For the second year in a row, The Africa Report and Jeune Afrique are publishing an exclusive ranking of the 50 people that are leading the continent's digital revolution. In order to give more visibility to these tech champions, we decided to shake things up by dividing our ranking into three parts.
This is part 4 of an 11-part series.
At the top of this list of trendsetters, we have elected to place the man who has long been the bête noire of telecom operators.
After years of waiting, in early April Central Bank of Nigeria governor Godwin Emefiele awarded a mobile money licence to MTN, the telecom market leader, letting his country take an important step towards financial inclusion. In 2021, Globacom and 9Mobile had already been granted this precious pass. Airtel, number two in the market, is awaiting its turn.