Africa is bursting with smart Africans! Innovative, pioneering, dedicated, earnest and exceptionally gifted Africans who are transforming their continent towards a powerful narrative of what it means to be an African in the twenty first century. Pencils for Africa (PFA) students have been interacting with pioneering Africans for 5 years now, beginning with their Skype call 5 years ago with Saki, one of the TED Talkers featured here. The PFA students know that you will find these eleven Africans (4 men and 7 women) as compelling and as inspiring as they do.