The country’s musician and founder of KNQR, Hayze Engolah, has made this year’s Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list.
The artist adds to other Malawians who have in the past made it to the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list and they include entrepreneur Schizzo Thomson, Interior designer Mwai Kampesi, videographer Gift Sukez Sukali and South Africa-based entrepreneur Mike Chilewe Jnr.
“I just take a lot of pride being the first musician to appear on that list. It gives me great pride that a lot of other young Malawians can follow suit and aspire for great things,” Engolah said.
He said, with this, at least the world can appreciate and admire that Malawi is much more than dirty politics and poverty.
Other past continental honorees that have made the list include Mr Eazi, Lloyd Harris, Sho Madjozi, Bruce Diale, Karabo Poppy, Thuso Mbedu, Nomzamo Mbatha, Burna Boy, Nthabiseng Mosia, Davido, Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, Nasty C and WizKid.
Videographer Ron Cz described Engolah’s achievement as a major milestone and motivation to other creatives.
“It’s no mean achievement to attain such a status in society so I am really happy that he is on such a list,” he said.
Ron Cz further said Engolah’s achievement shows that there is no limit to what creatives can achieve and put the country on the map.
The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 is the most coveted list of the year and, this year, the platform will be celebrating seven years of the list.