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Victor Osimhen and Tobi Amusan named in Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 list for 2024

Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen and track sensation Tobi Amusan have earned coveted spots on the 2024 Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list.

Their inclusion is due not only to their sporting achievements but also their integrity and positive influence within their communities and beyond sports.

As the only Nigerian athletes to grace this prestigious roster, Osimhen and Amusan stand as shining examples of the country’s athletic prowess on the global stage.

FORBES AFRICA’s meticulous selection process for the 30 under 30 list extends beyond the editorial team’s research.

High-profile judges and independent subject-matter experts collaborated to ensure that only Africa’s most deserving candidates are chosen. Forbes Africa departed from a single adjudicator per category and also sought the input of past list-makers, their esteemed 30 Under 30 alumni, to partake in the evaluation process.

For the fifth consecutive year, Forbes Africa partnered with SNG Grant Thornton to meticulously evaluate candidates for the 30 under 30 list. Rigorous assessments of financial performance and character were conducted, ensuring that only the most deserving individuals were recognized.

Osimhen’s rise to becoming the face of Nigerian football and Amusan leading as the face of Nigerian athletics has captivated fans worldwide and earned them acclaim and admiration.

Osimhen, 25, has seen his stocks rise to become the highest-paid footballer in Nigeria as of 2024, after signing a lucrative deal with Napoli in December 2023.

Amusan, on the other hand, is the highest-paid Nigerian track-and-field athlete in the world. The 26-year-old has already inked a slew of endorsement deals amid her continued dominance in the sport.

Tobi Amusan

Forbes Africa celebrates the 10th edition of its annual 30 Under 30 list in the magazine’s April/May 2024 issue. This is a testament to the talent pool on the African continent, which features the world’s youngest population. The list highlights young, ambitious, and bold leaders shaping Africa in entertainment, education, sports, technology, healthcare, art, and other industries.

Nigerians like singer-songwriter Adedamola Oyinlola Adefolahan (Fireboy DML), founder and CEO of Mainlogix Technology Josiah Akinloye, founder of Veekee James Ruth Erikan James, and founder and CEO FXKudi Abioye Oyetunji, are among those included.

Other Africans on the list include South African singer-songwriter Tyla Laura Seethal, founder, of Trigershot Engineering Peace Wutawunashe, director and founder of Africa Afya Healthcare Kenneth M. Njeru, co-founder and CTO of Ramani Calvin Usiri and more.

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