JUBA — Ghana-based media organisation Avance Media has named Egypt-based South Sudanese comedian Penton Keah among its 100 most influential young Africans for the year 2021.
It is the third time for the organization to include a South Sudanese in its list of influential young Africans. Last year, Nelson Kwaje of the DefyHate South Sudan was named one of the most influential Africans after having been named the previous year.
According to the organization, the criteria for selection for the 100 Most Influential Young Africans included “Excellence in Leadership & Performance, Personal accomplishment, commitment to sharing knowledge, breaking the status quo and being an accomplished young African.”
With individuals from industries such as technology, business, entertainment, the MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah said that “the continent is blessed with a lot of inspiring young people who have the power to prove the worth of the continent’s future.”
He also mentioned that African leaders must focus resources on training their youthful population to be ready to compete with other young people from across the world.