Actress Mercy Johnson Makes List of 2017 Most Influential Young Africans

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By Alex Adeiza.
In its vision to recognize young achievers across the African continent, Africa Youth Awards has named Veteran Actress Mercy Johnson Okojie as one of the 100 most influential young Africans in 2017.
The initiative is noted to be the biggest and most respected across the continent with participation from over 140 countries globally.
Speaking about the list, Prince Akpah, President of Africa Youth Awards noted the exceptionality of this year’s list which has an unprecedented gender representation of 45 women and 55 men, which he noted as a great move to inspire more young women in Africa and across the world to reach out for their dreams.
In response, the Actress appreciated the recognition of what she described as a “humble stride” in the entertainment industry.
It would be recalled that since her inauguration about five months ago as Senior Special Assistant to Kogi State Governor on Entertainments, Arts and Culture, Mercy Johnson has embarked on different initiatives in the bid to give back to her society.
The 2017 list which was restricted to age limits between, 15 and 36 had a coverage of 28 countries on the continent with Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya leading with 19, 18, 10, 8 representatives respectively.
The list compiled and approved by the Awards Jury made up of young Africans from across globe after public nominations were received and reviewed.

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