Superstar Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele has been honoured by Forbes after being included in its list of â€˜100 Icons from Africa.â€™
Nigerian actress and producer, Funke Akindele has celebrated after being included in Forbes â€˜100 Icons from Africa.â€™
She was listed alongside Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Omotola Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Mr Eazi, and the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala featured on the list.
Sharing the News on Instagram moments ago, Funke Akindele wrote
According to Forbes, the list was curated from Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas that can save the world.
It also stated that the list is a way of â€œcelebrating those whose ideas, inventions, and influential role models have aided Africaâ€™s growth over the last decade.â€�
Forbes on its official Twitter handle, @Forbesafrica, alongside the list wrote,
â€œThis is a way of celebrating those also with the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent and influential role models that have spelt Africaâ€™s growth over the last decade.â€�
Forbes described Burna Boy in the publication as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on this continent.
While Genevieve was described as the trailblazer of Nollywood.
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