Ugandan techpreneur Kevin Lubega and Humphrey Nabimanya, a social entrepreneur were recently listed among the 100 most influential young Africans.
The list featured several groups of people including innovators, leaders, musicians and activists, who, according to Prince Akpah, the founding president of Africa Youth Awards, were included for their individual and collective contributions towards positioning the image of Africa as frontrunners in their respective fields.
The list had 43 females and the rest were males.
This has been a great year for Kevin Lubega, who also recently celebrated being honoured by Forbes Africa Under 30. He was the only Ugandan male representative on the list that had other three female Ugandans.
Lubega is a co-founder at EasyTicket Limited, a company that provides end-to-end ticketing solutions for various industries, including sports, entertainment, and business. Solutions offered include online e-ticketing, physical ticket printing, guest-list management and box-office ticket sales.
— Kevin Lubega (@kevlubz) September 5, 2018
He is also the General Manager of Ezeemoney which was founded in June 2012. The company specializes in offering electronic money services without the need for a phone or bank. It also handles the payment of bills.
The technologist is also a member of The Obama Foundation, started to promote values of being a good 21st Century citizen; and Global Shapers Community, a World Economic Forum initiative to unite young people who drive to make a contribution to their communities.
His counterpart Humphrey Nabimanya is a television presenter and team leader at Reach A Hand- Uganda, a youth-centered non-profit organization focusing on youth empowerment programmes with an emphasis on livelihoods and skills development, behavior change communication, sexual reproductive and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
Deeply honored to have been named among the 2018 Most Influential Young Africans by the prestigious Africa Youth Awards. This is humbling. Thank you & congratulations to all my fellow young Ugandans, East Africans & Africans who have made it to the list! 🙏🏿 Cc. @reachahand pic.twitter.com/CicSyJxosb
— Humphrey Nabimanya (@HumNabimanya) September 5, 2018
The organization recently launched an electronic consultation platform that enables the seamless transfer of patient information from a primary to a secondary treating practitioner’s client management system.
Other Ugandans that featured on the prestigious list are Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine and Brian Mutebi, an award-winning journalist and women’s rights campaigner.
Prince Akpah called upon other young Africans to emulate the footstep of the listed individuals and join them to make Africa a better and safer place for young dreamers.
“The list which was compiled in partnership with Avance Media, mynaijanaira.com & Made Marketing Group presents an opportunity for young Africans to stay committed to their individual causes and continue to blaze trails across their various fields,” said Prince Akpah.