Ugandan young achievers have made it to the 2018 FORBES list of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa. The prestigious list of thirty mostly comprises of Nigerians and South Africans but East Africa is also fairly represented with 4 Ugandans; Kemiyondo Coutinho, Kevin Lubega, Nataliey Bitature, Stacey Gillian Abe, plus a couple of Kenyans and Tanzanians.
Kemiyondo Coutinho, 28, is an award-winning Playwright, Actress, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur. Her directorial debut short film ‘KYENVU’ won Best Narrative Short Film at the Pan African Film Festival. She was also featured on CNN’s African Voices for her influential work in the arts.
28 year old Kevin Lubega is the General Manager of Ezee Money, Managing Director of Golden Lane Developers, Foundation Leader of the Obama Foundation, among many other companies and organisations that he runs in Uganda.
Nataliey Bitature, 28, is the co-founder of Musana Carts which provides solar-powered vending carts for Ugandan street food traders. She is the daughter of business mogul Patrick Bitature. She is also the Chief of Staff at the Simba Group of Companies Uganda.
Stacey Gillian Abe, 27, is a Multidisciplinary Contemporary Artist, owner of the Afriart Gallery.. Her installations and performances are integrations between man and the spiritual realm and more believing these spheres influence and form our individual identities. She is an award-winning artist with major honors from around Africa.
The list comprises of young individuals across Africa who have excelled in the Business, Technology, and Creative fields. Top African musicians like Davido, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Cassper Nyovest, among others also made it to the list.
Congratulations to the Ugandans that found their way into the class of the best young achievers on the continent!