Africa’s Next Generation Influencers Announced!
What an exciting time to be alive in Africa! After three months of scouring all corners of the African continent, crossing borders into countries such as Kenya – to find a flourishing art scene – Ghana, taking the music industry by storm, and Nigeria, which boasts world-class collaborations, we finally bring you Volume 2 of On the Radar, our definitive quarterly report celebrating Africa’s top talents on the cusp of becoming 21st– century media moguls.
In addition to our Top 50, Volume 2 also includes a hotlist of our top 5 collectives, and a conclusive Top 15 list, where you will find our fiercest influencers including fashion designer Rich Mnisi, musicians Frank Casino and Heavy K, youth culture leader Imraan Christian, and media personality Tumi Voster to name a few.
For the full report, see the below.
As part of the selection process for On the Radar, C.S.A’s team of experts applied their unique IP insights, which are not only based on an artist’s social media following but also on the merit of an influencer’s talent, urban relevance, content and media interest.
Following these guidelines, On The Radar Volume 1 alumni have gone on to achieve many successes, most notably our cover star Rouge, who successfully released her first album New Era Sessions, which debuted on top of the charts along with signing a campaign with Flying Fish. Pro-skater Jean-Marc Johannes became the first South African skateboarder to break a Guinness World Record, while professional footballer, George Lebese swapped jerseys to join Mamelodi Sundowns and inked a campaign with STATUS Deodorant.
In addition: sought-after Nigerian designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal starred on an Accelerate TV The Cover story and collaborated with celebrated musician Davido on a capsule collection for Selfridge, London. Social innovator, Hussain van Roos successfully completed a campaign with Red Heart and appeared on the pages of Destiny magazine; Moonchild Sanelly premiered on SABC 2 Morning Live alongside C.S.A.’s Director Davin Phillips, while artist Lady Skollie created a campaign with Nike Visionairs and is currently looking forward to joining Trevor Noah, Charlize Theron, and others at Carnegie Hall, NYC, in November for the production of Children’s Monologues, directed by Danny Boyle.