Press Release

African Leadership Magazine’s 2021 African Business Leadership Awards Opens for voting

Portsmouth, United Kingdom 29 July 2021:

African Leadership magazine has unveiled a shortlist of nominees for the 12 categories of the 2021 African Business Leadership Awards, following a call for nomination which ended recently. The call for nomination attracted submissions from Africans across the continent and in Diaspora.

While unveiling the nominees at the group’s corporate head office in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, the Chairman and Publisher of the African Leadership Magazine, Dr. Ken Giami, affirmed  that “the nominees for the 2021 African Business Leadership Awards are uniquely outstanding African leaders in various spheres of business and policy, who deserve the highest levels of honor and recognition, not only in Africa but across the globe – for contributing to job creation and attainment of the SDGs in their various spheres of influence. He further noted that as a pan-African institution, African Leadership Magazine is honored to be a part of their success and is proud to tell their stories via our platforms.” Adding that ‘indeed every nominee is a winner’.

The magazine therefore calls for voting from across the continent as part of the process to decide the winners of the various categories of the African Business Leadership Awards 2021.

The call for voting is the second stage in a 3-step points-based selection process that includes: a call for nomination; a call for voting for shortlisted nominees; and the editorial board’s final review of the nominations and voting submissions – using supporting evidence and voting considerations in their final decisions to decide the African Business Leadership Awards 2021 winners. Voting shall be responsible for sixty five percentage points and supporting evidence responsible for 35% in the final selection process for the 2021 winners.

Some of the nominees across different categories in this year’s African Business Leadership Awards include: Mr. Herbert Wigwe, FCA- MD /CEO Access Bank; Mo Dewji, CEO, METL, Tanzania; Segun Ogunsanya, CEO, Airtel Africa, Nigeria; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor, Lagos State, Nigeria; Simbi Wabote, CEO, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board; Brima M. Baluwa Koroma, Executive Chairman, Petroleum Regulatory Agency Sierra Leone;  Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank, Nigeria, amongst others.


Visit the African Leadership Magazine website for the full list of nominees in each of the 12 categories, as voting commences on the website from Thursday, July 29th and closes on Friday, August 12th, 2021.

The African Business Leadership Awards comprises of 12 distinctive categories for voting; and winners of the each category of the Awards, after the editorial board’s review and recommendations, shall be presented with an award trophy and formally decorated with the instruments of the honor at the 6th Invest In Africa Summit 2021 (virtual), scheduled to hold (Virtual) on September 16-17, 2021.

About the African Business Leadership Awards

The African Business Leadership Awards is a prestigious recognition event to reward exceptional corporate practices and outstanding achievers in Africa’s business landscape and its private sector. The awards is in keeping with the African Leadership Magazine’s tradition of presenting the sides of the continent’s businesses and leaders, which hardly finds placement on global media platforms – celebrating exemplary business leaderships on the continent. The 2021 edition especially recognizes business leaders, visionaries and innovators that continue to shape African economies; and drive today’s leading businesses that are making outstanding contributions to Africa’s economic development and post-COVID response and recovery, using business as a force for good, through their CSR and community development activities.