Victor Osimhen, Tobi Amusan: Nigerian Stars Named in 2024 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List

Victor Osimhen, Tobi Amusan: Nigerian Stars Named in 2024 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List

Babajide Orevba
April 15, 2024 at 9:58 AM
  • Victor Osimhen has been named in the coveted 2024 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list
  • Superstar Nigerian sprinter, Tobi Amusan, also made the cut following her exploits
  • African stars are becoming more prominent and Forbes has also acknowledged this

Nigerian sports personalities, Victor Osimhen and Tobi Amusan, have been named in the 2024 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list.

The superstars earned the coveted spots not only for their sporting prowess, but also due to their positive influence in their respective disciplines.

Last season, Osimhen netted 26 league goals to help Napoli to the Serie A title for the first time in more than three decades.

Victor Osimhen, Tobi Amusan, Forbes, Napoli, Nigeria, Africa
Victor Osimhen and Tobi Amusan have been named in Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list. Photo credit: Francesco Scaccianoce.
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The Super Eagles striker smashed all possible records and went on to win the golden boot in Italy, becoming the first African to achieve such a feat.

He was also part of the Super Eagles squad that finished the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations as runners-up, scoring on goal in the course of the continental showpiece.

Amusan, on the other hand, became the first Nigerian to set a world record in any athletics event, achieving a time of 12.12s in the 100m hurdles in 2021.

In a statement, Forbes stated the world was 'becoming more African'. The whole continent, with 54 countries, is home to 1.45 billion people, and the economies are being driven by a growing young population.

Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list

  1. Alex Mativo, 29, Kenya
  2. Ann-Kathrin Joos, 28, South Africa
  3. Vimbai Masiyiwa, 29, Zimbabwe
  4. Andrew Ddembe, 28, Uganda
  5. Chad Jones, 28, South Africa
  6. Adedamola Oyinlola Adefolahan (Fireboy DML), 28, Nigeria
  7. Tyla Laura Seethal, 22, South Africa
  8. Ayushi Chandaria, 26, Kenya
  9. Ama Qamata, 25, South Africa
  10. Daniel Novitzkas, 28, South Africa
  11. Prisca Wegesa Magori, 29, Tanzania
  12. Luke Mostert, 27, South Africa
  13. Arooj Sheikh, 28, Kenya
  14. Kenneth M. Njeru, 25, Kenya
  15. Cayley Jorgensen, 29, South Africa
  16. Hildah Magaia, 29, South Africa
  17. Victor Osimhen, 25, Nigeria
  18. Tobi Amusan, 26, Nigeria
  19. Damian Willemse, 25, South Africa
  20. Ricardo Lognath, 29, South Africa
  21. Nicolas Lognath, 27, South Africa
  22. Ruth Erikan James, 29, Nigeria
  23. Shaun Maswanganyi, 23, South Africa
  24. Jeremiah Thoronka, 24, Sierra Leone
  25. Calvin Usiri, 28, Tanzania
  26. Peace Wutawunashe, 27, Zimbabwe
  27. Esethu Cenga, 29, South Africa
  28. Josiah Akinloye, 29, Nigeria
  29. Abioye Oyetunji, 29, Ghana
  30. Nadine Roos, 27, South Africa.

Liverpool urged to sign Osimhen

Sports Brief earlier reported that Liverpool legend, Steve Nicol urged Jurgen Klopp's side to sign Nigerian international, Osimhen, from Napoli in the summer as a replacement for Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian ace has been linked with a move to the Saudi Professional League, with the Reds turning down the league's offer last summer, while the Nigerian is set to leave the Italian side in the summer.

Nicol believe the previous season's Serie A Golden Boot winner would be an important addition for the Merseyside outfit, as the club seeks to reset in the wake of their acclaimed manager's pending departure.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.