Johnnie Walker™ and Trace have partnered once more in the second edition of the prestigious culture initiative, KEEP WALKING: AFRICA TOP 30, a definitive list recognising next generation cultural shapeshifters from across the African continent.

The List will identify and celebrate 30 next gen African cultural pioneers and visionaries who are not always recognised for it but are boldly pushing culture forward and making impact on the continent’s creative economy across music, film, media, fashion, and art.

Calls to entry are now open and members of the public are also encouraged to nominate cultural shapeshifters who they believe have given impetus to culture, both across Africa and abroad this year.

Committed to a spirit of progress and moving forward for over 200 years – and today working with some of the world’s top artists – Johnnie Walker™ celebrates stories of creative energy, determination and pushing boundaries. This legacy continues with the KEEP WALKING: AFRICA TOP 30 platform in which Johnnie Walker™ and Trace have worked with top talent managers and industry leaders across the continent to identify a definitive list of pan-African cultural shape shifters.

“Last year’s inaugural Keep Walking: Africa Top 30 was a huge success and Trace is delighted to again be partnering with Johnnie Walker™ in the second edition of this important awards platform. This year African culture continues to surprise, inspire, and reach global momentum and the 2023 list will again be a true reflection of the best next generation of cultural innovators from across the continent.,”

says Valentine Gaudin-Muteba, Trace Managing Director, Southern Africa.

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