Canadian cinematography and film director Alois Nahsali has been named as one of the top 100 most influential Africans in 2019 by NewAfrican Magazine.
Providing a rapid review of some of the major events and developments across Africa, the Most Influential Africans (MIA) listing highlights key achievements of African individuals across geographies and industries this year.
The list includes the likes of Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed and Kenyan world record breaking marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge key politicians such as President Nana Akufo-Addo or Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and movers and shakers of the business world such as Aliko Dangote and Mohammed Dewji.
film director Alois Nashali has also been recognized for his contributions to the global literary scene. Known for his documentaries and short films depicting the experience of contemporary the African diaspora in Canada.
“Am really humbled, from the bottom of my heart to be honored with this, but in my heart, I know you did not buy into our message just for me, you did because you believe in what Africa and Africans has to offer, declared Alois Nashali. “This is proof that the message of the documentary Through The Lens Of An Immigrant and Positivity In A New Place is being heard,” he added.
Others featured on the list include Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank; Marcia Ashong, Founder and CEO of The Boardroom Africa; Trevor Noah, Comedian and Political Commentator; Mark Bristow, CEO of Randgold Resources; Strive Masiyiwa, Businessman and Philanthropist and Tonye Cole, co-founder and former Group Executive Director of Sahara Group; Benedict Oramah, President of Afrieximbank to name a few.