Launched in 2014, Africa Youth Awards is the foremost awards initiative that celebrates the works of young change-makers in Africa and continues to create tremendous opportunities for young Africans across the 54 nations.
Africa Youth Awards has announced its shortlisted nominees for the 2020 edition of the Pan African awards scheme that honors inspirational young Africans who are championing the development of the continent in diverse fields.
“The 2020 awards involved 129 nominees from across the continent and did inspire us to know that a lot of young people in Africa are contributing in various ways to inspire the next generation,” Africa Youth Awards president Prince Akpah told Music In Africa. “All winners will be engaged in various activities including taking up studies with Kenley College in the UK on scholarship and participate in other training activities throughout the year.”
Ghanaian Singer, Kuami Eugene is the only African musician to make make it to the 2020 Africa Youth Awards winners.
Below is the list of the 2020 Africa Youth Awards winners
- Amisa Rashid Ahmed || Nivishe Foundation, Kenya – African Youth of the Year (Female)
- Barrington Chungulo || The Dream Factory, Zambia – African Youth of the Year (Male)
- Wilson Atumeyi || Waterwide, Nigeria – Advocate of the Year
Claire Nasike Akello || The Hummingbird Foundation, Kenya – Award for Agriculture
- Maame Efua De-Heer || Power of Love Foundation Canada, Ghana/Canada – Award for Diaspora Achievements
- Amadu Zulkarnain Mohammed || Achievers Ghana Education, Ghana – Award for Education
- Kuami Eugene || Musician, Ghana – Award for Entertainment
- Habtamu Abafogi || Jimma University Biomedical Innovation Center, Ethiopia – Award for Technology
- Anthony Dzamefe || Caveman Watches, Ghana – Entrepreneur of the Year
- Andrews Ofosuhene || Rotary Club of Accra-East, Ghana – Leader of the Year
- Kwadwo Sheldon || House of Content, Ghana – Media Personality of the Year
- Lucy Mary Athieno || Eco-Pads Uganda, Uganda – Social Entrepreneur of the Year
- AJ Willz Media || Ghana – Startup of the Year
- Youth4parliament || Zambia – Youthled Organisation of the Year