06th May 2023 - Wdordoe

Home l


Humanitarian Awards Global has released its 4th publication of the annual Africa Most Impactful Change Makers list. The list includes 100 people from across Africa who are passionate about making a difference and challenging the status quo, HAG has released its annual publication to highlight and celebrate the remarkable achievements of individuals.

HAG has been actively involved in reshaping the narrative around change makers through award ceremonies, educational initiatives, summits, and ranking publications. "Through this project, we not only aim to celebrate change makers but also to showcase the individual and collective efforts of those who are genuinely inspiring the next generation of leaders, both within and beyond our borders."

The selection process for these individuals involved nominations, thorough background checks on their impact activities, and board justifications to shortlist the top 100 individuals for the year under review. The criteria for shortlisting included leadership drive, influence, consistency, and, most importantly, community and social impact.

Every year, some previously recognized change makers are included in the list if they still meet the criteria and metrics, while new names also emerge.

This publication provides these agents of change with an invaluable opportunity to be inspired and to continue pursuing their passion for improving lives and making a difference in their respective fields.

Nigerians that made the list. 

Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin - Nigeria- Founder, Pearls Africa Foundation

Amina J. Mohammed- Nigeria: Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Dr Ola Brown – Nigeria- Founder of Health Cap Africa

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Nigeria-Director-General of the World Trade Organization and former Nigerian Minister of Finance

Ekhlas Ahmed - Human Rights Activist and Founder of the Darfur Women Network

Fatima Mohammed Habib- Nigeria-Social entrepreneur and founder of Advocacy for Human Value Foundation

Ibukun Awosika, Nigeria: Founder and CEO, The Chair Centre Group

Ifeyinwa Omesiete – Co-Founder, Nutrition4Kids

Izehi Anuge-Nigeria-Values Ed Socialpreneur, Creating Measurable, Interactive, Experiential Tools and Resources

Jumoke Olowookere, Nigeria - Founder of the Child Dignity Foundation

Orondaam Otto-Nigeria-Founder of Slum2School Africa

Rinu Oduala-Nigeria-Youth Fellow, World Movement for Democracy

Stephanie Busari -Nigeria-Multi-award winning journalist, notable for exclusively obtaining the “proof of life” video for the missing Chibok schoolgirls in the wake of the Bring Back Our Girls advocacy

Zannah Mustapha-Nigeria- Globally recognized humanitarian for educating children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Hauwa Ibrahim - Nigerian Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

Abiola Bawuah-Nigeria-ED/CEO, UBA Afric

Subscribe to our Newsletter