Nominees for this year’s edition of Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians, ranking and honouring distinguished young Ghanaian achievers have been announced.

The honouring and ranking scheme identifies distinctive service across 10 different fields of work: Business, Entertainment, Law and Governance, Leadership and Civil Society, Lifestyle, Media, Personal Development and Academia, Science and Technology, Sports and Social Enterprise as well as Philanthropy.

The final list would be announced on January 8, 2018.

Having acquired the ‘trust’ batch from the public for its credibility, Avance Media’s Most Influential Young Ghanaians rankings has seen two successful editions in the years 2015 and 2016 where investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas was adjudged the most influential young Ghanaian for two years running.

CEO of Avance Media, Prince Akpah explained that “This year’s influential young Ghanaian is someone whose work has undoubtedly had a positive impact in Ghanaian life. The nominees have all excelled in their various endeavors, working to improve the lives of others, through hard work, personal sacrifice and in most instances, made bold and brave commitments.”

Public voting has officially opened on to determine the overall 2017 Most Influential Young Ghanaian, and winners for the 10 categories.

Similar rankings by Avance Media and partners are currently ongoing in Cameroon, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, DR Congo and Kenya.

Here is the full list of the 2017 Nominees

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)

  1. Lydia Forson (Actress)
  2. Sarkodie (Musician)
  3. Shatta Wale (Musician)
  4. Stonebwoy (Musician)
  5. Wiyaala (Musician)

Law & Governance

  1. Francisca Oteng Mensah (MP)
  2. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (MP)
  3. Kow Essuman (Lawyer)
  4. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP)
  5. Alexander Afenyo-Markin (MP)

Leadership & Civil Society (in partnership with Abjel Communications)

  1. Kosi Yankey (NBSSI)
  2. Gideon Danso (EWC)
  3. Nii Kotei Dzani (Council of State)
  4. Peter Akai Anum (HOSA Awards)
  5. Senyo Hosi (COBD)


  1. Ameyaw Debrah (Blogger)
  2. Ebenezer Nana Yaw Donkor (Blogger)
  3. Elorm Beenie (Blogger)
  4. Hamamat Montia (Model)
  5. Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh (Photographer)


  1. Abigail Ashley (UTV Ghana)
  2. Berla Mundi (EIB Network)
  3. Nana Aba Anamoah (EIB Network)
  4. Peace Hyde (Forbes Africa)
  5. Seth Kwame Boateng (Multimedia Group)

Personal Development & Academia

  1. Albert Kusi (LEC Foundation)
  2. Brian Amoateng (Brian Amoateng Outreach Ministries)
  3. Jeff Bassey (Graduate Training Institute)
  4. Ibrahim Mustapha (Public Speaking Institute)
  5. Richmond Kwame Frimpong (Beige Academy)

Science & Technology

  1. Godwin Martey (Websoft Solutions)
  2. Kane Mani (Origgin)
  3. Laud Anthony Basing (Incas Diagnostic Services Limited)
  4. Nicholas Bortey (Liranz)
  5. Sesinam Dagadu (Snoocode)

Sports (in partnership with

  1. Akwasi Frimpong (Athlete)
  2. Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor FK)
  3. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United)
  4. Dede Ayew (West Ham United)
  5. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus)

Social Entreprise & Philanthropy

  1. Ama Duncan (The Fabulous Woman Network)
  2. Caritas Aryee (Tatas and Friends Foundation)
  3. Elijah Amoo Addo (Food For All Africa)
  4. Ivy Barley (Developers in Vogue)
  5. Regina Agyare (Soronko Foundation)

The 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians ranking is proudly organised by Avance Media in partnership with,, Abjel Communications, WatsUp TV,, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, CliqAfrica, Pulse Ghana, Africa Feeds, and CELBMD A.

By: Gabla Godwin/ Showbiz Network Ghana

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