Ghanaian video director, screenwriter and founder of Youngtrepreneurs, Scilla Owusu and Nigerian singer, Mr Eazi have been named in Forbes Africa’s 30Under30 List: Leading The Charge.
Forbes Africa’s 30Under30 List comprises of men and women forging ahead with credible, creative and profound strategies to shape our tomorrow.
Celebrating six years of the FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list, they are the continent’s revolutionary thinkers revitalizing ideas and industries with fresh business models and innovative leadership.
The 23-year-old video director started her career in 2015, after she graduated from college with a business studies degree in London and she felt lost and did not know what her life’s purpose was.
Putting pen to paper, Scilla eventually found her passion in screenwriting which led her to launch her first six-part series titled A Lesson Learnt that she wrote and produced.
Within a year, Scilla’s drive led her to direct popular music videos such as Tomorrow by M.anifest featuring Burna Boy, Love coming down by Don EE featuring Davido and Odo Bi by Stonebwoy featuring Sarkodie.
Her love for the entertainment industry led her to launch her own social youth organization in Ghana called Youngtrepreneurs to help young Ghanaian creatives improve their business knowledge, gain work skills and provide career opportunities. Owusu has been featured by different media outlets including the BBC and OkayAfrica.
Also, musician and founder, emPawa Africa Mr Eazi was on the list. After founding emPawa in 2018, Mr Eazi has been on a global campaign to mentor and fund African artists.
emPawa Africa has provided marketing and business support for established acts like Nigeria’s Simi and Ghana’s King Promise.
emPawa also had a notable hand in Beyonce’s Grammy-nominated The Lion King: The Gift album, helping the pop megastar’s US-based team assemble leading African talent for this landmark project.
“I began my career with a small cash gift from friends, which enabled me to pay for my first professional-quality video for Skintight,” he tells FORBES AFRICA.