Meet Africa’s Next-Gen Cultural Shape Shifters, including SA’s Young Stunna, Bravo Le Roux, Half & Halve and Fikile Sokhulu
The recipients in the second, annual Keep Walking: Africa Top 30 List have been announced, presenting a select group of next gen African creatives & visionaries who are boldly pushing culture forward while making impact on the continent’s creative economy, across music, film, media, fashion, and art.
An innovative initiative from Johnnie Walker™ and TRACE, the list comes after months of rigorous searching with top talent managers and industry leaders across the continent to identify a definitive list of pan-African cultural shape shifters.
With African culture having its voice heard around the world, the Keep Walking: Africa Top 30 list includes names who are impacting global culture such as South African Amapiano star, Young Stunna, Nigerian actor & “Gangs Of Lagos” star, Tobi Bakre, ground-breaking Ivorian rapper Oprah, Benin-born fashion photographer Oronce Hounkponou and Nigerian fiction writer Eloghosa Osunde. For the first time a recipient also has been chosen from South Sudan – filmmaker Akuol de Mabior, director of the 2022 documentary, “No Simple Way Home”.
The extensive list includes artists & creatives from across the continent – from Angola to Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia – all of whom have given impetus to shape and moved African culture forward.