Award Finalists 

Finalists

YALAWARD FINALISTS

Honouring Exceptional Young African Leaders for their professional accomplishments and engagement, personal attributes and community commitment, and leadership role to make their nation and Africa a better place to live and realize their dreams and aspirations.

2019

Meet our extraordinary Top 35 Finalists for the Young African Leaders Awards 2019!

Africa is a better place because they volunteered, and we thank them for it.

Heba Assem Adel

Heba Assem Adel

Egypt

Bitania Lulu Berhanu

Bitania Lulu Berhanu

Ethiopia

Medi Muyisa

Medi Muyisa

Congo

David Saah Nyumah

David Saah Nyumah

Liberia

Tahri Mohammed Amine

Tahri Mohammed Amine

Morocco

Adegbule Oluwole

Adegbule Oluwole

Nigeria

Melaku Hailu Gudeta

Melaku Hailu Gudeta

Ethiopia

Harriet Nana Serwaa

Harriet Nana Serwaa

Ghana

Fatiha Abrar

Fatiha Abrar

Morocco

Kalejaye Folajimi

Kalejaye Folajimi

Nigeria

Kalewongel Tesfaye

Kalewongel Tesfaye

Ethiopia

Ernest Nana Yaw Obeng

Ernest Nana Yaw Obeng

Ghana

Edema Ebunoluwa Grace

Edema Ebunoluwa Grace

Nigeria

Louis Appiah

Louis Appiah

Ghana

Akindaerin Opeyemi Emmanuel

Akindaerin Opeyemi Emmanuel

Nigeria

Oseh John

Oseh John

SIERRA LEONE

Dimma Mawejje Muhammed

Dimma Mawejje Muhammed

Uganda

Lekhooa Letsatsi

Lekhooa Letsatsi

Lesotho

Onyegwara Prisca Chinaemerem

Onyegwara Prisca Chinaemerem

Nigeria

Victor Turatsinze Mafigi

Victor Turatsinze Mafigi

Congo

Yaakoub Benarab

Yaakoub Benarab

Algeria

Isatu M Bokum

Isatu M Bokum

The Gambia

Sandra Ajaja

Sandra Ajaja

Nigeria

Kalvince Otieno

Kalvince Otieno

Kenya

Adewole Adejola

Adewole Adejola

Nigeria

Akram Serdani

Akram Serdani

Algeria

Victor Okechukwu Chimezie

Victor Okechukwu Chimezie

Nigeria

Sharize Odongo

Sharize Odongo

Kenya

Alhassan Sesay

Alhassan Sesay

Sierra Leone

Sié Gérard Kambiré

Sié Gérard Kambiré

Cote d’Ivoire

Oluwafunmilayo Ayobami Oni

Oluwafunmilayo Ayobami Oni

Nigeria

Abdul Rahman Mustapha Kowa

Abdul Rahman Mustapha Kowa

Sierra Leone

Adeseluka Yetunde Oladejo

Adeseluka Yetunde Oladejo

Nigeria

Francis Koskei

Francis Koskei

Kenya

Arafat Bakir LESHEVE

Arafat Bakir LESHEVE

Tanzanian

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