Charles Nii armah Mensah Jr., is a Ghanaian-born Sinjay and a reggae-dancehall musician. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly bandana. His best-known song is “dancehall King” which led to winning the artiste of the year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana music awards. He also featured on the lion king album by Beyoncé released in 2019.
The name Shatta Wale is a household name, the musician has the biggest fan base in Africa as a musician. He’s one of the biggest influential character in the history of Ghana due to the number of loyal fans following him.
Profiles of all the honourees have been published on africayouthawards.org/2019miyaprofiles
2019 100 Most Influential Young Africans Announced
In recognition of their works which has impacted lives across the continent, Africa Youth Awards has announced 100 young Africans from 32 African countries in its 2019 ranking of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.
In its 4th year, the list has previously helped to celebrate and throw the spotlight on the remarkable achievements and contributions of young people towards the development of the African continent and also serving as a motivation to millions of young people across the globe.
Sharing insights on the publication, Prince Akpah, founding president of Africa Youth Awards, mentioned that this year’s list features a record of 52 females and 48 males from 32 countries and is an attestation of the works put forth by young people who are passionate about changing the narrative of the African continent.
Notable among the 2019 honourees are Burna Boy, African Union Youth Envoy; Aya Chebbi, Sierra Leone’s First Lady; H.E. Fatima Maada Bio, Global Teacher Prize Winner; Peter Tabichi, Davido, African Fashion Fund founder; Roberta Annan, Governor of Nandi County, H.E. Stephen Sang and Sudanese activist Alaa Salah, Shatta Wale Ghanaian popular dancehall artiste.
Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana lead with representations on the list with 15, 11, 9 & 8 honourees respectively.
Below is the list of Africa Youth Award’s 2019 100 Most Influential Young Africans arranged in alphabetical order.
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