Bruce Dube Listed On Forbes Top 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2017

Founder of Nine80 Digital media, Bruce Dube recently got listed under Forbes Top 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2017 . The Forbes Top 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa project is an annual feature which profile some of the most profile young entrepreneurs in Africa.

The feature read:

Every year since 2013, I have assembled a list of 30 incredible young entrepreneurs, all under the age of 35, who are making the most dramatic impact in business in Africa. This year’s call for nominations attracted more than 250 entries from 23 African countries. I enlisted a small group of accomplished African entrepreneurs, Business Journalists, thinkers and thought leaders to select 30 of the most exceptional young entrepreneurs from the lot. This year’s entrepreneurs cut across manufacturing, media, tech, agriculture and fashion. They are impatient to change Africa and together, they represent the entrepreneurial, innovative and intellectual best of their generation.

Bruce Dube
Founder, Nine80 Digital

Bruce Dube, 28, is the founder of Nine80 Digital, a Pan African digital media publishing company that targets the youth demographic in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Nigeria. The business generates hundreds of thousands of monthly unique youth users from its numerous digital media platforms ranging from youth portals, reference sites, classifieds platforms, gaming sites and video platforms. Nine80’s properties have attracted advertising from clients such as Disney, Coca Cola and Mr. Price Group.

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Bruce Dube Nominated for 2015 Africa Youth Award for MEDIA EXCELLENCE

Nine80 Digital Media Founder, Bruce Dube recently got nominated for the 2015 Africa Youth Award for MEDIA EXCELLENCE as a result of his  digital platforms in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique , Zimbabwe, Kenya and Nigeria. Congratulations Sir for the nomination!!

Bruce Dube


Africa Youth Awards is a prestige award scheme with the prime aim of appreciating the works of young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. Launched in 2014, the awards scheme was inspired by the lack of recognition for young Africans who have selflessly dedicated their lives to making sure the future of Africa is optimistic.


  • To Elevate, Honour and Celebrate Outstanding Young African Achievers.


  • Transform the perception of the future of Africa in creating hope in young individuals who in various ways are contributing to the developmental success of the African Continent.

Aims and Objectives

  • Recognise and award young African achievers.
  • Bring young like minds together for a common purpose.
  • Create efficient mentorship for young Africans.
  • Make Africa the best hub to successful citizens.
  • Help young people organise mentorship programs to help underprivileged Africans
  • Understand the essence of living.
  • Present Africa to the world in a different perspective.
  • Help consult and write formidable policies to help young Africans.
  • To inculcate young people the sense of patriotism and the need for collective nation building.


Congratulations to Darryl Nyamutsamba For Winning Zim Achievers Award!

Congratulations to Darryl Nyamutsamba for winning the Young Achiever Of The Year Award at the Zim Achievers Awards over the weekend. Darryl was recognised for his work with our SA Hip Hop Mag digital platform. As the editor of this online publication Darryl has been instrumental to it’s growth since the begging of this year and we are excited at this recognition. We look forward to a brighter future for Darryl and more accomplishments in the media and entertainment industry!  Check out the images below



Darryl and Wishes


The Award


Congratulations to Youth Village Zimbabwe For Winning Zim Achievers Award!

Youth Village Zimbabwe recently won the Zim Achievers Community Org of the year award! Congratulations to Wishes Zimunya our Senior Editor and her team. Keep up the great work and we look forward to exciting ventures and possibilities in Zimbabwe as we embark on this journey to facilitate development in the lives of Zimbabwean Youth. Check out  photos from the event below:

Wishes Zimunya