such as Sasha Vybz, Kemiyondo Coutinho, Kevin Lubega, Natalie Bitature, Stacey Gillian Abe, Patricia Apolot, Jacob Kiplimo, Jean Namayega Sseninde, Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, among others feature on the list in past years.
“The FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 is the most coveted list of the year, and the 2022 edition will mark eight years of it. We are particularly excited to unravel the treasure trove of talent that these tough times have created. Success has not been a given for these frontrunners in the pandemic period. Faced with innumerable hiccups and setbacks, they have rolled up their sleeves and made their work matter, also lifting others on their way up,” says Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of FORBES AFRICA.
Past honorees of the FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list include names such as Mr. Eazi, Mihlali Ndamase, Lloyd Harris, Sho Madjozi, Bruce Diale, Antonio Depina, Karabo Poppy, Thuso Mbedu, Nomzamo Mbatha, Kabza De Small, Burna Boy, Nthabiseng Mosia, Davido, Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, Nasty C, Chad le Clos, and WizKid.
The question is, which Ugandans will make the coveted list for the class of 2022? If you think you have what it takes to be on the MOST coveted list for 2022, or know any change-makers in the business, technology, creative, sports, or health/science sectors under the age of 30 with a proven track record on the African continent introduce them to FORBES AFRICA by applying or submitting your nomination here.