Forbes Africa has opened its public voting for the 2015 Person of the Year awards, inviting the public to vote and help narrow down a shortlist of nominees.
The award, scheduled to take place in Kenya at the end of November, celebrates “the individual who, for better or worse, has had the most influence on events of the year gone by”.
Chris Bishop, managing editor of Forbes Africa, comments: “This is a prestigious award that draws the eyes of the world. What I love most about this award is that the winners use the status of it to carry out good work in Africa that improves lives.”
The nominees for the 2015 Person of the Year are:
* Muhammada Buhari – President of Nigeria, new broom launching a fight against corruption.
* Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Nigerian author, weaving stories that present a true African picture to the world.
* Arunma Oteh – New vice-president and treasurer of the World Bank, wants to lend power to the elbow of women in Africa.
* Mohammed Dewji – Entrepreneur and philanthropist who spent the year strengthening MeTL Group, his family business employs tens of thousands of Africans and trades across the continent.
* Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – African Union Chairperson, working towards a united and strong Africa. She has pushed the cause of women and that of land rights in 2015.
Public votes can be submitted at and closes on 15 October 2015.