Waterz Yidana the multiple award winning Ghanaian writer, publisher, activist and columnist has been nominated for the inaugural African Genius Awards among 23 other great nominees like: Aliko Dangote, Steve Biko, Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Thobekile Mkhize and others who are all part of a group of 24 nominees.
The awards, launched in 2021, are a partnership between the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa and African Genius Awards, and aim to honour exceptional Africans who espouse the values that will take the continent forward.
What set the nominees apart is the skill to affect society positively, to achieve consistently and have demonstrable abilities in the fields in which they work and create.
For UP, the initiative dovetails seamlessly with some of its longer-term goals and its ambition for Africa to thrive and become a knowledge economy that relies on itself for solutions to its own challenges.
Professor Tawana Kupe, vice-chancellor of the UP, explained that South Africa and Africa urgently need good leaders in every sector, who are well-educated, well-skilled and rounded citizens with foresight and wisdom.
“Africa is rich in natural resources and has a growing and youthful population but has yet to achieve inclusive and sustainable development,” he said.
Waterz Yidana is putting Ghana on the world map and needs our support to even achieve greater feats.