Sarkodie, Akon, Others named in 100 Most Influential Creatives on Earth

Sarkodie, Akon, Others named in 100 Most Influential Creatives on EarthkodieWe probably will be kicking several butts with this year’s 100 most influential for all the good and well, bad reasons for some. They are not the usual names you’ve always seen.

C. Hub magazine releases 2016 100 most influential creatives. April – June issue .

Recognising the importance of creativity, coupled with the power of social media, you can no longer put people in just one box and define them. More and more people are now thinking and living outside the long familiar definition, and they’re out influencing their circle with their own unchecked imaginations.

These are the people challenging what you’ve known for ages, challenging the stereotypes, challenging the norms and creating their own reality . Their reality which resonates with the needs of people around them. They’re the new leaders of our time, the influencers.

Years back if you heard ‘influential’ , you probably would start listing all the media famous names and ‘world leaders’, – position or status leaders. One good thing about this era is, such definitions of influence are being challenged.

C. Hub magazine understands the principles of maximising smallness and the principles of authenticity, creativity and vision , and has tailored this year’s most influential again based on the fact that these individuals are maximising resources around them to create powerful ripple effects that are changing lives, using the power of their gifting , vision and creativity . This however is an inexhaustible list as we continue to research to update the list of those influencing our time. Power to your imagination. Meet your 2016 most influential creatives as compiled by us and our contributors.

Come out of the box, and let your imagination take the lead and #Keepwalking.

The inexhaustible list is as follows , in no particular order:

1. Jourdan Dunn – Model and fashion icon.

A US – Senegalese Rapper is not only continuously uplifting people with his music but also walking walk by opening doors of opportunity in America and Africa. Determined to reach out for his roots, determined to transform his people positively Akon wants to show us that leadership comes from within: “Personally, I don’t think that charities in Africa really work,” “I think it just holds the people down longer than it should.” On lighting Africa, he says: “ If you want to make an impact, start from the rural areas because that is the heartbeat of Africa. Leading by example, he has launched an initiative aim at developing an innovative solar-powered solution that will provide electricity in rural areas. The difference with being a leader is that you take the first step. Leadership begins with you.

Tell me, there are billions of reasons why people love Serena Williams but none is as powerful and enduring to my heart and mind than her drive to change the face of tennis forever. She has the credibility, motivated,energized and committed. She inspired my generation, and next generation with her talent. Kudos to her! As the world No.1 who cherishes her roots and proud of her heritage, she is not only motivating Africans but building schools such as Serena Williams Secondary school in Matooni, Kenya. On the latest row, Serena frowns at Novak Djokovic urging him to explain why male player deserved more money than their female counterparts. Serena continues to have positive influence on women and men throughout the whole world and she is admired for her talent and courage.

A city girl with her mega bucks left her juicy career as lawyer to start her own business. In 2010 Dupsy founded ‘Intern Avenue’ “to give young people more opportunities to understand what might be a good fit for them and to empower employers not to be a slave to the system.” In her word: “I won’t pretend that it wasn’t a big decision” The ability and willing to change a life is what counts in leadership. Taking responsibility for the quality of leadership people experience regardless of your status, age, sex and race is what inspires people to follow a leader.

5. Lewis Hamilton
6. Mo Farah
7. John Boyega
8. Floyd Mayweather
9. Usain Bolt
10. Anthony Abuah
11. Niyi Towolawi
12. Lupita Nyong’o
13. Sade Adu
14. Dorothy Ghettuba
15. Mark Zukerberg
16. Sarkodie
17. Bassey Ikpi
18. Chimamanda Adichie
19. Bola Agbaje
20. Amma Asante
21. Akua Gyamfi: Akua Gyamfi: award winning journalist and Founder of the British blacklist, Akua is the UK’s no.1 sought after correspondence for diversity in the arts sectors.

22. Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe (nee Eluka).Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe (nee Eluka), multi-award winning Founder of 2 pioneering brands: Premae and JoClarePr, Clare believes in changing the world once face at a time whilst helping new businesses find their market position in their industries.

23. Florence Adepoju
24. Bianca Miller
25. Ade Hassan
26. Genevieve Nnaji
27. Grace ladoja
28. Michaela Coel
29. Michealene Holder-March :
30. Joivan Wade
31. Idris Elba
32. Calvin Demba
33. David avery
34. Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe
35. Nathan Brion
36. Chucky Venn
37. ALuko Eni
41. O’SHEA JACKSON – Ice Cube
42. Tyler Perry
43. Chief Ayo Oyebade :
Chief Ayo Oyebade is an award winning Accountant (Ambassador Award at Best of Nigeria 2011 Awards); Blogger (www.ayooyebade.com); Actor and Producer.

With over 26 years’ experience in Accountancy & Finance, Ayo’s clients include numerous Show Business Personalities and he has worked on a few films as Production Accountant.

Ayo, is a Member and, Past President of Hendon Rotary Club (2011/12 & 2013/14); Secretary of UK Nollywood Producers Guild; Treasurer of the Actors Guild of UK Nollywood; a Member of the Organising Committee of Nigerian Centenary Awards UK 2014 (Finance & Awards sub committees) and Treasurer of Face Front Charity. www.imdb.com/name/nm5551841/

44. Yawa Hansen-Quao
45. Dr MKO Balogun
46. Mario Balitollie
48. Ejiro Amos Tafiri
49. Nana Addo Tamakloe
50. Sola Babatunde
51. Winston Ellis
52. Emmanuel Oyeleke
53. MaameYaa Boafo
54. Obi Emelonye
55. Abiola Orimolade
56. Dr Nkem Ezeilo
57 .Faustina Anyanwu
58. Prof Rotimi Jaiyesimi
59. Chief Aloysius Ihezie
60. Gayle Thompson
61. Joel Anthony
62. Christopher Samba
63. Charles Thompson (MBE)
64. Kwame Koranteng
65. Mandy Sanghera
66. Levi Roots
67. Vincent Kompany
68. Christian Benteke
69. Eze Ihenacho
70. Simone Biles
71. Wesley Snipes
72. Rita Clifton
73. Ava Duvernay
74. Sandra Nelson :
75. Mehdi Hasan
76. Deborah St Lewis
77. Chioma Nnani
78. Segun Agbeje
79. Tunde Alabi :
80. Emeka Anyanwu
81. Funke Abimbola
82. Bernadette Adufe
83. Adi Alfa
84. Jelani Aliyu
85. Joy Adenuga
86. John Magufuli
87. Chinedu Echeruo
88. Alex Iwobi
89. Venicia Stelle Guinot
90. Muzvare Betty Makoni
91. Justina Mutale
92. Josh Daniel Jones – Photographer
93. Vivian Timothy
94. Oluwakayode Ogundamisi
95. Dr Alistair Soyode
96. Minna Salami
97. Vusi Thembekwayo
98. Linda Ikeji
99. Trevor Ncube
100. Ferdinard Lawson

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