Youth Village Founder, Bruce Dube was recently featured on the Forbes Top 30 Entrepreneurs In Africa 2017 List. 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa feature was launched in 2013, and features a list of 30 incredible young entrepreneurs, all under the age of 35, who are making the most dramatic impact in business in Africa.
Bruce Dube is a 28 year old Managing Director of Nine80 Digital and he owns numerous digital media platforms ranging from youth portals, eCommerce sites, reference sites, classifieds platforms, gaming sites , video platforms , online magazines etc In countries South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe etc.
Bruce is also a British Council Global Change Maker, a Social Entrepreneur with cultivated academic and work experience in Media and Youth Development. In 2012 he was selected as one of the top 60 Global Changemakers in the world by the British Council. In 2013 he was selected by UNAIDS as one of the country’s “Young Movers and Shakers” . In March 2013 he was also selected as one of the top 5 prominent young people in Africa and Latin America by the World Bank. In Nov 2013 was selected as one of the Emerging Leaders and speakers selected globally to attend the German Marshall Fund of the United State’s Emerging Leaders Summit in Morocco .
In Jan 2014 he was nominated and selected for DHL’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Program. In July 2014 he was also listed as one of the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young People in SA. In June 2015 he was listed as one of SA’s Top 100 Young Bosses by The Sowetan. In November 2015 he was nominated for the 2015 Africa Youth Award for MEDIA EXCELLENCE. In 2016 he was listed on Brand South Africa’s Top 40 Under 40 Young People In SA List.
The Forbes feature read:
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.