Basil David scoops the 2024 Forty Under 40 Africa Award

Basil David Anthony, the Chief Executive Officer of Modern Floors. [Courtesy]

Basil David Anthony, the Chief Executive Officer of Modern Floors has won the 2024 Forty Under 40 Africa award.

The event held in Nairobi was attended by a distinguished audience of top entrepreneurs, CEOs, and government officials.

Basil was awarded for his exceptional works and contributions to the Home and Decor industry.

“I am grateful for the recognition, but more importantly, I am inspired to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation in the Home and Decor industry,” he said.

In his acceptance speech, Basil acknowledged the efforts of his team at Modern Floors, attributing the award to their hard work and dedication.

"I am truly humbled and honored to receive this award. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Modern Floors team,” he said.

Organizers of the event said his journey to success has been characterised by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a commitment to innovation.

His win at the Forty under 40 Africa awards, his colleagues said, “is a testament to his vision and leadership in the field of Home and Decor.”

Beyond his professional achievements, he is known for his philanthropic efforts, using Modern Floors as a platform to give back to the community.

This recognition marks yet another milestone in his illustrious career, adding to his already impressive list of accolades.

"This award is not just for me; it is for every young entrepreneur who dreams of making a difference. With passion and perseverance, anything is possible,” the Modern Floors CEO said.

The Forty under 40 awards represent a celebration of Africa's most inspiring and innovative young leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers.

This prestigious event founded by Richard Abbey Jnr recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and impact in their respective fields.

From technology and entrepreneurship to arts and culture, the awards showcase the diverse talents and contributions of Africa's young achievers.

"As the founder of the Forty under 40 Africa Award, my goal is to shine a spotlight on the incredible achievements of young leaders across the continent and inspire others to reach for greatness," he said.

Earlier during the Under 40 Champions Summit, Youth and Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba attended the event.

He called for collaboration among Africans and challenged the youth to be more ‘disruptive’ like in the case of M-Pesa, in a bid to create more job opportunities and create solutions to their challenges.

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