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IGP Dr Dampare, Aps Eric Nyamekye, Mensa Otabil make 2024 100 Most Reputable Africans List

Reputation Poll International (RPI), a leading reputation management and public relations consultancy firm has announced the 2024 list of its annual publication of 100 Most Reputable Africans which recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to their respective fields and have built a strong reputation.

The list features prominent Ghanaians such as the Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, The Church of Pentecost Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Cardinal Peter Turkson and ICGC General Overseer Dr Mensa Otabil. 

Other Ghanaians on the list are Fred Swaniker, Roberta Annan, Dr Sangu Delle, Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, Hon Sophia Karen Edem Ackuaku and HRM Drolor Bosso Adamtey. 

This year's list features a diverse group of individuals from various sectors, including politics, business, entertainment, and human rights advocacy. Some of the notable names listed in the business category include Nigeria's Femi Otedola; Sudanese-British billionaire businessman Mo Ibrahim and Zimbabwe’s Kenneth Sharpe. Mahmood Mamdani; Chancellor at Kampala International University; Tanzanian’s biodiversity leader Elizabeth Maruma Mrema Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Liberia’s Former president Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

In addition to the individuals recognised on Reputation Poll International’s “100 Most Reputable Africans” list for their various achievements, there are also those who are celebrated for their contributions to social impact and social entrepreneurship, helping to transform businesses in Africa and positively impacting lives without causing controversy.

Beninese Singer & songwriter Angelique Kidjo and Danai Jekesai Zimbabwean-American Actress were featured in the entertainment category.

All things considered, the list of the 100 Most Reputable Africans is evidence of the tenacity and resiliency of the African continent. It draws attention to the accomplishments of people who are trying to change the world and make a better life for others. The list serves as a source of inspiration for all Africans and a reminder of the numerous gifted and accomplished people changing the globe. 

Below is the list of the 100 Most Reputable Africans in 2024.

Angelique Kidjo || Singer & Songwriter and actress

Abderrahmane Sissako || Mauritanian-born Malian film director and producer

Abshir Aden Ferro || Somalian politician

Abdul Samad Isyaku Rabiu (CFR CON) || Business man and philanthropist

Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf   || Somalia Judge and Attorney 

Abdulrazak Gurnah   || Tanzanian-British novelist and academic

Agnes Matilda Kalibata || President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Alek Wek || South Sudanese-British model and designer

Ann Peacock

Armstrong Ume Takakang (Dr) || CEO, Nigeria's Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOFI)

Berhane Asfaw || Ethiopian Palaeontologist 

Bience Philomina Gawanas   ||  Namibian lawyer

Catherine Uju Ifejika || Lawyer and legal expert

Claude Joséphine Rose Cardinal || Italian Actress

Constance Connie Ferguson || Filmmaker, businesswoman

Cynthia Davies CBE || CEO of the Diversifying Group

Danai Jekesai || Actress

Daniël Christiaan de Wet Swanepoel || South-African professor

David Moinina Sengeh || Sierra-Leone Politician

Debra Mallowah || Vice president for Coca- Cola’s East and Central African franchise

Diébédo Francis Kéré || Architect

Dr. Denis Mukwege || Pentecostal pastor and Congolese Gynaecologist

Drolor Bosso Adamtey (HRM) || Suapolor, Se (Shai) Traditional Area

Ebenezer Bonyah || Associate Professor

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema || Biodiversity leader and lawyer

Apostle Eric Nyamekye || Chairman of the Church of Pentecost

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf || Former president of Liberia

Emmanuel Mark Kembe || South Sudan Musician

Eric Yirenkyi Danquah || Ghanaian Plant geneticist

Euvin Naidoo || South African Banking Executive

Femi Otedola || Nigerian Businessman and Philanthropist

Folorunsho Alakija || Nigerian Businessman                                                                                

Fransisco Aupa Indongo || Namibian Business man and politician

Fred Swaniker || Entrepreneur

Gabriel Aduda || Permanent Secretary Ministry of Petroleum Resources Nigeria

Gebisa Ejeta ||Ethiopian American plant breeder, geneticist and Professor  

Dr. George Akuffo Dampare || Inspector General of Police, Ghana

Gideon Boko Duma || Motswana Politician  

Gilbert Houngbo || Togolese politician and diplomat

Ibukun Awosika || Chairperson, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria Limited

Isatou Ceesay || Gambian activist and social entrepreneur

Jeanette Marais || CEO, Momentum Investment

Jahman Oladejo Anikulapo || Nigerian Journalist

Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum || Congolese Microbiologist  

Jimmy Volmink || Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University

Joseph Nyumah Boakai || President of Liberia

Juldeh Camara || Musician

Julian Kyula || Co-Founder, Board Member, and Group CEO, MoDe  

Jumoke Oduwole || Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Ease of Doing Business in the Office of the Vice President

Kandeh Kolleh Yumkellah || Sierra Leonean agricultural economist, politician

Kennedy Odede || CEO, Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

Kenneth Sharpe || Zimbabwean businessman, philanthropist

Khairy Beshara || Egyptian film director

Ladisias Prosper Agbesi || CEO, Lash Group  

Leymah Roberta Gbowee || Liberian peace activist

Mahmood Mamdani || Ugandan Scholar

Manuel Lopes Andrade (Tcheka) || Cape Verdean singer, songwriter and guitarist

Masenate Mohato Seeiso (HRM) || Queen of Lesotho  

Maud Chifamba || Academician

Mensa Otabil (Dr) || Ghanaian Pastor and Motivational Speaker

Mike Jocktane || Politician and Pastor of Gabonese Protestants 

Mo Ibrahim || Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation    

Modupe Adefeso-Olateju || Organizational Leader and Policy Expert

Mogoeng Mogoeng || South African Jurist

Mohamed Hag Ali Hag el Hassan || Sudanese-Italian mathematician and physicist

Mohamed Osman Baloola || Sudanese scientist and inventor 

Monique Nsanzabaganwa (Dr) || Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission

Muhammed Bulama (Dr) || Deputy Director, Multi-Media of the APC Presidential Campaign for the 2023 presidential elections

Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah || Namibian politician

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Dr) || Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Nnenna Oti (Prof) || Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri.

Nuhu Ribadu mni || Nigerian politician and retired police officer

Okello Oculi || Ugandan Novelist, Poet

Ory Okolloh || Blogger, Lawyer, and Activist

Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires || Cape Verdean politician

Enenche Paul (DR) || Medical Doctor, Televangelist 

Peter Turkson (His Eminence) || Ghanaian Prelate, cardinal of catholic church

Polycarp Pengo (His Eminence) || Tanzanian Prelate, Cardinal of catholic church

Rachid Yazami || Moroccan Scientist, engineer and Inventor

Dr. Rajae Ghanimi || Medical Doctor

Rediet Abebe || Ethiopian computer scientist

Roberta Annan || Ghanaian Business woman, Investor and Philanthropist

Rosalia Hausiku Martins || Director, Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board

Ronald Lamola || Politician and Attorney

Rita Oyoku || Entrepreneur

Samia Suluhu Hassan || President of Tanzania

Sangu Delle (Dr) || Pan-African entrepreneur and investor

Sherrie Silver || Choreographer

Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu || Singer &Song Writer

Sinari Bolade Daranijo || Entrepreneur

Siya Kolisi || South African Rugby Player    

Sophia Karen Edem Ackuaku (Hon) || Managing Director, Amsos Ghana Ltd

Sven Thieme || Namibian Business Man

Tariye Gbadegesin || CEO, ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment

Sister Theopista Namukasa || Teacher

Trevor Noah || Comedian

Tom Alweendo || Namibian politician

Vusi Thembekwayo || Business Man, Author, Speaker

Wanjira Mathai || Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute Kenya

Zainab Hawa Bangura || Sierra Leonean politician and social activist

Source: Prince Akpah

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