2018 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians Finalists Announced

Leading PR & rating agency, Avance Media has announced finalists for the 4th edition of its prestigious annual ranking focused on young people dubbed: 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians.

According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, this year’s list features young people who have made remarkable contributions towards their respective fields which has extended impact to other young people across Ghana and beyond.

Public voting has also commenced on gh.avancemedia.org to determine the influence of the nominees in their categories and in the overall ranking.

Some notable personalities nominated include: Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Fella Makafui, Twins Don’t Beg, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrrumah, Thomas Partey etc.

After launching the initiative in Ghana in 2015, Avance Media has also been able to partner various organisations across Africa to extend the ranking to Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and DR Congo.

Prince Akpah also noted that, Avance Media will from 2019 take a shot at a global replication of the list as partnership talks with relevant stakeholders around the world are already being concluded.

Below is the list of nominees represented in their respective categories.


  1. Ernest De-Graft Egyir (Chief Executives Network)
  2. Kwabena Boateng (Plantation Resources Ltd)
  3. Kwabena Oppong-Nkrumah (Betway Ghana)
  4. Richard Adjei (Kasapreko Ltd)
  5. Sena Koby Nyame (Old Mutual Pensions Trust)


  1. DKB (Comedian)
  2. Fella Makafui (Actress)
  3. Joe Mettle (Musician)
  4. Shatta Wale (Musician)
  5. Stonebwoy (Musician)

Law & Governance

  1. Eric Edem Agbana (National Democratic Congress)
  2. Eugene Arhin (Presidency)
  3. Henry Nana Boakye (New Patriotic Party)
  4. Julius Karl Fieve                (Assembly Man)
  5. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (Minister of Information)

Leadership and Civil Society

  1. Bernard Elbernard Nelson-Eshun (Spiritlife Revival Ministries)
  2. Daniel Amoateng (Power of worship International)
  3. Elsie Appau-Klu (Acreaty Management Plc)
  4. Nana Osei Nkwantabisa                (Nkwantabisa Foundation)
  5. Robert Akoto Amoafo (Amnesty International)


  1. Jemila Abdulai (Blogger)
  2. Kwame Amfo Akonnor (Chef)
  3. Salifu Abdul Hafiz (Video Director)
  4. Twins Dont Beg (Photographers)
  5. Victoria Michaels (Model)


  1. Afia Pokua (Adom FM)
  2. Kwame Ob Nartey (Vision1 FM)
  3. Saddick Adams (Atinka TV)
  4. Natalie Fort (TV3)
  5. Serwaa Amihere (GhOne TV)

Personal Development & Academia

  1. Caroline Esinam Adzogble (Caroline Excellence Awards)
  2. Kenneth Gyamerah (Volo SHS)
  3. Philip Gyamfi (GIMUN)
  4. Rita Kusi (KUSI Consulting)
  5. Wilhelmina Abu-Andani Michaels (I Mentor U)

Science & Technology

  1. Derick Omari (Tech Era)
  2. Isaac Sesi (Sesi Technologies)
  3. Jorge Appiah (Kumasi Hive)
  4. Larisa Akrofie (Levers in Heel)
  5. Sampson Adotey Junior (Next Einsten Forum)

Social Entreprise & Philanthropy

  1. Afi Antonio (Afi Antonio Foundation)
  2. Ato Ulzen-Appiah (Ghanathink Foundation)
  3. Dr Michael Adusei-Nsowah (Primary Health Vision Care)
  4. Makafui Awuku (McKintorch Creatives)
  5. Shadrack Frimpong (Cocoa360)


  1. Daniel Amartey (Leicester City)
  2. Emmanuel Boateng (Levante)   
  3. Isaac Dogbe (Boxer)
  4. Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan)
  5. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid)

The 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians initiative is spearheaded by Avance Media in partnership with COSDEF Group, 1000 African Voices, My Naija Naira, Cliq Africa, VIPI State & WastUp TV

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