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Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by aloyemeka1: 9:43pm On Oct 12, 2011
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by aloyemeka1: 9:47pm On Oct 12, 2011


First 20

1. Chinua Achebe, Novelist (Nigeria)

2. Youssou N'dour, 51, Musician (Senegal)
3. Didier Drogba, 33, Footballer (Cote D'Voire)
4. Angelique Kidjoe, 51, Musician (Benin Republic)
5. Akon, 38, Musician (Senegal)
6. Wole Soyinka, 77, Playwright (Nigeria)
7. Salif Keita, 62, Musician (Mali)
8. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 46, (South African)
9. Oumou Sang, 43, Musician (Mali)
10. Femi Kuti, 49, Musician (Nigerian)

11. Toumani Diabaté, Malian, Musician
12. Oliver Mtukudzi, 59, Zimbabwean, Musician
13. Haile Gebrselassie, 38, Ethiopian, Athlete
14. Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, 51, Algerian, Musician
15. Samuel Eto'o, 30, Cameroonian, Soccer Player
16. Alek Wek, 34, Sudanese, Supermodel
17. Liya Kebede, 33, Ethiopian, Supermodel
18. Dobet Gnahoré, 29, Ivorian, Musician
19. Genevieve Nnaji, 32, Nigerian, Actress
20. Koffi Olomidé, 55, Congolese, Musician


I don't think Femi Kuti deserves no 10 position. Lagbaja or Tuface or Flavor  are more powerful in Africa than him and Samuel Etoo is more powerful than Drogba.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Emmyk(m): 10:42pm On Oct 12, 2011
Cool
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by babyboy3(m): 1:24pm On Oct 13, 2011
Personally I would make some changes

I would remove Femi and replace him with Fela (his father)
Roger Milla (Cameroonian Football legend)
Kofi Annan (Fr Gen Sec to the UN)
Frankie Federick (Namibian Sprinter and Olympic medallist)
Charlize Theron (South African and Oscar winning Actress)
Francios Pinaar (South African Rugby captain that won the world cup)
Dikembe Matumbo (Former NBA star)
George Weah (Liberian and former world footballer of the year)
Iman Bowie (Ethiopian Super model)

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Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by mulumele(m): 4:40pm On Oct 13, 2011
I don't think Femi Kuti deserves no 10 position. Lagbaja or Tuface or Flavor are more powerful in Africa than him and Samuel Etoo is more powerful than Drogba.

It is not about what you think and mind you the selection was not based on emotions or sentiments. These are the most powerful/influential Africans presently and the list changes with time.

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Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Nobody: 4:42pm On Oct 13, 2011
Eto is waaaaay more powerful, popular and influential tha Drogba, And WTF is Femi Kuti doing there? TUface
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by SouthEast2: 4:47pm On Oct 13, 2011
baby-boy:

Personally I would make some changes

I would remove Femi and replace him with Fela (his father)
Roger Milla (Cameroonian Football legend)
Kofi Annan (Fr Gen Sec to the UN)
Frankie Federick (Namibian Sprinter and Olympic medallist)
Charlize Theron (South African and Oscar winning Actress)
Francios Pinaar (South African Rugby captain that won the world cup)
Dikembe Matumbo (Former NBA star)
George Weah (Liberian and former world footballer of the year)
Iman Bowie (Ethiopian Super model)


This is about living people, not the dead.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by SouthEast2: 4:48pm On Oct 13, 2011
First 20

1. Chinua Achebe, Novelist (Nigeria)
2. Youssou N'dour, 51, Musician (Senegal)
3. Didier Drogba, 33, Footballer (Cote D'Voire)
4. Angelique Kidjoe, 51, Musician (Benin Republic)
5. Akon, 38, Musician (Senegal)
6. Wole Soyinka, 77, Playwright (Nigeria)
7. Salif Keita, 62, Musician (Mali)
8. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 46, (South African)
9. Oumou Sang, 43, Musician (Mali)
10. Femi Kuti, 49, Musician (Nigerian)

11. Toumani Diabaté, Malian, Musician
12. Oliver Mtukudzi, 59, Zimbabwean, Musician
13. Haile Gebrselassie, 38, Ethiopian, Athlete
14. Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, 51, Algerian, Musician
15. Samuel Eto'o, 30, Cameroonian, Soccer Player
16. Alek Wek, 34, Sudanese, Supermodel
17. Liya Kebede, 33, Ethiopian, Supermodel
18. Dobet Gnahoré, 29, Ivorian, Musician
19. Genevieve Nnaji, 32, Nigerian, Actress
20. Koffi Olomidé, 55, Congolese, Musician

Again, Igbo leads, followed a distant second grin grin grin grin grin grin grin by Yoruba
Where are our hausa/fulani/boko Haram brothers? cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Brisingr(m): 4:53pm On Oct 13, 2011
drogba is more involved in his country politics than eto so he deserves dat spot
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by lagcity(m): 4:55pm On Oct 13, 2011
i think Forbes meant to say influential. Abeg is Akon more influential than Genevieve? undecided Forbes ppl are smoking igbo. Achebe is definitely at the top of that List.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by dipo1: 4:56pm On Oct 13, 2011
South.East:

Again, Igbo leads, followed a distant second grin grin grin grin grin grin grin by Yoruba
Where are our hausa/fulani/boko Haram brothers? cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

Must you point that out? Is that by any means the motive of the thread?
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Brisingr(m): 4:57pm On Oct 13, 2011
aloy/emeka:


I don't think Femi Kuti deserves no 10 position. Lagbaja or Tuface or [b]Flavor  [/b]are more powerful in Africa than him and Samuel Etoo is more powerful than Drogba.
how flavor go strong pass femi kuti when flavor start to dey sing
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Vindy: 4:58pm On Oct 13, 2011
I dont know whats up but dont think that list is half correct.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by onila(f): 5:03pm On Oct 13, 2011
Brisingr:

drogba is more involved in his country politics than eto so he deserves dat spot

yes very true
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by shadrach77: 5:04pm On Oct 13, 2011
a list that does not contain king sunny ade, koffi annan, pastor enoch adeboye and pastor chris oyakhilome is nothing but pure rubbish cry cry shocked
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by vanunu: 5:16pm On Oct 13, 2011
Achebe has sold more books than any other african dead or alive. His books has sold more than 70 million, while nsoyinka has sold 15 million.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by slap1(m): 5:20pm On Oct 13, 2011
vanunu:

Achebe has sold more books than any other african dead or alive. His books has sold more than 70 million, while nsoyinka has sold 15 million.
LOL, that cracked me up!
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by jojo2011: 5:23pm On Oct 13, 2011
Where is MANDELA? These is just somebody's imagination.A list without Mandela is total rubbish
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by NRIPRIEST(m): 5:24pm On Oct 13, 2011
@Southeast,nwanne biko I nwelu ike ikwusi ime onu,ka afa anyi too anyi.dalu nwannem. Olisa gbolu gi mkpa gi nine,
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Yeske2(m): 5:37pm On Oct 13, 2011
South.East:

Again, Igbo leads, followed a distant second grin grin grin grin grin grin grin by Yoruba
Where are our hausa/fulani/boko Haram brothers? cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Nwanna jilu nwanyo, meanwhile what yardstick was used in arriving at this?
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by BiafranFirstSon(m): 5:50pm On Oct 13, 2011
If that is Forbes award, then don't expect Mandela's name to be there. Since his release from prison, America has seen him as a terrorist because he fought for apartheid. His name was just removed in 2008 from terrorist list. America is the head of Forbes. They don't want Mandela to be celebrated but we all know he is a "Hero".
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by IykeD(m): 6:21pm On Oct 13, 2011
What is Femi Kuti doing on the list? Where is Jay Jay Okocha, where is Eto'o, Where is Tubaba? Maybe the list wasn't compiled by how popular they are but i still don't agree with them.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Nobody: 6:32pm On Oct 13, 2011
, how can people compare 2face with femi Kuti, comparing a one man keyboard band to a proper established band. Femi Kuti was nominated twice for a grammy in world music category and his voice was used in grand theft auto (very popular in EU and North America). His songs might not sound good to Nigerians but his song are appreciated in the developed countries. What label is 2face with again?

Chinua Achebe deserves the spot. I have met so many people from different countries around the world that mentioned ''things fall apart'' was part of the secondary school English literature syllabus.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by IykeD(m): 6:43pm On Oct 13, 2011
saxywale:

,  how can people compare 2face with femi Kuti, comparing a one man keyboard band to a proper established band. Femi Kuti was nominated twice for a grammy in world music category and his voice was used in grand theft auto (very popular in EU and North America). His songs might not sound good to Nigerians but his song are appreciated in the developed countries. What label is 2face with again?

Chinua Achebe deserves the spot. I have met so many people from different countries around the world that mentioned ''things fall apart'' was part of the secondary school English literature syllabus.

It's not about band or nomination, if it is by popularity, trust me no one knows Femi Kuti, in fact if he wasn't Fela Kuti's son, he wouldn't be relevant musically. As for being popular in Europe, well if Europe is only the UK, then i will agree with you but if it extends to other countries and regions then tuface is by far and i mean by far more popular. I was discussing with a white friend just yesterday where i am, he wanted to hear some naija tunes and when i tried "youtubing", he quickly asked, what's the name of that guy that sang "African Queen" and i asked do you know him, he said he had heard the song so many times and i was gonna say tu and he said yessss, tuface, with an accent.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by dayokanu(m): 6:56pm On Oct 13, 2011
[size=18pt]Someone needs to be compensated for the inability to win a Nobel

As for me and my people we would rather win a Nobel than get listed with 39 other people on forbes newspaper.

1 Nobel prize is enoguh.

Its like an Olympic medal compared to Dubai Opens[/size]
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by hbrednic: 7:22pm On Oct 13, 2011
nonsense list
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by AMALOSHE: 7:51pm On Oct 13, 2011
this list? a poor job, poor job indeed.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Natasha2(f): 7:53pm On Oct 13, 2011
hmm
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by jbaur24: 8:38pm On Oct 13, 2011
dayokanu:

[size=18pt]Someone needs to be compensated for the inability to win a Nobel

As for me and my people we would rather win a Nobel than get listed with 39 other people on forbes newspaper.

1 Nobel prize is enoguh.

Its like an Olympic medal compared to Dubai Opens[/size]



Achebe is the Africas greatest living legend, soyenka is not anywhere near Achebe. Achebe's book is standard curricular in Nigerias and African schools. Achebe's Things Fall Apart has been translated in over 70 languages of the world and has sold over 7 million copies. Achebe does not need Noble Prize, its the Noble Prize that needs Achebe to legitimize itself. Am sure Noble Committee will be regretting ever giving a prize to soyenka because they must have realized he was never qualified to receive the honor have seen Achebe's soaring profile around the world.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Nobody: 10:01pm On Oct 13, 2011
baby-boy:

Personally I would make some changes

I would remove Femi and replace him with Fela (his father)
Roger Milla (Cameroonian Football legend)
Kofi Annan (Fr Gen Sec to the UN)
Frankie Federick (Namibian Sprinter and Olympic medallist)
Charlize Theron (South African and Oscar winning Actress)
Francios Pinaar (South African Rugby captain that won the world cup)
Dikembe Matumbo (Former NBA star)
George Weah (Liberian and former world footballer of the year)
Iman Bowie (Ethiopian Super model)

Iman Bowie is Somali.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by babyboy3(m): 10:21pm On Oct 13, 2011
Iman Bowie is Somali.

Sorry my mistake

Achebe is the Africas greatest living legend, soyenka is not anywhere near Achebe

Achebe is a legend but Soyinka is a Nobel Prize winner, Its like comparing Genevieve to Charlize Theron, you would ask the question what has Achebe done for Nigeria.
Re: Chinua Achebe Tops The List Of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa by Nobody: 11:00pm On Oct 13, 2011
IykeD:

It's not about band or nomination, if it is by popularity, trust me no one knows Femi Kuti, in fact if he wasn't Fela Kuti's son, he wouldn't be relevant musically. As for being popular in Europe, well if Europe is only the UK, then i will agree with you but if it extends to other countries and regions then tuface is by far and i mean by far more popular. I was discussing with a white friend just yesterday where i am, he wanted to hear some naija tunes and when i tried "youtubing", he quickly asked, what's the name of that guy that sang "African Queen" and i asked do you know him, he said he had heard the song so many times and i was gonna say tu and he said yessss, tuface, with an accent.

well, you can't judge by just one white friend. In my own opinion, Femi Kuti would still pull more non-Nigerian crowd to a music concert any where in Europe and the America's not just the UK hence he is more influential than 2face.

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