Previous Shortlists

2018
Winners: Hiwot Adilow, Theresa Lola, Momtaza Mehri
Gbenga Adeoba – Nigeria
Hiwot Adilow – Ethiopia
Michelle Angwenyi – Kenya
Dalia Elhassan – Sudan
Nour Kamel – Egypt
Theresa Lola – Nigeria
Momtaza Mehri – Somalia
Cheswayo Mphanza – Zambia

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

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

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

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