Below are the distinguished Africans who made the shortlist of nominees in 7 different categories for this year, and all Africans are welcomed to vote:
1. African of the Year 2021
This recognition is open to an African whose actions have greatly impacted the continent positively in the year under review and helped shape his or her immediate society and continues to inspire globally.
2. African Female Leader of the Year 2021
This recognition is open to an African woman who has defied the odds, risen above the patriarchal systems in the continent to positively affect the continent, or influence women to aspire for excellence in various fields.
3. African Educationist of the Year 2021
This recognition is open to an African, whose contribution to the growth of education and deepening knowledge has been second to none in the year under review. It is also reserved for a member of the academic whose research or policy has contributed to shaping his or her country’s economic growth and development
4. African Industrialist of the Year 2021
This recognition is open to an African, whose actions, policies and business has helped in creating jobs for Africans in the year under review
5. African Political Leader of the Year 2021
This recognition is open to an African, whose contribution has immensely contributed to deepening democracy and democratic values in the continent.
6. ALM Young Person of the Year 2021
Criteria: Must be between the ages of 18-38; Young persons of African descent, making a difference globally via diverse sectors such as business, IT, entertainment, sports, etc, remaining a positive role model and re-defining creativity, resilience; hard work and ingenuity of the continent’s young people
7. Africa Peace & Security Leader of the Year 2021
Criteria: This recognition is open to defence and security heads across the continent, with visible strides in the security of lives and property in their countries and the larger society. Nominees are also expected to subscribe to high standards of personal accountability in the pursuit of their vision.
About African Leadership Magazine Group
The African Leadership magazine is published by African Leadership (U.K.) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom. The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective, while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today.