26 Most Enterprising Young Nigerians On The Forbes 30 Under 30 List(2019)

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Most enterprising young Nigerians under the age of 30
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Earlier this week, Forbes Africa released a list of the top 30 most enterprising people in Africa under the age of 30 which they titled Forbes 30 under 30.

The Forbes 30 under 30 list was compiled by Forbes in order to honor enterprising youngsters in Africa. This list was split into 4 categories having 30 people(young Africans) each.

As expected, Nigerian youngsters dominated the list and this post gives you a comprehensive list of the 26 most enterprising young Nigerians under the age of 30 according to Forbes.

24 Most Enterprising Nigerians On Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List For 2019

The Forbes 30 under 30 list is divided into 4 different categories which are

  • Business
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Creatives

With a total of 120 young Africans on the list, there are 26 Nigerians on the list.

Below are the names and short profiles of these young Nigerians grouped by the categories in which they were selected.

Business [9 Nigerians]

1) Ogechukwu Anugo-Obah (28 years) – Founder & CEO of Bodylikemilk

2) Adeniyi Omotayo (28 years) – Founder & CEO Betensured Group

3) Bright Jaja (29 years) – Founder & CEO of iCreate Africa

4) Ijeoma Balogun (29 years) – Founder & Managing Director of Redrick PR

5) Oginni Tolulope (29 years) – Founder & CEO of Transfurd Limited

6) Henrich Akomolafe (26 years) – Co-Founder & Managing Director of Akotex Nigeria Limited

7) Charles Edosomwan (29 years) – Founder & Chief Strategist of TekSight Edge Limited

8) Barbara Okereke (28 years) – Cake Designer, Founder & Managing Director of Oven Secret Limited

9) Adetola Nola (29 years) – Founder & CEO Veritasi Properties Limited

Sports [1 Nigerian]

1) Alex Iwobi (23 years), Footballer for Arsenal F.C the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Technology[12 Nigerians]

1) Fred Oyetayo (25 years) – Founder & CEO of Fresible

2) Damilola Olokesusi (29 years) – Co-Founder & CEO of Shuttlers Logistics Company

3) Evans Akanno (29 years) – Founder & CEO of Cregital

4) Josh Okpata (27 years) – Tochukwu Mbanugo, 29, Nigeria, Founders of Eazyhire

5) Chinedu Azodoh (29 years) – Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer of Metro Africa Xpress (MAX)

6) Muhammed Salisu Abdullahi (28 years) – Co-Founder & Managing Director of eTrash2Cash

7, 8, 9) Joshua Chibueze(26 years) Somto Ifezue (28 years) and Odunayo Eweniyi (26 years) – Founders of PiggyVest Nigeria.

10) Silas Adekunle (26 years) – Founder of Reach Robotics

11) Uka Eje (29 years) – Co-Founder & CEO of Thrive Agric

12) Chika Madubuko (27 years) – Co-Founder & CEO of Greymate Care

Creatives [ 4 Nigerians]

1) Damini Ogulu A.K.A Burna Boy (28 years) – Nigerian Musician and songwriter

2) Richard Akuson (26 years) – Founder & Editor of A Nasty Boy online magazine

3) Helen Chukwu (25 years) – Fashion Designer, Founder & CEO of Helen CouBeelashes

4) Abisola Akintunde (28 years) – Founder & Creative Director of MakeupbyAshabee and Beelashes

We’ll update this post later to include a short bio of these young Nigerians so stay tuned. 🙂

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