US-based Kenyan media personality Larry Madowo has been named in the New African magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans of 2020 list.
Madowo, who is the North America correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), appeared on the annual list for the second time.
“I’m so stoked to be recognized among such great Africans for the second time! Thank you,” Madowo said through social media.
Another Kenyan who made it to the list is photojournalist and activist Boniface Mwangi, 37.
“It’s an honor to be in the New African Magazine list of the 100 Most Influential Africans,” Mwangi tweeted.
Other notable figures recognized in the London-based magazine’s 2020 list include Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Nigerian actor John Boyega, and Senegalese football star Sadio Mane, who plays for English topflight side Liverpool.
Also on the list are World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus, US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Nigerian tycoon Aliko Dangote, and South African artist Master KG.
This year’s list features 36 women, 1 non-binary, and 63 men. Nigeria produced the highest number of those listed with 24 followed by South Africa (15), Ghana (8), Cameroon (6), and Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and Uganda with 5 each.