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Chimamanda Adichie, Aliko Dangote, Arunma Oteh & More Nominated for Forbes Africa 2014 Person of the Year Award



Forbes Person of the Year 2014Forbes Africa has revealed the nominees for their 2014 Person of the Year award and notably, three Nigerians are on the list – Aliko Dangote, author Chimamanda Adichie and Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Arunma Oteh.

Also on the list are Thuli Madonsela, a South African advocate and the nation’s public protector who helped draft the country’s constitution in 1994 and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People this year as well as Donald Kaberuka, the Rwandan economist who has ushered in significant change for the continent during his 10 years tenure as the president of the African Development Bank.

According to Forbes, the award seeks to reward “the individual who, for better or worse, has had the most influence on business on the year gone by”.

The event is set to take place on the 4th of December 2014.

Forbes Person of the Year 2013 went to Nigerian, Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria. Forbes Person of the Year in 2012 went to James Mwangi, CEO of Equity Bank, Kenya. Also in 2011, the Forbes Person of the Year award went to Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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  1. bruno

    October 24, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    lamido sanusi lamido won person of the year in 2011, WHAT!!! this award show is not credible at all. lamido that is a terrorist. why must anything african be bad, why?

  2. XOXO

    October 24, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Please stop displaying your ignorance online. He is a terrorist? Do you have evidence?

  3. Afoluwasho Flowerpower

    October 25, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Thuli Madonsela all the way!! This brave woman is standing up to the corruption-ridden government of Jacob Zuma.. Five years ago, who knew of the office and powers of the Public Protector in South Africa? Her predecessors were yes-men who turned a blind eye and did the bidding of their political masters, ignoring blatant corrupt looting of the nation’s coffers.

    Then Jacob Zuma made the mistake of appointing this fearless amazon. He probably thought he had another “yebo Baba” woman in the bag. How mistaken was he and the ANC! Shock to their rotten system! Adv. Thuli Madonsela has been taking them to task at the risk of her reputation being maligned and even threats to her life.

    My vote goes to her.

    • tunmi

      October 25, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      I didn’t know all that. Thank you for educating me.

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