BBNaija’s Khloe, Tems, Oshoala, 4 other Nigerians make Forbes 30 under 30 list

Big Brother Naija star, Abiri Oluwabusayo Khloe, simply known as Khloe made the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list for 2023 Africa Young Innovators and Tomorrow’s Titans.

Seven Nigerians made the Forbes Africa list including Khloe, and they are; singers, Tems and Ayra Starr, football star, Asisat Oshoala, tech brothers, Hansel and Germain Ndu Okeke and business innovator, Blessing Joel Abeng.

The 30 young africa innovators names were published on Forbes site on Monday, April 3, 2023 and it contains 11 South Africans, two Rwandas, Tanzanians and Ghanaians each, while one each from Botswana, Namibia, Cameroon, Lesotho, Mauritius and Kenya.

Speaking on making the list, Khloe, who is the founder of fashion brand, Koko By Khloe, said she is proud to have been recognised by Forbes after establishing a business that is innovative and rewarding to her community.

The reality TV star, in a post on Instagram, admitted that it is not easy to build a brand from the scratch but she is proud about being able to contribute her quota to the economy and Nigeria at large.

She wrote; “Thank you @forbes @forbesafrica for recognizing me on your 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa List! COVER STORY BABY! As an African woman, I am proud to have established a business that is innovative, meaningful, fruitful and rewarding to my community and beyond. Building a business from the ground up is no easy task, as we fight many systemic barriers that are often ingrained challenges.

I am proud to be able to add to the economy and greater good of Nigeria and Africa alike with my businesses @kokobykhloe_beauty and @kokobykhloe_fashion! I am honored to be recognized alongside some of Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurs and change-makers. Thank you to all the amazing supporters who have poured love into my brands over the years! I’m blessed to have shared this journey with you all!”