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7 most influential Africans in the world 2024 -TIME

Several Africans have just been named to Time magazine's distinguished list of the 100 most influential people of 2024, indicating the continent's growing influence. The increasing prominence of Africans on the international scene is demonstrated by their placement in Time magazine's list of the 100 most important people of 2024. It is a potent reminder of the value of inclusion and representation.

7 most influential Africans in the world 2024 -TIME
  • Multiple Africans featured on Time's 100 Most Influential People list for 2024.
  • This milestone highlights Africans making significant contributions across industries.
  • The inclusion on Time's list challenges stereotypes and highlights Africa's potential.
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African voices and opinions have often been overlooked or disregarded in global discussions about influence and power. However, as the globe becomes increasingly interconnected via technology and globalization, narratives evolve.

The inclusion of Africans on the Time 100 list demonstrates the indisputable effect that people from the continent are having on the course of history, innovation, and social change.

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Furthermore, the inclusion of Africans on the Time 100 list represents a shift in attitudes and narratives about Africa as a whole, rather than just individual achievements.

For far too long, the continent has been dominated by preconceptions and falsehoods, perpetuating a story of poverty, violence, and underdevelopment. However, by highlighting Africans' brilliance, resourcefulness, and perseverance, projects such as the Time 100 list help to dispel these preconceptions and showcase the continent's enormous potential.

With that said here is the list of Africans included in the TIME’s 100 Most Influential People for 2024.

Name Country Profession
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burna Boy) Nigeria Musician
Frank Mugisha Uganda LGBT advocate and Executive Director of Sexual Minorities
Julienne Lusenge Democratic Republic of Congo Congolese human rights activist
William Ruto Kenya President
Siya Kolisi South Africa Rugby player
Lesley Lokko Ghana Architect, educator
Kennedy Odede Kenya Social entrepreneur and author
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