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2018 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG NIGERIANS

  1. Davido – Musician
  2. Wizkid – Musician
  3. Tope Ogunsemo – Krystal Digital
  4. Ahmed Musa
  5. Barr. Bamidele Olamilekan – FOR LEKAN BAMIDELE & CO
  6. Ikechukwu Uzoma – United Nations
  7. Alex Iwobi
  8. Falz – Musician
  9. Adeola Fayehun – Keeping It Real With Adeola
  10. Ink Eze – Aso Ebi Bella
  11. Vivian Sonny-Nsirim – Young Moms Support Initiative
  12. Victor Ugo – Mentally Aware
  13. Alex Iheanacho – Money Sense Africa
  14. Bukola Bolarinwa – Sickle Cell Aid Foundation
  15. Busari Bisayo – Project One Productions
  16. Grace Ihejiamaizu – iKapture Networks
  17. Williams Uchemba – Williams Uchemba Foundation
  18. Ubi Franklin – Made Men Music Group
  19. Oluwatobi Oyinlola – IoT Evangelist
  20. Ife Durosinmi – Etti – Author
  21. Abdullateef Olasubomi Abdul – Lawyer
  22. Osagie Alonge – Pulse Nigeria
  23. Adekunle Gold – Musician
  24. Nkechi Okwuone – Code for Nigeria
  25. Victor Ebiye – Social Media Influencer
  26. Bello Bala Shagari – National Youth Council
  27. Seun Onigbinde – BudgIT
  28. Nancy Isime – Model
  29. Tolani Alli – Photographer
  30. Michael Ajayi – Enactus Nigeria
  31. Tosin Ajibade – Olori Supergal Media
  32. Iyinoluwa ABOYEJI – Flutterwave
  33. Simi – Musician
  34. Japheth J Omojuwa – Activist
  35. Moet Abebe – OAP
  36. Mikel Obi
  37. Fola David – Painter
  38. Hauwa Ojeifo – She Writes Woman
  39. Rosemary Ajuka – OAP
  40. Abimbola Omotoyosi Ogunmekan – WarriorStory.ng
  41. Chidera Okolie – Lawyer
  42. Samson Itodo – Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement
  43. Chichi Nwoko – Kwese Free Sports Nigeria
  44. Collins CK Chiemezie – The MADE Woman Foundation
  45. Kenny Blaq – Comedian
  46. Akinwande Durojaye – JustBrandIt
  47. Teslim Opemipo Omipidan – OldNaija.com
  48. Adepeju Jaiyeoba – Brown Button Foundation
  49. Tobi Obasa – Davtonlearn
  50. Tania Omotayo – Ziva Lagos
  51. Silas Adekunle – Reach Robotics
  52. Oluwaseun Ologun Williams – ECOWAS Youth Council
  53. Niniola Soleye – Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh – DRASA Health Trust
  54. Victor Moses
  55. Stanley Uzochukwu – Stanel Oil Group
  56. Tomi Adeyemi – Author
  57. Osi Suave – OAP
  58. Adenike O. Adebayo – Blogger
  59. Adesewa Josh – OAP
  60. Adetola Anita Adetoye – Beauty Consultant
  61. Tisan Bako – OAP
  62. Chike Ukaegbu – Presidential Candidate
  63. Joseph Agunbiade – Univelcity
  64. Olasupo Abideen – Brain Builders International
  65. Idia Aisien – OAP
  66. Uwabor Joshua – Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards
  67. Kene Rapu – Kene Rapu
  68. Dr. Moses Enokela – SonoCare
  69. Zuriel Oduwole
  70. Bashir Ahmad – PA – President of Nigeria
  71. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin – Pearl Africa Foundation
  72. Kelechi Iheanacho
  73. Elo Umeh – Terragon Group
  74. Obinwanne Okeke – Invictus Group
  75. Eromo Egbejule – The Africa Report
  76. Chris Kwekowe – Slate Cube
  77. JohnBosco Onunkwo – JohnBosco Onunkwo Foundation
  78. Tunde Kehinde – Lidya
  79. Ereme Abraham – Social Media Influencer
  80. Adeoye Ojo – Sureremit
  81. Maria Okanrende – OAP
  82. Beverly Naya – Actress
  83. Tonye Rex Idaminabo – ADC Candidate
  84. Olamide – Musician
  85. Ossai Ovie Success – PA – Governor, Delta State
  86. Kizz Daniel – Musician
  87. Michael Ugwu – Sony Music Western Africa
  88. Obinna Okwodu – Fibre
  89. Rahmon Ojukotola – Rahmon Ojukotola Foundation
  90. Adamu Garba – Politician
  91. Joyce Jacob – Joyce Jacob Beauty
  92. George Ugwuja – APC
  93. Seun Oluyemi – Y! Productions
  94. Quadri Aruna
  95. Wadi Ben-Hirki – Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation
  96. Evelyn Akhator
  97. Sambasa Nzeribe – Actor
  98. Odunayo Adekuoroye
  99. Oluwatobiloba Amusan
  100. Simidele Adeagbo

2018 CATEGORIES RANKING

BUSINESS

  1. Ink Eze – Aso Ebi Bella
  2. Ubi Franklin – Made Men Music Group
  3. Chichi Nwoko – Kwese Free Sports Nigeria
  4. Akinwande Durojaye – JustBrandIt
  5. Tania Omotayo – Ziva Lagos
  6. Stanley Uzochukwu – Stanel Oil Group
  7. Kene Rapu – Kene Rapu
  8. Obinwanne Okeke – Invictus Group
  9. Michael Ugwu – Sony Music Western Africa
  10. Obinna Okwodu – Fibre

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Davido – Musician
  2. Wizkid – Musician
  3. Falz – Musician
  4. Adekunle Gold – Musician
  5. Simi – Musician
  6. Kenny Blaq – Comedian
  7. Beverly Naya – Actress
  8. Olamide – Musician
  9. Kizz Daniel – Musician
  10. Sambasa Nzeribe – Actor

SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY

  1. Vivian Sonny-Nsirim – Young Moms Support Initiative
  2. Bukola Bolarinwa – Sickle Cell Aid Foundation
  3. Busari Bisayo – Project One Productions
  4. Williams Uchemba – Williams Uchemba Foundation
  5. Hauwa Ojeifo – She Writes Woman
  6. Abimbola Omotoyosi Ogunmekan – WarriorStory.ng
  7. Adepeju Jaiyeoba – Brown Button Foundation
  8. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin – Pearl Africa Foundation
  9. JohnBosco Onunkwo – JohnBosco Onunkwo Foundation
  10. Wadi Ben-Hirki – Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation

SPORTS

  1. Ahmed Musa
  2. Alex Iwobi
  3. Mikel Obi
  4. Victor Moses
  5. Kelechi Iheanacho
  6. Quadri Aruna
  7. Evelyn Akhator
  8. Odunayo Adekuoroye
  9. Oluwatobiloba Amusan
  10. Simidele Adeagbo

LAW & GOVERNANCE

  1. Barr. Bamidele Olamilekan – FOR LEKAN BAMIDELE & CO
  2. Ikechukwu Uzoma – United Nations
  3. Abdullateef Olasubomi Abdul – Lawyer
  4. Chidera Okolie – Lawyer
  5. Chike Ukaegbu – Presidential Candidate
  6. Bashir Ahmad – PA – President of Nigeria
  7. Tonye Rex Idaminabo – ADC Candidate
  8. Ossai Ovie Success – PA – Governor, Delta State
  9. Adamu Garba – Politician
  10. George Ugwuja – APC

MEDIA

  1. Adeola Fayehun – Keeping It Real With Adeola
  2. Osagie Alonge – Pulse Nigeria
  3. Moet Abebe – OAP
  4. Rosemary Ajuka – OAP
  5. Osi Suave – OAP
  6. Adesewa Josh – OAP
  7. Tisan Bako – OAP
  8. Idia Aisien – OAP
  9. Eromo Egbejule – The Africa Report
  10. Maria Okanrende – OAP

LIFESTYLE

  1. Victor Ebiye – Social Media Influencer
  2. Nancy Isime – Model
  3. Tolani Alli – Photographer
  4. Tosin Ajibade – Olori Supergal Media
  5. Fola David – Painter
  6. Tomi Adeyemi – Author
  7. Adenike O. Adebayo – Blogger
  8. Adetola Anita Adetoye – Beauty Consultant
  9. Ereme Abraham – Social Media Influencer
  10. Joyce Jacob – Joyce Jacob Beauty

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  1. Victor Ugo – Mentally Aware
  2. Oluwatobi Oyinlola – IoT Evangelist
  3. Nkechi Okwuone – Code for Nigeria
  4. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji – Flutterwave
  5. Silas Adekunle – Reach Robotics
  6. Dr. Moses Enokela – SonoCare
  7. Elo Umeh – Terragon Group
  8. Chris Kwekowe – Slate Cube
  9. Tunde Kehinde – Lidya
  10. Adeoye Ojo – Sureremit

LEADERSHIP & CIVIL SOCIETY

  1. Bello Bala Shagari – National Youth Council
  2. Seun Onigbinde – BudgIT
  3. Michael Ajayi – Enactus Nigeria
  4. Japheth J Omojuwa – Activist
  5. Samson Itodo – Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement
  6. Oluwaseun Ologun Williams – ECOWAS Youth Council
  7. Niniola Soleye – Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh – DRASA Health Trust
  8. Uwabor Joshua – Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards
  9. Zuriel Oduwole
  10. Seun Oluyemi – Y! Productions

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & ACADEMIA

  1. Tope Ogunsemo – Krystal Digital
  2. Alex Iheanacho – Money Sense Africa
  3. Grace Ihejiamaizu – iKapture Networks
  4. Ife Durosinmi – Etti – Author
  5. Collins CK Chiemezie – The MADE Woman Foundation
  6. Teslim Opemipo Omipidan – OldNaija.com
  7. Tobi Obasa – Davtonlearn
  8. Joseph Agunbiade – Univelcity
  9. Olasupo Abideen – Brain Builders International
  10. Rahmon Ojukotola – Rahmon Ojukotola Foundation

100 Most Influential Young Nigerians

VISION.

Become the Leading and Most Credible program to Rank and Honour Young Nigerians.

CRITERIA.

A Nominee must be:

  1. A Nigerian.
  2. 15 or below 40 years.
  3. In 2 years of Active Service in a Category.
  4. Outstanding with Public Evidence of Impact
  5. Motivating to be able to inspire other young people with his/her work

MISSION.

  • Rank and Honour the Most Influential Young Nigerians Annually.
  • Uphold Public discretion of the Most Influential Young Nigerians.
  • Evangel the Inspiring Stories, Works and Impacts of Young Nigerians across the World.
  • Change the Negative Perceptions of the Potentials of Young People.
  • Fuel Patriotism among Young Nigerians.
  • Create Value for the Works of Young Nigerians Globally.

CATEGORIES.

  • Business
  • Entertainment
  • Law & Governance
  • Leadership & Civil Society
  • Lifestyle
  • Media
  • Personal Development & Academia
  • Social Entreprise & Philanthropy
  • Sports
  • Science & Technology

ABOUT US

The Most Influential Young Nigerians initiative is an annual awards and ranking scheme for young Nigerian Achievers between 15-40 years, spearheaded by Avance Media, a social enterprise in partnership with various Organisations.

The initiative is intended to disclose the true and genuine potentials of young people who are earnest to turn around the fortunes of Nigeria’s economy and whose works are at par with their impacts. It is also expected to serve as a source of encouragement to these young individuals whose commitment towards stimulating growth is undoubted.

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BUSINESS

This category is dedicated to Individuals who run successful enterprises in Nigeria, which are adding valuable social, economic and cultural remittances to lives and contributing towards shaping the image of the African continent

ENTERTAINMENT

This category is exclusive to a diverse group of individuals involved in entertainment relating to Music, Comdey & Film. They must be national icons that command a high level of influence not just popularity through the positive impact of their works.

SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY

This category is meant for young individuals leading social entrepreneurship and philanthropy activities impacting lives across Nigeria and their respective regions. The public on the reach of their impacts must phenomenally endorse their works and achievements.

SPORTS

This category throws a spotlight on diverse sports personalities who in diverse ways are contributing to the development of various sporting activities. These can be athletes, coaches or individuals directly involved in the sporting industry

LAW & GOVERNANCE

This category compiles distinguished young Nigerians who display continental influence based on their roles in public office, politics, Law and governance. Their work should have yielded significant commendation from their benefactors.

MEDIA

This category is targeted at journalists and media personalities who have defied odds to propel stories of Nigeria across the Globe. Their work should carry a national focused vision on leading Nigerians to tell their own stories whether good or bad.

LIFESTYLE

This category is focused on young people who are leading the creative & lifestyle community in Nigeria. They are passionately setting the pace in Fashion & Arts which have become common among the populace.  These personalities must be leading initiatives and organisations, which are addressing problems in their communities and have potentials for global expansion, adoption and recognition.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

This category is focused on young Nigerians who are leading the innovation revolution across the country. Their products and services must be dedicated to solving either local or global problems from the Nigerian soil. They must be potential competitors in the global science, technology, and innovation space.

LEADERSHIP & CIVIL SOCIETY

This category involves highly recommended young individuals who are championing various activities in the country related to advocacy, religion, civil organizations etc. They need to possess the qualities of a leader and must have achieved significant feats in their works across the country and beyond.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & ACADEMIA

This category is exclusive to individuals who have excelled in various academic assignments and young Nigerians who have dedicated their career in training the next generation of African Leaders.

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