Avance Media, a social enterprise in partnership with various Organisations has released its list of 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians for 2017.

The Most Influential Young Ghanaians initiative is an annual awards and ranking scheme for young Ghanaian Achievers between 15-40 years.

The initiative is intended to disclose the true and genuine potentials of young people who are earnest to turn around the fortunes of Ghana’s economy and whose works are at par with their impacts. It is also expected to serve as a source of encouragement to these young individuals whose commitment towards stimulating growth is undoubted.

Winners of the 3rd edition of 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians will be announced on 8th January, 2018.

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 Goal.com)

  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 Goal.com, ReputationPoll.com, Abjel Communications, WatsUp TV, TANOEBusiness.com, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, CliqAfrica, Pulse Ghana, Africa Feeds, and CELBMD Africa.