Most Influential Young Ghanaians 2017: See Full List Of Nominees And Categories

Nominee list for the 2017 Most Influential Young Ghanaians has been released. The 2017 Most Influential Young Ghanaians awards is the third edition of the series which has been organised by Avance Media (AM) since 2015.

Recall that both the 2015 and 2016 overall Most Influential Ghanaian award was grabbed by undercover investigative journalist. Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

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The 2017 nominees who are 50 in number are classified under 10 categories which include Business, Entertainment, Law and Governance, Leadership and Civil Society, Lifestyle, Media, Personal Development and Academia, Science and Technology, Sports and Social Enterprise and Philanthropy.

The final winners will be announced on the 8th of January, 2018. These will comprise the overall Most Influential Young Ghanaian and winners of each of each of the ten categories. Public voting has officially opened on to elect the winners.

The Most Influential Young Ghanaians rankings is known to be one of the most respected system that honours youth excellence in Ghana. The ranking is organised by Avance Media in partnership with,, Abjel Communications, WatsUp TV,, News for Africa Online, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, CliqAfrica, Pulse Ghana, Africa Feeds, and CELBMD Africa.

See Also: Sarkodie Named in 2016 100 Most Influential Creatives

The awards are targeted at reconising and rewarding young Ghanaians whose hard work and activities significantly and positively affected and improved the lives of people in specific areas in the year under review.

Below is the full list of the nominees in their categories:

Business (in partnership with TANOE Business)

1. David Asare Asiamah (Agro Mindset Ltd)
2. Derrydean Dadzie (DreamOval Ltd)
3. Nana Appiah Mensah (Zylofon Media)
4. Philip Mensah (OmniBank Ghana)
5. Roberta Annan (Roberta Annan Consulting)

Entertainment (in partnership with WatsUp TV)

6. Lydia Forson (Actress)
7. Sarkodie (Musician)
8. Shatta Wale (Musician)
9. Stonebwoy (Musician)
10. Wiyaala (Musician)

Law & Governance

11. Francisca Oteng Mensah (MP)
12. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (MP)
13. Kow Essuman (Lawyer)
14. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP)
15. Alexander Afenyo-Markin (MP)

Leadership & Civil Society (in partnership with Abjel Communications)

16. Kosi Yankey (NBSSI)
17. Gideon Danso (EWC)
18. Nii Kotei Dzani (Council of State)
19. Peter Akai Anum (HOSA Awards)
20. Senyo Hosi (COBD)


21. Abigail Ashley (UTV Ghana)
22. Berla Mundi (EIB Network)
23. Nana Aba Anamoah (EIB Network)
24. Peace Hyde (Forbes Africa)
25. Seth Kwame Boateng (Multimedia Group)

Personal Development & Academia

26. Albert Kusi (LEC Foundation)
27. Brian Amoateng (Brian Amoateng Outreach Ministries)
28. Jeff Bassey (Graduate Training Institute)
29. Ibrahim Mustapha (Public Speaking Institute)
30. Richmond Kwame Frimpong (Beige Academy)

Science & Technology

31. Godwin Martey (Websoft Solutions)
32. Kane Mani (Origgin)
33. Laud Anthony Basing (Incas Diagnostic Services Limited)
34. Nicholas Bortey (Liranz)
35. Sesinam Dagadu (Snoocode)

Sports (in partnership with

36. Akwasi Frimpong (Athlete)
37. Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor FK)
38. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United)
39. Dede Ayew (West Ham United)
40. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus)

Social Entreprise & Philanthropy

41. Ama Duncan (The Fabulous Woman Network)
42. Caritas Aryee (Tatas and Friends Foundation)
43. Elijah Amoo Addo (Food For All Africa)
44. Ivy Barley (Developers in Vogue)
45. Regina Agyare (Soronko Foundation)


46. Ameyaw Debrah (Blogger)
47. Ebenezer Nana Yaw Donkor (Blogger)
48. Elorm Beenie (Blogger)
49. Hamamat Montia (Model)
50. Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh (Photographer)