The New African Magazine has set apart 50 individuals under the age of 50 who they believe are breaking ground, making Africa proud and propelling the Continent into a future of great hope. Sarkodie, American president Barack Obama, MTV’s Alex Okosi, South African singers Lira and Zahara, and D Banj among a host of other Africans made the list.
A24 Media’s Salim Amin, son of the world renowned Kenyan photojournalist, Mo Amin, graces this auspicious list. Salim, who managed to maintain and grow his father’s media business since his passing, has elevated Camerapix to an image bank of over four million pictures, and over 8,000 hours of video footage. Camerapix has archived some of Africa’s most historic and visually stunning moments.
With his new company A24 MEDIA, Salim has carved out a niche as the premierePan African Production Company on the continent. In addition to producing the weekly features magazine program, AFRICA JOURNAL in conjunction with the Reuters news agency, he has recently produced a series of documentaries for CCTV Africa’s Faces of Africa programme, providing a unique look at Africa’s most inspiring characters.
“I would like to thank the New African magazine for this great honour. To be named in this list with so many people I admire and who I am proud to call my friends makes me try harder to meet these expectations!” Salim said.
He joins other powerful Kenyan personalities like writer Binya Wainaina, Olympic record holder David Rudisha and tech guru Juliana Rotich on this highly coveted list and is the only African of Asian origin to be named.