The Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa list is finally out! Kenya’s very own Ogutu Okudo has made the list. I was going through the list and since I have an interest in entertainment, this is what stood out for me:
Some of the Africans who have been listed in this year’s Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 have startups in the video production sector. For instance, Gift Sukez from Malawi has a video production company that offers consultancy services to firms. Sasha Vybz is a sought-after music video director and he started his lessons using online resources before joining university. There’s an opportunity for you to break the bank in the videography sector.
Nigeria’s DJ Cuppy, Mr Eazi and Patoranking are some of the entertainers featured on the list. Last year, Kenyan musician Karun also made the cut. If your dream is to be a musician, this is a clear indicator that you can go ahead and pursue your dream relentlessly.
This is another sector that has been highlighted in this year’s Forbes Africa 30 Under 30. Newman Tshepo from Botswana runs an events company and he started in his bedroom. He quit college twice but that did not make him quit. He currently employs 20 people and has won several small business awards for his entrepreneurship spirit.
The entertainment industry in Africa is growing, opportunities are sprouting. It’s up to us to take up spaces, find creative ways of doing things and maintain a resilient spirit if we are going to succeed.