These are the top 7 most admired African brands. The list shows the biggest public African companies based on their market value. In the category of most admired African brands for 2015, MTN, GLO and Dangote came top.
Using at the numerical change in ranking MTN which came top on the list for 2015 rose by only one point from its position last year while Dangote Nigeria rose by nine points, Mukwano brand in Uganda rose 42 places and Star Lager beer in Nigeria rose by 40 points. It is also not surprising that half of the brands of top 10 most admired brands are food and beverage companies with telecommunications company taking first and second place.
These are the top 7 most admired African brands.
- MTN | South African
The south Africa based multinational mobile telecommunication company for the second year in a row emerged as the most admired and the most valuable African brand. MTN has been instrumental to Africa’s connectivity and the region relies heavily on its mobile communication for payment, business and healthcare, among other facilities provided by the company.
2. Dangote | Nigeria
Dangote Group is the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa and one of the largest in Africa with annual earning averaging $2billion. Dangote operates in about 15 African nations which makes it one of the most visible and admired brands. It is not surprising that Dangote emerged as the second most admired brand in Africa. He just hit a trade mark of making $5.8 billion in one night. The brand has increased its influence in many African countries through various establishments of cement factories, salt factories, flour mill, among other customer goods.
3. Globacom | Nigeria
Since it started operations on August 29, 2003, Globacom currently operates in four West African countries and has successfully employed more than 2,500 people. According to Brand Africa, Globacom made the list because it had won the hearts of the communities where it has its footprint.
4. Tusker | kenya
Tusker Lager is the largest African beer brand in the Diageo group. It is also the most popular drink in Kenya with 700,000 hectolitres being sold in the country per year. Tusker beer has three varieties with good taste and quality, recognised also as gold award-winning products at the Monde Selection’s International Awards. The beer’s slogan “Bia yangu, Nchi yangu” means “My beer, My country” in Swahili.
5. Tiger Brands | South Africa
Tiger Brands Limited is a South African packaged goods company. In addition to the company’s South African operations Tiger Brands also has direct and indirect interests in international food businesses in Chile, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya and Cameroon. Tiger Brands is South Africa’s largest food company.
6. Econet | Zimbabwe
Econet Wireless is a diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, South America and the East Asia Pacific Rim, offering products and services in the core areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, broadband, satellite, optical fiber networks and mobile payment.
7. Shoprite | South Africa
The Shoprite Group of Companies, is Africa’s largest food retailer. It operates 2,689 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company’s headquarters are in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Shoprite Holdings Limited is a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with secondary listings on both the Namibian and Zambian Stock Exchanges. As of 2016, the Shoprite Group employed almost 144,000 people, of whom 23,500 worked outside South Africa.