Nominations For The 2022 African Genius Awards Are Open!

Do you have what it takes to be called a genius? Have you done something in your country or community that have changed the lives of people positively? Do you know someone that has done something extraordinarily exceptional in science, technology, business, literature, sports, etc. that you want to be recognized for his/her outstanding contribution towards his/her country? Head over to to nominate an African Genius!

African Genius Awards is one of the biggest events in Africa that takes place annually. The awards event is to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate African geniuses whose extraordinary display of brilliance has helped solved pressing issues in their countries and communities.

The first edition of African Genius Awards took place on May 25 this year at the prestigious University of Pretoria, South Africa. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and regulations, the awards were held virtually. Three African geniuses were announced as winners from the dozens of nominations received. These individuals, past and present, in one way or another, have contributed immensely to the development of their countries and communities through activism, business, and literature. These three men (Aliko Dangote, Steve Biko, and Chinua Achebe) awarded by African Genius Awards are amongst the most celebrated and the most popular Africans in Africa and beyond.

The 2021 edition was live-streamed on YouTube and other media sites. Although the first edition was held virtually, it didn’t stop us from watching a dazzling, pulchritudinous and fascinating event.

Wouldn’t you want to be recognized as an African Genius? Nominate yourself or your friend, family member, neighbour, mentor, to be next year’s African Genius. It’s simple, easy and quick. All you have to do is go to and click nominate.

Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: WhatsApp: +23276211583