Lasizwe makes Forbes Africa '30 Under 30' list

Lasizwe has described his achievement of featuring on the Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30′ list as a ‘dream come true’.
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‘Anything is possible’: Lasizwe clinches spot on Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30′

The annual Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30′ list has been released, featuring YouTuber and TV personality Lasizwe Dambuza.

Lasizwe makes Forbes Africa '30 Under 30' list

Lasizwe has described his achievement of featuring on the Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30′ list as a ‘dream come true’.
Image via Twitter

Congratulations are in order for YouTuber and TV personality Lasizwe Dambuza who has clinched a spot on the coveted Forbes Africa ‘30 Under 30′ list.

Lasizwe announced the news on Twitter on Monday morning 6 June, dedicating the accomplishment to “all his parents”.

“From making videos using a phone in the streets of Pimville, Soweto to making it onto #Forbes30Under30, anything is possible. I dedicate this award to all my parents. I really wish I had the opportunity to see their reactions this… Your boy is on FORBES,” he said.

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#Forbes30Under30 a ‘pat on the back’ for Lasizwe

Speaking to TheSouthAfrican, Lasizwe said this was nothing short of a dream come true, considering the background he comes from.

“I grew up in Pimville, Soweto, where opportunities were very limited for a boy like me. I grew up not having everything, but wanting everything and being recognised by Forbes Africa proves to me that the little dreams I grew up having are valid. It’s a pat on the back and inspires me to keep going.”

Lasizwe added that he hopes to host a massive celebratory affair, but until all the details are finalised, he will be celebrating the achievement with family and friends.

Lasizwe slams Musa Khawula

Meanwhile, on Sunday 5 June, Lasizwe was left infuriated with infamous celeb blogger Musa Khawula, who made the announcement before he could and tried to take away from the achievement.

Musa tweeted the Forbes Africa checklist, insinuating that it was “not difficult” to make it onto the list.

Lasizwe lambasted Musa over the comments.

“The fact that you took away such a precious moment for me to announce my Forbes accolade. I hope you heal from whatever traumatised you to be this vile, dark human being you are.”

Lasizwe told TheSouthAfrican that Musa’s actions left a very sour taste in his mouth, but he would not let that dampen his spirits or take away from his achievements.

Here’s the other ‘trailblazers’ on the Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30′ list

The 30 Under 30 list, which was released a few days ago, also includes: SA celebrity fashion stylist Phupho Gumede;Kenyan comedian and author Elsa Majimbo; Nigerian designer and CEO of accessories brand TIMABEE, Fatima Babakura and several others.

“The #FORBESAFRICA30UNDER30 Class of 2022 care about being visionaries of change and catalysts for innovation. Being on the most-anticipated list on the continent, for these young trailblazers, is not just about commerce and clout but about ensuring they represent well their countries and the diverse, heterogeneous Africa they want to serve. Celebrating its eighth edition, the list this year features the best and the brightest, but importantly, the most resilient, who have taken the time to not only shine a light on the issues plaguing Africa’s growth in a pandemic era but also work towards shifting the narrative, one tiny, tenacious step at a time,” the publication said about this year’s list.

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