Diasporian News of Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Source: Citi FM

Ghanaians named in Forbes best 30 under 30

Two Ghanaians have been named in Forbes Magazine’s 30 best young entrepreneurs under age 30 in Africa.

23-year-old Sandra Appiah and 28-year-old Isaac Boateng are co-founders of a New York city-based new media company called Face2Face Africa.

The compay has three divisions: an outfit that publishes a magazine which explores African development, culture, entertainment and fashion, an events business and a thriving website.

Forbes enlisted an independent panel of 12 judges to identify Africans below 30 years who are making the most dramatic impact across the continent and Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng’s company made the cut.

Apart from the Ghanaians, the list included about seven South Africans, seven Kenyans, and four Nigerians.

Malawi, Tanzania, Congo, Uganda and Cameroon and Zimbabwe all had one each.

The activities of these young African entrepreneurs cut across real estate, financial services, manufacturing, media, tech, green tech, healthcare, agriculture and fashion.