Tanyaradzwa started her racing career at the age of five (2011) and changed
the face of Motor sport in Zimbabwe by becoming the first Female to have won
a Motocross Championship in Zimbabwe since 1957. She is a Project Ambassador for European Union For Food Security in Rural Areas and also received a historic appointment as the Zimbabwe-European Union Honorary Ambassador For Gender, Youth, Sports and Development thus becoming the Youngest Ambassador in the World. She has won several national, regional and international competitions. Tanya also became the First Female Racer to win a heat at the British Master Kids since its inception and was a Bronze Medalist at the British Master Kids Motocross, an International Racing Championship that draws more than 500 riders from all over Europe.
JareIjalana a Nigerian child model who was famed the ‘Most Beautiful Girl in the World’ by "YAHOO Lifestyle" in 2018 after a stunning picture of her went viral on the internet and social media platforms in July 2018. 6-year-old JareIjalana is the first black and African girl to be so named. The title of ‘Most Beautiful girl in the World has previously been held by French child model ThylaneBlondeau and later Russian models Kristina Pimenova and Anastacia Knyazeva. Jare has been featured by a number of high profile online and traditional media platforms some of which include, Yahoo Lifestyle, People.com, Daily Mail UK, Elle Cote D’Ivoire, The ‘Talko’, Public Magazine France, Univision TV America, RTL NEXT Television Germany and BBC Africa. Jare and her sisters were featured in the (Fall Edition) 2018 of NYSFE Magazine, New York, USA.
Before fame came calling, all members of the Triplets Ghetto Kids came from the slums of Uganda. They were discovered by Dauda who founded the Triplets Foundation Uganda as a way of saving children living in the slums from the terrors of the life of street kids in Kampala, Uganda. This group of children, therefore, represents the dreams and desires of the many children to escape the hell of the streets of these cities and it inspires the content of their songs, dance and drama. Triplets Ghetto Kids have received over 2.6 billion views on different YouTube videos since 2014 and have won several honors including the Best Dance Act at the UK’s Black Entertainment Film, Fashion, Television and Arts (BEFFTA) Awards and Best Dance Group at the African Entertainment Awards in the US. They also bagged The Video Trailblazer Award at the HiPipo Music Awards and Talented Youth Star at the Rising Star Awards, both in Uganda
TRIPLET GHETTO KIDS
Samantha Soje is a 10-year-old kid-chef, ballerina (Balledancer) and an award winning kid-entrepreneur who has won several spelling bee competitions for her school just like she has won several cooking competitions. She is the founder and CEO of Sammy's Special which was officially lunched on her 9th birthday. Samantha has been featured on many media platforms including BBC Africa, BBC Pidgin, BBC Afrique, Guardian Newspaper as a kidentreprenuer. Samantha believes no Nigerian child should go hungry as she has kick-started her project, FEED THE CHILDREN on her 10th birthday by visiting an orphanage home where she donated donuts and pancakes, foodstuffs, juice, Biscuits and toiletries to the kids at the orphanage home.
7 years old Nakeeyat is currently an Ambassador to the Ministry of Sanitation Ghana and the reigning champion of Tv3 Talented Kids competition season 10, 2019. During the competition, she exhibited a great oratory skill to wow her audience thus making history as the first 7-year-old poet to have won the competition during the 10 years of its existence. Nakeeyat uses her poetry skills to address societal issues that confronts humanity such as respect for all cultures, Corruption, Child Protection (Child Advocate) and many more. Nekaayat has performed in the presence of several notable personalities such as the Former Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia Dr. Mohammed Abdul Karim Al Issa, the President of Ghana - His Excellency – Nana Akufo Ado on the plight of African refugee and many more.
NAKEEYAT DRAMANI SAM
Basil Okpara Jnr is a 9-year-old Nigerian game developer and founder of BJR TECHNOLOGIES owner of the BJRGAMES brand. So far, he has built over 35 games like Frog Attacker, Falling Apples, Dragon attack, 44 etc. He builds his games using Scratch 2 and Construct 2 apps. One of his games won him the #VisaUnstoppableStories competition organized by Visa and he participated at the Player Escort Program AFCON FOOTBALL Championship in Cairo, Egypt. He has been profiled and interviewed by CNN Africa, Digital platform and BBC. Basil loves Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and dreams of building robots in the future.
BASIL OKPARA JNR NIGERIA
Stacey Fru is a 12-year-old South African Philanthropist, an Activist in Literacy, Child Trafficking and Role-Modelling, International Multiple Award-Winning Author of Chapter Books and a Brand South Africa (SA) Play-Your-Part Ambassador who wrote her 1st book, ‘Smelly Cats’ without her parents’ knowledge at the age of 7. By age 8, Stacey's first book was approved by the South African Department of Basic Education as suitable for young learners from Early Childhood through to Primary Schools. ‘Smelly Cats’ won 3 awards before Stacey’s 2nd book ‘Bob and the Snake’ was published. In 2019, Stacey was one of the 5 most Promising and Influential African Youth in Aswan, Egypt, according to the Egyptian President and Chair of the African Union. She was the youngest founding member of the Wits University Centre for Multilingual Education and Literacy in 2016. Her 3rd book “Smelly Cats on Vacation” was launched on the same day as her education foundation - The Stacey Fru Foundation.
14 years old sensational Singer, IseoluwaAbidemi is an intelligent, vivacious, determined and focused Artiste. She is famous for hosting THE ISEOLUWA'S CONCERT at age Twelve and age Thirteen respectively. The laudable event successfully paraded A-list Artistes (Dr. Tim Godfrey, Onos, Tope Alabi, Chioma Jesus, Mike Abdul, Eben and more) in each year.
She has also performed on renowned platforms that many admire from a distance. Her just released two Singles featuring Tope Alabi, titled AGBARA NLA and BABA NBE FUNMI have gained widespread acceptance and garnered attention for their encouraging and assuring message.
John William Mango, known in the world of music under the name of John William is a 10 years old dramatic singer, social and child advocate who is famously known as the number one defender of the children of Guinea-Bissau. Among his advocacies are appeals for respect for children's rights, access to education and social protection.
JOHN WILLIAM MANGO
Kelechi Onyekuru is a 10-year-old award winning footballer, athlete and performing artist who has won a lot of medals and Trophies in sport. As an athlete Kelechi has excelled in 100 and 200-meters race competitions repeatedly. His speed, intelligence and confidence has contributed to his brilliant performances on the field as a footballer and this earned him the Most valuable player in 2019. As a performing artist, Kelechi Onyekuru has been featured on several stage performances notably amongst them is a popular African Historical Drama titled “OnvaramwenNogbasi “which reflects the Benin Massacre of 1897 written by Ola Rotimi. He played the role of King Onvamrawen.
KELECHI ONYEKURU, NIGERIA
14 years old Wendy Waeni is a widely known influencer with a global image and an exceptionally gifted Kenyan who has made tremendous achievements in acrobatics and gymnastics. Her talent has managed to get her performances before dignitaries and world leaders. At her tender age, she has been able to represent Kenya at the World Talent Expo in Taiwan, China, and even got invitations for performances from H.E Putni of Russia, Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, Israel P.M Netanyahu and British Prime Minister, David Cameron. She has also performed for Uhuru Kenyatta-Kenya, H.E Paul Kagame of Rwanda, John Mahama of Ghana, Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, J.PombeMagufuli of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete and Angela Markel.
With her success star shinning bright, Wendy has become one of the most influential kids not only in Kenya but across the World having performed in 82 countries. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund(UNICEF) appointed her on Wednesday November 7th 2018, as the Inspirational and Enthusiastic Young Champion.
WENDY WAENI, KENYA
Award winning kid actor Joshua Oluwanifemi Jinadu is a 13 year old Nollywood actor who started acting in 2017 with over 15 movies to his credit to include Sand of Time, The Reunion, City of Bastards and many more. Having acted alongside notable and respected artists in the Nollywood, Joshua JINADU who was awarded the Fast Rising Kid Actor in the year 2018 finds inspiration from his Mother, Habitat Jinad who is also a veteran actress. Joshua is also a kid model who loves to play football.
JOSHUA OLUWANIFEMI JINADU
Erica Armah Bra-BuluTandoh known by the stage name DJ Switch, is a young Ghanaian female Disk Jockey, a multi-talented entertainer who can also sing, rap and dance. She rose to stardorm after she won the 2017 Talented Kids show. In June 2018, Erica became the youngest person to win Ghana's annual DJ award. In September 2018, she opened the Bill and Melinda Gates' Foundation's annual Goalkeepers event in New York City as the warm up act to French President Emmanuel Macron. In May 2019, she was in New York to perform at the NGO ''Room to Read gala with Wyclef Jean also on the bill. In June 2019, she performed at the World Bank Africa Society Symposium at the World Bank office in Washington. DJ Switch who is an education advocate also runs the DJ Switch Foundation with a mission to Improve Health, Education and Gender Equality for sustainable development and Global Goals. She has featured on international publications like CNN, BBC, CNBC and many more.
DJ SWITCH, GHANA
Akorede Ajiboye is a multiple award winning kid-model and dancer who have worked for renowned brands like T-likes App, Deebonitas, Bash house of denim, toyel couture, Teddies kiddies to mention but few. She was at the Miss fashionable International Best Achiever's Awards as the first model to open the show. She featured in the Mouka advert and was the face (billboard) of kids on the mainland Africa (KOMA) 2018. A model at the just concluded Lagos kids fashion show where she walked the runway for lots of designers. Princess Koko as she's mostly known was also the winner of the Visa Unstoppable Stories competition which came with a sponsored trip to Egypt for the AFCON championship sponsored by Visa NG.
AKOREDE AJIBOYE, NIGERIA
Moradeke and Moradeyo are 12-year-old set of twin, presently in Junior secondary school. They started their entrepreneurial journey with an online business about 2 years ago and use part of the proceeds to support various charity work. They cohost their own radio show (Stars of Today with DK & DY) on Cool FM 96.9 Lagos, (every Saturday at 7am) where they get to interview other kids who run their own businesses. As part of giving back to the society, they have also adopted a school in Lagos state, 'Itedo Primary School Lekki' to support them and the pupils with education supplies. In line with the vision of supporting and encouraging young children and with support from various family members and friends, they gave out diapers & chocolate drinks etc to sick children at the Massey children's hospital on Lagos Island on children's day (May 27th 2019).
Moradeke&Moradeyo have been featured on several media platforms and publications and were also recipients of The Kidpreneur Ambassador Award in August 2018
MORADEKE AND MORADEYO ADETOSOYE
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