See the Seven Nigerian Celebrities That Made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List


Forbes has chosen seven Nigerian celebrities among the 30 Under 30 newest self-made young African innovators.

According to reports, the names of the 2023 thirty young African innovators were published on the Forbes website.

There are 11 South Africans on the list, two each from Rwanda, Tanzania, and Ghana, and one each from Botswana, Namibia, Cameroon, Lesotho, Mauritius, and Kenya.

Temilade Openiyi, professionally known as Tems, and fast-rising vocalist Oyinkansola are among the Nigerians on the list. Sarah Aderibigbe, better known as Ayra Starr, former Big Brother Naija housemate Abiri Oluwabusayo, better known as Khloe, footballer Asisat Oshoala, tech entrepreneurs Hansel and Germain Ndu Okeke, and business innovator Blessing Joel Abeng are among those who have appeared on the show.

Forbes is a business magazine published in the United States by Integrated Whale Media Investments and the Forbes family, with an emphasis on business, technology, communications, science, politics, and law.

Khole wrote an appreciation note on her Instagram profile, expressing her delight at the recent accomplishment.

She wrote: “Words cannot express the sheer pride and joy I, Oluwabusayo Abiri, feel as I announce that I have been named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 honorees!

“As a proud Nigerian, this prestigious recognition is a testament to the countless hours of hard work, perseverance, and passion I have poured into my career.

“Being included in this esteemed group of young achievers is a true honour that I will cherish for the rest of my life. To be recognized among such an incredible and talented group of individuals is genuinely humbling, and it inspires me to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in my field.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to Forbes for this incredible recognition and to those who have supported me on this journey.
To my mentors, colleagues, friends, and family – thank you for believing in me, pushing me to be my best, and standing by my side through thick and thin.

“To all of the other 30 under 30 honorees – congratulations!

“It is an honour to be counted among your ranks, and I cannot wait to see all the fantastic things we will accomplish together in the coming years.”


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