#Under30: Odion Jude Ighalo, 26, striker

Odion Jude Ighalo (born 16 June 1989) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for English club Watford and the Nigeria national team as a striker. Born in Lagos, Ighalo played in his country with Prime F.C. and Julius Berger FC, where he was discovered by FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman who recommended him to Atta Aneke, being subsequently taken on trial by Norway’s Lyn Fotball. He made his Tippeligaen debut on 16 September […]

#Under30: Uzo Emenike- MNEK, Grammy-nominated British singer, songwriter, record producer

by Rachel Ogbu 21-year-old Uzo Emenike, better known as MNEK, is a British singer who has been nominated for a Grammy, he is a songwriter, record producer and remixer signed to Virgin EMI Records – because of his deep music talents, some have named him the Pharell Williams of London. At age 16 he had written and produced […]

#Under30: Evans Wadongo, Co-Founder of GreenWize Energy

by Rachel Ogbu 29 years old  Evans Wadongo is a Kenyan engineer, the Co-Founder of GreenWize Energy Ltd, the Executive Director and Founder of SDFA-Kenya, and one of CNN’s top ten heroes of 2010. Sustainable Development For All-Kenya narrates his story: The project was born out of Evans Wadongo’s personal experience growing up in rural […]

#Under30: Jonathan Liebmann Real Estate developer, CEO of Propertuity SA

by Rachel Ogbu Jonathan Liebmann, the Managing Director of Propertuity, a South African Real Estate development company will turn 30 this year. At the age of 24, Jonathan bought his first collection of buildings in Joburg’s inner city. These were transformed into the space that is now Arts on Main. The subsequent developments, Main Street Life, Revolution House, […]

#Under30: Mayam Mahmoud, Egypt’s first veiled rapper

by Rachel Ogbu 19-year-old Mayam Mahmoud has been dubbed Egypt’s first rapper who wears a hijab. Although she’s been rapping and writing poetry since she was 12, Mayam became popular when she made it into the semi-finals of Arabs Got Talent singing about female sexual harassment in the Middle East. She is said to believe Hip-Hop music is about […]

#Under30: Meet Ikenna Azuike- satirist, journalist & founder of ‘What’s Up Africa’

by Rachel Ogbu Ikenna Azuike is a Nigerian British man currently living in the Netherlands and his satirical news and pop-culture show, What’s Up Africa has just got a new gig on the BBC. Azuike started What’s Up Africa in March 2011 and now the vlog has over 170.000 Facebook fans and nearly 2.5 million views on Youtube. Producing his show has […]