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Pastor Adeboye, VP Osinbajo Make Reputation Poll’s 2018 100 Most Reputable Africans

Leading Global Reputation-Management Consulting Company, Reputation  Poll, has released its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable Africans.

The list which features individuals from diverse sectors including: Leadership, Entertainment, Advocacy, Education and Business has representation from 33 African Countries with 55 males and 45 females.

The list of 100 Africans has Nigeria leading with 21 individuals with South Africa, Kenya and Ghana following respectively.

Some Nigerians who made the list: Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Tony Elumelu, Emir Sanusi Lamido, Fela Durotoye, Dr Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, Dr Paul Enenche, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and many others.


Very prominent personalities featured in the list include: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Nigeria’s Prof Yemi Osibanjo, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, and Mauritius’s Ameenah Gurib.

In governance; the list features 3 African Presidents, 2 Vice Presidents, 2 former Presidents, a former Vice President, a First lady, Members of Parliament and Ministers.

In Business; Strive Masiyiwa, Koos Bekker, Barclays Bank’s Patience Akyianu and Wendy Lucas Bull are represented for their works across Africa.

For their fight against corruption are: Ghana’s special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu and South Africa’s Public Prosecutor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

In Leadership; Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, H.E Graça Machel DBE, Dr Paul Enenche and Winnie Byanyima are also featured on the list.

They are joined by others of less popularity but great potency in the vigor of their social impact, as well as Social Entrepreneurs who are transforming businesses in Africa and affecting lives positively
without controversy.

Reputation Poll which is known globally for its annual ranking of the 100 Most Reputable People on Earth and Most Reputable CEOs in various countries, is also set to be announcing new set of research works on personalities and brands across the globe.

During the announcement of the list, the Board made mention of their continued focus and commitment in honouring individuals, Organisations and brands who consistently impact lives positively around the world and in Africa.

Below is the full list in alphabetical order:


1.      Akinwumi Adesina || President, African Development Bank

2.      Ameenah Gurib (H.E) || President, Mauritius

3.      Amina J Mohammed || Deputy Secretary General, UN

4.      Anas Aremeyaw Anas || Investigative Journalist

5.      Angela Ndambuki || CEO, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

6.      At Boshoff || Senior Pastor, Christian Revival Church

7.      Beldina Auma || Former Chairperson, World Bank-IMF African Society

8.      Biram Dah Abeid || Advocate

9.      Busisiwe Mkhwebane || Public Prosecutor, South Africa

10.  Buumba Malambo || Founder, Buumbalambo Foundation

11.  Carlos Lopes || Professor, Graduate School of Development Policy
and Practice

12.  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie || Activist

13.  Chris Imafidon (Prof) || Academia

14.  Chris Oyakhilome (Dr.)           || Founder, Christ Embassy

15.  Cyril Ramaphosa || President, South Africa

16.  Dambisa Moyo || Global Economist

17.  Daniel Kaluuya || Actor

18.  David Maraga (Justice) || Chief Justice, Kenya

19.  David Oyedepo (Bishop) || Founder, Winners' Chapel

20.  Denis Mukwege || Gynecologist

21.  Desmond Tutu (Archbishop) || Retired Anglican Bishop

22.  Edna Adan Ismail || Anti-FGM Activist

23.  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (H.E) || Former President, Liberia

24.  Ellinah Wamukoya (Bishop) || Bishop, Swaziland

25.  Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi || Emir, Kano State

26.  Enoch Adeboye (Pastor) || GO, Redeemed Christian Church of God

27.  Ezekiel Mutua || CEO, Kenya Film Classification Board

28.  Fadumo Dayib || Politician

29.  Farida Nabourema || Activist, Togo

30.  Fela Durotoye || Motivational Speaker

31.  Francis Arinze (Cardinal) || Cardinal, Roman Catholic Church

32.  Fred Swaniker || Founder, African Leadership Academy

33.  Graça Machel DBE (H.E.) || Co-Founder, Africa Progress Panel

34.  Graca Maria Sanches || Politician

35.  Hania Morsi Fadl (Dr.) || Activist

36.  Inonge Wina (H.E.) || Vice President, Zambia

37.  Jaha Dukureh || Advocate

38.  January Makamba || Minister, Tanzania

39.  John Momoh || Founder, Channels TV

40.  Josephine Ojiambo (Dr.) || Deputy Secretary-General, Commonwealth

41.  Joyce Banda (H.E.) || Former President, Malawi

42.  Judy Dlamini (Dr.) || Founder, Mbekani Group

43.  Julie Gichuru  || CEO, African Leadership Dialogues

44.  Julien Ciakudia (Prof) || Anglican Reverend

45.  Justina Mutale (Dr.) || Founder, Justina Mutale Leadership Foundation

46.  Ken Kwaku (Dr.) || Former Director, Africa International Dev, Commonwealth

47.  Khadija Patel || Editor-in-Chief, Mail & Guardian

48.  Killion Munyama || MP, Polish Parliament

49.  King Mohammed VI || King of Morocco

50.  Kofi Annan || Co-Founder, Africa Progress Panel

51.  Koos Bekker || Chairman, Naspers

52.  Laila Mamou || CEO, Wafasalaf

53.  Leymah Gbowee || Peace Activist, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace

54.  Lupita Nyong'o || Actress

55.  Makhosi Khoza           || Former MP, South Africa

56.  Martin Amidu || Special Prosecutor, Ghana

57.  Mathews Phosa            || Politician/Lawyer

58.  Matthew Hassan Kukah (Bishop) || Bishop, Roman Catholic Church

59.  Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (Dr.)            || National Spokesperson,
Economic Freedom Fighters

60.  Mensa Otabil || Founder, International Central Gospel Church

61.  Mo Ibrahim || Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

62.  Mohamed ElBaradei || Former Vice-President, Egypt

63.  Mohamed Mansour || Chairman, Mansour Group

64.  Mohammed Dewji || President & CEO, MeTL Group

65.  Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo || Secretary General, OPEC

66.  Monica Geingos (H.E.) || First Lady, Namibia

67.  Monica Kerretts-Makau (Dr.) || Senior faculty, Strathmore Business School

68.  Mosun Bello-Olusoga || Board Chair, Access Bank PLC Nigeria

69.  Moussa Faki Mahamat || Chairperson, African Union Commission

70.  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Dr.) || Former Minister, Nigeria

71.  Nkosana Moyo (Dr.) || Politician

72.  Obiageli Ezekwesili || Co-Founder, Transparency International

73.  Olga Johnson || Secretary-General, Energy for Africa Foundation

74.  Patience Akyianu || MD, Barclays Bank Ghana

75.  Patrick Awuah || Founder, Ashesi University

76.  Paul Enenche (Dr.) || Senior Pastor, Dunamis International Gospel Centre

77.  Paul Kagame (H.E) || President, Rwanda

78.  PLO Lumumba            || Director, Kenya School of Law

79.  Rebecca Enonchong || CEO, AppsTech

80.  Reginald Mengi              || Chairman, IPP Limited

81.  Ruth Oniang'o (Prof) || Founder, Rural Outreach Africa

82.  Samuel Kofi Woods || Activist & Former Minister, Liberia

83.  Santie Botha || Chancellor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

84.  Sara Menker || Founder, Gro Intelligence

85.  Soyode Alistair || Founder, Ben TV London

86.  Stanley Ntagali (Archbishop) || Archbishop, Uganda

87.  Stephen Saad || Founder, Aspen Pharmacare

88.  Strive Masiyiwa || Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless

89.  Sultan Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar III          || Emir, Sokoto

90.  Susan Fajana Thomas || Former Mayor/Councilor, Hackney, England

91.  Tedros Adhanom (Dr.) || Director General, World Health Organization

92.  Thuli Madonsela || Former Public Prosecutor, South Africa

93.  Tony Elumelu || Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation

94.  Trevor Noah || TV Host, The Daily Show

95.  Unity Dow || Activist

96.  Wendy Lucas Bull || Board Chair, Barclays Africa Group

97.  Wendy Luhabe            Founder || Women Private Equity Fund

98.  Winnie Byanyima || Executive Director, Oxfam International

99.  Yaw Nsarkoh || Executive Vice President, Unilever Ghana/ Nigeria

100. Yemi Osinbajo (Prof) || Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
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