Time Magazine has released its annual list of 100 most influential people in the world.
The list is a compilation of 100 people from different walks of life who are making an impact on business, art, sport, music and more across the world.
This year, 5 Africans are on the list and the youngest is 27-year-old Tomi Adeyemi.
Tomi is a Nigerian novelist and writing coach.
In 2018 her first book, “Children of Blood and Bone,” spent 90 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
In the same year, it won the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut Novel.
The book, about the Kingdom of Orisha where young teen Zelie Adebola is determined to bring magic back to her people, also won the 2018 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Fox 2000 has purchased the film adaptation rights to Children of Blood and Bone.
As part of Tomi’s Time 100 profile, Nigerian actor, John Boyega, who wrote Tomi’s tribute for the Time 100 list and described her as “inspiring.”
“Tomi is the god of ideas. She’s inspiring a lot of young people to write. She creates the very world that we as actors get to play in,” Boyega wrote.
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