This season has almost become a season of ‘rankings and listings’. Just days after the release of the top 80 richest Ghanaians and top 30 universities in Africa, another one is already here.
The latest trending ranking is Africa’s ‘Top 50 Trailblazers’ – compiled by the Africa Report Magazine – which names Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson among a list of ‘pioneers who will lead us to the Africa of tomorrow.’
According to the Paris-based outlet, Yvonne was selected because of her role in the highly successful #DumsorMustStop campaign.
The is what the magazine writes about the screen goddess: “In a country where most celebrities avoid straddling the line between showbiz and politics, the Ghanaian actress most recently caught the attention of the public and political elite when she co-launched a protest march – with celeb colleagues Lydia Forson and Sarkodie – against the power crisis in the country.”
Apart from Yvonne, gospel preacher Mensa Otabil and writer/filmmaker Nana Oforiatta-Ayim are two other Ghanaian nationals listed among the top 50.
The magazine also highlights the work of other famous Africans who are taking the continent and the world by storm.
This includes Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, South African firebrand politician Julius Malema and Ivorian football star Didier Drogba.