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Reactions as Youth Activist Mohamed Basiru Sanusi nominated for 100 Most Influential African Leaders award

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Reactions as Youth Activist Mohamed Basiru Sanusi nominated for 100 Most Influential African Leaders award
Reactions as Youth Activist Mohamed Basiru Sanusi nominated for 100 Most Influential African Leaders award

Mohamed Basiru Sanusi, a Sierra Leonean youth activist, recently made the list for the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Africa by the Pan African Youth Leadership Foundation. Overjoyed by the news, he took to his Facebook page to express his gratitude and pledge to keep pushing hard and remain humble always.

In his Facebook post, Basiru thanked Allah for this remarkable achievement, expressing his gratitude for the recognition of his hard work in promoting youth empowerment in Sierra Leone and Africa as whole. His words show his dedication and passion for advocating for the rights and welfare of young people on the continent.

Basiru’s success is an inspiration to other young Sierra Leoneans who aspire to become leaders and make a difference in their communities. His recognition on the list of the 100 Most Influential Young Leaders in Africa is a testament to his hard work and commitment to empowering young people.

In his post, Basiru also emphasized the importance of staying humble even in the face of success. He recognizes that his achievement is just the beginning of a long journey and that he needs to remain focused and continue working hard to achieve his goals.

Basiru’s invitation to the 5th Edition of THE CONVERGENCE, Accra, Ghana, to be part of the gathering of Africa’s Most Influential Leaders, is a great opportunity for him to network and learn from other leaders on the continent. This platform will allow him to share his experiences, ideas, and strategies with other young leaders, and to collaborate with them to bring about positive change in Africa.

Not too long ago Basiru opted to run for the mayoral position in Freetown which brought in mix reactions from different parties. He made it plain that he is not too young to run for any political position as he feels ready and prepared and equipped with fresh perspectives to effect change.

Mohamed Basiru Sanusi’s achievement is an inspiration to young people across Africa. His recognition on the list of the 100 Most Influential Young Leaders in Africa is a testament to his dedication, hard work, and commitment to empowering young people on the continent. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and hope that his success will continue to inspire others to make a positive difference in their communities.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.