Three young Gambians recognized among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans

Mr. Manka, Mrs. Faal and Mr. Jeng

Three young Gambians were named among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2024 by the Pan African Youth Leadership Foundation in their 2024 edition.

Alhagie Manka, CEO of State of Mic, David Jeng, Business Consultant, and Ida Jeng, a leading female auto mechanic, were awarded at the awards ceremony held at the British Council in Accra, Ghana, for their exceptional leadership and dedication to providing top-notch logistics and supplies, and respected personas that set industry benchmarks.

The 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2024 selection represents the rich diversity and immense talent across all 52 African countries. The honorees, including entrepreneurs, young activists, and change-makers, have demonstrated outstanding excellence in their respective fields, representing the aspirations and potential of the entire African youth.

Alhagie Manka CE0 of State of Mic Multimedia is a seasoned filmmaker with a wealth of experience in video production, project management, branding, communication, and event planning; David Jeng an experienced Business Support Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry, innovation and entrepreneurship, Ida Faal an auto-mechanic Technician and the Executive Director of FitaFaal Autos, a digital market platform connecting the automotive sector to technicians and the public in The Gambia were all honored for breaking barriers in their respective fields.

Manka with his Award

According to the award organizers, the Pan African Youth Leadership Foundation is a dynamic and visionary organization established in May 2017.

It is an all-inclusive leading African Youth Organization that represents and safeguards the aspirations of millions of African youth. Founded on the principles of Integrity, Innovation, and Inclusivity, we strive to ignite a transformative impact that transcends borders and creates a brighter future for Africa.

The Youth Awardees

The Pan African Youth Leadership Foundation, a dynamic and visionary organization established in May 2017, is committed to cultivating a new generation of transformative leaders and entrepreneurs. Equipped with skills, knowledge, and values, these young leaders are poised to address Africa’s unique challenges and opportunities, paving the way for a brighter and more prosperous future for the continent.


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