2017 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG NIGERIANS

  1. Victor Moses
  2. John Obidi
  3. Kenneth Okwor
  4. Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola
  5. Alex Iwobi
  6. Yasmin Belo-Osagie
  7. Frank Edwards
  8. Olasupo Abideen
  9. Toke Makinwa
  10. Victoria Ibiwoye
  11. Bayo Omoboriowo
  12. Seun Onigbinde
  13. Eyo Bassey
  14. Adebola Williams
  15. Falz
  16. Nnamdi Stan Ekeh
  17. Toolz – Tolu Oniru
  18. Wale Olajumoke
  19. Olamide Bada
  20. Babatunde Oladosu
  21. Ife Adebayo
  22. Ayodeji Osowobi
  23. Dr Echefu Ikechukwu Bright
  24. Shola Akinlade
  25. Tolu Ogunlesi
  26. Yul Edochie
  27. Femi Bakre
  28. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
  29. Ubi Franklin
  30. Idris Akinbajo
  31. Nkechi Okwuone
  32. Osagie Alonge
  33. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega
  34. DJ Spinall
  35. Davido
  36. Wizkid
  37. Noble Igwe
  38. Samson Itodo
  39. Imrana Alhaji Buba
  40. Kelechi Iheanacho
  41. Jamie Pajoel
  42. Simi Fajemirokun
  43. Bashir Ahmad
  44. Adetola Anita Adetoye
  45. Chaste Christopher Inegbedion
  46. Zuriel Oduwole
  47. Mark Angel
  48. Stanley Uzochukwu
  49. Olamide
  50. Ehiz
  51. Maraji
  52. Denrele Edun
  53. Hauwa Ojeifo
  54. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
  55. Toyosi Akerele
  56. Chukwuka Onuwa
  57. Fikayo Ogundipe
  58. O’tega Ogra
  59. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin
  60. Uche Pedro
  61. Stella Dimoko Korkus
  62. Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi
  63. Runcie C.W. Chidebe
  64. David James Egwu
  65. Ebenezar Wikina
  66. Nasir Yammama
  67. Nneka Eze
  68. Demola Adetona
  69. Bamikole Omishore
  70. Omotade Alalade
  71. Muna Onuzo-Iyanam
  72. VJ Adams
  73. Nancy Isime
  74. Wilfred Ndidi
  75. Andre Blaze Henshaw
  76. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
  77. Nuhu Ibrahim Alabura
  78. Bisola Borha
  79. Abayomi Awobokun
  80. Osi Suave
  81. Aigbe Omoregie
  82. Shola Ladoja
  83. Olatorera Oniru
  84. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi
  85. Asuquo Ekpenyong
  86. Jane Michael Ekanem
  87. Maria Okanrende
  88. Tekno
  89. Ola Aina
  90. Moet Abebe
  91. Patoranking
  92. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi
  93. Freeman Osonuga
  94. Runtown
  95. Samaila Suleiman
  96. William Troost-Ekong
  97. Oscar Ekponimo
  98. Victor Osimhen
  99. Moses Simon
  100. Henry Onyekuru

CATEGORIES RANKING

BUSINESS

  1. Adebola Williams (Red Media Africa)
  2. Olamide Bada (Jumia Food Nigeria)
  3. Dr Echefu Ikechukwu Bright (TSTV)
  4. Ubi Franklin (Made Men Music Group)
  5. Stanley Uzochukwu (Stanel Oil and Gas)
  6. Demola Adetona (EXPOZE Nigeria)
  7. Bisola Borha (Trendy Bee Elite Events)
  8. Abayomi Awobokun (ENYO Retail and Supply)
  9. Aigbe Omoregie (Intercontinental Paints Limited)
  10. Shola Ladoja (Simply Green Limited)

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Frank Edwards (Musician)
  2. Falz (Musician)
  3. Davido (Musician)
  4. Wizkid (Musician)
  5. Mark Angel (Musician)
  6. Olamide (Musician)
  7. Maraji (Comedian)
  8. Tekno (Musician)
  9. Patoranking (Musician)
  10. Runtown (Musician)

SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY

  1. Yasmin Belo-Osagie (She Leads Africa)
  2. Ayodeji Osowobi (Stand To End Rape Initiative)
  3. Imrana Alhaji Buba (Youth Coalition against Terrorism)
  4. Chaste Christopher Inegbedion (Padman Initiative Africa)
  5. Hauwa Ojeifo (She Writes Woman)
  6. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin (Pearl Africa Foundation)
  7. Runcie C.W. Chidebe (Project PINK BLUE)
  8. Omotade Alalade (BeiBei Haven Foundation)
  9. Muna Onuzo-Iyanam (Gazelle Academy)
  10. Nuhu Ibrahim Alabura (Alabura Foundation)

SPORTS

  1. Victor Moses (Chelsea)
  2. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)
  3. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)
  4. Chukwuka Onuwa (MFM FC)
  5. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City)
  6. Ola Aina (Hull City)
  7. William Troost-Ekong (Bursaspor)
  8. Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg)
  9. Moses Simon (KAA Gent)
  10. Henry Onyekuru (RSC Anderlecht)

LAW & GOVERNANCE

  1. Kenneth Okwor (Lawyer)
  2. Ife Adebayo (Nigerian Presidency)
  3. Tolu Ogunlesi (Nigerian Presidency)
  4. Yul Edochie (Anambra State)
  5. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (Lawyer)
  6. Bashir Ahmad (Nigerian Presidency)
  7. Bamikole Omishore (Nigerian Senate)
  8. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi (Kaduna State)
  9. Asuquo Ekpenyong (Cross River State)
  10. Samaila Suleiman (House of Reps)

MEDIA

  1. Toke Makinwa (OAP)
  2. Toolz – Tolu Oniru (OAP)
  3. Idris Akinbajo (Premium Times Nigeria)
  4. Osagie Alonge (Pulse Nigeria)
  5. Ehiz (OAP)
  6. Denrele Edun (OAP)
  7. Andre Blaze Henshaw (OAP)
  8. Osi Suave (OAP)
  9. Maria Okanrende (OAP)
  10. Moet Abebe (OAP)

LIFESTYLE

  1. Bayo Omoboriowo (Photographer)
  2. Femi Bakre (Kraks TV)
  3. DJ Spinall (DJ)
  4. Noble Igwe (360nobs)
  5. Adetola Anita Adetoye (Beauty Consultant)
  6. Uche Pedro (Blogger)
  7. Stella Dimoko Korkus (Blogger)
  8. VJ Adams (VJ)
  9. Nancy Isime (Model)
  10. Jane Michael Ekanem (Stylist)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  1. Eyo Bassey (Payporte)
  2. Nnamdi Stan Ekeh (Yudala)
  3. Shola Akinlade (Paystack)
  4. Nkechi Okwuone (Code for Nigeria)
  5. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega (Vogue Pay)
  6. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (Flutterwave)
  7. Fikayo Ogundipe (ToLet)
  8. Nasir Yammama (Verdant Agri-Tech)
  9. Olatorera Oniru (Dressmeoutlet.com)
  10. Oscar Ekponimo (Chowberry)

LEADERSHIP & CIVIL SOCIETY

  1. Victoria Ibiwoye (One African Child)
  2. Seun Onigbinde (BudgIT)
  3. Samson Itodo (YIAGA)
  4. Zuriel Oduwole (Advocate)
  5. O’tega Ogra (BUA Group)
  6. Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi (Union Bank)
  7. Ebenezar Wikina (Advocate & Writer)
  8. Nneka Eze (Dalberg Global Development Advisors)
  9. Tonye Rex Idaminabo (African Achievers Awards)
  10. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi (LSDSVR Team)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & ACADEMIA

  1. John Obidi (Speaker)
  2. Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola (Ambassadors of Africa)
  3. Olasupo Abideen (Brain Builders International)
  4. Wale Olajumoke (Life Coach)
  5. Babatunde Oladosu (EduBridge Academy)
  6. Jamie Pajoel (Dynamic Vantage Ltd)
  7. Simi Fajemirokun (Read2Succeed Africa)
  8. Toyosi Akerele (Rise Networks)
  9. David James Egwu (YCBF)
  10. Freeman Osonuga (Speaker)

NOMINATE YOUR 2018 MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG NIGERIANS

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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