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Victor Osimhen and Tobi Amusan Join Forbes' 30 Under 30 Class of 2024

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Prince Jean

Apr 15, 2024

Forbes Africa

Only two Nigerian athletes secured spots on the prestigious Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list for 2024. Credit: GettyImages

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen and track star Tobi Amusan have been recognized as part of the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 Class of 2024, highlighting their athletic achievements and impactful contributions both within and beyond their sports. Their selection not only celebrates their professional success but also their roles as community influencers and national icons in Nigeria. This year's selection process by Forbes Africa was particularly rigorous, involving a panel of high-profile judges and experts, along with contributions from previous honorees, to identify truly deserving young talents across the continent.


Osimhen and Amusan are the only Nigerian athletes to make this prestigious list, underscoring Nigeria's strong presence in the international sports arena. Osimhen, at 25, has become the highest-paid Nigerian footballer following a significant contract with Napoli in December 2023. Similarly, 26-year-old Amusan has risen to become the top-paid Nigerian in track and field, securing multiple endorsement deals thanks to her continued dominance in the sport. Their careers are characterized by resilience, excellence, and an unwavering commitment to their disciplines.


The inclusion of these athletes in the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 roster not only marks personal milestones but also reflects the vast potential and rich talent pool within Africa. Their stories of perseverance and success are set to inspire a new generation of athletes to chase their dreams with determination, further elevating the continent's standing on the global sports stage.


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