Press Release: C. Hub magazine 2016 100 Most influential, full list.

C. Hub issue 14 finalLondon, 07/04/2016. C. Hub magazine releases its 2016 100 most influential creatives . The shocking compilation of world’s  creative influencers appears in their Spring issue , April -June 2016. 

Defending the criteria for the list, Faustina Anyanwu the magazine’s Chief Editor writes in her editors letter released to the media as follows. 

“We probably will be kicking several butts with this year’s 100 most influential for all the good and well, bad reasons for some. They are not the usual names you’ve always seen. 

Recognising the importance of creativity, coupled with the power of social media, you can no longer put people in just one box and define them. More and more people are now thinking and living outside the long familiar definition, and they’re out influencing their circle with their own unchecked imaginations. 

These are the people challenging what you’ve known for ages, challenging the stereotypes, challenging the norms and creating their own reality . Their reality which resonates with the needs of people around them. They’re the new leaders of our time, the influencers.
Years back if you heard ‘influential’ , you probably would start listing all the media famous names and ‘world leaders’, – position or status leaders. One good thing about this era is, such definitions of influence are being challenged. 

C. Hub magazine understands the principles of maximising smallness and the principles of authenticity, creativity and vision , and has tailored this year’s most influential again based on the fact that these individuals are maximising resources around them to create powerful ripple effects that are changing lives, using the power of their gifting , vision and creativity . This however is an inexhaustible list as we continue to research to update the list of those influencing our time. Power to your imagination. Meet your 2016 most influential creatives as compiled by us and our contributors . 

Feel free to send us your creative influencers too. All relevant suggestions will be published on our next listing. Email me , or tweet your views to @C_hubmagazine #CHUB100Mostinfluential

Come out of the box, and let your imagination take the lead and #Keepwalking.” 

The magazine is will be available in both app and print editions from Monday 11th April, 2016 on 

The inexhaustible list is as follows , in no particular order:

  1. Jourdan Dunn – Model and fashion icon. (Refer to  cover story)


A US – Senegalese Rapper is not only continuously uplifting people with his music but also walking walk by opening doors of opportunity in America and Africa. Determined to reach out for his roots, determined to transform his people positively Akon wants to show us that leadership comes from within: “Personally, I don’t think that charities in Africa really work,” “I think it just holds the people down longer than it should.” On lighting Africa, he says: “ If you want to make an impact, start from the rural areas because that is the heartbeat of Africa. Leading by example, he has launched an initiative aim at developing an innovative solar-powered solution that will provide electricity in rural areas. The difference with being a leader is that you take the first step. Leadership begins with you.


Tell me, there are billions of reasons why people love Serena Williams but none is as powerful and enduring to my heart and mind than her drive to change the face of tennis forever. She has the credibility, motivated,energized and committed. She inspired my generation, and next generation with her talent. Kudos to her! As the world No.1 who cherishes her roots and proud of her heritage, she is not only motivating Africans but building schools such as Serena Williams Secondary school in Matooni, Kenya. On the latest row, Serena frowns at Novak Djokovic urging him to explain why male player deserved more money than their female counterparts. Serena continues to have positive influence on women and men throughout the whole world and she is admired for her talent and courage.


A city girl with her mega bucks left her juicy career as lawyer to start her own business. In 2010 Dupsy founded ‘Intern Avenue’ “to give young people more opportunities to understand what might be a good fit for them and to empower employers not to be a slave to the system.” In her word: “I won’t pretend that it wasn’t a big decision” The ability and willing to change a life is what counts in leadership. Taking responsibility for the quality of leadership people experience regardless of your status, age, sex and race is what inspires people to follow a leader.

  1. Lewis Hamilton
  2. Mo Farah
  3. John Boyega
  4. Floyd Mayweather
  5. Usain Bolt
  6. Anthony Abuah
  7. Niyi Towolawi
  8. Lupita Nyong’o
  9. Sade Adu
  10. Dorothy Ghettuba
  11. Mark Zukerberg
  12. Sarkodie
  13. Bassey Ikpi
  14. Chimamanda Adichie
  15. Bola Agbaje
  16. Amma Asante
  17. Akua Gyamfi: Akua Gyamfi: award winning journalist and Founder of the British blacklist, Akua is the UK’s no.1 sought after correspondence for diversity in the arts sectors.
  18. Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe (nee Eluka).Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe (nee Eluka), multi-award winning Founder of 2 pioneering brands: Premae and JoClarePr, Clare believes in changing the world once face at a time whilst helping new businesses find their market position in their industries.
  19. Florence Adepoju: London’s coolest scientist and Founder of lip brand MDM Flow
  20. Bianca Miller: 2015 BBC Apprentice winner
  21. Ade Hassan: Founder Nubian skin hosiery and lingerie
  22. Genevieve Nnaji: Arguably Nollywood best actress.
  23. Grace ladoja: fashion and music film director, grace has shot videos for Skepta, FKA Twigs and cult brands like Cassette player and Barbie.
  24. Michaela Coel: Actress, writer and director of Chewing Gum, the hit E4 comedy drama. The first black woman to get a second series commissioned by Ch4
  25. Michealene Holder-March :
  26. Joivan Wade
  27. Idris Elba
  28. Calvin Demba
  29. David Avery
  30. Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe: Visionary and Media Icon Award Winner, Emmanuel is the Founder of BUFF, British Urban Film Festival and Awards. Now in its 11th year, the CIC provides a much needed platform for onscreen and offscreen diverse and BAME international talent.
  31. Nathan Brion
  32. Chucky Venn
  33. ALuko Eni:  Just as Serena Williams has changed the face of tennis, Aluko is determined to transform football, a male dominated game to become a sport where women will be appreciated and celebrated. Aluko and her England teammates are delivering great creativity, optimism and excitement.
  34. ANTHONY JOSHUA: Anthony Joshua is a Nigerian British fighter who is now the real deal. As a professional boxer who holds both British and commonwealth heavy titles he remains the most favourites to become the world heavy weight champion.
  36. SIMBI AJIKAWO: known as Little Simz is a 21 year – old rapper from Islington North England her passion for music is resonating with Hip – hop fans
  37. O’SHEA JACKSON – known as Ice Cube  – American Rapper, Record Producer, Actor and Filmmaker.
  38. Tyler Perry
  39. Chief Ayo Oyebade : Leading voice in the Nollywood UK industry.
  40. Yawa Hansen-Quao
  41. Dr MKO Balogun
  42. Mario Balotelli
  44. Ejiro Amos Tafiri
  45. Nana Addo Tamakloe
  46. Sola Babatunde
  47. Winston Ellis
  48. Emmanuel Oyeleke
  49. MaameYaa Boafo
  50. Obi Emelonye
  51. Abiola Orimolade
  52. Dr Nkem Ezeilo

57 .Faustina Anyanwu

  1. Prof Rotimi Jaiyesimi
  2. Chief Aloysius Ihezie
  3. Gayle Thompson
  4. Joel Anthony
  5. Christopher Samba
  6. Charles Thompson (MBE)
  7. Kwame Koranteng
  8. Mandy Sanghera
  9. Levi Roots
  10. Vincent Kompany
  11. Christian Benteke
  12. Eze Ihenacho
  13. Simone Biles
  14. Wesley Snipes
  15. Rita Clifton
  16. Ava Duvernay
  17. Sandra Nelson :
  18. Mehdi Hasan
  19. Deborah St Lewis
  20. Chioma Nnani
  21. Segun Agbeje
  22. Tunde Alabi :
  23. Emeka Anyanwu: Serial entrepreneur, motivational speaker and Youtuber. Author of Kalango, The Big R of A Successful Business; The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint. He’s the Co-founder and publisher of C. Hub magazine and Co-Director of Faunteewrites Limited a niche publishing company helping writers of African descent to achieve their  authorship career goals.
  24. Funke Abimbola
  25. Bernadette Adufe
  26. Adi Alfa
  27. Jelani Aliyu
  28. Joy Adenuga
  29. John Magufuli
  30. Chinedu Echeruo
  31. Alex Iwobi
  32. Venicia Stelle Guinot
  33. Muzvare Betty Makoni
  34. Justina Mutale
  35. Josh Daniel Jones – Photographer
  36. Vivian Timothy
  37. Oluwakayode Ogundamisi
  38. Dr Alistair Soyode
  39. Minna Salami
  40. Vusi Thembekwayo
  41. Linda Ikeji
  42. Trevor Ncube
  43.  Ferdinard Lawson

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