Ghanaian Dancehall King, Charles Nii Armah, known widely as Shatta Wale, has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people on the African continent.
The list is released annually to honor and celebrate 100 young Africans in recognition of their work across the continent.
The list marks its fourth year this year. It has helped shine a spotlight on the contributions of African youths to the continent. This year’s list holds a record of having mostly female honorees: 52 to 48.
The honorees are from a total of 32 African countries, with Nigeria (15), South Africa (11), Kenya (9) and Ghana (8) having the most honorees.
The list includes activists, politicians, musicians, footballers, athletes, entrepreneurs, lawyers, comedians, DJs, bloggers, engineers, and scientists.