Meet Shacky, Forbes under 30 Class of 2021

The Herald Reporter |  2 years ago | Lifestyle

Those who know Shackmore Wellington Timburwa often liken him to Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa — the way he walks, speaks and dresses.

No one could have known Timburwa better, who prefers to be simply called Shacky, except, of course, those in his circles, for he likes to do his business quietly. 

But when Forbes Africa released their 30  Under 30 list of Africa’s young entrepreneurs, influential creatives, sports personalities and techno savvies, among others, on June 1, Shakcy’s name was there.

He made it into the prestigious list  of thosewho are making a positive change together with fellow Zimbabwean Tendai Kevin Zhou.

Shacky is an entrepreneur, while Zhou is into wedding and events planning.

What caught the eyes of many was that the 29-year-old Shacky even made it to the cover magazine together with Mihlali Ndamase (SouthAfrica), Antonio Depina (Cape Verde), Reinhard Mahalie (Namibia) and Cleo Johnson (South Africa).

According to Forbes Africa, the young people who made the list are “change makers” with one thing in common: A new Covid-19 induced agenda for social change.

Back home, many people were also inquisitive about Shacky, the tall, lanky gentleman who graced the cover of Forbes Africa magazine among four other young people from the continent.

A check on his social media handles shows Shacky commands a huge following.

The Herald on Saturday Lifestyle caught up with Shacky as he explained what it means for him to make it to the Forbes esteemed list.

The major question, it seems, has been how he ended up on the list and if there are any financial benefits that come with the listing.

The magazine can be bought online as the hard copy is still to hit the local market.

“The Covid-19 pandemic posed a unique challenge this year when collating criteria for the nomination process,” the magazine revealed. 

“Nominees needed to provide valid evidence of their endeavours”.

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