Top Ten Most Powerful Men In Africa, Is Any Of Them From Your Country

Most powerful men in Africa

If you don’t know before, I think its time to know that money is power and he who have money have everything in his power.

This result is gotten from forbes and it’s last updated in 2014 hoping to see the 2020 list soon. This list is distinctive in that it identifies African men who are innovative, courageous, daring and often disruptive in their field. The list highlights African entrepreneurs corporate executives, social entrepreneu political and civil leaders who are chang the continent and the world around the often times without much fanfare. Meet the 10 powerful African men who are carving name for themselves and simultaneously changing their communities and the continent as a whole;

1. January Makamba – Tanzania
Makamba is one of Tanzania’s rising star government. He is currently the Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology. Makamba is a Membe Parliament for Bumbuli constituency in National Assembly of Tanzania. Before running for the Bumbuli parliamentary Makamba was aided to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete for 5 years. In 2013 Makamba was awarded a
NDI Democracy Award by the National Democratic Institute which “honors individuals and organizations that have exhibited a sustained commitment to democracy and human rights, and have demonstrated leadership, integrity and courage in their dedication to democrati values and practices”.

2. Chinedu Echeruo – Nigeria
Echeruo is a Tech entrepreneur and founder of which he reportedly sold to
Apple in the “billion” dollar range. is a mobile and online application that provides mass transit directions door-to-door mass transit, tax walking, biking and hourly car rental directions in major metropolitan market throughout the U.S., Canada, U.K, Franc Australia, New Zealand and Russia.

Chinedu also founded, an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers travel specialists which was later acquir USA Today Travel Media Group. Echeruo obtained an M.B.A. from Harvard Busin School and a B.S from Syracuse University.

3. Mohammed Dewji – Tanzania
Dewji is the Group Chief Executive Officer of
Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (MeTL) and at 39, he is the youngest membe the Forbes’ Africa’s 50 Richest list with a estimated networth of USD $500 million. MeTL Group began as a family business, small trading company which Mohamme transformed into one of the largest industrial conglomerates in East Africa, interests ranging from real estate, agriculture, finance, distribution and manufacturing. The company employs than 24,000 people across Tanzania and according to Dewji, generates annual revenues of USD$1.3 billion. Dewji has been a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Tanzania since 2005. Dewji graduated from Georgetown University a degree in International Business and Finance with a minor in Theology.

4. Kola Karim – Nigeria
Karim is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Ene International, a Nigerian conglomerate interests that span oil & gas, power generation, engineering, commodities trading, infrastructure and construction across sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2012, Shor Energy partnered with U.K-based Herita Oil in acquiring a stake in OML 30, an oilfield asset in Nigeria for a reported $ million. An avid polo player, Karim was named Young Global Leader class of 200 the World Economic Forum.

5. Ashish J. Thakkar – Uganda
Thakkar is the Founder and Managing Director of Mara Group. According to Thakka The group operates in operates in 19 of 46 sub-Saharan African nations, as well India and the United Arab Emirates. Headquartered in Dubai, Mara Group participates in sectors ranging from fina services, information and communicatio technology, manufacturing, real estate a agriculture.

Thakkar also launched Mara Online, a portfolio of online and mobile platforms that allow users to communicate, interact and collaborate with each other. serial entrepreneur advises the President. Tanzania and Uganda and runs Mara Foundation, a social enterprise that men young African entrepreneurs. He signed for Virgin Galactic ‘s first mission to spac

6. Mamadou Toure – Cameroon
Toure is the founder and Chairman of A 2.0, an initiative-driven advocacy group brings together emerging leaders representing African countries and the diaspora, who share a common vision of continent’s future. In 3 years of existence.

Africa 2.0 has already grown into an organization with a global footprint in 2 countries and rallied some of the most influential continental and global leader the Managing Director with General Elec (GE). Africa, Toure currently leads a regional Investments and Project Finance team supporting all GE business (power, water, mining, oil & gas, transportation, healthcare, aviation) wit financing solutions across sub-Saharan Africa. Tou was ranked among the ” 25 Faces of the Africa ” by BRICS Business Magazine.

7. Amadou Mahtar Ba – Senegal
Mahtar Ba is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the African Media Initiative (AMI), a pan-African organizat aimed at strengthening the media sector Africa. Ba is also a co-founder and Chair of AllAfrica Global Media, Inc – owner a operator of, one of the largest distributor of African news and information worldwide. For three years in a row, M Ba has been selected as one of the 100 Influential Africans by the New African Magazine, in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. He was also listed in the to Africans contributing to the rise of the continent by the Africa24 magazine published in March, 2011.

8. Simdul Shagaya – Nigeria
Shagaya is the founder and CEO of, Nigeria’s largest online shopping portal and DealDey spinoff site. is Africa’s answer to, is an e-commerce platform that sells goods and services directly to consumers.

Shagaya is also the founder & Executive Chairman of DealDey Limited, which offers services a products at discounted prices. In 2013 Shagaya won the All Africa Business Lea Awards ’ Entrepreneur of the Year awar HumanIPO selected as one o African technology startups of 2013. Sha is a graduate of George Washington University, Dartmouth College and holds M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

9. Ben Magara – Zimbabwe
Recently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Lonmin, the world’s third-largest platinum mining company, Magara is tasked with improvement of industrial relations and guiding the platinum miner’s turnaround strategy after strike year triggered violence which killed 46 people including 34 strikers shot dead b police in a single day at its Marikana mi With a mining career that spans 26 year Magara was previously the Chief Executi Officer of Anglo Coal South Africa respo for Anglo American total coal business in South Africa and revenues of around US billion. Magara, who speaks seven langu has a degree in Mining Engineering from University of Zimbabwe .

10. Komla Dumor – Ghana
In memoriam. The highly-respected presenter of “ Focus on Africa ”, BBC’s fla and first-ever dedicated daily TV news s on BBC World News died of cardiac arrhythmia in January 18th at his home London. Dumor, who was named one of Most Influential Africans ” in 2013 by New African magazine , had “established hims as one of the emerging African faces of broadcasting.”As a lead presenter for BB World, Dumor had considerable influen how the continent is covered.

He leaves behind a powerful and enduring legacy; how the continent is reported. “There’s so much more to tell about Africa than the usual stories about war, famine, disease and others.”

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