It’s that time of the year again, when one of the most powerful magazines of all time, Time Magazine, releases their Top 100 list of the most influential people in today’s culture. The TIME Magazine Top 100 coveted list comprises of the world’s most influential men and women, and while its not to say that they are necessarily its most powerful, power and influence are not mutually exclusive.These men and women are seen as outliers of our time and clearly judging by the list, are doing something that is worth talking about and I guess one could even say, celebrate.
Beyonce, now becoming well known as “King Bey” has done it again! Beyoncé has added yet another achievement to her lengthy list of accomplishments this week. The magazine gained much buzz as she graces the cover of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue, making the list for the second year in a row. She was asked that if she were not afraid, what would she do, and simply replied, “Watch me. I’m about to do it. You can, too.” The fearlessness and self-confidence, and perhaps slight arrogance in that answer definitely assured me that when you believe in your hustle, nothing is really stopping you from reaching for the galaxies and achieving them. As cliche as this may all sound, all I can say is Carpe Diem and perhaps someday one of us can find ourselves on the list of the Time Magazine Top 100 most influential people.
Mrs. Carter and other pioneers and celebrities, including Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Barack Obama, Serena Williams, NBA star Jason Collins, Kerry Washington and more round up the list of the ‘world’s’ most influential poeple 2014.
It was also quite refreshing to see that our very own Thuli Madonsela made the list. The South African news agency SA Breaking News and other supporters on Twitter quoted Madonsela’s statement saying she was “humbled” to have been included on the list. However it would have been nice to have seen more South African leaders and icons make the list, I guess better luck next time folks.