Forbes Africa 30 Under 30: 3 Ghanaians named in top 2020 list

Forbes Africa 30 Under 30: 3 Ghanaians named in top 2020 list

- Three Ghanaians have been named in Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30 list for 2020

- Lewis Appiagyei, Scilla Owusu and Wisdom Mawuli Parku were named in the Sport, Entertainment and Diversified holdings industries respectively

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Three revolutionary Ghanaians revitalising ideas with fresh business models and innovation have been named in the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List for 2020.

Every year, Forbes Africa releases a list of innovative 30 under 30 leaders who are forging ahead with credible, creative and profound strategies to shape the future.

This year, over 3,000 nominations were submitted to be shortlisted for 2020 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list.

Three Ghanaians with novel business models and innovative leadership made it to the 2020 list after a team of external judges short-listed a long-list of 100 names, before selecting the 30 change-makers in business and society.

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1. Lewis Appiagyei, 16, a Car racer was named in the Sports Category.

''My aim is to become Africa’s first Formula One world champion, a prize which is still up for grabs to all African racing drivers wherever they may be,'' he told FORBES AFRICA.

2. Scilla Owusu, 23, Ghana.

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“Being in such a male-dominated industry as a music video producer, especially a young black female video producer, felt like being black twice because I had to work twice as hard to prove I was worthy of being in the room, despite my great talents.’’

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3. Wisdom Mawuli Parku, 26, the founder of Majora Group was listed in the Diversified holdings industry.

''I lost over GHC3,000 ($541) when I had wanted to travel to the US in 2014 and consulted a travel and tour company on campus. My visa was sadly turned down but it spurred me to conduct a detailed research in the traveling and ticketing industry, hence the birth of Majora Group,'' Mawuli Parku.

In a related story, Ghanaian-born British Chemical Engineer, Thaddeus Nii Acquah Afutu Anim-Somuah, has been named in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe's list for Manufacturing and Engineering.

Out of thousands of nominations, Thaddeus Anim-Somuah, an Engineering Manager at Croda’s Manufacturing site at Gouda, in the Netherlands, received the well-deserved honour of being one of those named in the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list for Manufacturing and Engineering.

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