TIME Magazine has released its 2021 list of 100 emerging leaders who will shape the future of the world.
The TIME 100 NEXT is a flagship program of the multi-award winning, global magazine- TIME, that highlights 100 young or rising persons of influence across the globe.
On the list is the Nigerian-American singer and record producer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, who was recognised for his song, ‘FEM’.
The song became like an anthem during the 2020 #EnSARS protests in Nigeria.
He was photographed by Big Brother Naija 2020 winner, Laycon for TIME Magazine.
Olugbenga Agboola, Flutterwave’s co-founder and CEO is also on the list, recognized for using his platform to promote people’s businesses and saving small businesses from collapse during the lockdown due to COVID-19.
Also on the list is Feyikemi Abuku popularly known as FK Abudu. She is a Nigerian business person, screenwriter, content maker and influencer, recognized for her efforts in organising and sustaining the 2020 #EndSARS protest in Nigeria.
She was photographed alongside Odunayo Eweniyi and Damilola Odufuwa, who are co-founders of the Feminist Coalition, recognised for using their group to support and sustain the 2020 #EndSARS protests.
Musician, Dua Lipa, Actor and son of Denzel Washington, John David Washington, also made the list, while artistes like Idris Elba, Zendaya, Spike Lee photographed some of the celebrities on the list.