By staff writer
Herbert Mendo Ssegujja better known by his stage name Teacher Mpamire , a Ugandan comedian, along side Youtube Queen, Anne Kansiime were the only 2 Ugandans named among the 100 influential Young Africans. “Can u see me my ninjas……find me and get to give me a real hug and we talk in depth.#Sharedblessings indeed”, the Kabale born Comedian posted on Facebook.
Our neighbors, Kenya had Seven people among 100 Africans named as the most influential across the continent.
They include Nairobi Senator-elect Johnson Sakaja, activist Boniface Mwangi and NTV presenter Larry Madowo.
Others are advocate for social justice Gakii Biriri, Mumbi Ndungu and blogger Cyprian Nyakundi.
Mwangi, who was an MP candidate for Starehe, has built his reputation on high level political activism, often rubbing the political elite the wrong way, and even coining the phrase “MPigs”
There was an age restriction of 15 – 36 in the selection of personalities from a list of 45 women and 55 men.
President of Africa Youth Awards Prince Akpah said gender representation was a great move to inspire more young women in Africa and across the world to reach for their dreams.
The list was compiled and approved by the Awards Jury after public nominations were received and reviewed. Singers Wizkid, Davido, Diamond Platnumz,and soccer ace, Sadio Mane also made it on the list.