American business magazine, Forbes has published a list of thirteen African celebrities to watch out for in the year 2013 and features Ghana’s own Sarkodie and R2bees.
The list was computer after the online magazine asked readers were asked to name the most influential icons in contemporary African pop culture.
The list also took into consideration their performance sell outs, commercial and record deals etc.
The list is made up of musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, media personalities etc.
Below is the list of Forbes’ African celebrities to watch in 2013 in no special order:
Ahmen Soultan, Musician – Morocco
David Oyelowo, Actor – Nigeria
Trevor Noah, Comedian – South Africa
Serge Ibaka, NBA player, Republic of Congo
Julius Onah, Film-maker – Nigeria
Kudzanai Chiurai, Artist (Painter) – Zimbabwe
Mataano, Fashion Designer – Ethiopia
DJ Sbu, DJ, Musician, Social Entrepreneur – South Africa
Ajak Deng, Supermodel – Sudan
Camp Mulla, Hip-hop group – Kenya
Sarkodie, Musician – Ghana
R2bees, Music group – Ghana
Mark Tonderai Hodges, Film-maker – Zimbabwe
Bonang Matheba, Media Personality – South Africa
Click here to read who these celebrities are on forbes.com