Ruger, Guchi, Meji Alabi & Tempoe… Meet the Inaugural “Maintain Strolling: Africa High 30” Honourees

4 Nigerians abilities have been named within the inaugural “Maintain Strolling: Africa High 30” record by Johnnie Walker and Hint.

Singers Ruger and Guchi, in addition to producer Tempoe and movie director Meji Alabi, are the Nigerians on the record of “next-gen African creatives and visionaries who’re boldly pushing tradition ahead whereas making an impression on the continent’s inventive economic system, throughout music, movie, media, trend, and artwork.”

“We’re thrilled to have been capable of carry this new awards platform to life together with Johnnie Walker™ and to determine this inspirational group of cultural shapeshifters. All of them observe their very own paths and, in doing so, carry nuance and progress to African tradition, of which the world is taking discover,” says Valentine Gaudin-Muteba, Hint Managing Director, Southern Africa.

From Angola to Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, the record consists of artists like Musa Keys, DJ Desiree, and De Hermes; and creatives reminiscent of Luxurious Recycle, Prince Gyasi, and Jay Muigai, who’ve helped form and transfer African tradition ahead. This record was made after high expertise managers and enterprise leaders from throughout Africa spent two months on the lookout for pan-African cultural shape-shifters.

“We’d wish to congratulate all of the recipients; they’re all so deserving of this recognition. In our search throughout the continent for a completely pan-African record, it was at all times so rewarding to find that, whereas creators come from many alternative areas and from totally different inventive paths, there was at all times one intention: to unify and progress Africa’s collective tradition. Together with Hint, Johnnie Walker™ is proud to have the ability to contribute by presenting this recognition,” provides Adrian De Moist, Model Lead Home of Walker and IPS.

And the recipients are:


  • Guchi (Nigeria)
    Tempoe (Nigeria)
    Ruger (Nigeria)
    DJ Desiree (South Africa)
    Ish Kevin (Rwanda)
    De Hermes (Mozambique)
    Musa Keys (South Africa)
    Pongo (Angola)
    Marioo (Tanzania)
    DJ Black Spygo (Angola)
    Yilim (Ivory Coast)


  • Fanuel Leul (Ethiopia)
    Obou Gbais (Ivory Coast)
    Prince Gyasi (Ghana)
    Sungi Mlengeya (Tanzania)


  • Director Meji Alabi (Nigeria/UK)
    Actress Syndy Emade (Cameroon)
    Director Maradona Dias Dos Santos (Angola)
    Evelyne Illy (Ivory Coast)
    SkinnyFilmmaker aka Jay Muigai (Kenya)
    Actor/director Kang Quintus (Cameroon)
    Actress Eliane Silva (Angola)
    Actor Silvio Nascimento (Angola)


  • Lafalaise Dion (Ivory Coast)
    Luxurious Recycle (Mozambique)
    Nana Kwasi Wiafe (Ghana)
    Junior Orina (Kenya)
    Mainga Sanderson (Zambia)


  • Fidjil (Cameroon)
    Nana Mitch (Ghana)
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