Ato Ulzen-Appiah and Buumba Malambo Voted 2018 African Youth of the Year


After weeks of public voting, winners of the 5th edition of Africa’s most coveted award for young achievers, Africa Youth Awards has been announced.
In commemoration of its 5th edition, the awards announced only five(5) categories which featured Sixty(60) nominees from Twenty-eight(28) countries across Africa and received massive participation from across the globe.

Winning the prizes for African Youth of the Year are Ato Ulzen-Appiah, Director of the GhanaThink Foundation and Buumba Malambo, Founder of the Buumba Malambo Foundation.

Prince Akpah, Co-Founder & President of the awards noted that for the past 5 years, Africa Youth Awards has evolved in recognising the outstanding works of young individuals who have demonstrated diligence in their individual commitments towards the advancement of various causes across the continent.
Ato Ulzen-Appiah

The awards in 2016 launched the 100 Most Influential Young Africans list which has also honoured hundreds of young achievers across the continent coupled with features across the globe.

Below is the Full List of 2018 Winners

• African Youth of the Year (Female) – Buumba Malambo, Founder, Buumba Malambo Foundation (Zambia)

Buumba Malambo

• African Youth of the Year (Male) – Ato Ulzen- Appiah, Director, GhanaThink Foundation (Ghana)

• Advocate of the Year – Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan, Coordinator, Africans Rising Movement (Gambia)

• Entrepreneur of the Year – Amon Sheefeni Namundjebo, CEO, Amon Security Services (Namibia)

• Leader of the Year – Elizabeth Ntonjira, Communications Manager- Central, East & West Africa, IBM (Kenya)

Ato Ulzen-Appiah is a social entrepreneur, consultant, blogger and director of the GhanaThink Foundation. He is a co-founder of Barcamp Ghana and Junior Camp Ghana which champions the youth to take up volunteer roles in Ghana. He is an ardent social media user and mentors a lot of the youth.

Also called The Mighty African

Buumba is the founder and CEO of the Buumbalambo Foundation, which seeks to improve the education of vulnerable children in Zambia. Buumba is also a Youth Country representative for the World Leaders Forum Dubai and has also been involved in a number of projects including the Discovering Young Leaders Programme (DYLP), and A World at School.

Details about the winners are available on

This year’s award was supported by Avance Media, My Naija Naira and Dream Ambassadors Foundation.

Source: Africa Youth Awards




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