There are twenty categories of thirty individuals selected in each industry. Selecting these youthful visionaries is a year-round obsession for Forbes: Typically, they vet thousands of nominations, leaning on the collective wisdom of the online community, ace reporters and a panel of A-list judges.
For the year 2018, actor and model, Nana-Kofi Siriboe has emerged as the only Ghanaian to have made it onto Forbes’ 30 under 30 personalities who have excelled most in their fields of work. The American-based actor was announced by Forbes’ as one of the most influential Hollywood personalities in the year 2018.
Kofi’s feat is made even bigger considering the fact that he is also the only African that made it onto the list. He stars as Ralph Angel Bordelon in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, ”Queen Sugar” and has also been signed on to Wilhelmina Models New York and Vision Los Angeles. Kofi was born in America by Ghanaian parents. He is the middle child and has two brothers, actors Kwame Boateng and Kwesi Boakye.
In film, Siriboe debuted playing supporting role in the 2008 comedy-drama, ”The Longshots”. He later has appeared in films ”Prom” (2011), ”Whiplash” (2014) and ”Straight Outta Compton” (2015). On television, he guest-starred on ”Lincoln Heights” and CSI: ”Crime Scene Investigation”. From 2014 to 2015, he had a recurring role in the MTV comedy-drama series, ”Awkward”.
In 2016, Siriboe was cast in a series regular role opposite Rutina Wesley and Dawn-Lyen Gardner in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, ”Queen Sugar,” produced by Ava DuVernay. In 2017, he co-starred in the romantic comedy film ”Girls Trip”, starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish.
The Hollywood model has posed for brands including True Religion and Barneys New York.
— Mr. Siriboe (@kofisiriboe) November 14, 2017