Previous Shortlists

2017
Winner: Romeo Oriogun – Nigeria
Leila Chatti – Tunisia
Kayo Chingonyi – Zambia
Saddiq Dzukogi – Nigeria
Yalie Kamara – Sierra Leone
Nick Makoha – Uganda
Rasaq Maliq -Nigeria
Kechi Nomu – Nigeria

2016
Joint Winners: Gbenga Adesina (Nigeria) &
Chekwube O. Danladi (Nigeria)
Victoria-Anne Bulley – Ghana
Mary-Alice Daniel – Nigeria
Amy Lukau – Angola
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo – Kenya

2015
Joint Winners: Safia Elhillo (Sudan) & Nick Makoha (Uganda)
Inua Ellams – Nigeria
Ngwatilo Mayiwoo – Kenya
Bernard Matmabo – Zambia
Hope Wabuke – Uganda

2014
Winner: Liyou Libsekal – Ethiopia
Viola Allo – Cameroon
Inua Ellams – Nigeria
Amy Lukau – Angola
Nick Makoha – Uganda
Vuyelwa Maluleke – South Africa

2013
Winner: Warsan Shire – Somalia
Peter Akinlabi – Nigeria
Viola Allo – Cameroon
Lena Bezawurk Gronland – Ethiopia
Kayo Chingonyi – Zambia
Chielezona Eze – Nigeria