At 18:00 GMT on Monday 6th March 2017 the announcement of the Future of Ghana 2017 Top 30 U30 took place live on Abn Radio UK amongst huge anticipation online.
The Top 30 U30 list revealed a diverse range of talent, pioneers and changemakers from Ghana and the diaspora. There is strong representation from countries in the diaspora such as the UK, Canada, and the USA. This year’s Top 30 list also saw an even split between genders for the first time ever.
Among the pioneers selected were Koby “Posty” Hagan founder of UK Urban Entertainment platform GRM Daily , Ghana based digital entrepreneur and founder of the Circumspecte platform Jemila Abdulai, Ghanaian Media Influencer and Radio/TV Personality Antoine Mensah and 16 year old rising fencing star Yasmine Fosu to name but a few. For the full list visit www.futureofghana.com
Now in its 3rd cycle Me FiRi Ghana once again began a mission to find the pioneers and innovators of the Future back in October 2016 by undertaking a global search for the top 30 Ghanaian talent aged 18 – 30 years – impacting industries around the world. The search consisted of an open nomination process from (28 October – 2 December 2016) driven through Ghanaian Diplomatic missions, Ghanaian Associations/Organisations, Commonwealth Secretariat, media partners and social media using the official hashtag #FOG2017
The job of assisting the Future of Ghana Committee to select worthy candidates went to this cycle’s esteemed judging panel – Lord Michael Hastings CBE, Sangu Delle, Queen Naa Tsotsoo Soyoo I, Nana Aba Anamoah and the Charity’s patron James Barnor.
From the 13th March 2017, the Future of Ghana will launch a targeted social media campaign – #IamFutureofGhana
Using this hashtag, the campaigns aim will be to continue the conversation around Ghana’s development in such a significant independence year but more importantly mobilise Ghanaians all over the world to think about what role they can play in Ghana’s development.
When Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo revealed the Ghana@60 logo last month it came with the slogan; “Mobilising for Ghana’s Future” which of course is reflected in the Future of Ghana’s mission statement.
The public will be able to participate in the conversation by using the hashtag on all social media platforms whilst posting/accessing exclusive visuals.
Stay tuned to our platforms from the 13th March for further information.